Campaign Honorary Chairperson

Governor Charlie Baker

Campaign Chairpersons

The Honorable Peter Koutoujian, Sheriff Middlesex County

J. Keith Motley, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston

Past Campaign Chairpersons

Governor Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts

The Honorable Argeo Paul Cellucci (late), Former Governor of Massachusetts

Peter Roby, Director of Athletics & Recreation, Northeastern University

Jarrett Barrios, CEO, American Red Cross of Los Angeles Region (prior of Eastern Massachusetts)

Steve Burton, WBZ-TV4, Sports News Caster

The Honorable Daniel F. Conley, Suffolk County District Attorney

The Honorable Congressman Bill Delahunt, Retired US Congress

Gerry Leone, Former Middlesex County District Attorney

Angelo McClain, Executive Director, National Association of Social Workers, Past Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families

Paulo Pinto, Executive Director, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

Michael Weekes, President/CEO, Providers' Council

Thaddeus Miles, MassHousing Acting Director of Community Services

The Honorable David E. Sullivan, Northwestern District Attorney

Ambassador Circle

Mr Dick Bazirgan, Richard Dean Associates, inc*

Geoffrey Beckwith, Executive Director & CEO, Massachusetts Municipal Association*

Mr. Michael J. Connolly, Frm. Massachusetts Secretary of State

Greg Cooper

Josh Kraft

Rick Rendon, Senior Partner, The Rendon Group*

Denis J. Sullivan, Professor, Northeastern University*

Mr. Christopher Tunnard, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Elected Officials

The Honorable William R. Keating, Representative, US Congress

The Honorable Robert DeLeo, Speaker of the House

The Honorable Stan Rosenberg, President, MA State Senate

The Honorable Cory Atkins, House Chair, Women's Legislative Caucus*

The Honorable Paul Brodeur, MA House of Representatives

The Honorable Evandro Carvalho, Representative, MA House of Representatives

The Honorable Timothy J. Cruz, Plymouth County District Attorney*

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor, City of Salem*

The Honorable Joseph P. Kennedy, III, U.S. Representative, U.S. House of Representatives

Representative David P. Linsky, State Representative-5th Middlesex District, Massachusetts House of Representative*

The Honorable Frank A Moran, State Representative, House Of Representatives*

The Honorable Seth Moulton, U.S. Representative, U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable David W. Pottier, Councilor, Taunton City Council

The Honorable Thomas Quinn, District Attorney, Bristol County District Attorney's Office*

Aaron Saunders, Selectman, Town of Ludlow*

The Honorable Walter F. Timilty, Representative, MA House of Representatives*

The Honorable Steven Ultrino, Ed.D., State Representative, House of Representatives

The Honorable Aaron Vega, MA House of Representatives*

The Honorable Timothy R. Whelan, State Representative, MA House of Representatives

The Honorable Josh Zakim, Councilor, Boston City Council

State and Local Government

Commissioner Edward Dolan, MA Dept of Youth Services*

Commissioner Peter Forbes, Department of Youth Services

Bryan Barash, Legislative Director & General Counsel, Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler's Office

Mark Bergeron-Naper, Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Public Healt*

Richard Brown, Town Administrator, Town of Somerset, Massachusetts*

Robert Brown, Interim Project Manager for Regulatory Review, Executive Office for Administration & Finance*

Barbara Burgo, Commissioner, Barnstable County Human Rights Commission

Barry P. Callis, Director, Behavioral Health and Infectious Disease Prevention, MA Deppartment of Public Health

Curtiss H. Carter, Sr., ISO IV, Department Of Youth Services*

Mr. James Patrick Cassidy, Jr., Director of Weights and Measures, City of Cambridge*

Robert Cohen, Vice Chair of Programming and Policy, Young Democrats of Massachusetts*

