We believe that a better, more equitable Boston will be built when the city understands and listens to its historically underheard people. Surveys and opinion polls of “likely voters” don’t cut it. Real Talk for Change is amplifying the voices of the underheard to constructively shape the 2021 election cycle.
We are giving the mic to folks who are experiencing the most urgent issues of our time: poverty, racism, housing instability, immigration, and mass incarceration.
BOSTON’S MAYORAL AND CITY COUNCILOR CANDIDATES
Boston’s mayoral and city councilor candidates will be invited to use the dashboard to better understand the hopes, concerns, and experiences of the city’s voters
DEBATE MODERATORS AND JOURNALISTS
The fellows will also use conversations to inform recommended questions for debate moderators and media interviewers.
THE GENERAL PUBLIC
Finally, the platform will be made available to the public to listen and learn from one another.