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Deborah Shields, JD, MPH tapped to lead MassEquality as new Executive Director

Oct 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
For More Information:
Valarie Fein-Zachary 
501c3 Board of Directors, Chair 
Phone: 617-869-6668
vfeinzac@bidmc.harvard.edu
 
Stan  Zanarotti
501c4 Board of Directors, Chair <

MassEquality Announces Appointment of New Executive Director

Oct 23, 2015
     On behalf of the Board of Directors of MassEquality, we are pleased to announce that Deborah Shields, JD, MPH, an experienced LGBT advocate and attorney, has accepted the position of Executive Director.
     Deborah’s previous leadership positions were with the

FY16 Budget Update: Legislature Overrides Governor's Veto and Restores $2 Million for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

Jul 30, 2015

MassEquality is thrilled to report that on July 29 the Massachusetts House and Senate voted unanimously to override the Governor’s FY16 budget veto and restore $2 million in funding for housing and wraparound services for unaccompanied homeless youth and young adults. Thank you for your advocacy efforts!

BREAKING: MassEquality Responds to Introduction of Equality Act

Jul 23, 2015
Contact: Michael Givens
Communications and Public Relations Manager
617-878-2300 (o)
857-244-0218 (m)

MassEquality Responds to EEOC decision to Add Sexual Orientation to Federal Employment Law

Jul 21, 2015
Contact: Michael Givens
Communications and Public Relations Manager
617-878-2300 (o)
857-244-0218 (m)
mike@massequality.org
Twitter: @massequality
Facebook: facebook.com/MassEquality
 
MassEquality Responds to EEOC decision

BREAKING: Governor Baker Signs FY16 Budget into Law, But We Need Your Help!

Jul 17, 2015
Today, Governor Baker signed the FY16 Budget into law. MassEquality was pleased with most of the budget outcomes, but disappointed that the Governor vetoed $2 million in funding for the new line item 4000-0007 to provide housing and wraparound services to unaccompanied youth and young adults through age 24 who are experiencing homelessness. But you can help!

Please Call Governor Baker to Urge him to Support MassEquality Budget Priorities

Jul 8, 2015

On Wednesday, the House and Senate voted to pass the FY16 Conference Committee Budget (HB 3650). MassEquality is thrilled to report that all of our requests to the Conference Committee were honored. The budget is now on the Governor’s desk.

BREAKING: MassEquality Applauds U.S. Supreme Court's Decision Establishing a Constitutional Right for Same-Sex Couples to Marry

Jun 26, 2015

 BREAKING: MassEquality Applauds U.S. Supreme Court's Decision Establishing a Constitutional Right for Same-Sex Couples to Marry

MassEquality Response to Charleston, South Carolina Shooting

Jun 19, 2015

In response to the tragic shooting that took the life of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina earlier this week, MassEquality released the following response: 

ALERT: Contact Budget Conference Committee to Support MassEquality's FY16 Budget Priorities

Jun 9, 2015

The House and Senate have now passed their respective FY16 Budgets. The next step in the process is for an appointed Conference Committee (3 Representatives and 3 Senators) to reconcile the House and Senate Budgets and produce a Conference Committee Budget. The Conference Committee Budget will then go to the House and Senate floor for a vote and then to the Governor’s Desk.

Please contact the following Conference Committee legislators to support the below FY16 MassEquality budget priorities: