What seems like an obscure issue may actually be the thread that ties together the things we hold most sacred. A look into its origins reveals that representation comes much closer to home than many of us realize.
What if you could be a spectator in the Pennsylvania State Capital while enjoying the comforts of home? Advances in technology means that the Redistricting Commission and your state legislators may be just a few clicks away.
Redistricting must account for the shifting tide in Pennsylvania's population. But what happens when you strip away influences outside of the constitution? The traditional perspective on moving districts receives an adjustment as an impartial system reveals the facts.
The failure of released preliminary maps to follow the PA Constitution left multiple counties, municipalities, and wards suffering. Learn how specifically what went wrong and how the commission can correct this in my testimony.
In my year long redistricting journey, I've come across many resources. But a few were standouts as more helpful than the rest. If you are looking to learn more, than you've come to the right place. Some of these I wish I'd found sooner!
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission held a public hearing to allow concerned citizens, like myself, an opportunity to provide the commission with pre-map feedback. Broadcast on PCN, you can now watch what I shared!
Fragmented townships beg the question: How do reconcile the rules of whole political subdivisions and contiguous districts? In Lancaster County, that question was no longer avoidable.
After being fractured into six little pieces for the last 10 years, Monroe County is standing up and saying no more. Will they be split again for the next 10 years? My investigation into Northeast Pennsylvania resulted in some answers.
When it came to creating minority-majority districts in the Pittsburgh area, there was already one naturally created using previous steps. But Pittsburgh had two minority districts in 2000. Would the shrinking population in Allegheny cost them a minority district?
Step 4 of the Holt Proposal sent me tracking down minority populations. The city of Allentown in Lehigh County came up as one place that needed attention. And more than one solution presented itself.