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Old 10-14-2021, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Hyde Park, MA
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The new House and Senate districts have been proposed and despite the stated intention of empowering "Minority" communities...we've seen little of that in Metro South.

Randolph is going to be in a district with....West Bridgewater, Bridgewater and Easton? I wasn't 100% onboard with us being in a Brockton anchored district (as suggested by certain coalitions) for the fact that functionally, Randolph is an inner Metro South suburb (think Milton, Canton, Braintree, Quincy, Weymouth).

That being said, looks like nothing will really change for us on this side.

With the Braintree Highlands, the district will be carried by Timilty and other Milton Democrats for the foreseeable future (albeit the Highlands is a lot different nowadays). But this is a district that still feel's odd with the Bridgewater's in there. With the way that Randolph is growing we'll dominate the district in another 10 years but man, hopefully our interest remain aligned up here in 33 because I don't want any representatives coming from that part of Plymouth/Bristol counties.


https://www.masslive.com/politics/20...mmunities.html

https://malegislature.gov/StateHouse...te%20Statewide


Last edited by MassNative2891; 10-14-2021 at 09:14 AM.. Reason: Added map
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:09 AM
 
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Is there a place where it is possible to see the entire map in decent definition?
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:44 AM
 
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Lynn, and Lynnfield in the same district? Talk about polar opposites.


Is there a map available of current districting?
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Old 10-14-2021, 09:53 AM
 
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Wait...you're not suggesting lumping Brockton in there with Randolph and Stoughton (in effect giving them a minority voice), and another district for the Bridgewaters along with Middleboro and Whitman and Hanson (where maybe an "R" has a chance of getting in)? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.


Nah, you can keep having a white guy from Milton who "knows what's best for you". They tell me the status quo is working just fine.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:18 AM
 
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Is there a map available of current districting?
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:28 AM
 
Location: North Andover
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I know that in Lawrence they are proposing merging Lawrence with Methuen which in my opinion makes more sense. Right know Lawrence is with Andover, Dracut & Tewksbury. Those 3 towns especially Andover are total opposites. Although Senator Finegold does his best to represent his constituents in Lawrence, the city would benefit more with having someone who actually lives in the city and knows the struggles etc.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/10/...FPQMdyaG5m7KJs
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Hyde Park, MA
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Wait...you're not suggesting lumping Brockton in there with Randolph and Stoughton (in effect giving them a minority voice), and another district for the Bridgewaters along with Middleboro and Whitman and Hanson (where maybe an "R" has a chance of getting in)? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.


Nah, you can keep having a white guy from Milton who "knows what's best for you". They tell me the status quo is working just fine.
LOL it's a case of Brockton as a larger city simply having too many interest that might not align with Randolph tbh. Everyone is thinking Race first but there are other things to consider.

You make a very good point though. If you don't group Brockton/Randolph/Milton with those areas in Bristol-Plymouth; you can create a R district.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:41 AM
 
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What are the likely R districts in the proposed map?
2, 6, 7, 21, 39 ?
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Hyde Park, MA
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I know that in Lawrence they are proposing merging Lawrence with Methuen which in my opinion makes more sense. Right know Lawrence is with Andover, Dracut & Tewksbury. Those 3 towns especially Andover are total opposites. Although Senator Finegold does his best to represent his constituents in Lawrence, the city would benefit more with having someone who actually lives in the city and knows the struggles etc.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/10/...FPQMdyaG5m7KJs
From what I recall, they are going to split Haverhill though?

It has been noted that this is removing the voice from Haverhill (similar to my concerns for Randolph). Towns that are between 30k-40k population are usually in between a rock and hard place.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:45 AM
 
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House proposed



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