Redistricting Forum: Let’s End Gerrymandering in PA

The Fair Districts PA (FDPA) Montgomery County Volunteer Committee has invited FDPA speaker Dr. Mark Schafer to address the public at an open meeting. Dr. Shafer will explain Pennsylvania’s redistricting process, demonstrate how it undermines democracy and then offer a solution to the problem.

This event will also have an American Sign Language Interpreter.

Contact Information
Leslie DiNapoli
LPDiNapoli@gmail.com
610-613-8610

Meeting With Sen. Daylin Leach and Fair Districts PA

We must persist, resist, learn, and change things with the elections in 2017, 2018 and beyond. Sen. Daylin Leach is an excellent, progressive, knowledgeable speaker, and Fair Districts PA is the force behind fair redistricting in Pennsylvania.

Agenda

  • State Sen. Daylin Leach
  • Importance of 2017 elections, what you can do and information on voting
  • Our group: organization, communication, how to be most effective, questions and discussion
  • Fair Districts Presentation

Please arrive at 1:10 so that the meeting can start promptly, and please donate a few dollars to the fire house upon arrival to thank them for letting us use the space.

Street parking available: Montgomery Avenue, Tregaron Road, Bangor Road, Bentley Avenue

How to Make Your Vote Count: Redistricting in PA

Fair Districts PA (FDPA) speaker Dr. Mark Schafer will discuss the history of gerrymandering in Pennsylvania, its impacts on various communities and FDPA’s proposed plan for reform. Redistricting reform is a non-partisan issue, and reforms that have passed in other states have had the support of voters across party lines.

Fair Districts PA (FDPA) is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization comprised of groups and individuals who believe that in American democracy, elections should represent the will of all the people, not just the politicians, and should provide citizens with meaningful choices in electing representatives. To achieve this goal, FDPA members want to take the redrawing of legislative districts lines out of the hands of politicians and put it into the hands of a non-partisan, independent, transparent citizens commission so that districts lines are not drawn to benefit or disadvantage any political party or candidate. Voters should select their legislators, rather than legislators selecting their voters.

Contacts

Partisan Redistricting in PA: Its Causes and a Solution

The Havertown-Area Community Action Network (HCAN) is sponsoring an educational program on the dangers of gerrymandering and on how to reform Pennsylvania’s redistricting process. Dan Loeb, a speaker for Fair Districts PA, will conduct the presentation, which will be followed by a Q&A session.

Fair Districts PA (FDPA) is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization comprised of groups and individuals who believe that in American democracy, elections should represent the will of all the people, not just the politicians, and should provide citizens with meaningful choices in electing representatives. To achieve this goal, FDPA members want to take the redrawing of legislative districts lines out of the hands of politicians and put it into the hands of a non-partisan, independent, transparent citizens commission so that districts lines are not drawn to benefit or disadvantage any political party or candidate. Voters should select their legislators, rather than legislators selecting their voters.

Gerrymandering Teach-in

Educational program by Andrea Kalb of Fair Districts PA on how the current redistricting process in Pennsylvania undermines democracy and creates partisan gridlock, and on the current proposal to fix this problem.

Fair Districts PA (FDPA) is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization comprised of groups and individuals who believe that in American democracy, elections should represent the will of all the people, not just the politicians, and should provide citizens with meaningful choices in electing representatives. To achieve this goal, FDPA members want to take the redrawing of legislative districts lines out of the hands of politicians and put it into the hands of a non-partisan, independent, transparent citizens commission so that districts lines are not drawn to benefit or disadvantage any political party or candidate. Voters should select their legislators, rather than legislators selecting their voters.

A Proposed Solution to PA’s Gerrymandering Problem

This meeting is being hosted by DELCO PA Indivisible in order to greet new members, receive organizational updates and learn from guest speaker Debra Ciamacca from Fair Districts PA. Debra’s presentation will explore the extent of gerrymandering in Pennsylvania, discuss the problems it causes and offer a solution.

