Updates

Reclaiming Our Democracy Town Hall Dec. 1

In preparation for the 2019-20 legislative session, Fair Districts PA and the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania will be convening a Reclaiming Our Democracy Town Hall in Harrisburg on December 1 in the State Museum of Pennsylvania Auditorium.

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Open letter to PA legislators: Enough already. End gerrymandering now.

Fair Districts PA, allied organizations, and thousands of citizens have worked hard to shepherd redistricting reform bills through the legislative process over the last 20 months. We will NOT sit quietly by as politicians in Harrisburg try to derail that effort and preserve a self-serving status quo. There are just five session days left. We call on our legislators to pass a clean, strong redistricting reform bill now. No summer break until they do their job.

We urge our legislators to pass a clean, strong redistricting reform bill without delay.

The Aument amendment, adding provisions for regional judicial elections, was voted into Senate Bill 22 on June 12, largely along a party line vote (35-14). This was just minutes after a nearly unanimous vote (48-1) on the carefully negotiated omnibus amendment to strengthen the bill. Whatever the merits of the idea of judicial regions, we object strongly to its last-minute and unvetted inclusion as an amendment to SB 22.