In preparation for the 2019-20 legislative session, Fair Districts PA and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania will be convening a Reclaiming Our Democracy Town Hall in Harrisburg on December 1 in the State Museum of Pennsylvania Auditorium.
We’ll be looking at factors that make reform difficult in PA, considering ways to overcome those obstacles and advancing the conversation about essential next steps.
10:00 to 11:30: Panel discussion and Q & A on democracy priorities that accompany redistricting reform (open primaries, citizen initiatives, campaign finance reform and others). Moderated by LWVPA Executive Director Jill Greene.
11:30 to 1:00: Lunch off-site at nearby restaurants. Watch for details about networking opportunities.
1:00 to 2:15: Panel discussion and Q & A on essential elements of effective redistricting reform legislation. Moderated by FDPA Legislative Director Pat Beaty with guest experts including Sam Wang of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project and Yurij Redensky of the Brennan Center for Justice.
2:30 to 3:45: Panel discussion and Q & A on ways our PA legislative rules make it too easy for leaders to block reform, along with proposed rule changes that would ensure that bipartisan solutions are given a hearing and brought to a vote. Moderated by a past legislator; panelists will be past or present PA legislators.
3:45 to 4:00: Thank you and next steps for Fair Districts PA.
Our endorsing organizations, past and present legislators and all concerned about real representation in Pennsylvania are welcome. Registration is $20 and available here.
Among others, we’ll be joined by
The event will be live streamed and available afterward on YouTube.