Between April 24 and May 1, Fair Districts PA and the League of Women Voters PA held events across the commonwealth to make it clear: now is the time to put transparency and accountability into the redistricting process.
Events were part of the League of Women Voters National Day of Action on April 29, advocating for People Powered Fair Maps. With 22 actions spanning more than 24 counties, the people of PA made it clear that we want LACRA passed NOW, not sometime in the future. And we want as much of the bill as possible, so we have real transparency, real public engagement and enforceable rules for how maps are drawn, now and in the future.
Time is short to pass reform, which is why we’re making the case for fair maps in every way we can. Democracy is NOT a spectator sport!
Check out our video of PA VOTERS who WANT FAIR DISTRICTS.
The Picture is Clear: PA Wants Fair, Transparent Redistricting! - Allegheny County
Selfie for Fair Districts! - all over the state
Beckoning in Beaver - Beaver County
Celebrating Fair Maps Supporters - Bucks County
Singing the Blues for Unfair Voting Districts - Cambria County (rescheduled for later in May due to rain)
Hounding our Legislators for Redistricting Reform - Centre County
Hit the Trail for Redistricting Reform - Chester County
Rally at the Valley Forge Park - Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
Furry Friends for Fair Districts - Indiana County
We Want Fair Districts - Clinton County
Celebrating Defenders of Democracy - Lehigh and Northampton Counties
Street Theater, Everyone’s A Critic and Neighborhoods want Fair Districts - Greater Philadelphia area
Susquehanna River Crossing - Lebanon, Dauphin and York Counties
It Can Happen Here, and it did in 2001 - Warren County
Get on the Voteswagon Bandwagon - Erie and Mercer Counties
Redistricting Outreach - Somerset and Westmoreland Counties
Day of Action on the Capitol Steps - Dauphin County
Dogs (and their People) Want Fair Districts - Lancaster County
Metro Philadelphia: Pennsylvania redistricting struggle looms
Montgomery News-Herald: Fair Maps National Day of Action celebrated by LWVBC
Chester County Daily Local: Chester County officials, residents call for redistricting reform
Dauphin: PCN broadcast of Capitol steps rally.
Lebanon, Dauphin, York: ABC 27: Who benefits from gerrymandering: The party in power? Or veteran politicians? “Yes.”
Warren Times Observer: Day of Action