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Coakley commits to attend Gubernatorial Forum

Contact: Bill Yelenak
Phone: 617-428-3637 x122 (office) | 860-919-0369 (cell)

Boston—The Providers’ Council, which represents a sector with more than 145,000 employees across Massachusetts, will host a Human Services Gubernatorial Forum on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at historic Faneuil Hall. WCVB-TV’s Karen Holmes Ward will moderate the forum.

The Democratic nominee, Attorney General Martha Coakley, confirmed her attendance today, joining Republican nominee Charlie Baker and independent candidates Evan Falchuk and Jeff McCormick.

Four years ago, the Providers’ Council hosted the first gubernatorial forum to focus solely on the human services industry. Governor Deval Patrick, Charlie Baker, former Treasurer Timothy Cahill and Dr. Jill Stein all participated. The event attracted nearly 800 people from across the state to hear the candidates’ thoughts on human services.

Providers’ Council Human Services Gubernatorial Forum

Moderator Karen Holmes Ward, WCVB-TV
Charlie Baker, Republican nominee
Attorney General Martha Coakley, Democratic nominee
Evan Falchuck
Jeff McCormick
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 12:15 p.m.)

Faneuil Hall, Boston

Members of the press are asked to RSVP to Conor Yunits at 617.695.0369 or

About the Providers’ Council The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the provider industry, which has an 80% female workforce. The human services sector provides services to one in ten state residents, including individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability, those with mental illness, children or women in need of protection, the elderly, individuals who are homeless, our Commonwealth’s veterans and others in need.

The Providers' Council, also known as the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc., is the largest statewide membership association for community-based organizations providing social, rehabilitation, education and health care services.