Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission Announces Nine Public Meetings

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — 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:

Thursday, April 4

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania

201 W. 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701

Thursday, April 18

Erie County Public Library

160 E Front St., Erie, PA 16507

Thursday, May 2
Carnegie Mellon University’s Simmons Auditorium

5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Thursday, May 9

Penn State Berks Perkins Student Center

1801 Broadcasting Rd., Reading, PA 19610

Thursday, May 16

PSU-Altoona Devorris Downtown Center

1431 12th Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

Tuesday, May 28

Tindley Temple United Methodist

750 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Wednesday, May 29

Northampton Community Colle‪ge Alumni Hall

3835 Green Pond Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18020

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. 

MEDIA CONTACT: David Thornburgh, 215-439-0879

SOURCE Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission

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