In many ways this was an historic occasion. For the first time, there were two women on the commission. For the first time, one was a person of color. And for the first time, the Chair, Mark Nordenberg, had his own team, rather than simply serving as deciding vote on maps drawn by caucus staff.
On December 15, the House State Government Committee passed an amended Congressional map from committee. The next day, the Legislative Reapportionment Commission passed preliminary House and Senate maps.
Citizens now have thirty days to offer comment on the legislative maps and an undisclosed number of days to comment on the Congressional map.
On December 8, Representative Seth Grove, Chair of the House State Government Committee, announced a preliminary Congressional plan. The map was created by Amanda Holt, litigant in a successful appeal in the 2011-2012 redistricting cycle.
Introducing the People’s Maps: Fair Districts PA submissions to the Legislative Reapportionment Commission (LRC). These maps were created with input from people across Pennsylvania. We’re inviting public feedback on our final drafts and we ask the Legislative Reapportionment Commission (LRC) to consider these districts, to match our metrics and invite community feedback before their own maps are finalized.
Testimony of Patrick Beaty
Legislative Director, Fair Districts PA. Submitted to the Pennsylvania House Committee on State Government for the October 28, 2021 Public Hearing on Congressional Redistricting.