Jeremy Joseph Comeau, Chairman, Canton Planning Board

Tim Connolly, Communications Director, Worcester District Attorney's Office*

Brian Corr, Executive Director, Peace Commission, City of Cambridge

Kevin Creighton*

Emilio E. Cruz, Board Member, Sex Offender Registry Board*

Jorge Cruz, City of Lawrence*

Brian Cummings, Massachusetts Department of Children & Families*

Joseph Anthony Curro, Jr., Selectman, Town of Arlington*

Lucas DeBarros, Legislative Aide, Office of State Representative Evandro Carvalho

Robert Ditzion, MassIT*

Neil Doherty, Special Assistant and Program Manager, Office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh*

Adam Fayyad, Groupworker I, Department of Youth Services*

David Gambone*

Mark Hallal, Assistant District Attorney - Chief of the Senior Trial Team, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office*

Leonard C Hayes, Retired - Program Coordinator, DHCD*

Bob Haynor, Director, Batterer Intervention Program Services, MA Department of Public Health*

Commissioner Michael J. Heffernan, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Revenue

Kristian Hoysradt, Director of Constituent Services & Special Projects, City of Salem Mayor's Office*

Nathaniel W. Kennedy, ADA/Deputy Chief of Domestic Violence Unit, Plymouth County District Attorney

Tim Kennedy, Manager of Strategic Sourcing Services, Operational Services Division (OSD)*

Marty Keney, Area Director, Department of Children and Families

Ms. Mary Kociela, Director of Domestic Violence Projects, Northwestern District Attorney's Office

John Langan, Deputy Director, MA Human Resources Division

Liam Lowney, Director, MA Office of Victim Assistance*

T. Joshua Lubbers, Program Coordinator, Department of Children and Families*

Kenneth Luk, MOVA*

Pedro Martell, Departmant of Youth Services

Thomas M. McDonough, Neighborhood Business Manager, City of Boston Mayor's Office of Economic Development*

Greg McKinney, Labor Relations Advisor, HRD/Office of Employee Relations*

Kerry Moore, Investigator, Department of Mental Health

Philip Murphy, Environmental Analyst, MassDEP*

Christopher Newman, Domestic Violence Program Coordinator, MA Department of Children and Families

Matt Nicoli, Family Advocacy Specialist, US Coast Guard*

James Peyser

Kristin Potrikus, MOVA*

Mr. Shawn Proctor, Father Facilitator, City of Cambridge*

Jabes Rojas

Shelby Rosenberg

Richard A. Salcedo, Assistant General Counsel, MA Dept. of Children and Families

Darrus Sands, Program Coordinator - Men's Health Crew, Boston Public Health Commission*

Hersh Thakor

Jeff Travers, Worcester County Assistant District Attorney*

Mr. Juan R. Vega, Assistant Secretary, Communities & Programs, Exec. Office of Housing & Economic Development*

Law Enforcement

Chief Carlton Abbot Jr., Freetown Police Department

Chief Michael Alves, Acushnet Police Department

Chief George Arruda, Swansea Police Department

Chief Robert Bongiorno, Bedford Police Department

Chief Brian Clark, Norton Police Department

Chief Christopher Cummings, Massasoit Community College Police Department*

Chief James Donovan, Raynham Police Department

Chief Kyle Heagney, Attleboro Police Department

Chief Scott Labonte, Berkley Police Department

Chief David Lizotte, New Bedford Police Department

Chief Robert Macdonald, Dighton Police Department

Chief Craig A Mace, Seekonk Police Department*

Chief George McNeil, Somerset Police Department

Chief Michael Meyers, Fairhaven Police Department

Chief Keith Pelletier, Westport Police Department

Chief Daniel Racine, Fall River Police Department

Chief John Reilly, North Attleboro Police Department

Chief Theodore Ross, Norwell Police Department

Chief Frederick Ryan, Arlington Police Department*

Chief Ronald Sellon, Mansfield Police Department

Chief Gary Sullivan, Easton Police Department

Chief James Trombetta, Rehoboth Police Department

Chief Edward Walsh, Taunton Police Department

Deputy Chief Steven G. Xiarhos, The Yarmouth Police Department

Joseph Alberto, Probation Officer, Massachusetts Probation Services*

Michael A Amoros, Lieutenant, Marlborough Police Department*

Adrian Bispham

Kevin P. Bryant, Sergeant (Diversity & Community Liaison), Harvard University Police Department

