[Ward 7 delegates]
Original Airdate: 5/21/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports on the failure of Ward 7 to elect any minority delegates to the Massachusetts State Democratic Party convention. Vaillancourt notes that minority voters accuse party bosses of discouraging minorities from running as delegates. Vaillancourt reports that Dianne Wilkerson (Ward 7 resident) and Bernard Sneed (Ward 7 resident) both ran for delegate in Ward seven last year. Sneed calls for a change in the election process. Vaillancourt interviews Wilkerson and Sneed. Wilkerson accuses James Kelly (Boston City Council) of setting up the election to be restrictive and hostile to minority delegates. Vaillancourt quotes Kelly as saying that he set up a fair election and that Wilkerson and Sneed lost. Vaillancourt reports that Wilkerson and Sneed were named as delegates on an appeal to the State Democratic Party. Vaillancourt's report is accompanied by footage of residents of Ward seven in their neighborhoods.
Contributor : Reporter
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African Americans - Politics and government
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Democratic National Party
Type : Genre
News - Television
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