Massachusetts may be a progressive state but we’re going to find out how progressive it is in November when voters decide whether to repeal the state Legislature’s passage of a bill granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants.
On the Oct. 19 edition of The Chat, advocates for both sides made their cases to New Bedford Light columnist and reporter Jack Spillane.
Maureen Maloney, who heads up Fair and Secure Massachusetts, spoke on behalf of the repeal effort. Rolando Oliva, of the New Bedford branch of Movimiento Cosecha, spoke through a translator on behalf of the effort by immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.
THE CHAT ARCHIVES
Join longtime New Bedford political writer Jack Spillane as he interviews the candidates during a special edition of The Chat on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
Lee Blake and Timothy Dale Walker will join New Bedford Light columnist Jack Spillane for the latest episode of The Chat on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. for a free hour-long discussion via Zoom about New Bedford’s place in the Underground Railroad.
Both candidates were invited to participate in The Chat for a conversation about issues and ideas related to managing Bristol County’s correctional facilities. Heroux accepted our invitation; Hodgson accepted then later declined.