Growing Support for Redistricting Reform

Fair Districts PA began in January 2016 with a handful of organizations and a few volunteers.

In the past four years we’ve grown to a grassroots, all-volunteer network of more than 40 local groups, six regional support teams, active statewide working groups and trained speakers reaching audiences large and small in every corner of the state. Forty endorsing organizations now participate in outreach and advocacy, with the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania continuing its key role as fiscal sponsor and primary partner in local outreach.

As of the start of this year:

All of this has been funded by small-dollar online donations, a few much larger contributions from some generous PA supporters, an early $5,000 grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation and a $25,000 grant for grassroots organizing from the Ben and Jerry’s Employee Foundation. The budget has grown from $12,000 in 2016 to over $500,000 in 2019. With no salaries or office overhead, those dollars go far toward printing of materials, venue rental and strategically placed ads.

Thank you to all who have been a part in making redistricting reform central to the political conversation in Pennsylvania.