Media Highlights

Redistricting reform is gaining ground. Just ask the media outlets from across Pennsylvania—and across the country—that have covered our efforts.

Below is a sampling of news coverage. Check out the Fair Districts PA FlipBoard for more articles.
Redistricting Reform Is Still Possible
By Patricia Rooney, Lancaster Online

Gerrymandering an Issue in PA

By Stanley Chepaitis, The Indiana Gazette

Court Issues Go Beyond SCOTUS Seat and Includes PA’s Judiciary
Inquirer Editorial Board, Philadelphia Inquirer

Our View: In the Uphill Battle Against Gerrymandering, We’ll Take a Small Victory
The Beaver County Times

Readers React: Urge State Legislators to Pass Redistricting Reform Act
By Sally Weiskotten, Allentown Morning Call

Boscola Bill: If You Can’t Kill the Gerrymander, Handcuff It/Editorial

Killion’s Anti-Gerrymandering Bill Advances
Daily Local

Redistricting Reform Bill Moved to Senate Floor
By Patricia Rooney, My ChesCo

Lawmakers’ Power to Redraw PA’s Political Maps Could Be More Limited in 2021
By Cynthia Fernandez,

A Response to State Lawmakers on Gerrymandering
By Patricia Rooney,

Readers React: Act Would Create More Transparent Redistricting
By Mary Jo Crowley, Allentown Morning Call

Fowler: Be Prepared to Vote in November Election
By Bonnie Fowler, The Sentinel

Thanks GOP for Redistricting Bills (Letter)
By Patricia Rooney, LancasterOnline

OP-ED: Bipartisanship Key to Quality Process for Redistricting Pennsylvania
By State Reps Jared Solomon, Jin Gregory & Pamela DeLissio, York Dispatch

PA Legislature Has a Chance to Put People Oveer Politics
By John Baer, lehighvalleylive

PA Can Still Have a Fair Redistricting Process
By Patricia Rooney, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

PA Sec of State Among Celebrants of Women’s Suffrage Centennial
By Marlene Lang,

When Will Senator John DiSanto’s Actions on Redistricting Reform Match his Rhetoric?
By Jean Handley,

Voting Rights Advocates Inspired in August
By LWV of Bucks County,

Letter: Judicial Gerrymandering is the Latest Move by Untrustworthy Politicians
By Debra Trudeau, State College News

Major Redistricting Reforms Bite the Dust- Again
By Bruce Frassinelli,

LTE: PA Redistricting Shouldn’t be a Partisan Issue
By Rep. Chris Quinn, The Delaware County Daily Times

Opinion:Hypocrisy in the Statehouse
By Jean Handley,

LTE:HB 196 is Attack on Judicial Independence
By Susan Fudurich, The Times

Opinion: Redistricting Reform Should Not Be a Partisan Issue
By Jodi Reese, Penn Live

OP-ED: Fight GOP Plan to Stack Pennsylvania Courts
By Chris Broader, York Dispatch

PA Legislative Leaders Focused on Partisan Power, Not the People
By Erica Dreabit,

Letter: Stop Gerrymandering in PA
By Howard Bond, State College News

PA Missed the Boat on Gerrymandering Reform. Here’s How Voting Rights Suffered/ Thursday Morning Coffee
By John L. Micek, Pennsylvania Capital Star

Lawmakers Will Rule Again Over Redrawing of PA Political Boundaries, but Critics Aren’t Giving Up
By Cynthia Fernandez, WHYY

Letter:Corman & Benninghoff Failed Us on Redistricting Reform
By Willem van der Berg, State College News

Letters: Gerrymandering is Another Form of Institutionalized Injustice
By Ron Williams, Centre Daily Times

Our Declaration of Independence: PA Wants Redistricting Reform. Lawmakers have Failed to Listen/Opinion
By Carol Kuniholm,
Guest Column: The Right of the Governed
By The Fair Districts PA Leadership Team, The Phoenix

Letter to the Editor/ Hold State Legislators Accountable
By Deanna Haddle, The Tribune-Democrat

Letter to the Editor: Elected Officials Still Ignoring Gerrymandering Bills
By Susan Fudurich, Beaver County Times News

Cambria County Commissioners Support Redistricting Reform
By Mark Pesto,

PA Lawmakers fight over COVID-19 Emergency, Ignore Redistricting Reform Bills/Letter
By Rochelle Kaplan,

