Learn more on a special webpage on the FDPA website.
When the Census Bureau counts people every ten years, people in prison are counted as part of the electoral districts where they are incarcerated, rather than in their home communities. This distorts representation at local and state levels, giving prison districts undeserved strength in the state legislature and reducing the influence of communities whose populations are most impacted by incarceration. The practice defies most state constitutions and statutes, including the Pennsylvania election code (25 Pa.C.S. §1302(3))
Fair Districts PA is partnering with the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and other organizations in a series of forums about gerrymandering, prison gerrymandering and the impact of both on PA prison policy. The following list of Regional Forums also appears on a special webpage on the FDPA website.
Regional Forums (all Zoom events).
Registration links are below:
Every ten years, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania redraws electoral boundaries after results of the decennial census are tabulated.
Will this be done in a way that is transparent, impartial, and fair to the voters? Or will we continue to see gerrymandered districts that preserve safe seats for legislators?
Learn more at www.fairdistrictspa.com
You can read updates written by Mary Erdman and Terry Schettini, members of our League and member, FDPA Speakers Bureau, in issues of The Voter newsletter posted on Newsletters=>Membership.
You can keep up with events put on by or supported by Fair Districts PA on their website.