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Sam Fleming reports on efforts to reform voter registration in Massachusetts
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[Voter registration reform]
Original Airdate: 7/19/1988

Length: 00:02:59
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Sam Fleming reports on voter registration in Massachusetts. Fleming notes that many eligible voters in Massachusetts are not registered to vote. He notes that the percentages of unregistered voters are highest in minority communities. Fleming interviews Yvonne Footman (Dorchester resident) and other city residents about voter registration. Fleming's report includes footage of Footman registering to vote. Fleming interviews Charles Weeks (Office of the Massachusetts Secretary of State) and David Sullivan (Office of the Massachusetts Secretary of State) about voter registration. Sullivan and Weeks say that the State of Massachusetts is not doing enough to make voter registration easy and accessible. Fleming reports on voter registration initiatives at the state and national level. Fleming notes that Jesse Jackson (Democratic candidate for US President) has made increased access to voter registration part of his campaign platform. Fleming's report is accompanied by footage of Jesse Jackson at the Democratic Convention, by footage of voter registration tables, by footage of polling booths, and by footage of city residents near City Hall Plaza.

Contributor : Reporter
Sam Fleming
Format : Tape 5889   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102934 
VHS cassette 103074 
Betacam cassette 105150 
digital betacam cassette 103089 

Subject : Keywords
Elections - 1988 presidential campaign and elections
Voter registration

Subject : Personal Names
Bentsen, Lloyd
Dukakis, Michael
Fleming, Sam
Footman, Yvonne
Jackson, Jesse
Sullivan, David
Weeks, Charles

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Election Department

Type : Genre
News - Television

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