Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Summer Fellowship

Seevak Fellowship

On some positions, cowardice asks the question, 'Is it expedient?' And then expedience comes along and asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' Conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MassVOTE

MassVOTE is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that watchdogs the integrity of elections, fights for policy changes to make democracy accessible to voters, and works to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to participate. MassVOTE is an anti-racist organization that works to close the participation gap between suburban areas and urban communities of color. For more information see: http://www.massvote.org/

Proposed responsibilities include:

  • grassroots organizing, door knocking and get out the vote work directly with voters and prospective voters
  • crunching data about potential voters, voting trends etc.
  • researching and developing policy reform proposals for election day registration
  • participating in advocacy at the State House and City Hall
  • researching ideas for improving poll-worker training
  • educating voters on civic engagement
  • other responsibilities as agreed upon with your mentor