Pennsylvania Redistricting Meetings

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William Marx points out one of the districts that crossed four counties as an image of the old congressional districts of Pennsylvania are projected on a wall in the classroom where he teaches civics in Pittsburgh on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Marx was a plaintiff in the Pennsylvania lawsuit that successfully challenged the Republican-drawn congressional […]

HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY – (WBRE/WYOU) The new Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission is inviting the public to a series of regional meetings to talk about making the redistrictingprocess fairer and nonpartisan.

Governor Tom Wolf created the 15-member bipartisan commission by executive order in November and appointed David Thornburgh, president and CEO of the nonprofit Committee of Seventy, as its chairman.

The commission will study best practices in other states and submit a report to the governor and legislature later this year with recommendations for a nonpartisan redistrictingprocess that safeguards election integrity and fairness. 

The dates and locations of eight public meetings will be:

Williamsport
Thursday, April 4
First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania
201 W. 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701

Erie
Thursday, April 18
Erie County Public Library
160 E Front St., Erie, PA 16507

Pittsburgh
Thursday, May 2
Carnegie Mellon University’s Simmons Auditorium
5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Reading
Thursday, May 9
Penn State Berks Perkins Student Center
1801 Broadcasting Rd., Reading, PA 19610

Altoona
Thursday, May 16
PSU-Altoona Devorris Downtown Center
1431 12th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

Philadelphia
Tuesday May 28
Tindley Temple United Methodist Church
750 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Bethlehem
Wednesday, May 29
Northampton Community College Alumni Hall‬‬‬‬‬
3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020

Wilkes-Barre
Thursday, June 6
Wilkes University Henry Student Center
84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

All the meetings will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Harrisburg date will be announced soon.

The commission also invites Pennsylvanians to provide their comments online.


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