Thursday, January 25, 2018

Learn More About Nonpartisan Redistricting Legislation At Jan. 30 Meeting In Harrisburg

Join Fair Districts PA to learn more about nonpartisan redistricting legislation at a meeting January 30 at the Giant Food Community Center, Blue Mountain Room, 2300 Linglestown Road in Harrisburg from 6:30 to 7:45.
Senate Bill 22 (14 co-sponsors) and House Bill 722 (102 co-sponsors) have been introduced with 116 Republican and Democratic co-sponsors, but so far have not been considered by the Senate or House State Government Committees.
The bills would amend the state constitution to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission with a nonpartisan, transparent and accountable process for creating Senate, House and Congressional voting districts.
The commission members-- 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats and 3 that are neither-- is strictly prohibited from using partisan data to draw the district maps.  Maps must be approved by at least 7 members, including 1 from each of the 3 groups.
The purpose of the meeting is to share information about the legislation and to discuss efforts to pass this legislation and the role volunteers can play.
Click Here to RSVP for the meeting, but no registration is required.  Questions should be directed to Jodi Reese, Volunteer Coordinator, by sending email to:
For more information on this bipartisan initiative, visit the Fair Districts PA website.  Click Here to sign up for updates.
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