Tag Archives: redistricting

Redistricting Olympics Sheds Light on Difficult Questions that Must be Answered

Common Cause MA’s Redistricting Olympics is currently under way and accepting submissions through August 30th. Entrants have the opportunity to face many of the issues that members of the legislative redistricting committee will deal with as they redraw Massachusetts’ districts. In the entries submitted so far, we have noticed a few common issues that must be resolved by anyone attempting…

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Preserving Communities of Interest: Massachusetts Congressional Map

(YES PLEASE!!! – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Massachusetts redistricting is well under way. The Legislative Committee on Redistricting has concluded its round of public hearings and is now scheduled to begin drawing maps over the next couple of months. In the spirit of Common Cause Massachusetts’s Redistricting Olympics, I thought that it was appropriate to produce some…

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Massachusetts Redistricting Olympics

Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration. The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the…

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Government Power Grab on Beacon Hill

Election Laws Committee to Take Up H.B. 1830 An Act Relative to Stripping the People of Their Constitutional Authority to Remedy a Corrupted Government & Disenfranchise Citizens OK, so that’s not the official title of the bill, but nevertheless, the Joint Committee on Election Laws will hold a public hearing Wednesday, March 23rd at 1:30 pm in Hearing Room B-1…

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