Our Progress

See what we’ve already accomplished—and what needs to happen next.

Our goal is to change the state constitution before the next redistricting cycle—which begins in 2021, when the next U.S. Census results are finalized. That’s no easy task, but we’re well on our way.

Bills have been introduced in both the PA House and Senate that would create the independent citizens commission needed to make our redistricting process fair and transparent. Here’s what else needs to happen:

See an infographic of the process

PA Senate Bill 22

Introduced: February 16, 2017 by Senators Lisa Boscola (D) and Mario Scavello (R)
Current status: The bill is scheduled for a hearing on March 27, 2018 in the Senate State Government Committee

Read and track SB 22 online

See the current list of cosponsors

What’s next

After the March 27 hearing, we’ll be asking that the Senate State Government Committee agree quickly on any amendments recommended and schedule a meeting for a vote so the bill can move to consideration by the entire Senate. 

PA House Bill 722

Introduced: May 8, 2017 by Representatives Steve Samuelson (D) and Eric Roe (R)
Current status: Referred to the State Government Committee on May 8, 2017 

Read and track HB 722 online

See the current list of cosponsors

What’s next

HB 722 garnered dozens of cosponsors before it was officially introduced on the House floor—but it still has a ways to go. Now that it’s been referred to the State Government Committee, here are its next steps:

If this bill moves faster than SB 22, it could be passed in the House and then sent to the Senate for approval. Otherwise, if SB 22 passes first, it will supersede this legislation.

Take action

If your legislators don’t yet support these bills, speak up. Show your elected officials that their constituents demand fair redistricting policies.

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