Senator Joan B. Lovely
State Senator
2nd Essex District


May 17, 2017

Senator Lovely Honored by Anti-Defamation League

(Boston) – Today, the Anti-Defamation League presented State Senator Joan Lovely with the North Shore Community Service Award at the Essex County Law and Education Day Event in recognition of her outstanding community service and longstanding efforts to promote equality across the North Shore. The event also included Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett and members of the ADL. The featured speaker at the event was State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg.

The North Shore Community Service Award is an award given out by the New England Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League to an individual on the North Shore who helps to work to end anti-Semitism and promote racial equality across the North Shore and equality among the LGBT community.

“It is a great honor to receive the ADL’s North Shore Community Service Award,” stated Senator Lovely. “I’d like to offer a sincere thank you to the Anti-Defamation League for recognizing me with this tremendous honor.”

The Anti-Defamation League is an organization that is dedicated to preventing anti-Semitism and combating hate and discrimination across the United States. They also help to promote racial justice and justice among the LGBT community and also work to raise awareness of the dangers of anti-Semitism, hate and discrimination in schools throughout the country.

“Massachusetts has become a national leader in the issues of equality – in particular of gender equality – and ending gender bias,” added Senator Lovely. “Women’s issues are everybody’s issues. They are family issues, worker’s issues and business issues. These are issues of humanity and I am proud to continue to fight for them as a member of the Massachusetts Senate.”