Our aim is to build a supportive community of people who share a vision of society based on our core values: honesty, justice, compassion, responsibility, and courage. This community promotes these values by engaging in important social issues, seeking to both understand them and take action on them. We are committed to working toward a more ethical society and a world that lives by humanist values.

September 25: Pam Wilmot, “Voting and Democracy: Challenges to the Right to Vote and Opportunities for Increasing Political Participation”

Screen Shot 2016-09-19 at 10.32.59 AMPam Wilmot is the Executive Director of Common Cause Massachusetts.

The 2016 Presidential election promises to be one of the bitterest in decades. Donald Trump’s comments about Democrats trying to steal the election may spur voter intimidation campaigns in swing states. Luckily, some of the worst voter suppression laws, passed after the Shelby decision overturning portions of the federal voting rights laws, have been recently struck down by the Supreme Court. To further protect the vote, non-partisan groups are planning one of the largest ever election observation efforts ever and have succeeded in advancing laws to modernize elections and include more voters in some┬ástates, including Massachusetts. Join us for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities to voting in Massachusetts and across the nation.