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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