Join MuckRock and Boston Hassle on February 8th to celebrate civic engagement

Join MuckRock and Boston Hassle on February 8th to celebrate civic engagement

You’re invited to our first ever community meet-and-greet (that also happens to be our eighth birthday)

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Edited by JPat Brown

As we embark upon the journey that will be the Year 2018, we at MuckRock - like you, no doubt - are excited to move forward with a renewed sense of purpose, optimism, and community.

Say what you will about the last 12 months, but it would be hard to deny that they inspired an emotional, political fervor across demographics and interests that left very few feeling as though the United States could not stand to improve itself.

We know you have a lot of feelings about the future of our country and how we’re getting there. There’s a lot that can be gained from conversations across currently-disconnected efforts and much to learn from generous, dedicated individuals working across professional fields and public interest issues across the country and here in the Greater Boston area.

Which is why MuckRock, in coordination with Boston Hassle, would love for you to join us on Thursday, February 8th, 2018 for an evening of conversation, entertainment, and light eats at our first ever Public Interest Potluck.


Hosted by MuckRock and Boston Hassle

Who: You, please! This is a public event.

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: The Garment District 200 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02139

Why: To meet others interested in public interest opportunities and to learn about nonprofit and community betterment efforts in Massachusetts.

What to bring: Yourself! You’re welcome to bring food to share, but we’re primarily interested in hearing about your work or > the work you believe needs to get done.

If you’re interested in having table or space for materials at this event, or if you would like a short time slot to address attendees about your work, please let us know! We would love that.

We’re bringing together community members, activists, academics, and aspiring civic participants of all ages to talk about what they’re working on and what they would like to see going forward. We’ll have very short introductions from some of our guests with music and food and opportunities to get involved.

Please come share an idea or impression and learn about the buffet of ways people in our neighborhoods are exchanging and using information.

For nearly eight years, MuckRock has been working to build the tools individuals need to engage with their government and hold it accountable. We’ve had the amazing opportunity to work and talk with some extraordinary people across disciplines, backgrounds, political agendas, and experiences, all using a little hope - and maybe some indignation - to insist that the arc of the universe bend a bit further toward justice. We hope you’ll come join the discussion and that we’ll see you on February 8!

Please RSVP via our eventbrite page or via the form below, and if you’re a nonprofit or community group interested in officially attending the event, please let us know at

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