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Monday, August 18: Forum with Maura Healey on Citizens United & Hobby Lobby

HealeyYou’re invited to participate in an exciting community forum with Maura Healey, candidate for Attorney General, on Monday, August 18th, “Corporations are not people: Massachusetts leadership in the era of Citizens United & Hobby Lobby.”

Auburndale Community Library
375 Auburn St,
Auburndale, Massachusetts 02466
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Maura will be joined by Jeff Clements, President of Free Speech for People and author of the new book, Corporations are Not People. Senator Jamie Eldridge, the leading legislator on the effort to pass a constitutional amendment, will be moderating and soliciting questions from the audience.

To RSVP, please contact Margie Pullo at or 774-955-8145. Click here to RSVP on Facebook! 

Come participate in this forward-thinking dialogue on the role of states and state attorneys general in combating corporate personhood and learn more about Maura Healey and the progressive vision and experience she’ll bring to the Attorney General’s Office. 

The forum is cosponsored by Progressive Mass, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund, JP Progressives, the MassEquality PAC, and the Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts.

Tuesday, August 19: Young Professionals for Maura Healey Roof Deck Party

MauraHealey_HeadshotJoin Maura Healey and young professionals for a roof deck fundraiser at the Market Lounge in Boston!

Tuesday, August 19
6 pm to 8 pm
Market Lounge
21 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02109

To Join the Host Committee or to RSVP, contact Sigourney Norman at or 203-218-5504.

Suggested Contribution: $25, $50, $100, $250.

Click here to contribute online!

Tuesday, August 12: LGBTQ Fundraiser for Maura Healey, Candidate for Attorney General

Please Join:

Kelly Bonnevie & Karen Kaufman
David W. Brown & Benjamin Perkins
Cathy Burack
Kara & Ember Coredini
Lisa Cukier
Valerie & Jacqueline Fein-Zachary
Christopher L. Flynn & Dan Newton
Michael Kramer
Debbie Lewis & Lisa J. Drapkin
Michael MacClary Tristan R. Rushton
Roberta L. Orlandino & Brenda Gailhouse
Mark Schonfeld
Minka vanBeuzekom
Donald Vaughan
Herb Weiss
Dave Wood
Stan Zanarotti
Peter F. Zupcofska

For a special event with candidate for Attorney General Maura Healey.

Tuesday, August 12
5:30 p.m.
Stella Restaurant
1525 Washington Street
Boston, MassachusettsEmail to RSVP

Click here to make a donation

Suggested Contribution: $500/$250/$125

Paid for by The Committee to Elect Maura Healey

Monday, July 28: Reception for Candidate for State Representative Steve Ultrino

SteveUltrinoMichael Fitzmaurice invites you to a reception for Steven Ultrino, democratic candidate for the 33rd Middlesex District on Monday, July 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Cathedral Station, 1222 Washington Street, Boston. Come out and show your support for this MassEquality PAC-endorsed candidate, learn his stance on the issues and mingle with other supporters!

RSVP to either: Michael at 617-838-1510 or Kristine at 617-407-1208 or email Tickets can also be purchased here.

Thursday, August 7: Fundraiser for State Senate Candidate Barbara L’Italien

BarbaraL'ItalienYou are invited to attend a fundraiser hosted by the MassEquality PAC, Marc Solomon, Stan Zanarotti, Carl Sciortino, Pem Brown, Steve Driscoll and Wes Ritchie to benefit Barbara L’Italien, candidate for State Senate.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Club Café
209 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Please join State Senate candidate Barbara L’Italien for a lively event in support of her candidacy. This is a great chance to learn more about Barbara, the LGBTQ champion in the race for the Second Essex and Middlesex district. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to Carly Burton at or call 617-878-2328.

MassEquality PAC Announces Next Round of Electoral Endorsements

BOSTON ─ July 22, 2014 ─ The MassEquality PAC has endorsed four more candidates this electoral season. In particular, the PAC will be endorsing in a county-wide race, a deviation from past endorsements, which have typically involved legislative or statewide offices.

The board voted to endorse:

Shawn Allyn, Hampden County District Attorney
Ken Gordon, Representative for the 21st Middlesex District (incumbent)
Mary Keefe, Representative for the 15th Worcester District (incumbent)
Matthew Terry, Representative for the 5th Barnstable District

“As with all of our endorsed candidates, these four leaders are strong supporters of LGBTQ equality,” said Kara Coredini, executive director of MassEquality. “With so many issues still facing our community, from nondiscrimination protections for transgender people to homeless youth to HIV/AIDS education and treatment, we know that these candidates will be champions for LGBTQ equality and fairness.”

For the first time in recent history, MassEquality has endorsed a county-wide candidate, Shawn Allyn, for Hampden County District Attorney.  Though the MassEquality PAC prioritizes state legislative races, the PAC also considers races where it may be able to have a strategic impact. If elected, Shawn would be the first openly gay male DA in the country. But more importantly, the Office of District Attorney is important to the LGBTQ community because of the role it plays in investigating and prosecuting hate crimes as well as in training law enforcement to ensure that all suspects, including those that are LGBTQ, are treated with dignity and respect. Shawn’s experience within the Hampden County criminal justice system and his background as a social worker providing services for victims of crime, affords him a unique perspective that will be critical for this position.

For more information about the MassEquality PAC, its endorsement process and endorsements, visit click here.

The MassEquality PAC stands with, develops, and elects candidates who outspokenly champion justice and equality for all LGBTQ people across Massachusetts. Since 2004, the PAC has consistently researched, interviewed and endorsed pro-equality candidates for both state and local offices. The six-member board works tirelessly to ensure that these candidates have the platforms to advocate for equality for all members of the LGBTQ community.

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