Gerrymandering or ... Fair Districts

Gerrymandering and How to Create Fair Districts in Pennsylvania
Friday, January 27, 2017
6:00-8:00PM

First Presbyterian Church
(meeting in Fellowship Hall)
3231 Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA 18104

Map & Directions     (Tilghman St. at Cedar Crest Blvd.)     Church Phone: 610-395-3781



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  • RESOURCES:

    Fair Districts PA

    League of Women Voters of Lehigh County

    League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania

    The Lehigh Conference of Churches

    Justice & Advocacy

    Northampton County event (Aug. 2016)

    
    

    
    

    THE ISSUE: the Pennsylvania Legislature redraws the boundaries of our Congressional, state House and state Senate districts every ten years, after each national census. But the original goal of redistricting -- to ensure voting districts remain equal in population -- has been undermined by political manipulation of electoral boundaries by both major parties. Currently, politicians can choose their voters by the way district boundaries are drawn, so many Pennsylvania candidates now run unopposed.

    But Pennsylvania can change the redistricting process to ensure that citizens have fair representation in government.

    PROGRAM:
      Carol Kuniholm (League of Women Voters PA & Co-Chair of Fair Districts PA) will present an overview of the issue and proposed legislation that is already working well in other states. Local members of the Pennsylvania Legislature, including Senators Pat Browne and Lisa Boscola, have been invited to participate in the discussion that will follow the opening presentation, and there will be plenty of time for audience questions.


  • Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County and the Justice and Advocacy Committee of the Lehigh Conference of Churches,

  • Location: http://fairdistricts.ppjr.org/
    Last Updated: 1/13/2017
    Created: December 3, 2016