The following YouTube videos were produced by Fair Districts PA.
700 engaged citizens attended a Fair Districts PA presentation by FDPA Chair Carol Kuniholm in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Speakers are available across the state. Information, resources, and requests can be found and made at: fairdistrictspa.com..
SB 22 and HB 22 Have Been Introduced in the PA Legislature
Cosponsors of SB 22 and HB 722 in PA Senate and House
View a Google spreadsheet listing all members of the PA Senate and House, with notations of sponsors and co-sponsors of SB 22 and HB 722. Note that you switch between views of House and Senate using the tabs at the bottom of the tables.
Follow HB 722 and SB 22
Other Gerrymandering Resources
New July 4: from https://sites.tufts.edu/gerrymandr/
In 2017-2018, MGGG is holding a nationwide cycle of Geometry of Redistricting workshops, starting with a major conference at Tufts University on August 7-11, 2017.
Each workshop will begin with a series of lectures by national experts in mathematics, political science, law, and civil rights. The lectures will be open to the public and made available online. The last two days of each workshop will be devoted to specialized trainings and redistricting hackathons.
New July 3: Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group at Tufts University https://sites.tufts.edu/gerrymandr/
New May 22: Fair Districts FAQ
New May 21: PA Department of State Voter Registration Statistics
March 31: America’s most gerrymandered congressional districts The Washington Post
March 31: Interactive Gerrymandering map To zoom in to a more detailed view of the map, go to the View menu of your browser and use the zoom option.
Gerrymandering is the biggest obstacle to genuine democracy in the United States. So why is no one protesting? The Washington Post
This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see. The Washington Post
The League of Women Voters supported a bipartisan, bicameral group of dedicated legislators working to change the way Pennsylvania districts are drawn.
Dwayne Heisler, representing Fair Districts PA, http://www.fairdistrictspa.com/ spoke at the February 28 meeting of the Bedford County Democrats.
The effects of gerrymandering can be extreme when one political party controls all of the branches of government, as Pennsylvania Republicans did in 2010, during the reapportionment process,. Pennsylvania has almost a million more registered Democrats than Republicans, but the effects of gerrymandering has resulted in Republicans holding 13 of Pennsylvania’s 18 U.S. Congressional seats, 34 of 50 PA Senate seats, and 81 of 203 PA House seats. Gerrymandering builds inequities into our representation insulating many elected officials in safe districts from accountabilit