The Caring Force Blog Massachusetts lawmakers recognize our incredible Caring Force!

Our human services workforce fills more than 180,000 essential jobs and tirelessly assists one-in-ten Massachusetts residents. While other companies go remote, direct care workers bravely continue to provide essential services on the front lines. From all of us at the Providers’ Council and The Caring Force, we want to say thank you to each and every one of the Commonwealth’s human services workers.

Yesterday, we had planned to fill the Great Hall at the State House for our Ninth Annual Caring Force Rally and Lobby Day. Instead, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted us to bring the State House to you.

Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Senate President Karen Spilka, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and other legislators took to Facebook and Twitter to participate in The Caring Force “Reverse Rally” by sharing posts and videos that recognized and thanked direct care workers with the hashtag “#TCFReverseRally.”

Others participating in the Reverse Rally included Sens. Harriette Chandler, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Jo Comerford, Julian Cyr, Sal DiDomenico, Ryan Fattman, Cindy Friedman, Anne Gobi, John Keenan, Eric Lesser, Joan Lovely, Mike Moore, Patrick O’Connor, Michael Rodrigues and Walter Timilty, and State Reps. Christine Barber, David Biele, Natalie Blais, Mindy Domb, Shawn Dooley, Carolyn Dykema, Carole Fiola, Patricia Haddad, Stephan Hay, Natalie Higgins, Hannah Kane, Kay Khan, David Linsky, David LeBoeuf, Kate Lipper-Garabedian, Joe McKenna, Jeff Roy and Lindsay Sabadosa.

Medical professionals and first responders receive a lot of praise for their lifesaving work – and deservedly so. The Caring Force recognizes that our staff at community-based human services nonprofits are our other first responders. We hope that our Reverse Rally helps you feel a little more recognized for your essential work.

Please feel free to visit our Facebook or Twitter pages, where we reposted each message for you to see. We invite you to retweet these messages, like/favorite them or share them with your own networks.

A link to Congressman Kennedy’s video is here.

A link to Senate President Spilka’s video is here.

Keep up the incredible work and stay safe!

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