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Pa. redistricting is poised to be transparent. Will it be fair? Advocates think yes.

BY: - July 13, 2021

Pennsylvanians will be able to participate in perhaps more than a dozen hearings on their congressional and legislative maps in the coming months, as well as submit their own maps online.

Former Gov.’s son tours Pa. in VW van to raise redistricting awareness

BY: - April 5, 2021

David Thornburgh, president of the Philadelphia good government group Committee of Seventy, will be driving across the state in his freshly painted red, white and blue Volkswagen bus in the coming weeks to encourage people to engage in the once a decade redistricting process.

Four of Pennsylvania’s legislative redistricting commissioners are confirmed. The fifth will decide who wins and loses

BY: - March 16, 2021

The Pennsylvania House and Senate okayed the start of legislative redistricting this week, sparking a six-week-long race to find a tie-breaking voice agreeable to Democrats and Republicans.

COMMENTARY

In 2021, tell your lawmakers to put Pa.’s people first | Opinion

BY: - January 3, 2021

Let our legislative leaders know: we want rules that enable collaboration on solutions, not rules that let bad bills fly forward while good bills never get a vote. 

COMMENTARY

Our declaration of independence: Pa. wants redistricting reform. Lawmakers have failed to listen | Opinion

BY: - July 2, 2020

We have attempted every lawful avenue of request, petitioning our legislators in every way we know, All have been met with silence.

In first hearing in 3 years, activists agree Pa. redistricting needs a fix. They disagree on how to get there

BY: - September 18, 2019

A standing-room-only session revealed differences over the fine details of a plan to draw non-partisan maps that everyone agrees are fair.

Appointees, not lawmakers, should draw Pennsylvania’s political districts, Wolf-convened panel recommends

BY: - August 30, 2019

Pennsylvania’s state legislative and congressional districts should be drawn by an 11-member commission of gubernatorial and General Assembly appointees — not by lawmakers — come 2021, a panel convened by Gov. Tom Wolf recommended Thursday.  The plan was crafted over six months with online and in-person input from more than 1,000 individuals, including those who […]

Reformers hope redistricting can open broader conversation on changing Harrisburg

BY: - April 17, 2019

At their peak last year, Fair Districts PA’s neon green button-wearing members had convinced nearly 55 percent of the Pennsylvania House to sponsor a bill to create an independent citizens' redistricting commission.

Redistricting reformers have one more shot at preventing a 2021 gerrymander

BY: - March 7, 2019

The fight to change how Pennsylvania draws its political boundaries is going into overtime.