Brighton- The Baker-Polito Inaugural committee today announced the theme of the inauguration, "Let's Be Great, Massachusetts" and released tentative events that will make up the week-long effort to celebrate the people, neighborhoods, cultures, workplaces, innovators, educational institutions, museums, arts centers and history that make Massachusetts great. The committee also announced today self-imposed contribution limits similar to past administrations as well as a strict limit to contributions from lobbyists.
The swear-in ceremony which is administered by the Legislature, where the new Governor and Lieutenant Governor take the oath of office, will take place on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 12:00 noon.
"Governor-elect Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Karyn Polito are excited to bring to the people of Massachusetts an inaugural proceeding consistent with their successful campaign to make every region a great place to live, work and raise a family," said Jim Conroy, transition chief of staff. "The Lieutenant Governor-elect and Governor-elect have chosen to self-impose responsible fundraising restrictions and have pledged full transparency."
Tentative Let's Be Great, Massachusetts Inaugural Lineup:
- Inaugural Interfaith Worship Service to celebrate and promote unity in the Commonwealth
- Service events where the Governor and Lt. Governor will visit and highlight organizations of excellence and their service to Massachusetts
- You Are Great Supporters Concert in honor of the countless volunteers and supporters who supported the campaign
- A “Let’s Be Great, Massachusetts” signature celebration
- Supplemental events to focus on legislative and civic leaders, media, and family
Legal and Finance Structure:
The Inaugural Committee is a OCPF segregated fund and a 501(c)(4) Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation. The Committee will self-impose contribution limits of $25,000 and $250 for lobbyists. The segregated fund may receive contributions from business corporations, LLCs or other entities that would normally be prohibited from contributing to political campaigns.