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Jan. 28 Forum CANCELLED

Updated January 27, 2015 (10:30 p.m.):  Due to the blizzard, the Jan. 28 panel discussion is CANCELLED.  We hope to reschedule this event.  Please check back shortly for the new date.

How is the marked rise in economic inequality affecting civic participation and political expression in the United States? Is the growing gap between the very wealthy and everyone else influencing whose voice is determining political and policy issues? What are the implications of extreme economic inequality for the democratic ideal of “one person, one vote”?

Please plan to attend the panel discussion, “Economic Inequality and Political Participation — Whose Voice Is Heard?” co-sponsored by LWVMA and Bentley University’s Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences on Wednesday, January 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bentley University, 175 Forest Street, Waltham.  The panel will take place in Bentley’s Wilder Pavilion (Adamian Academic Center 165).

Noah Berger, Executive Director, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center; Hahrie Han, Associate Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College; and Kay Schlozman, J. Joseph Moakley Professor of Political Science, Boston College will be the speakers. Juliet Gainsborough, Associate Professor of Political Science at Bentley, will moderate, and Bentley President Gloria Larson will help us introduce the event.

This forum is free and open to the public, but we are asking LWVMA members and their guests to pre-register to ensure sufficient seating.  Consider inviting students from your high school to attend the forum with you.

Please click here to let us know you’re coming and bringing others. And click here to download an event flyer.

Questions? Please contact the LWVMA office at 617-523-2999 or