Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.


Standing Up For Democracy

Stand Up For Democracy - Exhibit Images 1

Standing Up for Democracy is a new exhibit at the Kennedy Institute that considers our nation’s long and difficult history securing voting rights for all Americans and highlights the work that Senator Ted Kennedy and his colleagues invested over the decades to ensure that everyone’s democratic voice is heard. The exhibit also draws attention to current challenges to voting rights, whether that be access to the polls, barriers to voting, or unfair districting, and spotlights those who are making a difference today. In addition, activities around gerrymandering and casting a vote ensure that visitors get a true sense of the importance of their vote, both individually and collectively.