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October 19, 2018

Kennedy Institute Explores Expanding the Electorate with Political Experts

On Monday, the Institute and WBUR are hosting a panel discussion on increasing voter participation

BOSTON – On Monday, October 22, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is partnering with WBUR to host a discussion on how to activate and expand the Massachusetts electorate. In a conversation moderated by WBUR’s Richard Chacón, political organizers and data experts will reflect on the results of September’s primaries, discuss what we can learn from the methods and efforts that drove new communities of voters to the polls, and analyze how Massachusetts can make voting easier and more accessible.

WHAT: A moderated discussion: Activating the Massachusetts Electorate

WHO: Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, Executive Director, MassVOTE
Wilnelia Rivera, Founder, and Principal, Rivera Consulting, Inc.
Nancy Thomas, Director, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University
Moderated by Richard Chacón, Executive Director of News Content for WBUR

WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

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

The program will be live streamed here.

This event is OPEN PRESS. RSVP to

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