Across the Aisle with Senators Tom Daschle and Trent Lott on "Crisis Point"
The Institute was proud to welcome Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) for the first Across the Aisle of 2016. Senators Daschle and Lott sat down for a bipartisan discussion on their book “Crisis Point,” which highlights the current state of politics in Washington and across America. The discussion was moderated by journalist Mike Barnicle.
Join the Kennedy Institute for a virtual conversation on the movement to lower the voting age and the power of coalitions to push for change from both a historical and modern perspective. Participants include an original member of the Youth Franchise Coalition that was instrumental in the passage of the 26th Amendment and current activists working on voting rights and lowering the voting age to 16 years old.
New York Times bestselling author Larry Tye will join the Institute for a discussion on his new book, “Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator McCarthy,” and the parallels to today’s political leadership.
Join the Kennedy Institute for a conversation on voting rights and hear from former Congressional staff who helped ensure passage of the Voting Rights Act, grassroots organizations that garnered national support for the landmark legislation, and how the United States is currently facing similar crises around disenfranchisement.