This event is open to anyone interested in joining us as we stand together to reclaim and re-envision our constitutional democracy through ordinary, courageous and non-partisan acts of resistance.

Fair Districts PA is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization comprised of groups and individuals who want to take the redrawing of legislative districts lines out of the hands of politicians and put it in the hands of a non-partisan, independent, transparent citizens commission so that districts lines are not drawn to benefit or disadvantage any political party or candidate. Voters should select their legislators, rather than legislators selecting their voters.

Gerrymandering

You are invited to a discussion on gerrymandering led by Fair Districts PA. We will explore the problem in Pennsylvania, its impact on democracy and a proposed solution.

Contact
Suzi Harris
suziharris@verizon.net
302-299-0253

Fair Districts PA is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization comprised of groups and individuals who want to take the redrawing of legislative districts lines out of the hands of politicians and put it in the hands of a non-partisan, independent, transparent citizens commission so that districts lines are not drawn to benefit or disadvantage any political party or candidate. Voters should select their legislators, rather than legislators selecting their voters.

Redistricting 101: A Conversation With Fair Districts PA and Rep. Mary Jo Daley

You are invited to a joint town hall meeting with Carol Kuniholm of Fair Districts PA and State Rep. Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) to discuss redistricting reform in Pennsylvania. This event will provide information about gerrymandering and the possibility for reform. It will also offer attendees the opportunity to interact with others working for change.

Rep. Daley was a primary sponsor of HB 1835, the redistricting reform bill supported by Fair Districts PA in the 2017-2018 legislative session. She believes that under the current system, politics often plays too large a role in redistricting decisions, explaining:

Redistricting reform is one of the most important topics we have to deal with in the legislature because it affects nearly every partisan vote we face in session. Too often, the party in power has too much influence on drawing political boundaries, and the process becomes nothing more than gerrymandering.

I hope to see as many people as possible at the town hall – our voices on the matter can help make a difference.

Contact
Maria Teresa Dispenziere, Chief of Staff
610-832-1679
mdispenziere@pahouse

Fair Districts PA is a non-profit organization comprised of groups and individuals who want to take the redrawing of legislative districts lines out of the hands of politicians and put it in the hands of a non-partisan, independent, transparent citizens commission so that districts lines are not drawn to benefit or disadvantage any political party or candidate. Voters should select their legislators, rather than legislators selecting their voters.

Solidarity Sunday Event: Redistricting Information

Win Win Coffee Bar is hosting its third Solidarity Sunday. This event will feature a presentation by Rob Maliff, a Fair Districts PA (FDPA) volunteer, who will give an overview of Pennsylvania’s current redistricting process, the problems it causes and the solution advocated by FDPA.

Admission is free. Solidarity Sunday events also include a community pay-what-you-can meal and a letter-writing opportunity, with postcards and some stamps provided.

Contact
Bevin Journey
Bevin.journey@gmail.com

Fair Districts PA is a non-profit organization comprised of groups and individuals who want to take the redrawing of legislative districts lines out of the hands of politicians and put it in the hands of a non-partisan, independent, transparent citizens commission so that districts lines are not drawn to benefit or disadvantage any political party or candidate. Voters should select their legislators, rather than legislators selecting their voters.

Gerrymandering & How to Create Fair Districts in PA

Organizational meeting for Fair Districts PA volunteers in Carbon and Monroe Counties to arrange for legislator visits, informational meetings and presentations to the public, new volunteer outreach, letters to the editor, data entry and social media.

Contact Person
Jan Little
(610) 442-1733
jklrd@jklrd.com

Fair Districts PA is a non-profit organization comprised of groups and individuals who want to take redrawing of legislative districts lines out of the hands of politicians and put it in the hands of a non-partisan, independent, transparent citizens commission so that districts lines are not drawn to benefit or disadvantage any political party or candidate. Voters should select their legislators, rather than legislators selecting their voters.