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.

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

March on Harrisburg Aims to Repair Trust in Our Democracy

— Michael Pollack

March on Harrisburg PosterMarch on Harrisburg is a grassroots, nonpartisan group dedicated to healing our wounded democracy and repairing the relationship between “We the People” and our elected representatives. We have a solid plan underway to pass three crucial and important laws in Pennsylvania, but first, it is important to understand the disease we are working to alleviate, the deep disease in our society, rooted in the way we relate to one another. [Read more…]

Unanimous Resolution to End PA Gerrymandering

Map displaying the PA 7th Congressional District is a convoluted example of Gerrymandering.

Convoluted example of redistricting.

-by Kathy Haley, Founder, New Horizons Club 

The Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution calling on the State Legislature to enact redistricting reform in Pennsylvania. In a dramatic show of non-partisanship, Republican Commissioner Phil Rosenzweig managed amendments to the resolution and then moved it for a vote. Democrat Josh Grimes seconded. The 14 member Lower Merion Board of Commissioners, which is known for careful policy-making that is often emulated by other townships in the state, amended the resolution advanced by Fair Districts PA, adding the request that state legislators consider either a constitutional amendment or a legislative solution to end gerrymandering in PA. [Read more…]

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

How to Solve PA’s Gerrymandering Problem

Join Fair Districts PA on MARCH 30 at Bryn Mawr College to learn more about gerrymandering and how you can help change things.  Pennsylvania’s current redistricting rules let politicians pick their voters, not voters their legislators.  Carol Kuniholm will discuss the history of gerrymandering in PA, its impacts on various communities, and Fair District PA’s proposed plan for redistricting 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 hopes to create an independent citizens commission for drawing district boundaries in time for PA’s 2020 redistricting.

RSVP to attend on March 30, 7pm at Bryn Mawr College, McPherson Auditorium, 150 N. Merion Ave.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1875790289371967/

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.