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Resources from our COSA Meeting on Dec 13!

Legislators & Cookies with COSA.

UPDATE with Resources!

A big THANK YOU to all the legislators, managers, and the wonderful crowd who came to the Hadley Senior Center on Tuesday for the return of COSA's Legislators & Cookies event! We learned a lot about the legislative calendar, budget priorities, and how to make our concerns heard by all our representatives. You can check out the presentation with a fabulous legislative timeline HERE. Kudos to Sam Hopper for pulling together such a wonderful slide deck!

Plus our panel took questions on issues ranging from successful legislative initiatives to the challenges of public transportation in western Massachusetts. We were delighted to see everyone and share some tasty treats!

More good links:

Official website for the Healey-Driscoll transition HERE

Share your ideas with the transition team HERE.

Pictured: Our panelists respond to questions plus COSA Vice President Nafeeza Castro with State Senator Jo Comerford.


Close out 2022 with COSA! Join COSA for an in-person December meeting at the Hadley Senior Center. Bring a batch of your favorite cookies to share and learn how nonprofits can effectively engage with state & federal legislative offices. We will hear from state & federal legislative offices about the general timeline of events & actions in the new year, how and when to effectively advocate for legislation and budget line items, and get a chance to ask questions of state and federal legislators and their staff.


  • Dan Carey, State Representative, Second Hampshire

  • Mindy Domb, State Representative, Third Hampshire

  • Jo Comerford, State Senator, Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

  • Koby Gardner-Levine, Regional Manager for Congressman Jim McGovern

  • Kristen Elechko, Regional Director for Senator Edward J. Markey

This meeting will be in-person at the Hadley Senior Center. Light refreshments will be available.

Event details

COSA December monthly meeting: Legislators & Cookies

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Location: Hadley Senior Center, 46 Middle Street, Hadley, MA 01035


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