Events

People Powered Fair Maps National Day of Action

Thursday, April 29th, 2021 | 12:00am-11:59pm

Venue Information

Event Type

Statewide Event

Event Description

The League of Women Voters US has declared April 29 the People Powered Fair Maps National Day of Action. We’re joining in with as many allies as we can find to say PA VOTERS WANT FAIR DISTRICTS!

If there’s no event in your area, consider planning one. Fill out this form to add your event to the list or email info@fairdistrictspa.com to offer your help.

BEAVER COUNTY: BECKONING IN BEAVER

April 29: 11:30 am
3rd Street and College Ave, Beaver

Wear your green Fair Districts PA T-shirt and walk Third Street to engage with votes and hand out information about HB 22 and SB 222, the Redistricting Transparency bills! Meet at the clock tower at the corner of 3rd Street and College Avenue, Beaver.

BUCKS COUNTY: CELEBRATING FAIR MAPS SUPPORTERS

April 29: 12:30 pm
Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

Representatives of the LWV of Bucks County will recognize Pennsylvania State Representative Wendi Thomas (178th) who is the prime sponsor of HB22 to end partisan gerrymandering for her leadership. The League will also recognize other state legislators and the Bucks County commissioners who support redistricting reform. We will thank the many state Senators and Representatives on both sides of the aisle who have co-sponsored legislation to ensure fair districts in Pennsylvania.

CAMBRIA COUNTY: SINGING THE BLUES FOR UNFAIR VOTING DISTRICTS

April 29, 6:30 pm
Gazebo Park, Main St Johnstown Pa 15901
Come meet some other Cambria FDPA supporters, sign some postcards to send to our legislators, listen to the blues. Bring a picnic meal if you want, or just stop by and say Hi. We’ll have postcards to share.

CENTRE COUNTY: HOUNDING OUR LEGISLATORS FOR REDISTRICTING REFORM

April 29, 10 am to noon
Meet at Sen. Corman’s Bellefonte office to photograph our dogs wearing signs with clever logos, talk to passers-by, make balloon dogs with Fair Districts stickers, and share non-partisan information about redistricting reform. After 45 minutes, take a short walk through Talleyrand Park to Rep. Benninghoff’s office and repeat activities there. Non-dog owners are welcome, too!

CHESTER COUNTY: HIT THE TRAIL FOR REDISTRICTING REFORM!

April 29, 5 pm
Chester Valley Trail; meet at Exton Park trailhead

Join family and friends to bike or walk Chester County’s premier pedestrian trail as we the people advocate for redistricting reform to ensure legislative voting district maps are drawn fairly and without partisan favor. District maps drawn in fall 2021 remain in place until 2031. Last shot at reform to impact voting districts for a decade.

Information on reform legislation (HB 22 & SB 222) and masks, T-shirts & hand flags will be provided in limited supply. Let’s walk and roll!

CHESTER, DELAWARE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES: RALLY AT VALLEY FORGE PARK

Join Leagues of Women Voters of Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties for the People Powered Fair Maps Day of Action rally on Thursday, April 29, 2021, 5:00 p.m. at Valley Forge National Park. Hear from Special Guests and Help Advocate to End Gerrymandering Now!

LEHIGH COUNTY: RING THE BELL FOR LIBERTY!

April 29, 12 pm
Liberty Bell Museum, Historic Zion United Church of Christ 622 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101

Gather at the Liberty Bell Museum at the Historic Zion’s United Church of Christ for a brief speech, followed by each of us ringing the bell. Afterwards, weather-permitting, we will take a stroll on the Arts Walk. Parking is available at 603 Linden St Garage, or 13 S 6th St, or 615 W Walnut St. Masks are required and social distancing inside the museum will be enforced. FDPA masks and tee shirts will be available for those who rsvp as supplies last.

LEHIGH COUNTY AND NORTHAMPTON COUNTIES: CELEBRATING DEFENDERS OF DEMOCRACY


April 29, 3:30 pm
ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015

We are celebrating our local “defenders of democracy” —Sen. Lisa Boscola and Rep. Steve Samuelson. Join us as we honor them and take some time to socialize with each other. Event will be held on the first floor, in the common area, or if weather permits, just outside in the town square area. Masks are required.

PHILADELPHIA AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES: (one sign-up for all three)

STREET THEATER:

April 29, 12PM
Outside Independence Hall, Philadelphia.

Come watch and applaud! Or dress yourself, your kids, or your pet as a silly critter or oddly-shaped district and join in the fun!

EVERYONE’S A CRITIC!

April 29, 3 PM
Philadelphia Art Museum Steps

Badly-gerrymandered districts will be on “exhibition” and you’re invited to review the “artwork”! Raspberries and jeering encouraged! There will be a photo op with the art — all thumbs down for gerrymandered districts!

NEIGHBORHOODS WANT FAIR DISTRICTS!

Sometime before 4/29, have your picture taken in front of a familiar spot or sign in your neighborhood with a sign that says “[your neighborhood] wants fair districts!” Have fun making a creative and colorful sign! Include you kids and/or pets! Send the pics to us and we will include them in a video montage to be posted on social media the morning of 4/29.

LEBANON, DAUPHIN, YORK: SUSQUEHANNA RIVER CROSSING: SENATE DISTRICT 48

Different times and locations between 10:30 and 1:00 pm. Check details in link above.
This event is meant to call attention to Senate District 48. The district includes all of Lebanon County, a small corridor through southern Dauphin County, then a large area in the northeast part of York County. There is no way to cross from the eastern to the western part of the district by land or bridge, so some of our group will be taking boats across while others drive around, traveling through SD 31 if crossing on Rt. 76, or through both SD 15 and 31 if choosing to avoid the toll and take Rt. 83. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and transportation supplied by Chiques Rock Outfitters. April 29.

WARREN COUNTY: IT CAN HAPPEN HERE, AND IT DID IN 2001

April 29, 4pm
404 Market Street Warren, PA 16365

The 2001 PA senatorial map moved Mead Township (only one of 21 townships) and Warren City into another district. To show the gerrymandered area, citizens lead by the League of Women Voters of Warren County will meet at points to walk, ride bikes in the city and have a car caravan in the township to show the gerrymandered area. The public will meet outside the House Representative’s office across the street from the Courthouse for the media and citizens to recognize the importance of HB 22 and Senate Bill 222.

April Action Events on other dates

April 24

Somerset and Westmoreland Library Outreach

April 26

Erie and Mercer Counties: Celebrate People Power with Draw the Lines’ Voteswagon stops in Meadville and Erie (times/places will be announced soon. Check the Voteswagon itinerary for more information.

April 28

Harrisburg Day of Action on the Capital Steps

May 1st

10:00AM: Lancaster County Join us outside Beau’s Dream Dog Park for frisbees, bandanas and non-partisan information on the work we’re doing to get rid of gerrymandering in PA and getting fair districts here for good. Beau’s Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park, 901 Buchanan Ave, Lancaster PA

Contact

info@fairdistrictspa.com
(800) 313-1597