Roland Buoncuore, CPO, Waltham District Court*

Philip Cheng, Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office*

Scott DeCiero, Detective, Marlborough Police Department*

Mr. David Deakin, Assistant District Attorney, Chief, Family Protection & Sexual Assault Bureau, Suffolk County

Rafael Faria, Police Officer, Marlborough Police Department*

Jay Fielding

Zachary M. Hillman, ADA, Suffolk County DA's Office*

Richard Kelley, Chief Probation Officer, Newburyport/Ipswich District Court*

Gene Labonte, Assistant Vice President, Salem State University*

Kevin Maccioli

Alan Moulaison, Supervisor, MGH Police

Mr. Matthew Nelson, Community and Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, Cambridge Police*

Sean Norris, Probation Officer II, Boston Municipal Court Charlestown Div.*

Nathan A. Olbeter, Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

Deputy Linda M Pacheco, Director Public Safety Education, Bristol County Sheriff's Office

Ramon Pascual, Administrative Assistant- Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Unit, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

Ian Polumbaum, Chief, DV and Sexual Assault Unit, Suffolk District Attorney's Office

Captain Richard A. Riggs, Associate Director of Public Safety, Salem State University*

Matthew Sears, Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

Jared Snapp, Detective, Marlborough Police Department

Mike Sosa, Police Officer, Cape Cod Community College Campus Police

Mr. Jake Wark, Press Secretary, Suffolk County DA's Office

Mr. Jeremy Warnick, Director of Communications, Cambridge Police*

Michael Zontini, Detective, Yarmouth Police Department*

Health Care

Shainae Bentley, Behavioral Health Outreach Worker, Mattapan Community Health Center*

Ryan Berard, Associate Director, Mass Nurses Association*

Robert Caldas, D.O., Chief Medical Officer, Southcoast Hospitals Group*

Jarrod Chin, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Partners in Health*

David Corbin, Director, Safety & Security, Faulkner Hospital*

Lenny DeBenedictis, Employee Assistance Program Consultant, Partners Healthcare Employee Assistance Program*

Doug Gaudette, Director, Family Safety Project, Holy Family Hospital

James L. Heffernan, Sr. VP Finance & Treasurer, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization

Drew LaCombe, Fitness Manager/Elite Trainer, Boston Sports Clubs*

Robert David Langhorne, Special Police Investigator, Massachussetts General Hospital*

Ms. Cate Leonard, Advocate, Partners Healthcare*

Larry McAnneny, MGH Police and Securtiy*

James Milke

Alexander O'Leary, Operations Supervisor, Boston University Medical Campus Public Safety

Kenneth Olsen, Clinical Support Services, Neighborhood Health Plan

Albert Wayne Pless, Jr, Program Manager, Cambridge Public Health Department/Men's Health League

Brendan Riley, Manager of Security, Lowell General Hospital*

Brian Sullivan, Equipment Manager, Western Massachusetts Hospital

Matthew Thomas, MGH Men Against Abuse

Dr. walter Joseph rok, MD, Pediatric Associates of Fall river


Uri X. Berenguer, Broadcaster, Spanish Béisbol Network (SBN)*

Britton Bienfang*

Jared Briggs

David S. Cohen, Executive Director, Doc Wayne Youth Services

Kelly Janos, Associate Director - Athletics & Recreation, Salem State University*

Ross John Jatkola, Owner, Impact Performance Training Systems

Bill Littlefield, Host, 'Only A Game', WBUR

Brian Rose, Community Affairs Program Manager, Bristol County District Attorney's Office, Former Red Sox Pitcher

Chazz Kennedy Wright

Mike L Zawilinski, Massachusetts Powerlifting*


Gustavo Adan*

Melissa Arroyo, Associate Director, Student Invovlement and Activities, Salem State University

