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Bill Keating, Joe Kennedy visit UMD to help get out the vote

Aimee Chiavaroli, SouthCoastToday

DARTMOUTH — UMass Dartmouth, Precinct 3, has been known for low voter turnout, but with the help of student advocates, that might change, considering they’ve aided some 800 students in registering for this election.

Students in the group UMassD Votes organized events with other groups on campus and helped students register to vote electronically through TurboVote and for this election, numbers have more than doubled.

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Kennedy rallies Berkshire Dems for Final Election Push

Andy McKeever, iBerkshires
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There is a lot of frustration with politics, especially on the national level, shown throughout this campaign season. While local Democrats say they understand it, they want to take seats in government to fix the causes of that frustration.
“For those who are so frustrated, and we have to acknowledge that frustration comes from a very real place for far too many people — an economy that despite our best efforts is leaving a lot of folks behind or in danger thereof, we’ve got a criminal justice system where one in three black, male babies born today is predicted to go to jail over the course of their lifetime, across our country there are a million public school students who are homeless, 80 percent of the kids, the children in need of mental health care don’t get it in the richest nation on earth,” U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III said on Tuesday when he joined local Democrats and candidates in a get out the vote rally.
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Kennedy questions timing of FBI chief’s announcement of Clinton Emails

Jim Hand, Attleboro Sun Chronicle

MANSFIELD — U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III Monday joined the list of national Democrats questioning the timing of an FBI disclosure that it was expanding its investigation into the emails of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

FBI Director James Comey released a letter Friday saying the agency was looking into more emails from Clinton’s time as secretary of state.

It was reported that the emails were on the laptop of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, the now estranged husband of top Clinton aid Huma Abedin.

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Kennedy meets with residents of Wilbraham Senior Center

Chris Godreau, The Reminder

WILBRAHAM – Democratic Congressman Joseph Kennedy III of Brookline answered questions and spoke to seniors alongside state Sen. Eric Lesser at the Wilbraham Senior Center on Oct. 24 during a forum called “Cider, Donuts, and Conversation.”

Lesser said he is committed to helping the town of Wilbraham find potential funds at the state level if a new senior center project were approved by residents.

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Editorial: Congress in balance

The Boston Herald

…But two other incumbent members of the delegation — who do have opposition this year — have distinguished themselves by reaching across the aisle to get things done in a Republican House that is quite likely to remain so after Nov. 8. They are Joseph P. Kennedy III of Brookline (4th District) and Stephen F. Lynch of Boston (8th District).

Kennedy has taken up the cause of mental health parity — a cause near and dear to his late uncle, Ted. He also recently co-sponsored the bipartisan POWER Act aimed as better connecting victims of domestic violence with legal representation. The bill may be a small step but the effort at finding common ground is an admirable one…

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