Report: Mass. gets high marks for transparency, inclusiveness on redistricting

The commonwealth got an A-, the highest grade in the nation.

This article originally appeared in MassLive on October 11, 2023 and was written by John L. Micek.  

While he credited the Bay State’s process, one advocate was quick to point out that “our work doesn’t end here.

“Part of the success of this redistricting process can be attributed to the decision to redraw districts using census block data before municipal reprecincting, which contributed to a higher number of majority-minority districts,” Common Cause Massachusetts Executive Director Geoff Foster said in a statement. We’ll continue to push for the Legislature to adopt this change permanently for future redistricting cycles.”

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