Democratic Governance

  • 2021 Oct 06

    Two Americas Emerging: Voting Rights in the States

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

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    Virtual event, registration required

    In the nearly one year since the November 2020 elections, the diverging directions state legislatures have taken on expanding or contracting voting rights have created a huge fault line in American democracy, described by some as ‘two Americas’. A Voting Rights Lab tracking report as of September 13th identifies 27 states representing 70 million voters that have passed laws to expand voting opportunities, and 13 states with 55 million people that have passed sharply restrictive legislation. And state legislatures are still at work. What’s causing this divergence?

    How are...

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  • 2021 Oct 07

    Change Can't Wait: A Justice and Equity Agenda For Boston's Black and Brown Communities

    5:00pm to 6:15pm

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    Virtual event, registration required

    The upcoming Boston Mayoral election promises to bring Boston into a new era of politics with the growing likelihood of electing the first non-white male Mayor in Boston’s history. However, with the litany of prevailing social issues impacting Black and Brown communities, will this election truly represent the change that so many have waited decades for?

    Join the Ash Center and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston for the first of two sessions in the "What Justice Looks Like" event series focusing on the urgent issues—from economic and climate justice to...

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