Pennsylvania’s General Assembly Should Tackle Redistricting Before Summer Recess: Opinion
By Lynn Miller, The Philadelphia Inquirer

‘It’s Time’ Fair Districts PA Pushes for Redistricting Reform in Drive-by Protest
By Marley Parish,Centre Daily News

PA Needs to Act Quickly on Redistricting Reform Bill/Letter
By Carla Colangelo,

Who Really Decides Legislative Districting?
By Patricia Rooney, MyChesCo

Our Turn: Smithfield Township Adopts Resolution to End Gerrymandering
By Mark Lichty & Robert Moses, Pocono Record

Partisan Politics Leaves the People Without Representation
By Lauren Hopkins,The Courier Express

LTE: Bills To End Gerrymandering Still Stick in LTE: Bills To End Gerrymandering Still Stuck in Committee
By Jennifer Wood,The Beaver County Times

Reader’s Views: PA Needs an Independent Redistricting Commission
By Mary Ann Mack, The Mercury

You Can Vote From Home in PA. Request a Mail-in Ballot/ Letter
By Mary Jo Crowley,

Time’s Running Out for Republicans on Redistricting/ Opinion
By Patrick Beaty, Patriot News/PennLive

Letters: Central PA Legislators Stall on Redistricting Reform
By Debra Trudeau, The Centre Daily Times

Letter:Trust in Citizens:Pass Redistricting Reform
By Chris Bronder, York Dispatch

Reader’s Views:Let’s Not Let Redistricting Reform be a Casualty of COVID-19
By Ruth Yeiser, The Mercury

Bucks Commissioners Hold First Online Meeting, Extend Property Tax Date
By Jeff Ward, WFMZ.TV

Bill White: This Lifelong Lurker May Yet Emerge from the Shadows
By Bill White, The Morning Call

Rockhill, Sellersville Join Redistricting Reform Push
By Chris Ullery, The Intelligencer

Waiting Another Decade for Fair Maps Is Unacceptable
By Carol Kuniholm,

Logan Supervisors Asked for Support
By William Kibler, Altoona Mirror

Take Note: Leader of Fair Districts PA on the Push to End Gerrymandering
By Anne Danahy, WPSU

Letter to the Editor: Gerrymandering
By John Bryner, Franklin County Free Press

State Needs New Process For Redistricting
Herald Standard

Most PA. House Committee Leaders Who Steer Legislation Have No Opposition in this Year’s Elections
By Ford Turner, Allentown Morning Call

Whose Interests Do ‘Our’ State Representatives Serve?
By Denise Williams, Beaver County Times

Sadsbury Twp Lancaster Board of Supervisors Adopts Resolution To End Gerrymandering
By Patricia Rooney, MyChesCo

Independent Panel Should Draw Districts
Daily Local News

Fair Districts PA Calls for an End to Gerrymandering
By NCPA Staff,

All Chester County Legislators Cosponsor Redistricting Reform Bills, Except for One
By Patricia Rooney, MyChesCo

Editorial: In Favor of Independent Commission to Draw Voting Districts
By Alan MacBain, The Reporter

Fairness is Needed Everywhere, But Especially In Voting: Purple Zipper Conversation
By HKine, Wellsboro Gazette

Current Redistricting ProcessSets Stage for Partisan Politics
By Natalie Kennedy, Wellsboro Gazette

PA Is Poster Child for Gerrymandering
By Karen Elias, Lock Haven Express

Political Boundaries Debated at Forum
By Laura Calalano, Pottstown Mercury

Harrisburg Edges Closer to Eliminating Gerrymandering with Bipartisan Support
By Jen Samuel, Daily Local News

Killion Introduces Redistricting Reform Legislation
By Media News Group, Daily Local News

West Vincent Board of Supervisors in Chester County Adopts Resolution to End Gerrymandering
By Patricia Rooney, MyChesCo

4 Chester Count Townships Sign Resolution in 5 Days
By Patricia Rooney, Pottstown Patch

Opinion: What if PA Redistricting Reform Doesn’t Get Done in 2020?
By James Eisenstein, Centre Daily Times

Anti-gerrymandering Forum Set for March 14 in Boyertown
By Media News Group, Daily American Someret News

