LWVLC POSITION ON GERRYMANDERING
The League of Women Voters of Lancaster PA supports the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania's stance on apportionment and redistricting. The LWVPA's stance is to "Support apportionment and redistricting based substantially on population of all voting districts, with additional consideration given to compact and contiguous territory and with respect given to municipal boundaries." You can learn more about the LWVPA's position on the issue of redistricting on the Where We Stand page of their website.
A lawsuit on the issue of gerrymandering has been filed by individual voters against Pennsylvania. To learn more about the case, please visit The Public Interest Law Center. To read the updates to the case after the December 11-15 trial, please click here. Commonwealth Court Judge Kevin Brobson's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law were released on December 29, 2017. On January 22, 2018, the PA Supreme Court ruled that the 2011 congressional districts map was unconstitutional. The General Assembly and the Governor have until February 15, 2018 to redraw and approve the map. Visit www.pacourts.us to read the order.
You can learn more about redistricting in Pennsylvania and how gerrymandering affects voters by visiting the website of Fair Districts PA. Click here to sign their petition to end gerrymandering in PA. You can also learn more about redistricting on the Committee of Seventy's website.
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PENNSYLVANIA REDISTRICTING REFORM COMMISSION
To learn more about Governor Wolf's executive order creating a Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission, please click here.
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