Public Programs

Activating the Massachusetts Electorate




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

Speakers include:

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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Additional Resources

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    In partnership with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum as well as the Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum, the Institute will welcome state and local leaders for a conversation on the importance of the 2020 Census.

  • Smithsonian magazine Museum Day

    Museum Day is an annual celebration hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on April 4.

  • Postponed: First Saturday Drop-in Tours

    Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for Drop-In tours on the first Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. This discussion-based tour with a thematic focus offers deeper insights into the Institute’s exhibits and programs. Tours will lead into the Today’s Vote program where visitors can debate and vote on Senate legislation.