Efforts to end gerrymandering – What’s new since the PA Supreme Court decision will be the topic of an informational program for the public to be held at the Mansfield Free Public Library.
Many people think that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court resolved gerrymandering. To the contrary, the court only required remedial maps for the 2018 and 2020 congressional elections. The court did nothing about Pennsylvania’s gerrymandered legislative districts. And, redistricting starts all over after each census, the next to take place in 2020. Come learn what is at stake for democracy, what could happen with business-as-usual, and how citizens can demand a better and transparent process.
A speaker from Fair Districts PA, will explain Pennsylvania’s current redistricting process and how that process negatively affects the Pennsylvania Legislature and Congress. She will describe proposed solutions and reform efforts in Pennsylvania and around the country.
Fair Districts PA is a nonpartisan coalition of citizens and organizations seeking to reform PA redistricting rules by taking the process out of the hands of party leaders and putting that process into the hands of an impartial, transparent, and accountable citizens’ commission.