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February 22, 2016

Senator Booker to discuss the importance of public service and finding common ground at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

Senator Cory Booker will visit as part of the Institute's Getting to the Point Series and will discuss his recently-released book United

BOSTON – The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will welcome Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) to speak at the Institute on Sunday, February 28th in a discussion moderated by National Public Radio’s Tom Ashbrook.

Senator Booker will discuss United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good, his new book about the importance of civic engagement for future generations of leaders seeking to revitalize the American Dream.

The Getting to the Point series aims to convene individuals with diverse perspectives to discuss current issues and challenges facing the nation. Getting to the Point takes on various formats from town halls to keynote lectures and panel discussions, and showcases speakers from all walks of life. Previous events have featured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Congressman John Lewis, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Junot Diaz, Pedro Martinez and others.

WHAT: A Getting to the Point discussion with Senator Cory Booker, moderated by NPR On Point host, Tom Ashbrook

WHEN: Sunday, February 28, 2016 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Book signing to follow

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

This event is OPEN PRESS RSVP to

About the Edward M. Kennedy 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

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