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Activating the Massachusetts Electorate

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Monday, October 22, 2018, 6:30 PM

The Institute and WBUR gathered local political organizers, data experts and advocacy organizations for a conversation about how we can activate and expand the Massachusetts electorate. The program reflected on the results of September’s primaries, discussed what we can learn from the methods and efforts that drove new communities of voters to the polls, and analyzed how Massachusetts can make voting easier and more accessible. This was the second of two conversations the Institute and WBUR are partnering on to explore current issues facing the Commonwealth.

Speakers included:

Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, @MassVOTE, Executive Director, MassVOTE

Wilnelia Rivera, @RiveraConsults, @wilnelia_rivera, Founder and Principal, Rivera Consulting, Inc.

Nancy Thomas, @NancyThomasIDHE, Director, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University

Moderated by:

Richard Chacón, @chaconrichard, Executive Director of News Content, WBUR

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Activating the Massachusetts Electorate

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