Doug Atkins, SADD moderator and faculty member, Catholic Memorial School West Roxbury, MA*

Seth Avakian, Prevention Specialist, OSAPR - Harvard University

Jamie Bergeron, Northeastern University*

Carly Birolini*

Dr. Elizabeth S. Blumberg, Dean of Students, Massachusetts Bay Community College*

Mr. Lewis Henley Bryant, Director of Multicultural Services, Buckingham Browne and Nichols School

Josh Cheney, Assistant Dean of Students, MassBay Community College*

Lucy Corchado, Staff Assistant, Salem State University*

Richard Cowles, School Adjustment Counselor, Agawam Public Schools

Keighley Credit

Keith Crowley, Ph.D., Principal/Associate Head of School, St. John's Preparatory School

Nick Crugnale, Danvers High DECA

Dr John S. Dacey

Alexander Wilson Dasilva Nascimento*

Cabot Dodge, Director of Public Safety, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary*

Spencer Gagnon

Brian Gallagher, Coordinator of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Mass College of Liberal Arts*

James Grenier*

Rame Hanna

Nathan Horner

Walt Horner, Dean of Students, Regis College

Matthew Houde, Associate Director, Athletic Communications, Northeastern University

David Janey, Associate Director, Financial Assistance, Boston University*

Fred Jewett, Head Coach, Hingham Boys Indoor Track Team*

John David Keenan, General Counsel & VP for Administration, Salem State University*

Nicholas Leonardos, Principal, Maria L. Baldwin School

James MacDonald*

Tyler Joseph Mello, Pembroke High School*

Jason Milan

Colby Miller

Shannon Murray*

Gabe Noguer

Timothy Owens, Framingham State University*

John Pojednic, Head Coach of Men's Rowing, Northeastern University*

Antonio Da Veiga Rocha, Boys and Men's Prevention Specialist, Day One

Conor James Roth

Isaigh Saez

Dr. Tom Schiff, Director - Men and Masculinities Center, UMass Amherst

M. Alam Shah, Harvard Law School

Evan Smith

Tom Smith, Writing Instructor

Mr. Liam Alexander Spence, Pembroke High School*

Paul Stein, Wayland Schools*

Gerard Sullivan, Concerned Citizen, North Shore Community College: Resources Against Violence*

Karen Traversy, Administrative Assistant II, Salem State University*

Charles B. Wilson, Second Lieutenant, United States Air Force*

Ms. Emily J. Wilson

David Ziemba, Dean Learning Resources and Student Success, Cape Cod Community College*


Mr David Arnold

James Belmore, Boston Transportation*

Andre Brackett, Manager, US Auto Care

Thomas Cahill

Richard Callahan, President, Callahan's Karate Studio Inc.*

Bill Connolly, Director CHB & Customs Compliance, OCEANAIR, Inc.*

Chris DeSisto, President, Maple Hurst Builders, Inc.

Michael John Doyle, CEO, QPID Health

Staffan Ericsson, Dr.

Gary Finn, SVP, Bank of America*

Timothy Franklin, Director, Hoverground Studios

Daniel Fury, Owner, Salem Black Cat Tours*

Rob Greenly, Founder, Corporate Physician Leadership Center

Brian Hunsicker, Financial Center Manager, Bank Of America*

William Nicholas Little, Senior Project Manager, CBRE @ Google

Nick Lowe, Founding Partner, 451 Marketing

William Lysz*

Angus McQuilken

Jen Melton

George Metzger, Sr. Prinicipal, HMFH Architects Inc.*

Rick Musiol, Jr, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

Donna Overbaugh, Sales Support, Bank of America*

Brian Pigeon

Reed Powell

JJ Przybylski, Founder & Owner, Mastodon Moving

Jim Reulbach, Managing Director - Head of Emerging Wealth, U.S. Trust / Bank of America / Merrill Lynch*

