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March 27, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY - EMK Institute March 30 Dedication Speaker Lineup

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator John McCain, and MA Governor Charlie Baker to Deliver Remarks

MEDIA CONTACT Natalie Boyle natalie.boyle@emkinstitute.org 857-271-3344

March 24, 2015

EDWARD M. KENNEDY INSTITUTE FOR THE UNITED STATES SENATE TO OPEN WITH MARCH 30TH DEDICATION

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator John McCain, and MA Governor Charlie Baker to Deliver Remarks

BOSTON, MARCH 24, 2015 – The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (EMK Institute) will open with a formal dedication at Columbia Point in Boston on March 30, 2015. President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator John McCain, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, current and former Members of Congress, other government officials, members of the Kennedy family, and friends and colleagues of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, also will gather to mark the occasion.

The EMK Institute opens to the public on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

WHAT: A formal ceremony to dedicate the Institute will include remarks from President Obama, other national and local dignitaries, and members of the Kennedy family, as well as a musical program.

Following the morning ceremony, the Institute will hold a special dedication of its full-scale representation of the U.S. Senate Chamber, led by Vice President Biden. The ceremony will bring together current and former U.S. Senators with students from across the country as a collective commitment is made to continued service and leadership.

WHEN: Monday, March 30, 2015
10:00 a.m. - Formal dedication of the Institute
12:15 p.m. - Dedication of Senate Chamber, reception to follow

WHERE: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Columbia Point – Boston, MA 02125

The dedication ceremony also will be live streamed at www.emkinstitute.org.

The following luminaries are scheduled to deliver remarks at the day’s events:

  • President Barack Obama
  • Vice President Joseph Biden
  • Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh
  • Secretary of State John Kerry
  • U.S. Senator John McCain
  • U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • U.S. Senator Ed Markey
  • Tom Daschle and Trent Lott, EMK Institute Board Members and former U.S Senate Majority Leaders
  • Patrick J. Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman
  • Ted Kennedy, Jr., Connecticut State Senator
  • Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Co-Founder and President of the Board of Directors of the EMK Institute
  • Dr. Jean MacCormack, EMK Institute President

Media Credentialing Information

The dedication is open to credentialed media who RSVP in advance. Media who RSVP in advance must complete their Credential Application online no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27. Additional details, including media check in, parking and onsite logistics, will be emailed to credentialed press.

About the Institute

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities. The Institute will be a dynamic center of learning and engagement that uses innovative technology to provide each visitor with an information-rich, personalized experience that will bring important historical and current debates to life. To learn more about the EMK Institute, please visit EMKInstitute.org.

Press Contact Info

For media inquiries, please contact:

Miles Halpine

Communications Coordinator

857.271.3372