Debates on MA Ballot Questions


Debates on MA Ballot Questions
Event on 2016-09-13 14:30:00
UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, WBUR radio, and The Boston Globe will host a series of live weekly debates exploring in depth the four statewide ballot questions to be decided by Massachusetts voters in the November 8 election. The show’s host, Meghna Chakrabarti, will be joined each week by a co-moderator from The Boston Globe. Each debate will feature representatives on both sides of a ballot question, as designated by the groups formally proposing or opposing each question. The schedule is: Tuesday, September 13 – Question 2: would raise the cap on charter schools Tuesday, September 20 – Question 3: would regulate the treatment of farm animals Tuesday, September 27 – Question 1: would allow for an additional slots gambling parlor Tuesday, October 4 – Question 4: would legalize the recreational use of marijuana This series of debates is intended to raise the profile and further the discussion of the important ballot questions facing Massachusetts voters, as often ballot questions get little public notice. Because the debates are taking place as part of WBUR’s “Radio Boston” program, from 3 to 4 p.m., the live audience must be in their seats in the McCormack Theatre by 2:45 p.m. The doors open at 2:30 and close at 2:45. The debates are free and open to the public, but registration will be required.   For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu before the event date.   FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? We encourage all visitors to use public transportation, as parking capacity during the fall 2016 semester will be very limited. Drivers should allow additional time for driving, parking, and walking due to possible delays caused by construction. Drivers are encouraged to park at the UMass Boston Bayside Lot, located at 200 Mt. Vernon Street in Boston, and take a free shuttle to the Clark Athletic Center or the Campus Center. Getting Here.Parking fees: per single use. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes. Your ticket, mobile or printed is needed to gain access to the event.   The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? No. The name on the ticket must match the attendee.

at 100 William T Morrissey Boulevard
McCormack Theatre, Second Floor
Boston, United States

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