The Institute of Politics, in partnership with Harvard College, hosted a “Day of Civic Action” Thursday, with the goal of encouraging civic participation among students.

The day included live advocacy events such as phone banking, as well as a discussion on running for office with former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III.

The day aimed to build on the rise of involvement in the 2020 election and to boost civic participation at Harvard, according to IOP Vice President Kevin L. Ballen ’22.

“We saw all this momentum in the 2020 election, and we saw so many student organizations join us and so many students get involved,” he said. “We wanted a way to continue that enthusiasm and to channel it.”


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