Peter Charles Roby

Andrew Rosen

Emily Boynton Rush, Senior Vice President, Bank of America*

Robert M Russo, Director of Creative Services, VDA Productions

Paul Sweeney, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP*

Norman Sweet, Director of Behavioral Health, Harbor Health Services, Inc.*

Leigh J. Tucker, Managing Director, Nonprofit Client Practice, Accounting Management Solutions

Mr. Alberto Vasallo, CEO, El Mundo Boston

John Wolff

Community Ambassadors

Asma Abdullah

David Uriel Abrami

David Adams, Co-Executive Director, Emerge, Inc.*

Comlan Adjindah, Employee, Fedex*

Ramesh Advani, Advisory Committee Member, Lead - Men against Violence Initiative, Saheli Boston

Zachary Agush

Niaz Ahmed

Cliff Allen, Warehouse Manager, VDA Productions*

Mr. Davis Joseph Altimonte

Rev. Joseph Amico

Jonjy Ananth, President and board chair at WCUW and DV advocate for Saheli and ISW crisis, WCUW 91.3FM radio, and Saheli and ISW crisis*

Edward Anderson, Social Worker, Department of Children and Families*

Malcolm Astley, Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund

Ben Atherton Zeman

Mrs. Melissa Babington, TLP Coordinator, New Hope*

Mr. Archford Bandera

Dana Battista

Judith Beckler Collins*

Blondel Binyame, Member, The Difference (Sports & Medicine)*

Thomas Bird

Andrew Bolze

Todd Booth*

Steven Botkin, Executive Director, Men's Resources International

James P. Bourdon, CEO, Accounting Management Solutions*

Debo Brown, The Debo Show*

Jimmy R Calaycay, mentor, Boys to Men New England*

Samantha Calero, Youth Advocacy Foundation*

Adam Campbell, Children/Teen Services Outreach Staff & Prevention Specialist, Independence House*

Hadler Emmanuel Charles

Olivia Dorion Chilcott

Tess Chilcott

Nancy Cicia, Wakefield Alliance Against Violence (WAAV)*

Richard Claytor*

Joseph Collins*

Hector Constantzos, First Parish Church Stow Acton

Rebecca Corpas-Galisa, Social Worker, Cape Cod Child Development Preschool Programs

Sam Crum, Student, Danvers High DECA

Adam Michael Czubinski

David Nok Daniel

Salvador Demallistre, Executive Director, Somerville Hispanic Association for Community Development*

David Dlugasch

Rick Dumont, Sweaty Turtle Entertainment

Ruth Edele, Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA)*

Paul Efthim

Merry and Bob Eldridge, Wakefield Alliance Against Violence (WAAV)*

Raymond Estrella, Board Member, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Mr. Frederic Eustis, Eustis Chair

