From Berkshire Community College and the Falmouth Historical Society; from the Cape Ann Museum and the YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts — on February 25, nonprofit representatives from 17 communities around the Commonwealth headed to the State House in Boston. They came together for the first time to share best practices for getting the word out about their organizations’ public programs addressing voting rights in 2020, and to meet their districts’ state senators and representatives.
These organizations each received a grant from Mass Humanities through a special initiative called The Vote. Mass Humanities awarded more than $150,000 total for a wide range of programs that include over 50 upcoming public events. The crowd listened to inspiring talks by Senate President Karen Spilka, Mass Cultural Council Executive Director Anita Walker, and Mass Humanities Executive Director Brian Boyles. See photos below of the attendees at the State House.