HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Pennsylvania (Group) » Lawmakers will rule again...

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 02:43 AM

Lawmakers will rule again over redrawing of Pa. political boundaries, but critics aren't giving up

HARRISBURG — For a moment, anti-gerrymandering advocates in Pennsylvania had a victory in sight.

Fed up with political districts that experts said were drawn to benefit one party over another, grassroots groups launched a campaign to take lawmakers out of the process and create a commission of everyday voters to do the work instead.

They held rallies, demanded public hearings, and even showed up on the doorstep of one top lawmaker’s home, all with the goal of getting a constitutional amendment to voters before maps are drawn again in 2021.

The stakes are significant: Independent research shows gerrymandering protects incumbents and strips communities of political power by heavily concentrating one party’s voters into a single district or spreading them out unnaturally.

Read more: https://www.theintell.com/news/20200708/lawmakers-will-rule-again-over-redrawing-of-pa-political-boundaries-but-critics-arenrsquot-giving-up
(Doylestown Intelligencer)

0 replies, 473 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread