Voting rights advocates are pushing for a new majority-Black Senate district in Boston and as many as nine new majority-minority districts in the House as part of a plan to increase the political clout of communities of color on Beacon Hill. Read more from State House News/22News
As lawmakers dive into the redistricting process, a coalition of voter-rights groups is calling for an increase in the number of majority-minority districts in the state House and Senate. Read more from Politico Massachusetts.
A new majority-minority senate district anchored by minority populations in Lawrence and Methuen was put on the table Tuesday in an effort to increase the political clout of minority and low-income communities. Read more from WHAV.
A coalition of advocacy groups is proposing sweeping changes to Massachusetts’ political landscape, offering a map that would significantly increase the number of state legislative districts populated mostly by people of color. Read more from the Boston Globe.
Proposed redistricting plan creates 29 majority-minority House Districts, 7 majority-minority Senate Districts BOSTON – The Drawing Democracy Coalition today revealed their Unity Maps for State Senate and State House districts in Massachusetts. The proposed maps align with the coalition’s goals to keep communities of interest whole and increase political power for BIPOC, immigrant and low-income communities. Please see the glossary below for a detailed description of relevant
House and Senate negotiators struck a deal on legislation related to drawing political districts and voting precincts, filing a compromise bill with the House clerk's office late Monday morning. Read more from State House News Service via WBUR.
After decades of political neglect, Acting Mayor Kim Janey and Boston elections officials are quietly shopping a plan to redraw some of the city’s voting precincts, an effort that advocates hope will equalize disparate wait times at the polls. Read more from the Boston Globe.