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:
Introduced: Senate Bill 22, February 16, 2017 by Senators Lisa Boscola (D) and Mario Scavello (R)
Current status: Amended and passed out of committee on May 22, 2018. To learn more about the amendment read the web posting.
The bill will be given consideration by the entire Senate.
Introduced: House Bill 722, May 8, 2017 by Representatives Steve Samuelson (D) and Eric Roe (R); House Bill 2402 introduced by same Representatives in Late May 2018. It is the same as the original HB 722.
Current status: Read about what happened to HB 722 in our Unaccountable Government post.
If your legislators don’t yet support these bills, speak up. Show your elected officials that their constituents demand fair redistricting policies.