To: The Pennsylvania State Senate
Support Gerrymandering Reform in Pennsylvania
Legislation proposed by State Senators Lisa M. Boscola and Mario M. Scavello calls for a commission of independent citizens to develop a plan for redistricting. The commission would act as a system of checks and balances, free from conflicts of interest
Why is this important?
When a politician wins an election, he or she is allowed to draw their own districts as a tactic to ensure their own re-election. A politician should not be allowed to choose their voters. Rather, the voters should be allowed to choose their representative. By utilizing a nonpartisan committee, we can end this practice so that districts are straightforward and represent the needs of the community rather than a political party.