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 over the next three years:

See an infographic of the process

It may sound daunting, but we believe the current bills—SB 22 and HB 722—are our best chances for success. And when citizens vote on fair district policies, they tend to win. That means our biggest hurdles are right in front of us: getting through the next two legislative cycles.

PA Senate Bill 22

Introduced: February 16, 2017 by Senators Lisa Boscola (D) and Mario Scavello (R)
Current status: Referred to the State Government Committee on February 27, 2017

Read and track SB 22 online

See the current list of cosponsors

What’s next

SB 22 is currently waiting for action from the State Government Committee. Here’s what we need to happen next:

If this happens before HB 722 passes in the PA House, then SB 22 will go to the House for approval there.

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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