Every ten years, Pennsylvania is required to re-draw the district lines for the State House, State Senate, and the U.S. Congress. It’s a process that ensures each of our communities has equal representation in our government based on population.
But lately the re-districting process, where voters select representatives that more accurately reflect them, has been perversely morphed by gerrymandering, where the process gives one political party an unfair advantage in elections. Politicians now choose their voters, instead of the other way around. And in 2010, Republicans used technology to take this cheating to a whole new level.
It’s time for us to move to a fairer process. That’s why I’m a co-sponsor on House Bill 22 and House Bill 23, to create an independent commission to handle redistricting in Pennsylvania. This way, the incentives for politicians to pick their own voters is no more, When voters’ voices matter, our democracy improves and thrives.
We can make this happen together, but I need your help to do so.