Introducing the People’s Maps: Fair Districts PA submissions to the Legislative Reapportionment Commission (LRC). These maps were created with input from people across Pennsylvania. We’re inviting public feedback on our final drafts and we ask the Legislative Reapportionment Commission (LRC) to consider these districts, to match our metrics and invite community feedback before their own maps are finalized.
Testimony of Patrick Beaty
Legislative Director, Fair Districts PA. Submitted to the Pennsylvania House Committee on State Government for the October 28, 2021 Public Hearing on Congressional Redistricting.
Fair Districts PA Chair Carol Kuniholm spoke at a recent press conference on prison gerrymandering, explaining the need to count incarcerated persons in their own communities and urging the Legislative Reapportionment Commission to take action. Her comments are below.
To find out when the two state government committees and the one commission are meeting to discuss redistricting, a PA voter must follow four different websites. In our attempt to keep ourselves and PA voters informed, we will be using this landing page to collect what we know about all the various hearings.
Reapportionment and redistricting happen every ten years and it can be confusing who does what and how it gets done. As the process starts again in 2021 we share some Q&A’s to help all of us understand the process better. This is by no means comprehensive but it is a start.