Worcester Interfaith invites Worcester’s interfaith community to a presentation on the Voters’ Rights Lawsuit filed against the City of Worcester by Worcester Interfaith, NAACP Worcester Branch, and seven individual plaintiffs. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via Zoom. Pre-registration is required and can be done here: http://bit.ly/WorcVoterEquity.
A coalition of Latino/a and Black residents of Worcester have brought a lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act to challenge the entirely at-large plurality election system for Worcester School Committee. Approximately 44% of Worcester’s residents are people of color. In Worcester Public Schools, students of color make up about 70% of the population. Yet Worcester has an all-white School Committee. Worcester is the last large city in Massachusetts (with over 100,000 residents) to have an exclusively at-large plurality electoral system for School Committee.
This case is about inclusiveness and fairness. Worcester’s strength is in its diversity. Its elected bodies should reflect that diversity. A change will make our city stronger and more inclusive and create a government that is more representative of all of our interests. Please join us to learn more about the lawsuit and how you can become involved.
With questions, please contact Worcester Interfaith organizer Devra Goldstein at email@example.com or Pastor Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.