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April 10, 2017

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to speak at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute on corporate power in politics

Senator Whitehouse will discuss his new book Captured, and what he hopes to accomplish in the 115th Congress

BOSTON – The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will welcome Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) on April 13, 2017 for a moderated discussion with Alison King, political reporter from NBC Boston. Senator Whitehouse will discuss his new book Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy, that covers corporate power in politics, as well as the issues that he hopes to make progress on in the Senate in 2017.

The Getting to the Point series convenes 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 included discussions with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Congressman John Lewis, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, Pedro Martinez and others.

WHAT: Getting to the Point discussion with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Moderated by Alison King, political reporter from NBC Boston

WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

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

This event is OPEN PRESS RSVP to press@emkinstitute.org

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 Institute, please visit emkinstitute.org.

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