[VIDEO] Why are Measurable Standards Needed in Redistricting?

Accountability in government hinges on one key factor that is currently missing in Pennsylvania's redistricting process. The voice of the people must be protected.

Testimony on Redistricting Legislation

In looking at redistricting reform, there are some fundamental concerns which should not be forgotten.

[VIDEO] The Most Important Redistricting Standard

Turns out the power to check gerrymandering exists in one ignored redistricting standard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CORCNqUilm0

Senate Splits

First Round of Maps

LRC 58 split places
Holt 27 split places
LRC 41 total splits
Holt 12 total splits

Second Round of Maps

LRC 37 split places
Holt 17 split places
LRC 20 total splits
Holt 3 total splits

House Splits

First Round of Maps

LRC 290 split places
Holt 106 split places
LRC 466 total splits
Holt 80 total splits

Second Round of Maps

LRC 221 split places
Holt 86 split places
LRC 261 total splits
Holt 61 total splits

“Indeed, the proof is strong enough that we view it as inconceivable . . . that the magnitude of the subdivision splits here was unavoidable”

— Justice Ronald Castile, Holt, Majority opinion page 78 —

Amanda began delving into the subject of redistricting in October of 2010 on her quest to know why. Helped by a love of puzzles, attention to detail, and a great deal of persistence, her efforts eventually led her to a historic victory before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She documents her journey here and inspiring others through numerous presentations across the state. The recipient of several honors, her work has also been featured in every major Pennsylvania newspaper, making headline news in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.