redistricting basics

[VIDEO] Why are Districts so Crazy?

18.Apr.2017by Amanda in Redistricting· 0 comments

Many people look at the maps of legislative districts and shake their heads in disbelief. The boundaries of numerous┬ácongressional, state senate, and state representative districts are pretty crazy. It might look hopeless at first, but it is possible to restore some sanity and greater accountability to the redistricting process. Watch and see!  

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Redistricting Delaware County

12.Apr.2012by Amanda in Redistricting· 0 comments

Having recently spent some time in Delaware County, it caused me to review how Delaware County was impacted by the now overturned Redistricting maps and compare this to the Holt evidence.

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Should Political Subdivisions Stay Whole?

11.Apr.2012by Amanda in Redistricting· 2 comments

Ingrained into Pennsylvania’s Constitution is one component of representation that leads to an essential question. Finding an answer leads to unexpected places in Pennsylvania history with surprising relevance for today.

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The Story of Reapportionment

14.Mar.2012by Amanda in Redistricting· 2 comments

Pennsylvania redistricting began with one fundamental issue and the document that forever shaped its future. This defining moment gave birth to a new kind of government. And that was just the beginning.

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Does Representation Matter to Me?

08.Mar.2012by Amanda in Redistricting· 3 comments

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.

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Best PA Redistricting Resources

11.Oct.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 0 comments

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!

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2000 Redistricting: Were Maps That Bad?

30.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 5 comments

Were the districts in 2000 really as bad as what people are saying? Judge for yourself with the following map pictures.

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Redistricting Proposal: House Version Overview

30.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 4 comments

Now that we have the big picture for the Senate, we will turn our attention to bottom line for the House districts. This overview is designed to quickly show you all 5 steps of the House proposal without all the detail.

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Redistricting Proposal: Senate Version Overview

30.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 4 comments

Some of us are just big picture people and would like to know the bottom line or main idea quickly. This overview is designed to quickly show you all 5 steps of the Senate proposal without all the detail.

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Ground Rules of State Redistricting

27.Sep.2011by Amanda in Redistricting· 1 comment

To really understand the redistricting process, one must begin by understanding the ground rules. The following rules apply specifically to Pennsylvania, but may also be true in other states.

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