Pennsylvania counties, municipalities, and school boards are taking a stand – they want bipartisan solutions to get a vote.
Over 390 governing bodies, including 24 county commissions, declared their support for fair redistricting practices by passing the municipal resolution supporting an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. These elected bodies, with both Republican and Democratic majorities, represented over 9 million Pennsylvanians – 70% of the estimated population of the state.
Despite the overwhelming municipal support for issues such as redistricting reform, bipartisan bills and solutions are blocked over and over again by unfair legislative rules that slam the door on bipartisan solutions.
By adopting the Fix Harrisburg resolution, local leaders show their support for the principle that rules in the PA House and Senate should ensure that solutions with bipartisan support receive a vote. When they adopt a resolution of support, local leaders call on all levels of government above them to do the same.
The more resolutions that get adopted, the more momentum we’ll have –and the easier it will be to get our state legislators to support rules that make certain bipartisan solutions get a vote in committee, on the floor, and in both chambers.
First, take a look at the list and map below, both of which show the signed resolutions.
If your local government/school board/organization has not already adopted a resolution and you’d like to help, please fill out this form.
If a resolution is in progress, we’ll connect you with the people working on it. If not, we’ll connect you with the coordinator of your local group and send you a toolkit with the information you’ll need to get started. Let’s work together to Fix Harrisburg.
If you’re a commissioner or local elected official, contact us directly.
Larger map for easier exploration.
|Date||Resolution (Sort A-Z)||Local Group|
|Oct 21, 2019||Union Township||Berks and Schuylkill Counties|
|Oct 17, 2019||West Brandywine Township||Chester County|
|Oct 15, 2019||O'Hara Township||Allegheny County|
|Oct 14, 2019||Mount Gretna Borough||Lebanon County|
|Sep 26, 2019||Sharpsburg Borough||Allegheny County|
|Sep 17, 2019||Athens Township||Bradford County|
|Sep 9, 2019||Rutledge Borough||Delaware County|
|Sep 9, 2019||Milford Borough||Lackawanna County|
|Aug 22, 2019||Salisbury Township||Lehigh and Northampton Counties|
|Aug 22, 2019||Palmerton Borough||Carbon County|
|Aug 20, 2019||West Reading Borough||Berks and Schuylkill Counties|
|Aug 19, 2019||New Britain Township||Bucks County|
|Aug 13, 2019||Millvale Borough||Allegheny County|
|Aug 12, 2019||Bowmanstown Borough||Carbon County|
|Aug 8, 2019||Upper Chichester Township||Delaware County|
|Jul 25, 2019||Nether Providence Township||Delaware County|
|Jul 24, 2019||Chester City||Delaware County|
|Jul 9, 2019||Upper Paxton Township||Dauphin County|
|Jul 9, 2019||Stonycreek Township||Cambria County|
|Jul 8, 2019||South Park Township||Allegheny County|
|Jul 3, 2019||Mount Union Borough (Huntingdon County)|
|Jul 1, 2019||Unionville Borough||Centre County|
|Jun 24, 2019||Crafton Borough||Allegheny County|
|Jun 12, 2019||Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (2019-07)|
|Jun 11, 2019||Lower Towamensing Township||Carbon County|
|May 28, 2019||Palmer Township||Lehigh and Northampton Counties|
|May 28, 2019||East Norriton Township||Montgomery County|
|May 23, 2019||Philadelphia||Philadelphia|
|May 22, 2019||New Hope Borough||Bucks County|
|May 21, 2019||Yardley Borough||Bucks County|
|May 16, 2019||Forks Township||Lehigh and Northampton Counties|
|May 6, 2019||Selinsgrove Borough||Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union|
|Apr 17, 2019||Forest Hills Borough||Allegheny County|
|Apr 10, 2019||Langhorne Borough||Bucks County|
|Mar 26, 2019||Bucks County Boroughs Association||Bucks County|
|Mar 13, 2019||Skippack Township||Montgomery County|
|Mar 4, 2019||Mount Pocono Borough||Monroe County|
|Jan 16, 2019||Lower Saucon Township||Lehigh and Northampton Counties|
|Oct 4, 2018||Chester County||Chester County|
|Oct 3, 2018||Walker Township||Centre County|
|Jul 24, 2018||Hanover Township||Lehigh and Northampton Counties|
|Jul 12, 2018||Hollidaysburg Borough||Blair County|
|Jul 12, 2018||Marion Township||Centre County|
|Jul 2, 2018||Nanty Glo Borough||Cambria County|
|Jul 2, 2018||Steelton Borough||Dauphin County|
|Jun 20, 2018||North Huntingdon Township||Westmoreland County|
|Jun 19, 2018||Port Matilda Borough||Centre County|
|Jun 14, 2018||Gregg Township||Centre County|
|Jun 14, 2018||Saint Lawrence Borough||Berks and Schuylkill Counties|
|Jun 13, 2018||Altoona City||Blair County|