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.
Are they personal fiefdoms, small kingdoms carved out to ensure victory in future elections?
Are they privileged legacies, passed down from father to son, legislative mentor to mentee?
Are they perks bestowed by party leaders to caucus colleagues who do as they’re told?
Or do electoral districts belong to the people, the “we” who wait, session after session, for representation in the halls of Harrisburg?
Fair Districts PA supporters and allies believe that electoral districts belong to all of us, and that all of us should have a say in how our districts are drawn.
That’s why we asked—in vain—for an independent citizens redistricting commission, which would construct maps in real time in the presence of the people of PA. And why we asked—again in vain—for clear rules to govern the process and safeguard the outcome.
No mapper or team of mappers has intimate knowledge of all parts of Pennsylvania. That’s why community input and feedback is essential in any district maps.
Begin their own mapping process with a clean slate
Define the values, criteria and guidelines they will use when drawing or evaluating a map
SHOW and SHARE their work
Ask for community input throughout the entire process
We’re also asking that they consider our maps. We’ve submitted these draft maps to them and will submit final maps, incorporating final feedback on November 10.
We want to hear from YOU. Share feedback through November 7. We will review all comments to assess our work and make final minor adjustments before submitting to the Legislative Reapportionment Commission.
The maps do not incorporate prison population reallocation. Those adjustments will be made in the final drafts. Districts that include State Correctional Institutions (SCIs) were deliberately over-populated, to make that adjustment easier. Some lines may need to be moved once that data is available. You can see where those prisons are by toggling Landmarks on the maps.
You can check how school districts were mapped by looking here:
PA People’s House Map with school district overlays
PA People’s Senate Map with school district overlays