Three members of the first California Independent Redistricting Commission will be visiting PA to give testimony at the House State Government Committee hearing on September 18.
Commissioners Cynthia Dai, Peter Yao and Stanley Forbes will share their experience as citizens listening to other citizens to draw district maps that worked for the people of California.
The commission won the 2017 Roy and Lila Ash Innovation Award for Public Engagement in Government from The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The prize included a grant to visit other states to encourage efforts toward redistricting reform.
Fair Districts PA Chair Carol Kuniholm will provide an introduction and short update about the work in Pennsylvania.