Despite population growth, minorities lost representation in redistricting | Friday Morning Coffee
Pa. was among the states that bucked the trend. How did that happen?
Latino advocate promises lawsuit against new Pa. legislative maps
Victor Martinez, a Lehigh Valley radio station owner who has been a vocal critic of the maps, told the Capital-Star that he was setting up a meeting of other like-minded community members to talk over how — not if — to file a lawsuit.
Where to draw the lines in Black, Latino communities at center of Pa. legislative map fight
Some leaders in communities of color have raised concerns that the proposed House map may, intentionally or not, dilute their voices.
Pa. Reapportionment: 30 years of racial inequity vs. Pa.’s only growing populations | Opinion
We applaud Mark Nordenberg for faithfully serving as a neutral arbiter instead of playing politics with the immense responsibility that was bestowed upon him.
Advocates want a more diverse General Assembly. But making that a reality is complicated
If the composition of the General Assembly matched Pennsylvania’s rapidly diversifying population, there would be at least 47 lawmakers who were not white. Instead, there are just 31 elected state legislators who are not white. The space between Harrisburg and reality could be chalked up to a multitude of things, but as legislative leaders hammer […]
‘It’s a Rubik’s Cube’: Pa. grapples with competing redistricting priorities
Some advocates organized a coalition of dozens of academic and civic groups known as Draw the Lines PA, which is led by the Committee of Seventy, a Philadelphia-based good government organization, have already released their own map as a starting point.
Pa. redistricting is poised to be transparent. Will it be fair? Advocates think yes.
Pennsylvanians will be able to participate in perhaps more than a dozen hearings on their congressional and legislative maps in the coming months, as well as submit their own maps online.