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May 6, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to speak at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Leader McConnell will be the inaugural speaker for the Institute's Getting to the Point Series

BOSTON – May 6th, 2015 - The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will welcome Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to speak at the Institute on Sunday, May 10th. Leader McConnell will be the inaugural speaker in the launch of our first major public programming series entitled Getting to the Point.

McConnell will be interviewed by Jackie Calmes, national political reporter for the New York Times.

The Getting to the Point series aims to convene individuals with diverse perspectives to discuss current issues and the challenges our government is facing. Getting to the Point will take on various formats from town halls to keynote lectures and panel discussions, and will showcase speakers from all walks of life, from Members of Congress and public officials to celebrities, business people, academics, and ordinary citizens.

WHAT: The Edward M. Kennedy Institute will launch it’s first speaking program Getting to the Point with a conversation with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on restoring the Senate, and bipartisan accomplishments in the 114th Congress. New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes will moderate the discussion.

Victoria Reggie Kennedy, president of the Institute’s Board of Directors, will offer welcoming remarks at the beginning of the program.

WHEN: Sunday, May 10, 2015 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

This event is OPEN PRESS.

RSVP to press@emkinstitute.org.

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 offers a series of public programs and special events hosted in Boston and Washington, D.C. on local and national issues. These programs are open to the public and aim to provide an engaging experience and create dialogue.

To learn more about the EMK Institute, please visit EMKInstitute.org.

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