Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in government & invigorating civil discourse.
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Want to learn more about the Electoral College?The Institute’s newest Patch article summarizes the history, purpose, and...
11/24/2020
What is the Electoral College?

Want to learn more about the Electoral College?

The Institute’s newest Patch article summarizes the history, purpose, and arguments for and against the #ElectoralCollege to give a better sense of its important role in American democracy. ⬇️
https://patch.com/massachusetts/boston/what-electoral-college

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Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States, is a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisor...
11/19/2020
Getting to the Point with Dr. Vivek H. Murthy

Dr. Vivek Murthy, 19th Surgeon General of the United States, is a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board. In 2017, Dr. Murthy discussed how the federal government promotes public health with NPR’s Alison Kodjak in a Getting to the Point program at the Institute.

Watch the video here. ⬇️

Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the 19th Surgeon General of the United States from 2014-2017, will visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for a conversation about the role of government in promoting our nation’s public health.

This month, the Kennedy Institute’s Today’s Vote program is focused on Senate Joint Resolution 17, which would abolish t...
11/19/2020

This month, the Kennedy Institute’s Today’s Vote program is focused on Senate Joint Resolution 17, which would abolish the Electoral College and replace it with the direct election of the president and vice president by popular vote.
Don’t miss your chance to speak up and be a senator for a day. Get your tickets now. ➡️ http://ow.ly/gavw50CnrzU

President-elect Joe Biden visited the Kennedy Institute in 2016 to talk about the federal government’s Cancer Moonshot I...
11/12/2020
Getting to the Point: A Conversation with Vice President Joe Biden on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative

President-elect Joe Biden visited the Kennedy Institute in 2016 to talk about the federal government’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Watch a recording to hear about breakthroughs in cancer research and the ongoing effort to cure cancer. ⬇️

The Institute was honored to host Vice President Joe Biden for a conversation on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative — a national effort to end cancer as we know it.

What would you do if you were senator for a day? The Kennedy Institute is excited to resume our Today’s Vote programming...
11/10/2020

What would you do if you were senator for a day?

The Kennedy Institute is excited to resume our Today’s Vote programming, where anyone can participate in a floor debate on an active piece of legislation being considered by the United States Senate in Washington, D.C.

Register today to participate in a simulated U.S. Senate session!

Learn more about Today’s Vote. ➡️ ow.ly/q2DE50CgY4B

If you're a U.S. citizen over the age of 18 years old and you've made it to the last week before this election day witho...
10/30/2020
States where it's not too late to register to vote

If you're a U.S. citizen over the age of 18 years old and you've made it to the last week before this election day without having registered to vote, there’s a chance that you can still register and make sure your voice and vote are counted depending on what state you live in.

Read our latest Patch article outlining the states where you can register to vote up through Election Day. No matter who you vote for, it’s critical that you #JustVote ⬇️

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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is excited to offer a curriculum resource to help teachers simulate the legislative proc...
10/29/2020

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute is excited to offer a curriculum resource to help teachers simulate the legislative process and examine real legislation in their middle and high school classrooms.

Today’s Vote in the Classroom provides two-day lessons that ask students to take on the role of U.S. senators, debate issues, and cast their votes on real bills that have been introduced to Congress. Explore the issues, create a Senate profile, review and debate the policy details of the bill at hand, and cast your vote like a real U.S. senator working in Congress. ➡️ https://todaysvote.org/

Is voter fraud really a major issue in the United States? In a word, no. Study after study and investigation after inves...
10/28/2020
Large-scale voter fraud is extraordinarily rare in America

Is voter fraud really a major issue in the United States? In a word, no.

Study after study and investigation after investigation have proven that election fraud is so rare in our country as to be effectively non-existent. When it does happen, it has been at nowhere near the scale necessary to rig the outcome of an election. The Kennedy Institute’s latest Patch posting explores 10 studies, investigations, and commissions that all confirmed large-scale voter fraud is extraordinarily rare in modern American history. ⬇️ http://ow.ly/wtZ950C4jOo

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10/27/2020

To celebrate democracy and continue the momentum leading up to #ElectionDay, the Kennedy Institute is proud to launch our latest project with Global Citizen: “Keep Marching.”

Written and performed by DUSTIN THOMAS, aka O LOVER, the video links the critical importance of registering and voting to justice and equity movements dating back to the women’s suffrage campaign that led to the enactment of the 19th Amendment in 1920 and the 1963 March on Washington up through today.