Officials in Three Chester County Municipalities OK Resolution to End Gerrymandering
By Media News Group, Daily Local News

30 Power-players, Rising Stars & Influencers With the Most Punch in Pennsylvania Politics
By Brad Bunstead, Sam Janesch, Mike Wereshagin, Paula Knudsen, Lancaster Online

Do Pennsylvania Lawmakers Really Want New Redistricting Process? Here’s Why Committee Leader Doubts It.
By Ford Turner, Morning Call

Fair Districts PA Hosts Public Gerrymandering Reform Event at Boyertown Library
By Media News Group, Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers

Redrawing Political Lines Debated at Fair Districts PA Forum
BY Laura Catalans, Daily Local News

Column: Potential Presidential Primary Change Could Give State It’s Voice Back
By Julian Routh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Redistricting Advocates Warn Legislators Time is Running Out for Change
By Jane Smith, The Meadville Tribune

‘It’s Not Red. It’s Not Blue. It’s Just Fair.’ Redistricting Reform Back in Spotlight in PA
By Marley Parish, Centr Daily Times

Opinion: Getting Residents to Complete Census Important for State, Local Communities
By the Tribune-Democrat, Pocono Record

How the 2020 Census Could Impact PA’s Redistricting Efforts
By Cassie Miller, Pennsylvania Capital Star

Fair Districts PA Applauds Lebanon City Council Redistricting Resolution
By Alexis Steele, Leb Town

Redistricting Fix Sought Before 2020 Census
By John Finnerty, Sunbury Daily

Women’s March Rally Planned for Saturday in Beaver
By J.D. Prose, Elwood City Ledger

Gerrymandering in Crosshairs as Lawmakers Renew Push to Change How PA Draws Legislative Maps
By Ford Turner, Allentown Morning Call

Census 2020: PA is Expected to Lose a Seat in Congress. Here’s Why that’s a Huge Deal
By Allison Stevens, Pennsylvania Capital-Star

2010 is Year of the Voter, & Pennsylvania Should Change Election Mapping Accordingly/ Opinion
By David Thornburgh, Philadelphia Inquirer
January 6, 2020

2019 Was a Big Year for Voting Rights & Election Reform in Pennsylvania & New Jersey
By Jonathan Lai, Philadelphia inquirer
December 31, 2019

Please Say No to Another Decade of Harrisburg Dysfunction
By Carol Kuniholm,
December 27, 2019

Get Ready for Money to Pour into PA Legislative Races Because the Winners Get to Draw Congressional Maps

By Jonathan Lai, Philadelphia Inquirer

December 23, 2019

Itching To Unseat a Pennsylvania State LawMaker? Odds Are You Will Fail
By Ford Turner, Allentown Morning Call
December 19, 2019

PA Senate Seeks Cosponsors for Two New Redistricting Bills
By Patricia Rooney, The Pottstown Patch
December 15,2019

Guest Column: Fair Districts PA & the Restoration of Government of, by, & for the People
By Carol Kuniholm, The Pottstown Mercury News
December 14, 2019

Resolution Passed to Support Effort in Hampton Twp.

By Natalie Beneviat, Hampton Journal/ TribLive
December 2, 2019

Guest Column: PA is Making Progress in War on Gerrymandering

By Tom Buglio, Delaware County Daily Times
November 21, 2019

Brien O’Neill: Just To Mix Things Up, Let Our Reps Vote
By Brien O’Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 17, 2019

Forging a Way Toward More Equitable Elections After Supreme Court’s Gerrymandering Decision
by David Thornburgh, The Hill
November 12, 2019

Students Team Up to Redistrict PA

by Staff,
November 5, 2019

Poll Shows Huge Support for Redistricting Reform among PA Voters

by Patricia Rooney, Pottstown Patch
October 18, 2019

Majority of Pennsylvanians favor overhauling how congressional, legislative districts are drawn

By Karen Shuey, Reading Eagle
October 18, 2019

These six charts tell you how Pa. voters feel about gerrymandering (Spoiler: They oppose it)

By Jonathan Lai, The Philadephia Inquirer
October 10, 2019

Survey: Most Pa. voters support independent redistricting commission

By Emily Previti, PA Post
October 9, 2019

Redistricting reform key to regaining trust, Pennsylvania lawmakers told, but some question need for sweeping changes

