Events

Reclaiming Our Democracy: Rally to End Gerrymandering

Monday, April 16th, 2018 | 12:00am-11:59pm
Harrisburg, PA

Venue Information

Capitol Building
501 North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA

Event Type

Rally

Local Group Affiliation

Event Description

We’re inviting Fair Districts PA members, endorsing organizations, allies, supporters, and friends to join us in Harrisburg to reclaim our democracy. We’ll be holding a rally in the Capitol Rotunda and on the Capitol Steps at 2:30pm to insist our legislators enact an independent citizens commission. Support SB22/FixHB722

SIGN UP to let us know you’ll be there!

FDPA supporters at a 2017 rally

What’s happening: 

During the week groups exceeding 20 MUST enter through the East Wing Entrance on Commonwealth Avenue (by the fountain). Capitol Police will not permit groups exceeding 20 to enter through the main entrance on Third Street during the week.

Program Overview:

Plan on your own: Capitol tour (every half hour on the half hour) OR to visit your legislator - schedule beforehand.

In Pennsylvania State Museum:

Lunch in the Capitol cafeteria, in nearby restaurants, or bring your own.

In Capitol Building:


Share your story with us!

If you are on social media, use this occasion to share your photos during the day. Point to the need for nonpartisan solutions. You can use these hashtags: #FixHB722 #SupportSB22 #ReclaimingOurDemocracy #PAFightsBack #EndGerrymandering #FairDistrictsPA


Transportation

Local Self-Organized Carpools: 

Some counties have set up method for carpools to get organized. Links are provided in the list below. Drivers sign up and indicate how many passengers they can take, set the location, and provide contact information. Passengers sign up for a car and provide contact information.

FDPA-organized bus: $20 a seat

We’ll have buses coming from every corner of the state and are inviting all our endorsing organizations to join us. We’re subsidizing the cost so all tickets, from every part of the state, will be just $20. Once you’ve signed up a follow up email will provide you with details on how to purchase a ticket, or purchase them here.

Bus Routes are listed below with departure times and addresses. Some details are still being determined and will be updated when available.

Meadville - Clarion - Dubois - Harrisburg 

Pittsburgh - Bedford - Harrisburg 

Pittsburgh/Washington - New Stanton - Harrisburg (2nd bus added April 10)

8:45 am departs: Wal-Mart, 30 Trinity Point Dr, Washington, PA 15301— riders are to park in corner of lot furthest from building, closest to Trinity Drive. 

9:45 a.m. departs:   Eat’n’Park, 111 W. Byers Ave, New Stanton, PA 15672 - riders are to park at the end of the parking lot as far from the building as possible and leave license plate # with Eat’n’Park greeter

Williamsport - Shamokin Dam - Harrisburg 

Scranton - Wilkes-Barre - Harrisburg 

Easton - Allentown - Hamburg - Harrisburg 

State College-Harrisburg 

Reading - Harrisburg - NEW PICK UP LOCATION

West Chester - Harrisburg  - NEW PICK UP LOCATION

Dolyestown - Harrisburg 

King of Prussia - Harrisburg 

Philadelphia - Harrisburg (second bus added April 10)

Driving

There are some nearby parking lots, but it’s also very easy to find on-street parking on N. Third Street, right in front of the Capitol Building. You can pay by credit card in meters spaced periodically along the street.

Limited FREE Parking: 54 total spaces

HACC Midtown 2, Parking Lot #5, 1500 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17102. A ten minute walk to the capitol. Entrance to Parking lot is from Harris Street. 

ONCE THIS LOT IS FULL, NO OTHER PARKING AT HACC AVAILABLE – MUST FIND OTHER PARKING

Train

The Harrisburg Amtrak station is a short walk to the Capitol.

More resources

Here are some resources to help you on your way: 

Sign up to let us know you’ll be there

Contact

Jo Johnson
rally@fairdistrictspa.com