[Final redistricting plan]
Original Airdate: 3/31/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Christy George reports on the final redistricting plan for legislative districts of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. George reports that James Brett (State Representative) drew up an original plan that was challenged by the Massachusetts Republican Party and by the Black Political Task Force. George notes that both groups are fighting for more representation in the legislature. George's report includes footage from interviews with Byron Rushing (State Representative) and Lloyd King (Black Political Task Force). Rushing claims a victory for the Black Political Task Force. George discusses whether the new redistricting plan will result in a greater number of Republican and African American representatives. George reports that the Republican Party is worried that Republican challengers will not have enough time to plot campaigns in new districts. George's report includes footage from an interview with Stephen Pierce (Minority Leader, Massachusetts House of Representatives). George reports that Brett has complained that he was forced to divide communities in the new redistricting plan. George interviews Brett. Brett talks about the redistricting plan. George's report also includes footage of Brett explaining the new plan to his colleagues in the House chambers and footage of George Keverian (Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives) in the House chambers. Keverian says, "The law is an ass."
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Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Politics and government
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Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Black Political Task Force
Massachusetts State Legislature
Republican National Party
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News - Television
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