Program for Our 2013 Policy Conference – Sunday, March 24, 2013

[updated regularly/last update: 3/17]

We actively engages our members across a range of issues that impact social, economic, environment and criminal justice. Our members tell us they are more effective when talking to neighbors, advocacy groups and legislators when they are fully versed on the issues and potential progressive solutions. To this end, we have organized a policy conference on March 24th at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts. Registration is $50/person, to cover meals, administrative and building costs; different payment options appear  below.

Our conference will feature leading experts on progressive issues in Massachusetts, with special emphasis on our priorities — health care, economic development and justice, election and campaign reform, criminal justice, the environment and new revenue. Speakers will be encouraged to share a broad perspective on each subject as well as suggest critical progressive solutions.


Welcome and Networking Breakfast (8:00 – 9:45)

  • Steve Grossman, State Treasurer

Morning Panels (10:00 – 12:45)

Health Care


Election and Campaign Reform

Economic Development

Criminal Justice and Gun Control



Luncheon Wrap Up – (1:00 – 2:00)

Afternoon Workshops (2:00 – 4:00) – Carin Schiewe, Facilitator

  • Understand and acquiring power
  • Building a progressive movement
  • Organizing and advocating on Beacon Hill

No Ordinary Phone Bank for Ed Markey (4:00 – 4:30)


Lasell College - Winslow Academic Center
1844 Commonwealth Avenue - Newton, Massachusetts

Nearest T-Stop: Green Line – Riverside Station

Registration – $50  -

Registration fee covers food, building and administrative costs. 

Or become a monthly contributor and Registration will be included! Please contact us [] if cost is a hardship; scholarships available with pre-arrangement.


Progressive Massachusetts (“Progressive Mass”) is a new, statewide grassroots organization built from the ground up by organizers and activists from across Massachusetts. We organize around progressive issues in Massachusetts, help elect and support progressive candidates for public office who are committed to making a difference on these issues, and hold elected officials accountable to progressive positions and values. Progressive Mass welcomes all progressives regardless of political affiliation.

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