Support for Reform

Fair Districts PA began its efforts to educate the public and the press about the need for a fair and independent system of redistricting for Pennsylvania’s congressional and state legislative districts in January 2016.

We’ve made 1,255 presentations to citizen groups statewide, attended by nearly 47,758 people, appeared on dozens of radio and TV public affairs programs and podcasts, and talked with numerous editorial boards. The results:

  • Statewide ${passedTotal} governing bodies, including ${passedCounties} county commissions, have declared their support for fair redistricting practices. These elected bodies, with both Republican and Democratic majorities, represent over 9 million Pennsylvanians—70% of the estimated population of the state. More resolutions are being sought.

Statewide polls found in polls* that 2/3rds of Pennsylvanians support an independent commission, free of political influence and operating in total transparency.

*Apr. 18, 2018, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center with Common Cause PA and League of Women Voters PA, 68% support an independent commission.

*October 2019, Franklin & Marshall Poll, 72% believe current system lets party leaders put their interests over those of voters. 67% favor an independent commission to draw voting district lines. (Dem 66% Ind.78% Rep63%)

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