PA Redistricting Reform Commission Sets Regional Meetings

March 20, 2019 - 4:45 pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The new Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission is inviting the public to a series of regional meetings to talk about making the redistricting process fairer and nonpartisan.

Governor Tom Wolf created the 15-member bipartisan commission by executive order in November and appointed David Thornburgh, president and CEO of the nonprofit Committee of Seventy, as its chairman.

The commission will study best practices in other states and submit a report to the governor and legislature later this year with recommendations for a nonpartisan redistricting process that safeguards election integrity and fairness.

The dates and locations of eight public meetings will be:

Williamsport Thursday, April 4 First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania 201 W. 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701

Erie Thursday, April 18 Erie County Public Library 160 E Front St., Erie, PA 16507

Pittsburgh Thursday, May 2 Carnegie Mellon University's Simmons Auditorium 5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Reading Thursday, May 9 Penn State Berks Perkins Student Center 1801 Broadcasting Rd., Reading, PA 19610

Altoona Thursday, May 16 PSU-Altoona Devorris Downtown Center 1431 12th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

Philadelphia Tuesday, May 28 Tindley Temple United Methodist 750 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Bethlehem Wednesday, May 29 Northampton Community Colle?ge Alumni Hall 3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020

Wilkes-Barre Thursday, June 6 Wilkes University Henry Student Center 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

All the meetings will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Harrisburg date will be announced soon.

The commission also invites Pennsylvanians to provide their comments online.

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