By Rachael Dubinsky, events and communication manager
Rallies are a powerful tactic when it comes to community organizing. From the March on Washington to March for Our Lives, rallies give ordinary people a platform to amplify their message to the decision makers they’re trying to influence.
But, in a first-of-its-kind move during COVID-19, the Providers’ Council called for a “reverse rally” on what normally would have been a day of advocacy at the Massachusetts State House dedicated to human service professionals.
Rather than have people visit their elected officials to discuss legislative priorities, the Council asked legislators to thank the 180,000 community-based human service workers across the Commonwealth using the hashtag “#TCFReverseRally” on social media.
Below are some highlights from legislators: