Carol Kuniholm, chair and co-founder of Fair Districts PA and board member of the League of Women Voters of PA, will be the featured speaker at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Free Library of Northampton Township, 25 Upper Holland Road in Richboro.
In the event of inclement weather, the presentation will be rescheduled to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.
“Redistricting Reform: The Journey Continues,” a public presentation organized by the League of Women Voters of Bucks County (LWVBC), will provide the opportunity to learn what the legislative path forward in 2019 is for reform in Harrisburg.
Partisan gerrymandering in Pennsylvania will be addressed, as will progress toward the reforms advocated by Fair District PA and its coalition partners. The League of Women Voters in Pennsylvania has long recognized that both political parties, when in power, use gerrymandering to their advantage and has been working for redistricting reform since 1990.
Reform efforts during the last legislative session were shot down, despite support among both parties.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared that Pennsylvania’s 2011 congressional district map violated the state constitution. After the 2020 census, Pennsylvania will draft and create new district maps.
Work to have legislation introduced by bipartisan sponsors during this legislative session is well underway. Attendees will learn about this legislation, as well as the ways they can become involved.
For information, contact LWVBC at 215-230-9986 or LWVBucksPA@gmail.com, or visit lwvbucks.org.