Kara Suffredini, executive director of MassEquality, has a challenge for opponents of the Massachusetts Transgender Civil Rights Bill: Make it Better for youth in Massachusetts by engaging in a civil, respectful public debate about the bill.
BOSTON, OCTOBER 13, 2010—Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. on U.S. Department of Justice’s appeal of two court decisions finding Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional:
“This appeal is just one more step in the long road to repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, which forces states like Massachusetts to treat married same-sex couples like second-class citizens. But it serves as a much-needed reminder of the stark choice voters will have on Nov. 2.
BOSTON, OCTOBER 13, 2010 —Statement by MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini on Judge Virginia A. Phillips’ order to the U.S. Department of Defense to immediately halt discharges under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”:
The MassEquality Political Action Committee today announced its endorsement of State Senator Steven A. Tolman for reelection.
“Senator Tolman has pledged to co-sponsor the Transgender Civil Rights Bill and he is a strong backer of marriage equality,” said MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini. “This is a critical election. Nearly half of the seats in the Massachusetts state legislature are in play and it is important that we re-elect pro-equality lawmakers.”
Massachusetts voters will decide the winners in Democratic and Republican primaries in a record number of contested races around the state on Tuesday, September 14. Primary winners will face off in the general election on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Winners in November will decide the fate of the Equality Agenda, which seeks passage of the Transgender Civil Rights Bill, protection of marriage equality, keeping LGBT youth safe, and ensuring benefits for LGBT seniors.
Seasoned LGBT movement veteran Kara Suffredini has extensive background advancing laws that promote justice and fairness
BOSTON, August 18, 2010 —MassEquality announces today that it has named Kara Suffredini, Esq. its new executive director. Suffredini was, most recently, the Director of Public Policy and Community Engagement for the Family Equality Council (FEC).
BOSTON, August 10, 2010 —The MassEquality Political Action Committee today announced its second round of endorsements for the 2010 Massachusetts legislative elections.
“We have a real opportunity to elect pro-equality legislators to seats now held by anti-equality lawmakers,” said Dee Dee Edmondson, chair of the MassEquality PAC. “Nearly half of the seats in the Massachusetts state legislature are in play and it is critical that we elect pro-equality lawmakers to maintain our 151 super-majority in the state legislature.”