pa-redistricting

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.

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‘Democracy requires full representation’: Group pushes for racially equitable redistricting | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 6, 2021

'The way to really build transformative power is through collective liberation and partnership,' activist Salewa Ogunmefun said.

Legislative reapportionment panel deadlocks on 5th member; sends decision to Pa. Supreme Court

BY: - April 30, 2021

The panel sent a letter to the high court on Friday afternoon, which now has until May 30 to pick a chairman who can expect to spend a lot of time expect breaking ties among the commission's partisan members.

‘The first of many’: Democratic redistricting group files preemptive lawsuit in Pa. court

BY: - April 27, 2021

(*This story was updated at 5:13 p.m. on Tuesday, 4/27/21 to include comment from House Republicans) A Democratic activist group helmed by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has struck an early blow in what’s expected to be a brutal, nationwide legal battle over congressional redistricting, filing lawsuits in Pennsylvania and two other states asking […]

Pa. set to shed a congressional seat as 2020 Census data begins trickling in

BY: - April 26, 2021

Pennsylvania is one of seven states to lose seats, along with New York, California, Illinois, Michigan, West Virginia and Ohio. 

‘Fairness means a lot to me’: Pa. residents make their pitch to chair Legislative redistricting panel

BY: - April 26, 2021

Fairness and transparency were the key watch words as the legislative commission charged with the once-a-decade task of redrawing Pennsylvania’s House and Senate districts kicked off two days’ worth of public interviews to find its next chairman. “An honest redistricting in 2021, arguably, is the most important redistricting in the history of our country,” former […]

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Pa. deserves a 5th redistricting commissioner who values the power of the people over the people in power | Opinion

BY: - April 26, 2021

Every 10 years, commissions in Pennsylvania and throughout the country dilute the vote of communities of color through various map-drawing strategies.

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Report: Pa. at ‘moderate risk’ for partisan gerrymandering | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 8, 2021

The nationwide report by the advocacy group RepresentUS looks at gerrymandering threats across the 50 states.

Now Hiring: Redistricting commission seeks applicants for chair to oversee 2021 mapmaking

BY: - March 29, 2021

The four-member commission, which redraws the boundaries for Pennsylvania’s state House and Senate districts once every 10 years, announced Monday that it’s accepting applications for a fifth member who will serve as its chair.  

Pa. Legislature looks for path forward on redistricting, reapportionment, following census data delays

BY: - February 24, 2021

In a joint meeting of the House and Senate State Government committees Wednesday morning, legislators looked for a possible path forward following the U.S. Census Bureau’s Feb. 12 announcement that redistricting data would be delayed until Sept. 30, 2021 with possible ramifications being felt well into 2022. 

Census delay in releasing population data throws states, Pa.’s May primary into question

BY: - February 14, 2021

The latest pandemic-spurred delay, announced by bureau officials on Friday, hugely scrambles the once-a-decade redistricting process for states with deadlines looming this year.