Global Citizen and the Kennedy Institute share a commitment to encouraging voter participation under the campaign theme #JustVote.

Read the full release here. ➡️ ow.ly/5oLn50C0bGi

⏳🗳 PSA and friendly reminder: today is the deadline to register to vote for the November general election if you live in...
10/24/2020

⏳🗳 PSA and friendly reminder: today is the deadline to register to vote for the November general election if you live in Massachusetts. ➡️ sec.state.ma.us/OVR

No matter which state you are in, be sure to check JustVote.org for all the resources to make your voice heard at the ballot box and beyond.

The Kennedy Institute is happy to facilitate virtual and onsite school programs to better educate young students on the ...
10/24/2020
Facilitated Virtual and Onsite School Programs

The Kennedy Institute is happy to facilitate virtual and onsite school programs to better educate young students on the importance of public policies and civic education.

Participants will join a video conference for an interactive virtual program that invites students to delve into and discuss important national issues. All programs include a pre-program technology check, supporting resources to prepare for and reflect on the program.

Learn more about these exciting opportunities here: https://www.emkinstitute.org/explore-the-institute/dynamic-educational-experiences/online-resources/facilitated-school-programs

#CivicEducation #CivicsEd #RenewCivics #CivicsForAll #CivicEdMA #OnlineResources #EducationResources #VirtualDebate #USSenate #SenatorForADay #JustVote

The Kennedy Institute is offering live virtual programs, facilitated by Institute staff, for the 2020-2021 school year. Participants will join a video conference for an interactive virtual program that invites students to delve into and discuss important national issues. The Institute is also offeri...

The Kennedy Institute has become a Patch contributor to further our mission of educating the public about the important ...
10/23/2020
Voting Issues & Solutions During a Pandemic

The Kennedy Institute has become a Patch contributor to further our mission of educating the public about the important role of participatory democracy and civic engagement.

Check out our first post on "Voting Issues & Solutions During a Pandemic," and be sure to follow our Patch profile to see all our latest content.

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On Monday, the Kennedy Institute and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s next generation program, City Awake, hoste...
10/23/2020
City Awake: Empowering Youth to Vote

On Monday, the Kennedy Institute and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s next generation program, City Awake, hosted global human rights activist and Kennedy Institute Board member Martin Luther King III to discuss the importance of voting in all elections. Watch Mr. King speak about all this and more here. ⬇️

Join City Awake, in partnership with the Kennedy Institute, for a timely discussion with Martin Luther King, III on the importance of civic engagement, empowerment, and how it is imperative that we all vote in the upcoming election, especially the next generation.

Ahead of the general election, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the Co-Founder of the Kennedy Institute and President for the Bo...
10/23/2020
T-minus 11 days: Voting experts share 5 ways YOU can make a difference before Election Day

Ahead of the general election, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the Co-Founder of the Kennedy Institute and President for the Board of Directors, was included in this article about the Just Vote initiative and ways for people to be civically engaged.

Read more from Halley Bondy in this piece for Know Your Value and NBC News. ⬇️

...because knowing your value includes making sure your voice is heard.

This year has been challenging for all educators. To provide more opportunities for remote learning, the Kennedy Institu...
10/22/2020
Facilitated Virtual and Onsite School Programs

This year has been challenging for all educators. To provide more opportunities for remote learning, the Kennedy Institute has introduced several new virtual programs dedicated to helping young people explore issues of public policy and civic action.

We invite you to explore different perspectives that shape policies and participate in a virtual debate around issues currently before Congress.

View our offerings here: https://www.emkinstitute.org/explore-the-institute/dynamic-educational-experiences/online-resources/facilitated-school-programs

#CivicEducation #CivicsEd #RenewCivics #CivicsForAll #CivicEdMA #OnlineResources #EducationResources #VirtualDebate #USSenate #SenatorForADay #JustVote

The Kennedy Institute is offering live virtual programs, facilitated by Institute staff, for the 2020-2021 school year. Participants will join a video conference for an interactive virtual program that invites students to delve into and discuss important national issues. The Institute is also offeri...

Last week’s MAAH Stone Book Award featured three incredible authors sharing insights from their brilliant literary works...
10/20/2020
Recognizing important literary accomplishments

Last week’s MAAH Stone Book Award featured three incredible authors sharing insights from their brilliant literary works on African American history and culture. Read the Institute’s recap blog entry outlining what the finalists and winner had to say about how their works further the fight for racial justice and equity.

On Thursday, October 15, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute joined the Museum of African American History and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation to present the first ever virtual edition of the MAAH Stone Book Award.

