Redistricting

Threat of lawsuit hangs over potential City Council redistricting vote

Threat of lawsuit hangs over potential City Council redistricting vote

By | August 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm | No comments

Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor Aug. 21, 2012 A map redrawing the boundaries of City Council districts was expected to be finalized this week, as councillors were poised to vote Wednesday on a controversial measure that would shift 12 precincts in seven of the city’s nine...

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City Council’s Census & Redistricting committee to hold redistricting hearing

By | July 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm | No comments

PRESS RELEASE Charles C. Yancey, Boston City Councillor For Release ------------------------------- Tuesday, July 17, 2012 City Council’s Census & Redistricting committee to hold redistricting hearing Boston City Hall (July 17, 2012) – The Boston City Council’s...

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Coalition of Color Stance on Redistricting

Coalition of Color Stance on Redistricting

By | June 14, 2012 at 11:01 am | 3 comments

NAACP Stance on Boston City Council Redistricting An Open Letter to Chairman Linehan and Members of the City Council, From:  The Redistricting Coalition of Color: Chinese Progressive Association, MassVOTE, NAACP, Oiste? and Project Hip-­‐Hop Date: June 12, 2012 "Stop...

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Globe: Mass. voting maps reflect State House evolution

Globe: Mass. voting maps reflect State House evolution

By | January 14, 2012 at 8:54 am | No comments

Here is an excerpt from an epic Boston Globe article marking the occasion of one of the most voter-empowering redistricting laws in recent history, thanks to MassVOTE, our coalition partners, and the legislators who brilliantly performed their duties on the redistricting...

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Globe: Menino decries redistricting plan

Globe: Menino decries redistricting plan

By | November 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm | No comments

Says Chinatown should not be split, as panel proposes November 25, 2011 | By Stephanie Ebbert, Globe Staff Mayor Thomas M. Menino yesterday panned a City Council redistricting plan that would divide Chinatown by shifting one of its precincts out of District 2, calling...

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New congressional maps give you more power

New congressional maps give you more power

By | November 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm | No comments

November 7, 2011:  A new map has been offered by Massachusetts legislative leaders and your voice has been heard.   Across the state, people working with MassVOTE and our partners in the Drawing Democracy project have asked for districts that made sense to you.  The new...

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Globe: Plan to redraw districts hailed

Globe: Plan to redraw districts hailed

By | October 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm | No comments

Proposal aims to reflect state’s racial diversity OCTOBER 19, 2011 |  Peter Schworm, GLOBE STAFF Massachusetts lawmakers yesterday released a new map of legislative districts that doubles the number that are “majority-minority,’’ reflecting the state’s growing...

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New Concepts for Boston City Council District Maps

New Concepts for Boston City Council District Maps

By | October 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm | 3 comments

A majority of the people in Boston are people of color, but of Boston's 9 city council districts, only 2 districts have elected people of color at any time in the past ten years.  Of Boston's 14 municipal elected positions (13 councilors plus the mayor) people of color have...

Posted in: Fair Elections Agenda, Redistricting

Globe: Phantom precinct shows city’s arcane voting laws

Globe: Phantom precinct shows city’s arcane voting laws

By | November 3, 2009 at 8:27 pm | No comments

Made up of Harbor Islands, no one cast ballot since 2004 November 3, 2009 | By Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff It’s one of the stranger rituals of Boston politics: For each Election Day, a pristine ballot box is cleaned, filled with fresh ink, and force-fed at least 50...

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