On Wednesday, January 29, 2020 the MBLLC met with MassInc to discuss their recent report on electoral reform. Titled "MassForward: Advancing Democratic Innovation and Electoral Reform in Massachusetts," the report highlighted a number of barriers to electoral participation faced by minority populations. Some recommendations discussed includeed aligning local and state elections, using those savings to provide public funding for candidates, and creating an organization to educate and support prospective candidates of color.
The The Boston Foundation and The Hyams Foundation, the funders of the report, also joined the conversation to discuss potential next steps.
The full report can be viewed here.
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