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Learn About Gerrymanding and Need for Redistricting Reform in Pennsylvania

June 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

EVENT DESCRIPTION

The Tredyffrin Democrats are hosting a public education program on reforming Pennsylvania’s redistricting process. Fair Districts PA speaker Carol Kuniholm will explain PA’s current redistricting process, demonstrate how it undermines democracy, and then offer a solution to the problem. Carol will also discuss the legislation in Harrisburg and FDPA’s strategy going forward.

ABOUT FAIR DISTRICTS PA – Fair Districts PA is a non-partisan coalition of citizens and organizations seeking to reform PA redistricting rules by taking the process out of the hands of party leaders and putting that process into the hands of an impartial, transparent, and accountable citizens’ commission.

They are a group of Pennsylvanians from all walks of life, united by the conviction that free and fair elections are the foundation of our democracy. They believe Pennsylvania needs to reform its redistricting rules to promote competitive elections and partisan fairness—so that our government truly is of, by, and for the people.

To accomplish these goals, they hold informational events, drive outreach to lawmakers and the media, and help the public take action. Their current focus is on amending the Pennsylvania Constitution to replace the current partisan redistricting process with an independent, impartial Citizens Redistricting Commission before the release of the 2020 U.S. Census.

Fair Districts PA was founded in January 2016 by representatives from the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, Common Cause Pennsylvania, Committee of Seventy, Pennsylvania Council of Churches, and others concerned about accountable government.

Details

Date:
June 10, 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.fairdistrictspa.com/events/2019/06/10/redistricting-reform-what-is-next-tredyffrin

Venue

Tredyffrin Library
582 Upper Gulph Road
Wayne, PA 19087
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