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Conversation with Former US Senator William "Mo" Cowan

Updated: Aug 4

Recently, ECC founder Bincheng Mao had a 30-minute conversation with Senator Mo Cowan, former Senator from Massachusetts, discussing public trust in democracy and youth engagement in public service.

Senator Cowan was sworn into office by then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2013

(Evan McGlinn, The New York Times)

Senator William "Mo" Cowan represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States Senate in 2013. He succeeded Senator John Kerry, who was nominated to serve as the US Secretary of State under President Obama. Senator Cowan's tenure in the Senate marked a milestone for African American representation: it was the first time that two African American Senators served in the US Senate at the same time. Senator Cowan worked tirelessly on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013.

Bincheng Mao moderates this interview with Senator Cowan. He is the Chief Editor at Inclusion Advocate and President of the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance (ECC). An incoming J.D. candidate at Harvard Law, Bincheng led ECC through the COVID-19 pandemic and mobilized volunteers to help over 85,000 minorities access medical care. He has been awarded by the Clinton Foundation for his charitable work.

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Inclusion Advocate - Unscripted is an interview series produced by the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting inclusion and equity for marginalized minorities.

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