Re “Mass. Latino and Asian populations fuel growth” (Page A1, Aug. 20): In their article on the changing demographics of Massachusetts, Ivy Scott, Tonya Alanez, and Daigo Fujiwara highlight how Latino and Asian communities are leading population growth in Massachusetts. We should treat these statistics not as the end of the story but rather as the beginning. Read more from MassVOTE in the Boston Globe.
Mirroring the nation as a whole, Massachusetts saw its population grow by 7.4 percent over the last decade, as communities of color drove an increase of nearly half a million people, data released Thursday by the US Census Bureau show. Read more from the Boston Globe.
After months of pandemic-induced delays, the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released the local-level population and demographic data from the 2020 count of the nation’s population, triggering a sprint to redraw the boundaries of the state’s legislative and Congressional districts over the coming months. Read more from State House News/WWLP.
Goal of the unity map is to keep communities whole and ensure equitable representation for BIPOC, immigrant and low-income communities BOSTON – Following today’s release of the redistricting data by the U.S. Census Bureau and the official start of the 2021 redistricting process, the Drawing Democracy Coalition has launched its plan to build a unity map that keeps communities whole and ensures equitable representation for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American, people of co
Joining us to discuss how redistricting will shape the Commonwealth are Emma Platoff, a reporter with the Boston Globe, and Beth Huang, the director of the Massachusetts Voter Table and an organizer for Drawing Democracy Coalition, which assists in public outreach on redistricting. Listen to the interview from Boston Public Radio, starting at the 15 minute mark.
With the latest census data likely to call for changes to local congressional districts, some advocates think Fall River should be redistricted to be all in one district instead of two. Read more from the Fall River Herald News.