By Kim Jarrett, The Center Square
September 18, 2019

Battle Lines

By Mike Wereschagin, The Citizens’ Voice
September 15, 2019

Redistricting commission calls for 11-person group to redraw state political maps

By John Finnerty, New Castle News
August 30, 2019

Salisbury Township supports Fair Districts PA

By Louis Gombocz, WFMZ
August 22,2019

Sappey talks redistricting at town hall meeting

By Bill Rettew, Daily Local News
August 9, 2019

Coalition rallies against PA gerrymandering

By Owen Walsh, The River Reporter
July 31, 2019

Gerrymandering in Pa.: Why the risk is (still) real

By Emily Previti, WITF
July 9, 2019

Pennsylvania group to keep pushing for independent redistricting commission

By Jamie Martines, TribLive
June 27, 2019

East Norriton supervisors vote to stop gerrymandering

By A.L. Grabenstein, The Times Herald
May 30, 2019

Redistricting ideas considered: Commission looks at ways to fix practice of gerrymandering

By William Kibler, Altoona Mirror
May 17, 2019

Fair Districts PA uses primary to call for gerrymandering reform

By Evan Brandt, Daily Times
May 17, 2019

Selinsgrove Borough Council: Abolish gerrymandering in Pa

By Marcia Moore, The Daily Item
May 10, 2019

Your Community Live! Fair Districts PA

PA Live!
April 18, 2019

Reformers hope redistricting can open broader conversation on changing Harrisburg

By Stephen Caruso, Pennsylvania Capital-Star
April 16, 2019

Two Redistricting Bills in Pa. House

By Darryl Berger, WNPV
April 10, 2019

LOOKING FOR BALANCE: Gerrymandering still controversial at Capitol

By John Finnerty, The Daily Item
March 23, 2019

Skippack supervisors call for ‘fair redistricting’

By Evan Brandt, Pottstown Mercury
March 15, 2019

Redistricting reformers have one more shot at preventing a 2021 gerrymander

By Stephen Caruso, Pennsylvania Capital-Star
March 7, 2019

Anti-gerrymandering events coming to Boyertown, Pottstown

By Evan Brandt, West Chester Daily Local News
February 22, 2019

Berks League of Women Voters says district maps drawn after 2020 Census could set political landscape for decades

By Dan Kelly, Reading Eagle
February 22, 2019

Muhlenberg hosts discussion on stopping excessive gerrymandering

By Jacqueline Palochko, The Morning Call
February 21, 2019

Redistricting reform, corrupt gerrymandering reviewed at local Fair Districts PA panel

By Thomas Friestad, Bucks County Courier Times
February 19, 2019

Lower Saucon Council Votes to Support Redistricting Resolution

By Mark Salgado, Saucon Source
January 19, 2019

Amid swearing-in, lawmakers add significant updates to chamber rules

By Katie Meyer, WITF
January 1, 2019

Many PA Voters Had No Choice At The Polls, Some Say The Electoral Map Is To Blame

By Chris Potter, WESA
December 11, 2018

The election is over; what lies ahead for Pennsylvania?

Smart Talk
November 9, 2018

Voting: redistricting and restricting

Radio Times
October 18, 2018

Redistricting reformers looking outside the box for legislative options

By Katie Meyer, WITF
August 9, 2018

Local reformers angered by changes to redistricting bill

By James Boyle, The Intelligencer
June 15, 2018

City OKs activist proposal

By William Kibler, Altoona Mirror
June 14, 2018

Pennsylvania advocates push for redistricting change

By Steve Essack, The Morning Call
June 11, 2018

Pittsburgh event will explore letting citizens draw congressional districts

By Wes Venteicher, Tribune-Review
May 23, 2018

Pa. lawmakers advance redistricting reforms as June deadline looms

By Emily Previti, Keystone Crossroads
May 22, 2018

Is there hope for a permanent solution to gerrymandering?

