Fundraiser for Daylin Leach

As you are well aware, the 2018 elections are critical. The Democrats must take back the House. One way to do that is to help elect State Sen. Daylin Leach to Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th District. Because of gerrymandering, there are only a few flippable districts — and we must help the candidates running for office in those districts. Even if you don’t live in PA 7, your help is needed. So join us in supporting Daylin Leach onĀ September 10 from 4-6 pm.

RSVP and make your contribution online here. To mail your contribution, download the response form, and mail it, along with your check, to Daylin for Congress, P.O, Box 631, Wayne, PA 19087.

Questions? Contact Vanessa.

Gerrymandering: The Theft of Our Democracy

Drawing voting district lines to benefit a particular political party, or gerrymandering, threatens the American democratic process. As explained by Michael Pollack, local political activist and executive director of March on Harrisburg, gerrymandering “creates geographically bizarre districts with single-party monopolies; it rejects competitive elections; and it encourages hyper-partisanship and well-funded fringe candidates.”

Concerned about the impact of gerrymandering on the electoral process, a group of mathematicians in Boston, called the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG), has been studying redistricting from a geometric and computational perspective. Supported by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, MGGG is committed to training mathematicians on the quantitative aspects of redistricting, enabling them to serve as expert witnesses and consultants on this issue. The group also collaborates with experts in other fields and endeavors to educate the public about the dangers of gerrymandering. [Read more…]

League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Lawsuit

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania will be filing a lawsuit in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

The League, with individual plaintiffs from each of the 18 congressional districts, is challenging the loss of representation caused by the partisan gerrymandering of our congressional district map.

All involved in the suit hope for timely redress of our existing distorted lines. All also agree that the ultimate goal is an independent redistricting commission ensuring a permanent solution to the current conflict of interest.

Redistricting efforts have had some great coverage lately. Two highlights we’d love for you to watch and share:

from PennLive: It’s time to fix PA’s broken redistricting system

from Fox43: Pennsylvania Divided: Gerrymandering in the Commonwealth

Thank you for your continued support as we continue to work to restore a representative democracy where every vote counts and every voice is heard.

It’s a marathon, not a sprint, but we are well on our way.

March on Harrisburg: Civil Disobedience

We will be lobbying, protesting and performing pragmatic and creative nonviolence at the Capitol. The goal is to have our bills on banning gifts to legislators, ending gerrymandering and establishing automatic voter registration (AVR) moved out of committee and onto the floor for a successful vote.

To join this civil disobedience movement, register here.

March on Harrisburg

Join the organization March on Harrisburg as we march from Philadelphia to Harrisburg to fight for democracy by encouraging our legislators to pass laws ending gerrymandering, establishing automatic voter registration (AVR) and banning gifts to legislators.

Along the march, we will hold rallies, teach-ins, nonviolence trainings and canvassing and phone banking sessions. You are welcome to be part of the entire march or to join us on any leg of the journey. Housing and other logistical support are being arranged.

Register for the event here.

Here are the routes for the first days of the march:




Citizen Lobbying Day With March on Harrisburg

Join our organization, the March on Harrisburg, as we meet with legislators and their staff to push for bills banning gifts to legislators, ending gerrymandering and establishing automatic voter registration (AVR) in Pennsylvania.

Register here, and a volunteer organizer will contact you. You can also sign up for one of our weekly training sessions in advance of the Citizens Lobbying Day. Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 pm and on Fridays from 12:00-1:00 pm.

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