This presentation will review the text of MassLandlords' bill, as modified and passed by the Senate in 2022, to reform civil asset forfeiture laws. This bill did not become law, but we may be very close to passing both the Senate and the House of Representatives this session. Massachusetts ranks among the worst in the country for assets of non-criminals seized during routine police stops and investigations. Attendees will role play in a safe and supportive environment:
- How to approach your representative and senator.
- How to communicate why civil asset forfeiture puts landlords and our renters at risk.
- How to help your representative file or cosponsor this bill.
You are welcome to join this practice session if it fits your schedule even if you are working on another bill.
Attendees will leave feeling ready to email and call their representative and senator.
Before the meeting: Visit Find My Legislator and get the name of your representative and senator.
This presentation will be given by Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director, MassLandlords, Inc. Doug was a founding member of MassLandlords in 2013. He became the association's first Executive Director under new bylaws in 2014. Since then, he has scaled the organization from a core of 160 members in Worcester to approximately 2,500 dues paying businesses from Pittsfield to the Cape, and from an all-volunteer team to approximately 20 full and part-time staff plus 50 volunteers. Doug has been instrumental in advancing democratic governance mechanisms, including score voting for policy priorities and a staggered and democratically elected Board of Directors. Doug also oversees the RentHelper spin-off, which is expanding access to electronic banking for those of us who are unbanked or underbanked. Prior to MassLandlords, Doug held leadership roles in various Massachusetts startups, two of which are still operating. Doug holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
"Doug's presentation was excellent. He was very clear and provided detailed explanations." -Larry
"Doug always holds very informative classes full of substance and Very organized!" -Thomas
"Your answers to member's questions were most helpful." -Liz
Part of this presentation will be given by Naomi Richardson, MassLandlords Community Builder and Accountant. Naomi has been with MassLandlords since 2014. As we have grown, she has taken on increasing responsibility including Worcester and virtual event registration, Grafton office management, financial controls and accounting, grassroots policy engagement, and member service. She previously worked for QPM Services, a 100+ unit management company in Worcester, and is a landlord herself.
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Wednesday, January 11th
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