Getting to the Point with Senator Bernie Sanders
Join Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate for a conversation on the future of American democracy. In 2017, the Institute is engaging visitors and event attendees in a conversation around how to activate change at the local, state, and federal levels. Senator Sanders will discuss the importance of active citizen participation in the path towards progress and change.
A moderated conversation with James Pindell, Political Reporter at The Boston Globe will follow. The program will also include a Q&A with questions submitted by audience members.
The event is free and open to the public but due to tremendous interest, registration has sold out.
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.
Join the Kennedy Institute for a conversation with Massachusetts State Senator Barry Finegold (D-Second Essex and Middlesex) and Massachusetts State Representative John Lawn (D-10th Middlesex), Chairs of the Committee on Election Laws, about the preservation and expansion of voting in the upcoming primary and general elections.