The Kennedy Institute recently conducted a brief social media survey to better understand how people plan to vote in the...
10/19/2020

The Kennedy Institute recently conducted a brief social media survey to better understand how people plan to vote in the election. Check out the infographic for the results and then visit JustVote.org for helpful voting information. #justvote #yourvotecounts

Congratulations to this year's winner and finalists for the MAAH Stone Book Award! The Kennedy Institute is honored to h...
10/15/2020
2020 MAAH Stone Book Award

Congratulations to this year's winner and finalists for the MAAH Stone Book Award! The Kennedy Institute is honored to help convene the event this year. Learn more here. ⬇️

Join the Museum of African American History, the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate for the 2020 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event. Now in its third year, the Award is an annual prize that encourages scholarship and writing w...

Today is the LAST day to complete the 2020 Census. Help ensure funding for your community and accurate representation in...
10/15/2020

Today is the LAST day to complete the 2020 Census. Help ensure funding for your community and accurate representation in Congress by filling out your census here. ➡️ my2020census.gov

Join the Kennedy Institute on Tuesday, October 20, at 5 p.m. to hear from global human rights activist and newest Board ...
10/15/2020

Join the Kennedy Institute on Tuesday, October 20, at 5 p.m. to hear from global human rights activist and newest Board member, Martin Luther King III, on the importance of voting and civic engagement.

Organized by City Awake, “Empowering Youth to Vote” will give attendees the chance to hear Mr. King’s story on continuing his parents’ quest for equality and justice for all, his dedication to eradicating racism, and why civic engagement and voter participation are essential to the democratic process. Hope to see you there!

Register today. ➡️ ow.ly/VEuO50BSn4O

Reminder: it is the last day to complete the 2020 Census. Fill out the 2020 Census here. ➡️ my2020census.gov
10/15/2020

Reminder: it is the last day to complete the 2020 Census. Fill out the 2020 Census here. ➡️ my2020census.gov

Tomorrow is the last day to respond to the 2020 Census. Make sure your family, loved ones, and you are counted. Take fiv...
10/14/2020

Tomorrow is the last day to respond to the 2020 Census. Make sure your family, loved ones, and you are counted. Take five minutes today to complete the 2020 Census. ➡️ my2020census.gov

Filling out the 2020 Census advances social justice.  Data from the census helps allocate funding for housing, community...
10/14/2020

Filling out the 2020 Census advances social justice. Data from the census helps allocate funding for housing, community health centers, nutrition programs, and more. Fill out the 2020 Census here. ➡️ my2020census.gov

The 2020 Census ensures that your state has accurate representation in the United States House of Representatives. Fill ...
10/14/2020

The 2020 Census ensures that your state has accurate representation in the United States House of Representatives. Fill out the 2020 Census here. ➡️ my2020census.gov

Will the voting age ever be lower than 18? It's an issue covered in a virtual story from the Kennedy Institute's Just Vo...
10/13/2020

Will the voting age ever be lower than 18? It's an issue covered in a virtual story from the Kennedy Institute's Just Vote initiative. ➡️ ow.ly/pwFx50BNKCW

Watch a relate program held in August on this topic featuring past and present activists. ➡️ ow.ly/yl6f50BNKCV

Why Vote? Discover many reasons in this virtual story from the Kennedy Institute's Just Vote initiative. ➡️ ow.ly/s16750...
10/10/2020

Why Vote? Discover many reasons in this virtual story from the Kennedy Institute's Just Vote initiative. ➡️ ow.ly/s16750BNKjj

Watch a 2015 Getting to the Point conversation with Congressman John Lewis and Columnist Adrian Walker of The Boston Globe about the Voting Rights Act's 50th anniversary. ➡️ ow.ly/M7kp50BNKjk

10/09/2020

In yesterday’s Getting to the Point program, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer emphasized to viewers the strength and stability of our nation’s justice system. Read the latest State House News Service piece to learn more about Justice Breyer’s conversation with Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and host of The Beat With Ari Melber, and for insight into the rarity of overturning historical precedent. http://ow.ly/ZzIW30recIW

Making plans for the weekend? Add filling out the 2020 Census to your list! It only takes five minutes and brings money ...
10/09/2020

Making plans for the weekend? Add filling out the 2020 Census to your list! It only takes five minutes and brings money back to your community. You can fill out the 2020 Census here. ➡️ my2020census.gov

The Getting to the Point program with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and moderator Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal C...
10/08/2020

The Getting to the Point program with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and moderator Ari Melber, MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and host of The Beat With Ari Melber, is happening now.

