Pick Your Congressional Map: Pennsylvania Democrats, GOP Activists Send Proposals to State Supreme Court

Marc Levy Of The Associated Press New proposals to redraw Pennsylvania’s congressional districts rolled in Thursday in a high-stakes gerrymandering case, meeting a court-ordered deadline to submit maps of boundaries for the state Supreme Court to consider adopting for this … Continued

Supreme Court Blocks Pennsylvania GOP’s Attempt to Restore Gerrymandered Map for 2018

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/02/05/supreme-court-blocks-pennsylvania-gops-attempt-restore-gerrymandered-map-2018 Published on Monday, February 05, 2018 by Common Dreams “The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the fundamental right of Pennsylvanians to fair representation—something they have been denied since this gerrymandered map was put in place.” By Jake … Continued

Urge Governor Wolf to Protect Elections and Provide Money for New Voting Machines

From the League of Women Voters PA (https://www.palwv.org/): Making sure that Pennsylvania’s voting machines are secure, accurate, functional and accessible for Pennsylvanians of all abilities is essential to protecting our democracy. Our voting machines are quickly reaching the end of … Continued

Tell PA General Assembly: Time to Pass Impartial Redistricting Reform

From Common Cause (http://www.commoncause.org): Elections are supposed to represent the will of the people, not politicians. But here in Pennsylvania, partisan politicians manipulate voting maps to keep themselves and their party in power. We need to reform the rules and … Continued

PA Gerrymandering Ruling Called Major Victory

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-01-24/civil-rights/pa-gerrymandering-ruling-called-major-victory/a61159-1 January 24, 2018 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window The court ordered that new congressional district lines be set by Feb. 19. (61-1099lm/Wikimedia Commons) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Election law advocates say … Continued

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Smacks Down GOP Gerrymandered Congressional Map

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/01/22/pennsylvania-supreme-court-smacks-down-gop-gerrymandered-congressional-map Published on Monday, January 22, 2018 by Common Dreams Decision hailed as ‘major victory for all Pennsylvanians’ By Andrea Germanos, staff writer Thanks to the new decision, said the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, “The new maps could … Continued

Court Orders New Pennsylvania Congressional District Map, Says It Favored GOP

Posted at https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/22/politics/pennsylvania-congressional-district-map-thrown-out-gerrymandering/index.html By Eric Bradner, CNN Updated 2:41 PM ET, Mon January 22, 2018 Washington (CNN)The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out the state’s congressional map Monday, ruling that Republican-drawn districts “clearly, plainly and palpably” violate the state’s constitution and ordering … Continued

Coming in 2018: Statewide Public Mapping Competition to Engage Students in Fixing the Bug in the Operating System of Democracy

From Draw the Lines PA (https://drawthelinespa.org/): A defining political challenge facing the United States is the hyper-partisanship that infects its politics. Much of the blame lies with how elected officials of both parties can manipulate their district boundaries to maximize … Continued