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TITLE:   Common Ground
Linda Dorcena Forry - State Representative 12th Suffolk
DATE:   02/09/2012
DESCRIPTION:   During the first half of the show, host Steve Tompkins talks with 12th Suffolk State Representative Linda Dorcena Forry about being an elected official in Boston. Representative Forry is only the second Haitian American to hold public office within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She talked about being Chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business and some of the issues that the committee works to address. She discussed the role of community participation while working on the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting which handled the issue of drawing new boundary lines for elected offices. They discussed issues facing the people of Haiti and work that Rep. Forry is supporting that will allow Haitians the ability to move to the United States.

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