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Latino advocate promises lawsuit against new Pa. legislative maps

BY: - February 10, 2022

Victor Martinez, a Lehigh Valley radio station owner who has been a vocal critic of the maps, told the Capital-Star that he was setting up a meeting of other like-minded community members to talk over how — not if — to file a lawsuit.

Where to draw the lines in Black, Latino communities at center of Pa. legislative map fight

BY: - January 17, 2022

Some leaders in communities of color have raised concerns that the proposed House map may, intentionally or not, dilute their voices.

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Pa. Reapportionment: 30 years of racial inequity vs. Pa.’s only growing populations | Opinion

BY: - December 24, 2021

We applaud Mark Nordenberg for faithfully serving as a neutral arbiter instead of playing politics with the immense responsibility that was bestowed upon him.

Advocates want a more diverse General Assembly. But making that a reality is complicated

BY: - December 2, 2021

If the composition of the General Assembly matched Pennsylvania’s rapidly diversifying population,  there would be at least 47 lawmakers who were not white. Instead, there are just 31 elected state legislators who are not white. The space between Harrisburg and reality could be chalked up to a multitude of things, but as legislative leaders hammer […]

‘It’s a Rubik’s Cube’: Pa. grapples with competing redistricting priorities

BY: - September 9, 2021

Some advocates organized a coalition of dozens of academic and civic groups known as Draw the Lines PA, which is led by the Committee of Seventy, a Philadelphia-based good government organization, have already released their own map as a starting point.

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.