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.


This placement is with MassVOTE. MassVOTE works on a nonpartisan basis to increase voter registration, education, and participation in historically underrepresented communities in Massachusetts.

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Proposed responsibilities include:

  • Participating in voter registration drives throughout Greater Boston. Students will be trained on how to approach and register voters. They will also be training other organizations and young people on how to register people to vote.
  • Working on or election reform policies. We are very close to passing our pre-registration bill, which would allow 16 year olds to pre-register to vote. Student's will visit State House and talk to legislators about the benefits of our legislation.
  • Small projects as agreed upon with mentor.