Gerrymandering or ... Fair Districts

Gerrymandering and How to Create Fair Districts in Pennsylvania
Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley (UUCLV)
424 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA




RESOURCES:

Fair Districts PA

League of Women Voters of Lehigh County

League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania

The Lehigh Conference of Churches

Justice & Advocacy

Lehigh County event (Jan. 2017)

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:
    The February 9th event will be an organizational meeting to form a regional working group with FairDistrictsPA

FAIR REDISTRICTING in the NEWS:


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    Last Updated: 2/2/2017
    Created: February 2, 2017