To find out when the two state government committees and the one commission are meeting to discuss redistricting, a PA voter must follow four different websites. In our attempt to keep ourselves and PA voters informed, we will be using this landing page to collect what we know about all the various hearings.
This page is by no means comprehensive and it does not update automatically. Please reference the listed websites for the most up to date information. If you have a question that isn’t answered on the various sites, the best solution is to pick up the phone and call or email the chairs of each committee or commission.
The House and Senate State Government Committees will each hold their own independent hearings on our congressional districts, and the Legislative Reapportionment Commission will hold their own hearings on the PA state House and Senate districts.
When will they ask for public input?
When will they share draft and final maps?
Right now we don’t know. One thing we do know is that finding and following the information so that we can engage has been difficult.
What can you do?
- Subscribe to get direct updates from the two committees and the one commission.
- Call or email the Chairs with your questions — this does two things. First, you may get your questions answered and, second, your calls and emails will make it clear that PA voters are paying attention.
Websites to follow:
- For the legislative maps/hearings/meetings, use the Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s website to find information.
- For the congressional maps/hearings/meetings, the State Government Committees schedules can be found here (Senate) and here (House). These sites are also the best places to find live streaming links. You may also need to call the Chairs of these committees to find out where the live stream links will be posted.
- The PA House GOP Caucus also has this website for congressional redistricting.
Phone numbers and email of the Chairs:
Legislative Reapportionment Commission Hearings:
Click here to Subscribe for updates from the LRC
July 29, 2021 at 2PM in North Office Building Hearing Room 1
A public hearing featuring presentations from representatives of NCSL, Center for Rural Pennsylvania, and the Legislative Data Processing Center. Click here for live stream link.
AUGUST 3, 2021 6-8 PM, PUBLIC COMMENTS ACCEPTED
Members of the Commission welcome comments from interested citizens that relate either to the reapportionment process as a whole or to specific issues that may exist in particular districts. To speak at the hearing (in-person or virtual), you must register in advance using this link. For more info, check the LRC website here.
Click here to subscribe for updates from the State Government Committees.
House State Government Committee Hearings:
[PAST] July 22, Thursday, 9 am & 1:30 pm
Room 205, Ryan Office in Harrisburg at the State Capitol.
The hearing was in two parts: The first, at 9 am, will be informational. The second, beginning at approximately 1:30 pm, will focus entirely on invited stakeholders’ testimony. Jean Handley, the Fair Districts PA Dauphin coordinator, will be representing FDPA. Agenda for the afternoon hearing is here. Live Streaming Link for both hearings is here.
Senate State Government Committee Hearings:
August 4, Wednesday, 10 am. Southeast Regional Hearing:
Temple University Student Fac. Ctr.4th Fl. Auditorium
3340 N. Broad St.Philadelphia [note location change!]
- The agenda for this date is already filled and no new public in-person testimony will be accepted.
- To request to testify in person at future hearings or to submit written testimony you must contact Senator Argall’s office directly via his website (This direction isn’t posted anywhere that we could find. We called and asked. This is what we were told to do. When you call, suggest that the directions be posted!).
Live streaming State Government Committee meetings:
Call the chairs of each committee or check their individual committee landing pages. The State Government Committees’ details can be found here (Senate) and here (House).
Reapportionment and redistricting happen every ten years and it can be confusing who does what and how it gets done. As the process starts again in 2021 we share some Q&A’s.
Get ready to share your thoughts about past gerrymandered districts and about what you’d like to see as new maps are drawn.
How Redistricting Works