Jonathan Falcetti

Isaac Feldberg

Robin L. Flounory*

Rob Galibois, Attorney*

Adam S. Gibbons, Consultant, Community Collaborative Consulting*

Kevin B. Gilnack

Messalina Goncalves, Vice President, Criolas Unidas, Inc.*

Andres Gonzalez, Program Manager, Youth Build Lawrence*

Ms. Lovern Augustine, Mrs Ethnic World International 2011*

Mr. Charles B. Green, III

Max Greenberg, Graduate Student in Sociology, USC

Stephanie Halvis, US Coast Guard*

Samuel Hamer, Student, Pembroke High School*

Mr Paul Hewins

Mr. John David Horgan, Sociology Student, U Mass Boston*

Laura Irwin

Paul Jewett

Shane Joseph, Lead Facilitator, John Howard Society of York Region

Anthony Kalicki

Mr. Robert Keating, Self

Luke Kirkland, Communications Librarian, Cambridge Public Library*

John H Kleschinsky*

Charles Knight, Senior Fellow, Project on Defense Alternatives

Mr. Darrin Korte, Executive Director, Cambridge Community Center*

Grant Allan Kuhl

Stewart Landers

Evan LeBlanc

Andrew Lewman, Emerge

Bradford Lingham

Tony Lombardi, Director, Alex's Place at the YMCA of Martha's Vineyard*

Stephen Lopes, Social worker, Sons of Panthers*

Daniel Lora*

Trebor Raye Mann

Brian Marshall*

Matthew Thomas Marshall

John Maudlin

Ben McDonald, Men of Honor, Peacemaker

Daniel McQuade*

Thomas J Miller

John Milligan*

Brendan Patrick Murphy

Christopher Naper, Owner, Impact Fitness*

Tatyana Elizabeth Neimanis

Christopher Nelson, Pernet Family Health Service*

Jared Nicholson*

Craig Norberg-Bohm

Mr. Alvin Notice, Co-Founder, Tiana Angelique Notice Foundation

Craig Noto

Mr. Benjamin Christopher O'Brien

Mr. Rob Okun, Editor and Publisher, Voice Male Magazine*

Sam Oomen-Lochtefeld

Devein Pascual

Shreya Patel, Saheli*

Paul Pelan, Irish International Immigrant Center*

Stephen Pereira, Board Member, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Major Donald F. Phillips, President, PDS*

Andy Polanco, Outreach Specialist, Haverhill Community Violence Coalition*

Miguel Ramoscotto, High Risk Advocate, Womanshelter/Companeras

David Remillard

Bob Rentsch, Co-CHAIR, YWCA of Central Massachusetts Domestic Violence Services Committee

David Ricker

Larry Robbin, Executive Director, Robbin and Associates

Lisa Roderick, Wakefield Alliance Against Violence (WAAV)*

David M. Roth, Adviser/Founder, Clark University TOPICS: Dealing with Dating Violence/Martha's Cause: A Woman Of Valor Initiative

Brendan Roy, Student Leader, Pembroke High School White Ribbon Club*

Katherine Rushlau

Denis M. Russell, Former Woburn School committee member

Michelle Ryan, Home Health Care Services & A Survivor*

Peter Sasso, Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA)*

Amy B. Sharff, Attorney*

Andre Sheldon, Director, Global Strategy of Nonviolence*

Ashley Shoares, Residential Services Coordinator, The Second Step*

Horace Small, Union of Minority Neighborhoods*

Brian St. Louis

Gerard Stanley

Charlie Struzzieri

Beau Stubblefield-Tave, Principal, Center for Culturally Fluent Leadership

Daniel S. Sullivan

Joe Sullivan, Rovin Gypsy Boy

Jeff Tarmy

Daniel Taylor

Luciano Tellez

Mike Tropeano

J.T. Turner, Actor, The Actors Company

Alex L Van Kleeck, Senior Clinical Counselor, YOU INC*

Antonio M. Viana, Esq., Board Member, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Barbara Warren

Chuck Weinstein, Director, Recovery Strategies

Ed White

Darnell Williams, President/CEO, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

Janson Wu, Executive Director, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Filipe Zamborlini, Board Member, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Ben Thomas Zeoli

Jane Doe Inc. Member Staff

Cristiano Amorim, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Rajoo Ananth, DV Advocate, SAHELI & Indian Society of Worcester (ISW) Crisis*

Michele Canero-Conklin

Cicino Coelho, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Isidro Fagundes, Communications Manager, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)*

Bryan Frascati, Clinician, Children's Program, A Safe Place Nantucket

Carl Howell, Division Director of Housing and Homeless Services, Community Teamwork Inc.*

Madeline Kyle

James May, Coordinator, Elizabeth Stone's Network of GentleMen, The Elizabeth Stone House

Lucas Oliveira, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

Anderson Pinto, Health Educator, MAPS*

Maria Rinaldi, Center for Women & Community*

Alvaro Santo, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers*

James Skiffington, Jr.

Ross Steinborn, YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts

Cindy Su, Teen and Young Adult Educator/ Bilingual Counselor, YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts*

Todd Swisher, Administrator, Elizabeth Stone House

Matthew Swoveland, Deputy Director, The Second Step

Regi Wingo, Elizabeth Freeman Center

  • Full List of WRD Ambassadors
  • Discover our new Exhibit: Displays of Character!


