Over 200 people attended the 15th Annual East Metro Suburban Advocacy Initiative Legislative Breakfast on Friday May 18th, 2018 at the Arlington Town Hall. The program included each legislator sharing their reasons for participating in politics, a presentation from Angela Ortiz and a special award to Ellen Attaliates for her leadership and dedication advocating for individuals with mental health conditions and developmental disabilities.

Local state legislators who participated in the Breakfast included Senator Will Brownsberger, Senator Cindy Friedman, Representative Sean Garballey, Representative Kenneth Gordon, Representative Jonathan Hecht, Representation Jay Kaufman and Representative David Rogers.

This year’s event was sponsored by: Advocates, Inc., The Edinburg Center, the Justice Resource Institute, The Key Program and the Wayside Youth & Family Support Network.

Many thanks to our state legislators and to everyone who attended this annual event!