Episode 7: What happened?

What happened on November 7th, 2017 in the Cambridge City Council election? In this episode of Backyard Cambridge we look at who won, who lost, and what exactly went wrong with the vote tallying process. Then we look beyond this election to see the impact the results will have on affordable housing policies in the city.

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A big thanks to the civic organizations we interviewed multiple times for this podcast, including in this episode. Get in touch with them if you'd like to get more involved with citizen engagement or affordable housing:

Cambridge.Vote (Kelsey Harris) - Email admin@cambridge.vote
Cambridge Residents' Alliance (Nancy Ryan) - http://www.cambridgeresidentsalliance.org/
A Better Cambridge (Jesse Kanson-Benanav) - http://www.abettercambridge.org/

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