AG Healey to Provide Award to Jamaica Plain Activist of the Year

The JP Progressives will be honoring their Activist of the Year, Henia Handler, in a party on Thursday night at Doyle’s. Attorney General Maura Healey will give Handler her award.

Henia Handler is JP Progressives' Activist of the Year for 2015.

Henia Handler is JP Progressives’ Activist of the Year for 2015.

JP Progressives explained on their website why Handler was chosen: “Henia has been a steadfast progressive, working for justice and equality in the community for decades. Henia remains eager to help candidates today.

“When Senator Ted Kennedy needed more information about HIV/AIDS policy he called Henia. He knew that for decades she has been a passionate advocate for quality healthcare for all, and especially for the LGBTQ community. When Senator Elizabeth Warren needed a JP stop for her pre-campaign listening tour, she called Henia and her beloved husband Joel. Henia’s living room helped launch an historic campaign. Henia has canvassed tirelessly for progressive candidates. We hope that as JP Progressives, we can follow her example into the future.”

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

Handler will be honored and receive her award by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey at Doyle’s Cafe on Thursday, Dec. 10 from 6 to 9 pm. Click here for more info.