Pa.’s new legislative maps are better, but not good enough | Opinion
By Mike Walsh Last month, the Legislative Reapportionment Committee (LRC) released final district maps for the state Senate and House. They’re now the subject of litigation. The new maps are a big improvement over the maps from 2012, which were gerrymandered to help the GOP. Unfortunately, the new maps have several significant flaws, and they […]
New legislative maps can restore representation for Pa.’s growing Latino communities | Opinion
Harrisburg has for decades gerrymandered the maps to diminish the influence and voice of Latinos and people of color across the state.
Pa. Reapportionment: 30 years of racial inequity vs. Pa.’s only growing populations | Opinion
We applaud Mark Nordenberg for faithfully serving as a neutral arbiter instead of playing politics with the immense responsibility that was bestowed upon him.
‘We have an opportunity here’: Pa. Redistricting Commission hears testimony on racial gerrymandering
As part of its continued quest for input, the Pennsylvania Legislative Redistricting Commission heard from four expert witnesses and four citizen witnesses who testified about the importance in addressing such topics as voting dilution, cracking of communities, the packing of legislative districts and disenfranchisement.
New poll: Pa. voters are a hard ‘no’ on gerrymandering | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Nearly nine in 10 respondents oppose gerrymandering and seven in 10 say they'd have a serious problem if they're stuck with gerrymandered districts.
My son is incarcerated. Prison gerrymandering silences his voice. It’s time to end it | Opinion
You may not be in the same situation that our family is in, but I would bet you can understand the hurt I feel when I can’t get my child — my family, my world — the help he needs.
‘Democracy requires full representation’: Group pushes for racially equitable redistricting | Thursday Morning Coffee
'The way to really build transformative power is through collective liberation and partnership,' activist Salewa Ogunmefun said.