In preparation for the 2019-20 legislative session, Fair Districts PA and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania will be convening a Reclaiming Our Democracy Town Hall in Harrisburg on December 1 in the State Museum of Pennsylvania Auditorium.
We’ll be looking at factors that make reform difficult in PA, considering ways to overcome those obstacles and advancing the conversation about essential next steps.
This nonpartisan event is open to the public, to legislators, press, policy staff and advocates.
There will be three sessions:
Here are the links to the live feed of each session:
10 am - https://www.facebook.com/faird…
2:30 pm - https://www.facebook.com/faird…
10:00 to 11:30 Electoral Reform for Expanded Representation
Moderated by Carol Kuniholm
Micah Sims, Executive Director of Common Cause PA,
Jill Greene, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania,
Peter Ouellette, Chapter Leader of Represent US Pennsylvania
Rabbi Michael Pollack, Executive Director of March on Harrisburg
11:45-12:45 Lunch will be provided and seating available at the Museum
1:00 to 2:15 State Wins and New Strategies in Redistricting Reform
Moderated by Pat Beaty, Fair Districts PA Legislative Director
Annabelle Harless, counsel at Campaign Legal Center,
Yurij Rudensky, counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice,
Sam Wang, founder of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project
2:30 to 3:45: Reforming the Rules to Ensure Representation
PA Representative Steve Samuelson will give a short intro on why this issue is of importance.
Moderated by former PA Representative Ken Lee.
Bill White, Morning Call reporter, editor and columnist commenting on PA politics for 25 years
Allen Kukovich, former PA Representative and Senator, then Pennsylvania Democratic State Chairman
Dave Steil, PA Representative from 1992 to 2008 and co-chair of 2007 Speaker’s Commission on Legislative Reform, now PA coordinator for the No Labels movement
Pam DeLissio, current PA Representative from Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties and former active member of the House Government Reform Caucus
3:45 to 4:00: Carol Kuniholm: next steps for Fair Districts PA and closing comments
Our endorsing organizations, past and present legislators and all concerned about real representation in Pennsylvania are welcome.
The event will be live streamed and available afterward on YouTube.
There are some nearby parking lots, but it’s also very easy to find free on-street parking on a Saturday. We’ll email information about free parking sites to all attendees before the event.
The Harrisburg Amtrak station is a short walk to the Museum.