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BUild Innovation Lab @ Boston University

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By the People: Revolutionizing the Democratic Process to Ensure Full Participation by Millennials and People of Color

A Special Event hosted as part of City Awake’s Fierce Urgency of Now Festival

About Fierce Urgency of Now:

Join Amplify Latinx in collaboration with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and City Awake, for a six days FUN festival of conversation and celebration of Boston's Millennials of Color. The Boston Foundation and City Awake’s City of Millennials report shows that Greater Boston’s millennial population is more racially and ethnically diverse and more educated than ever before. However, it also exposed the many barriers that population faces in Boston as well. That is why Fierce Urgency of Now is so important. A 6-day festival September 20-25 dedicated to talking about these issues and convening young Bostonians of color to share their experiences. We are proud to partner with City Awake for this cause. Learn more at #FUNinBOS.

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The most impactful movements in history have been set in motion at the grassroots level. Join us for a trendsetting dialogue on inclusive voting models and learn about innovative strategies to overcome barriers to civic engagement. Walk away with a toolkit that will equip you to educate voters on a system that drives voter participation.

Black and Latino voters could make a sizable difference in this Fall’s mid-term elections. The Millennial and Latinx population will grow more than 55% in the next two decades to 90 million -- representing more than a quarter of all Americans. This demographic shift presents a key opportunity to invest in outreach and new voting processes to ensure strong turn out by this large, yet disengaged electorate.

In this forum led by expert speakers, we will hear success stories around online voter registration, early voting, pre-registration of high school age students, and automatic voter registration. We will also explore how we can disrupt voter access by implementing engagement strategies such as ranked choice voting and clean “citizen funded” elections to increase candidate access and voter participation by traditionally under-represented communities.

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