• Bincheng Mao

One-on-One with Former US Senator William Cowan

Recently, Bincheng Mao sat down with Senator William "Mo" Cowan, former United States Senator from Massachusetts to discuss minority inclusion, restoring 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 long-time Senator John Kerry, who became the US Secretary of State under President Obama. Mr. 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 sat on the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.


Bincheng Mao moderates this interview with Senator Cowan. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Inclusion Advocate and President of the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC). An awardee of the Clinton Foundation COVID-19 action fund, he has mobilized young volunteers from across the country to serve minorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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