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Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)



Join us!

Monday, April 2, 2018


9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Registration and Check-in Begins at 8:30 am

Emmanuel Church & Massachusetts State House


Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) offers an opportunity for social workers to lobby with state lawmakers and advocate for legislation that is important to our clients and the social work profession.

 Be informed on important social work legislation!



Welcome to LEAD! This year we will begin our LEAD program at Emmanuel Church of Boston. Check-in opens at 8:30 am. We recommend that you arrive early. Food and drinks are not allowed in the sanctuary, but there are coffee shops in the area where you can purchase and enjoy drinks and food.


At 10:40 am we will do a “March for Social Work Values” to the Massachusetts State House. You have the option to hold signs that represent social work values, feel free to make your own and bring them. Please reach out to one of the volunteers at LEAD if you have any questions or concerns during the march.


Lunch will be provided at the State House followed by optional lobbying. Due to the high number of individuals who will need to pass through security, we highly recommend that you wear no metal and bring no more than one small bag and empty pockets.


Registration will close on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 11:59 pm. There will be no on-site registration. Due to limited capacity in the Emmanuel Church we encourage participants to register as soon as possible.* Click here to register online. Want to encourage others to attend? Download our registration flyer.


Please direct any questions or concerns to Katie O’Leary at or 617-227-9635 x13.


*If you require accommodations please indicate that on the registration form or call us at 617-227-9635 before end of day on March 5, 2018. 


Directions and Parking


Parking is very costly and limited in Boston near Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Boston and the Massachusetts State House. We strongly recommend using the MBTA.



  • Green Line to Arlington St
  • Red Line to Park St – with an additional 10 minute walk
  • Orange Line or Commuter Rail to Back Bay – with an additional 10 minute walk

MBTA Subway Map

If you are unfamiliar with downtown Boston, exit the T station and use your phone’s GPS for walking directions to 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. All stations listed above are less than ½ mile from Emmanuel Church.


Legislative Agenda


During the plenary session at Emmanuel Church you will learn about NASW-MA's current legislative agenda. Then, at the State House, you will have the opportunity to lobby with your elected officials, advocating for the bills and issues that most interest you. View NASW-MA's legislative agenda for LEAD 2018 here




Click here to register online


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