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2023-24 “Dignity Dozen+” Co-Sponsorship Day at the State House

Dignity Alliance Hosts First Co-Sponsorship Day at the State House – February 16, 2023

Legislators, Staff, Advocates Join to Advocate for the “Dignity Dozen+” 2023-2024 Legislation for Older Adults, People with Disabilities and Caregivers

Dignity Alliance Massachusetts held a very successful open house event to recruit legislative co-sponsors for “DIGNITY DOZEN+,” the thirteen bills we are proposing for the current legislative session.  The well-attended event was held at the State House in Room 428.

The proposals, referred to as the “Dignity Dozen plus One”, include legislation affecting older adults, persons with disabilities, caregivers, and the provision of long-term services, support, and care.

Dignity Alliance MA members were available to answer questions about the bills. Other advocacy partner organizations also participated to promote legislation they are offering, including the Disability Policy Consortium (DPC), the Disability Law Center (DLC), the Massachusetts Developmental Disability Council (MDDC), MassPACE, and the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute.  The event was open to all legislators and staff.

For questions, contact former state senator Dick Moore, Chair of Dignity Alliance’s Legislative Workgroup,, or Paul Lanzikos, Dignity Alliance Coordinator, 978 210 1331.

Thank you to the legislators and legislative staff who came to support our priorities, including Senator Pat Jehlen, Senator Robyn Kennedy, Senator John Cronin, Senator Joan Lovely, Rep. Sally Kerans, Rep. Rodney Elliot, Rep. Kay Khan, Rep. Denise Garlick, and Rep. Kate Donaghue

If you know any of the missing name, please email Thank you.