On Tuesday night, we learned how two groups had prepared to participate in Tuesday's election.
First, Eva Milona, executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), spoke about the thousands of new immigrant voters expected to cast a ballot in this election. She said many issues related to immigrants rights will be decided by the next president and that she hopes for policies that are more inclusive and less politicized.
Then, we heard from Brendan Geraghty, a student at UMass Amherst, and Nicole Erickson, a student of Westfield State University. Both are working on the New Voters Project from the organization MASSPIRG. They talked about the difficulties of recruiting and registering new voters virtually and during a pandemic.
Finally, with the pandemic, the election and the potential aftermath of it, we're living in stressful times. It can be overwhelming for adults, and even more so for children. We checked back in with Dr. Fatima Watt, the director of Behavioral Health Services at Boston’s Franciscan Children’s, about how to discuss potentially difficult and stressful situations and events with kids of all ages.
Eva Milona - 2:13
Brendan Geraghty and Nicole Erickson - 12:49
Dr. Fatima Watt - 23:06