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 firstname.lastname@example.org to offer your help.
April 28: 11:00 am [NOTE DATE CHANGE]
Meet at the top of the Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh, where we will use a drone to get a group photo of all assembled with the city skyline in the background. MASKS REQUIRED.
Be sure to allow enough time to park and ride to the summit to be there at 11:00am. The fare for a round-trip ride on the Incline is $5.00 payable by cash or credit card.
Please send an email with your name to FDPAselfie@gmail.com, we will update in case of inclement weather.
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.
April 29: 12:30 pm
Bucks County Administration Building, 55 E. Court Street, Doylestown
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.
April 29, 6:30 pm
Gazebo Park, Main Street, Johnstown
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.
April 29, 10 am to noon, Match Factory Place, Bellefonte
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!
April 29, 4 pm
Chester Valley Trail; meet at Exton Park trailhead: 132 Church Farm Lane, Exton (accesss from Swedesford Road)
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!
April 29, 5:00 pm
Lower visitor parking lot, Valley Forge Park, 1400 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia
Join Leagues of Women Voters of Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties for the People Powered Fair Maps Day of Action rally in the lower visitors’ parking lot at Valley Forge National Park. Hear from specials guests, including past LWVPA President Susan Carty and 2011 redistricting litigant Amanda Holt.
April 29, 4:30 pm
IRMC Park, Indiana
Join member of the League of Women Voters and Fair Districts PA Indiana County at IRMC Park in Indiana to show off canine companions and dedication to democracy. Masks are required. Well-behaved dogs are optional. Come prepared for a group photo to say “Indiana County wants fair districts!”
April 29, 12 pm
Liberty Bell Museum, Historic Zion United Church of Christ 622 Hamilton St, Allentown
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.
April 29, 3:30 pm
ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
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.
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!
April 29, 1 PM
Outside Independence Hall, Philadelphia.
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!
Are you interested in submitting a MY NEIGHBORHOOD WANTS FAIR DISTRICTS photo? We are looking for people to take fun photos in front of neighborhood signs or iconic spots. Register via the link below and we will guide you through the process.
Email info@FairDistrictsPA.com for Zoom link
Different times and locations between 10:30 and 1:00 pm
Canal Lock Boat Launch, Middleton to Goldsboro Boat Ramp, Goldsboro
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.
April 29, 4 pm
404 Market Street, Warren
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 28: 11:00 am
Join members of the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh and Fair Districts PA Allegheny County a the top of the Duquesne Incline in downtown Pittsburgh, where we will use a drone to get a group photo of all assembled with the city skyline in the background.
PLEASE ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO PARK AND RIDE TO THE SUMMIT FOR THE 11 AM SHOOT. The fare for a round-trip ride on the Incline is $5.00 payable by cash or credit card to them. Masks are required.
TO REGISTER: Please send an email with your name to FDPAselfie@gmail.com. That way we can reach you if weather forces a change in plans and gives you a way to reach us.
with Draw the Lines, Fair Districts PA, and League of Women Voters Erie
12:00PM: a press conference will be held at the Bicentennial Tower on the dock. David Thornberg, along with Erie’s Mayor and Executive Director will speak on the subject of Fair Voting Districts for the people of Pennsylvania and ending gerrymandering in this State.
2:00PM: Transparency Talk about making voter maps matter at Penndot Roadside Sculpture Garden, 18492 Smock Road (US Rte 322) Meadville.
April 30, 4:00 PM/ May 1,10:00AM: 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