Reclaiming Our Democracy: Redistricting, Rules and Representation

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 | 9:00am-4:30pm
Harrisburg, PA

Venue Information

Crowne Plaza
23 S. 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA

Event Type

Statewide Event

Event Description

This one-day conference is open to anyone who would like to attend. We’ll have speakers from within FDPA as well as from other states and other PA organizations. In plenary gatherings and breakout sessions we’ll consider redistricting next steps, the need for better legislative rules and ways to strengthen our grassroots outreach and advocacy.

Registration $40 (reduced price for students and seniors)

Note: We ask that all who attend be up to date on Covid vaccinations and wear a mask when not eating or presenting. We understand that wearing a mask will not be possible during lunch. Our goal is to make this event as accessible and safe as possible while respecting differences in personal needs.

Wheel Chair Accessible

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Fair Districts, Fair Process: the Work to Reclaim Democracy

9:00 am Welcome and Celebration Carol Kuniholm

9:15 am Redistricting Wins and Next Steps Justin Villere,

9:30 am The Michigan Story

9:45 am Dysfunction by Design

10:00 am BREAK

Connecting the Dots to Build Broader Coalitions

10:15 am Leveraging Our Strengths

10:30 am Business for America

10:45 am All Voting is Local

11:00 am Building Networks: Virtual and Local

11:20 am Previewing Breakouts

11:30 Lunch

1:00 to 2:00 pm Breakout Session One

Lessons from a Michigan Redistricting Commissioner

Fix Harrisburg Business Outreach: Presentation and Discussion

Organizing 101: Building Power Across Silos in PA

2:10 to 3:10 pm Breakout Session Two

Redistricting Criteria: Lessons from 2022

Rules Research: Harrisburg, The Room where Nothing Happens

Reimagining Local Coalitions

3:10 pm Coffee break, networking

Strengthen Civic Community for Lasting Structural Change

3:40 pm Charter School Funding Reform: A Case Study in Frustration

3:55 pm Lift Every Voice: Bending the Arc of Justice and Faith Communities

4:25 pm Closing thoughts for the Road Ahead