Doughnuts with Your Delegation
It’s February and CDCs across Massachusetts are inviting their state legislators to meet with them in their neighborhoods. Legislators, CDC staff, board and community members get together over coffee to discuss what bills and state budget items will help their community thrive. So far 10 CDCs have held these meetings, which MACDC calls “Doughnuts with your Delegation” and many more are planned. These meetings are win-win events. Legislators learn about what is happening in their district and how they can help. CDCs can showcase the work they are doing and learn what their legislators are focusing on. Most importantly, participants are building relationships with each other. These relationships are what really makes good policy happen.