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“‘It splits their power’: Why some think Fall River should have one congressmember, not two”- The Herald News
"[A]ctivists with a coalition called Drawing Democracy are advocating for draft district boundaries based on new population estimates and resident feedback, including in Fall River. Jaidyn Appel from the Coalition for Social Justice, which is working with the Drawing...read more
"It’s not just renters who could be pushed out the door. Diana Painter is deputy director of the Coalition for Social Justice in New Bedford. She says that as the rail line barrels toward completion, corporate investors are buying out longtime homeowners, marking a...read more
Housing is an issue we are continuing to follow and stay engaged on. https://newbedfordlight.org/new-bedford-eviction-actions-mount-as-legal-services-languish/?utm_medium=email&mc_cid=3d7427d50a&mc_eid=79b5d4a027read more
“Redistricting process could split some precincts” – CommonWealth Magazine; CSJ interns have the last word!
A great delegation of CSJ advocates attended a virtual hearing on redistricting on Monday. Two of our summer interns presented their research: “'Our conversations with citizens of Fall River tell us that this divide creates confusion, not only on the part of voters...read more
"Senate President Karen Spilka joined members of “Raise Up Massachusetts” and other supporters of the new legislation to celebrate its passing on Thursday afternoon. 'Fifteen years ago, I set out to ensure that no one in Massachusetts would have to choose between...read more