By Joseph Hainthaler, Reading Eagle
May 21, 2018

Poll: Commission Favored To Re-Map Districts

By Joe Zlomeck, The Post
May 2, 2018

Berks County residents join rally to end gerrymandering

By Jennifer Hanf, Berks-Mont News
April 19, 2018

Roe denounces amendment to redistricting bill

By Richard Gaw, Chester County Press
April 17, 2018

Harrisburg Rally Inspires Hope Amid Setback in Redistricting Fight

By James O’Malley, Bucks County Courier Times
April 16, 2018

Fair Districts unhappy with amended redistricting bill

Smart Talk
April 13, 2018

Legislators racing clock to reform redistricting

By Tim Darragh, The Morning Call
March 30, 2018

IRP Talk Focuses on Gerrymandering

By Andrea Rose, Bucks County Courier Times
March 9, 2018

Whitpain Township passes resolution supporting independent citizens commission to end gerrymandering

By Fair Districts PA, The Times Herald
March 7, 2018

Rally Supports Redistricting Commission

By Stephanie Bettick, The Standard-Journal
February 12, 2018

The Courts Draw The Line For Gerrymandering

February 12, 2018

Deadline looms for new PA congressional map

By Ron Hilliard,
February 9, 2018

‘Fair Districts’ group continues making case for new legislative map

By Dan Sokil, North Penn Life
January 31, 2018

County stands behind ‘Fair Districts’ 100 percent

By Sarah Paez, The Express
December 8, 2017

A Closer Look at Gerrymandering in PA

November 3, 2017

Fair Districts PA Urges Senate Leader To Reform Redistricting

By Min Xian, WPSU
October 20, 2017

Why Philadelphia business should care about gerrymandering in Pa.

By Alison Burdo, Philadelphia Business Journal
October 10, 2017

Gerrymandering, ‘political laser surgery,’ stokes fresh ire, legal fights

By Colt Shaw, Philadelphia Inquirer
October 9, 2017

Supporters of redistricting reform take grassroots effort to Pennsylvania Capitol

By Charles Thompson, PennLive
September 13, 2017

Ralliers try to convince lawmakers to act on gerrymandering

By Katie Meyer, WITF
September 13, 2017

Political maps under fire as Supreme Court case on tailor-made districts looms

By Richard Wolf, USA Today
August 24, 2017

Rally targets gerrymandering

By Jon O’Connell, Scranton Times-Tribune
July 24, 2017

How these Pa. lawmakers plan to bring fairness to elections

By Alyssa Mursch, Lehigh Valley Live
June 18, 2017

This Pennsylvania lawmaker says nobody’s vote counts

By Rick Lee, York Daily Record
June 8, 2017

‘Slay the gerrymander’: Is Pa. ready for redistricting reform?

By Wallace McKelvey, PennLive
May 9, 2017

Pennsylvania antigerrymandering bill gaining traction

By Bo Koltnow, 69 News WFMZ TV
April 18, 2017

Public interest grows in fair voting districts

By Jim Hook, USA Today
April 10, 2017

Local activists drawing the line on who gets to change congressional borders

By Michelle Bond,
April 14, 2017

Pittsburghers talk gerrymandering

By Stephen Caruso, PittNews
April 7, 2017

Citizens starting to see dangers of gerrymandering

By Chris Satullo,
April 3, 2017

Where Allegheny County’s Harrisburg Delegation stands on redistricting reform

By Sarah Anne Hughes, The Incline
March 23, 2017

Gerrymandering Must Go!

Editorial, Bucks County Herald
March 23, 2017

Move afoot to change how PA draws political boundaries

By Chris Potter, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
March 22, 2017

Redistricting reform: can public fervor create political will?

By Jason Addy,York Dispatch
March 15, 2017

The Gerrymandering Problem

Radio Times
March 13, 2017

Gerrymandering battle draws a crowd

By Dave Davies, Newsworks
March 1, 2017

Kutztown University forum focuses on drawing of legislative districts

By Ron Devlin, Reading Eagle
February 24, 2017

Lehigh County commissioners back redistricting reform before surprise crowd

By Tom Shortell, The Morning Call
February 23, 2017

Democrats hold the card for state-level redistricting

By Tom Shortell, PoliticsPA
February 22, 2017

Pennsylvania’s Congressional Districts

Smart Talk
February 20, 2017

A chance every ten years to reform government on the ground

Chris Brennan,
February 6, 2017

Gerrymandering reform gaining grassroots momentum

By Bill White, The Morning Call
February 1, 2017

Congressional redistricting event draws surprising crowd in Philly

By Dave Davies, Newsworks
January 30, 2017

Dividing Lines

By Lindsay Lazarski, Keystone Crossroads
November 4, 2016

Taking politicians out of redistricting

Smart Talk
February 4, 2016