    Governor Charlie Baker

    On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker declared the 9th Annual White Ribbon Day Massachusetts,

    to encourage men throughout the Commonwealth to be part of the solution and to reimagine manhood.

  • View Summary of 2016 Campaign
  • 2016 Press Releases and Media Coverage

    small young men 4 change High School Men's Sports Teams are invited to join Massachusetts White Ribbon Day as White Ribbon Teams. WRD is all about public action projects, and the action project for your sports team is to run banner signing week in your school.

  • View Toolkit for High School Sports Teams

    Ambassadors agree to wear the ribbon on White Ribbon Day and recruit 5 to 10 male friends and colleagues to join them in taking the WRD pledge.

    Join Now


    Individuals can take the pledge and add their name to the growing number of men in Massachusetts who have joined this campaign. Note: Ambassadors need not do both.

    Sign Now


    We now have white ribbon pins available for purchase on our site. Join the cause today and purchase pins for your organization.

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    Welcome to the Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign!

    Are you ready to help #ReimagineManhood?

    This year's campaign is focused on you and your community. We will not be holding a public event of our own, but rather working to amplify your voices statewide.

    JDI switched things up this year and held the #ReimagineManhood Summit in December 2017 as our big public event in place of an event in Boston in March. We are thrilled that the Summit was so successful. Now the attention shifts to the important work that you are doing in communities throughout Massachusetts to bring the conversation back to their schools, workplaces, teammates, and communities.

    Here are five things JDI will be coordinating for WRD 2018:

    1. Mark the beginning of a month of White Ribbon Day activities with a modest press conference on March 1st. We hope that you will be planning simultaneous events on March 1st in your local community.
    2. Coordinate a strong social media campaign to promote WRD and messaging regarding healthy masculinities on social and highlight your local activities. Please join the online conversation! Follow us on our WRD Facebook page and Twitter. Use the hashtags: #ReimagineManhood and #WRD2018.
    3. Provide tools, resources and technical guidance to support your prevention efforts. We will be distributing a White Ribbon Day Campaign Action Packet with suggested activities, information about WRD Flags, and more.
    4. Work with the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health and Transportation to bring the WRD message statewide through billboards on highways throughout the Commonwealth during March 2018.
    5. Reissue the #ReimagineManhood Public Service Announcement to run on four major television channels.

    We applaud your commitment to engage and mobilize men and boys in the solutions to prevent and end sexual and domestic violence, to address racial justice and to promote healthy masculinities!

    Please be in touch about your plans and any questions and ideas you may have. Email us at

    Read JDI Executive Director Debra Robbin's statement about JDI's shift for the MA White Ribbon Day Campaign.

    JDI's #ReimagineManhood Prevention Summit on December 14, 2017 exceeded our expectations: 300 attendees , jam-packed workshops, an incredible keynote and panel, networking, learning, growing, sharing, and reimagining.

    Check out the summit #ReimagineManhood highlights, videos, photos, powerpoints and other resources. Please share with your colleagues. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you can continue to engage your communities too!

    #ReimagineManhood 2017 Summit

    Raise a Flag to Raise Awareness

    WRD Flag at City Hall

    Learn about our new initiative and the cities, towns and schools who are participating here.

    Help us reach our goal of 1,000 WRD Ambassadors! Share these recruitment cards with men and boys you know and invite them to sign up today:

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    White Ribbon Day Campaign PSA for Reimagine Manhood:

    INTRODUCING: Displays of Character: Men Reimagining Manhood

    Check here to meet 13 of our WRD Ambassadors and for schedule of where you can see the exhibit and how you can bring it to your community.

    About White Ribbon Day

    White Ribbon Day is part of an international campaign called The White Ribbon Campaign.

    Designed especially with men in mind at the time, this was created by a handful of Canadian men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man's massacre of fourteen women in Montreal. They began the White Ribbon Campaign to urge men to speak out against violence against women.

    Today, the WRC is a worldwide campaign in 60 countries that has collected well over 5 million signatures and growing. Read more about the history and background of the international and statewide campaign here.