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MassForward: Advancing Democratic Innovation and Electoral Reform in Massachusetts

November 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

| Free

MassForward: Advancing Democratic Innovation and Electoral Reform in Massachusetts


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Continental breakfast will be available at 8:00 a.m.

The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership at the Boston Foundation 75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor, Boston

Please join the Boston Foundation for the release of new research by MassINC and Tufts’ Tisch College of Civic Life that examines the health of our Commonwealth’s democratic processes and institutions. From increasingly strong one-party rule to lack of representation for communities of color, this report new provides data to illuminate acute challenges and presents a comprehensive set of reforms and innovations to fortify our democracy at the state and local level. This opening presentation will be followed by a panel conversation with leaders who can offer a wide-range of perspectives on workable solutions to these pressing challenges.

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Paul S. Grogan, President & CEO, The Boston Foundation

Presentation of Report

Peter Levine, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs, Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University

Panel Discussion

Jay R. Kaufman, Retired State Representative (D), 15th Middlesex District, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Beth Lindstrom, Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Republican Party

Keith Mahoney, Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)

Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson, PhD, Interim Director, Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy; Interim Director, Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy Graduate Certificate Program at UMass Boston

Pavel Payano, Councilor-at Large, City of Lawrence

Closing Remarks

Juana Matias, Chief Operating Officer, MassINC

For additional information, please contact Michelle Hinkle at 617-338-4268 or michelle.hinkle@tbf.org



November 13, 2019
8:30 am - 10:30 am
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