Register here. ➡️ ow.ly/jGvy30rdWQR

In one hour, at 11:00 a.m., join Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Stephen Breyer and moderator Ari M...
10/08/2020

In one hour, at 11:00 a.m., join Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Stephen Breyer and moderator Ari Melber, MSNBC ​Chief Legal Correspondent and host of The Beat With Ari Melber​, for a discussion about how the Supreme Court provides checks and balances on the executive and legislative branches of government, how elections impact who is nominated to the bench and highlights of the Supreme Court’s important recent rulings.

Register here. ➡️ ow.ly/jGvy30rdWQR

Last chance to register! Join the Kennedy Institute tomorrow morning as MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber, host...
10/07/2020

Last chance to register! Join the Kennedy Institute tomorrow morning as MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber, host of The Beat With Ari Melber, moderates a discussion with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on the increasingly vital role the Supreme Court of the United States plays as one of our three branches of government. Sign up now. ➡️ http://ow.ly/bOJw50BMr0M

Four times in the past two years, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer delivered one of the cruc...
10/06/2020
Hear Directly from Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer Oct. 8

Four times in the past two years, United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer delivered one of the crucial five votes to solidify a 5-4 majority. In anticipation of the Kennedy Institute's upcoming Getting To the Point program with Justice Breyer, we looked back at these cases involving reproductive rights, immigration, anti-trust laws, and Native American land rights. ⬇️

When United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer joins the Kennedy Institute for a new program, we will hear from a jurist who four times in the past two years delivered one of the Court’s crucial five votes — solidifying the majority in cases.

"How can I vote safely in the pandemic?" Read this interactive visual story on the new Just Vote website to find out. ➡️...
10/05/2020

"How can I vote safely in the pandemic?" Read this interactive visual story on the new Just Vote website to find out. ➡️ ow.ly/C9aA50BHaRS

A few months ago, State Senator Barry Finegold and State Representative John Lawn joined the Kennedy Institute to discuss government strategies at the state level amid public health concerns. ➡️ ow.ly/9YuU50BHaLb

Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, Justice Breyer has served for more than two decades on the Supreme Court of...
10/02/2020

Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, Justice Breyer has served for more than two decades on the Supreme Court of the United States. Join the Kennedy Institute on Thursday, October 8 to learn about some of the recent decisions handed down by the Supreme Court along with the increasingly vital role that it plays as one of our three branches of government.

Register here: https://bit.ly/34qfmFs

Is voter fraud an issue in the United States? Learn more about this topic on the website for the Kennedy Institute's new...
10/02/2020

Is voter fraud an issue in the United States? Learn more about this topic on the website for the Kennedy Institute's new Just Vote initiative here. ➡️ ow.ly/s8Be50BH3HN

Check out a Getting to the Point program with David Litt, former senior presidential speechwriter and special assistant to President Barack Obama, who wrote a book that touches upon it. ➡️ ow.ly/lwHm50BH3HM

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Question about Senate history: who was the last serving Senator who began his career before the 17th Amendment was enacted?
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Remembering Ted Kennedy...
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Dobre książki np. jak wiedzieć co jest dobre a co złe i jak wychowywać dzieci.
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Great people...great art...even better community of socially active partners
VOICE OF A COMMON GOODER HOW TO STRIKE BACK AT ANTI-CHOICE ELECTED OFFICIALS How can the secular-and spiritual mainstream majority of citizens and voters, in the states with pending or enacted draconian anti-abortion laws, fight back and take back their state governments from the control of religious extremists now holding elected office? Well perhaps it’s possible if they gather enough signatures, they can instigate an initiative for SPECIAL RECALL ELECTIONS. Make these religious-sectarian subversionist and coercionists holding Governor’s chairs and state legislatures SWEAT AND STRUGGLE to retain their elected office positions. And in the process STRAIN AND DEPLETE the financial coffers of Republican state party organizations and of that of the National Republican party. A coordinated effort to hold SPECIAL RECALL ELECTIONS in all the states with pending or enacted draconian anti-abortion laws, (whom are trying to turn their states essentially into REPRODUCTIVE SLAVE STATES) in an effort ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Would make the Republican Party and socially conservative anti-abortion Democrats, PAY A HIGH POLTICAL PRICE, for using the engine of government to force, coerce, and impose religious extremist ideology implemented as secular law! SO SAY WE ALL! (June 2, 2019)
Remembering Ted Kennedy...