Voting rights group,DrawingDemocracy, suggests new majority-minority districts for MA; EB Senate district would change


From the Bay State Banner:

“The proposal would also largely remove the city of Boston from the existing 1st Suffolk and Middlesex District, which currently includes large portions of Downtown Boston, as well as East Boston and neighboring communities like Cambridge, Winthrop and Revere. Instead, the coalition’s proposal groups the downtown precincts in with what is now, largely, the 1st Suffolk District. East Boston would fall under a new coalition district that also would also include Lynn and Revere to pull together the immigrant-heavy communities that are all facing similar struggles with housing and climate change.”

A legislative redistricting committee would have the final say as it prepares for the 2022 state elections. Read more here.

Here are the proposed maps from DrawingDemocracy.

A map showing current House districts. Source: DrawingDemocracy.