Gerrymandering and Redistricting RRT

Team Co-Leaders:
Tanis Shaw – tanisg213@gmail.com
Stephanie Horst  –  horstsd@hotmail.com
Betsy Schott – eashott@aol.com

Gerrymandering has been identified as a major obstacle to democracy, and Pennsylvania is one of the most gerrymandered states in the union.

RESOLUTIONS & ENDORSEMENT TEAM MEETING:
Click Here If you want to join this team.  Please email ruffoamy@gmail.com for meeting details.

RESOURCES:

What you can do
ATTEND A TOWN HALL AND HELP PASS A RESOLUTION:

Request: There are current efforts to pass redistricting-reform resolutions in Manheim, Warwick, East Hempfield and Manor Townships and in Lititz Borough.  If you live in any of these districts, please show up at township board meetings and voice your support for a resolution to approve  Senate Bill 22 (SB22) and House Bill 722 (HB722). If you would like to help with the effort in any of these townships/boroughs, please contact Tanis Shaw: tanisg213@gmail.com  You will be put in touch with the people working on this effort. Resolutions have already been passed in Manheim Borough, Millersville, Marietta, East Petersburg, Lancaster City and Lancaster Township.  If you live in a district where there has been no action and you would like to put a resolution before your supervisors/commissioners, contact Tanis and she will help you get started.

SIGN AND SHARE A PETITION TO TELL YOUR LEGISLATORS TO ENACT SB22 AND HB722:  https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/enact-sb22-and-hb722

CHALLENGE:   

Read PA Senate Bill 22 (SB22) and House Bill 722
If you have read these bills, send any questions you have to: ruffoamy@gmail.com
If you haven’t…please do! You can find it here: Senate Bill: http://=S&type=B&bn=0022  House Bill: https://www.legiscan.com/PA/text/HB722/2017  Then write a letter to your legislators asking them to support these bills.

UPCOMING TALKS ON GERRYMANDERING AND REDISTRICTING REFORM:

  • “GERRYMANDERING: The Real Voter Fraud” will be presented October 24 at 6 p.m. at the Ephrata Public Library, 550 S. Reading Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522.  For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1874894336163537/?ti=icl
  • On November 1st, David Daley, the author of Rat F**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy will be discussing what separates this gerrymandering effort from previous efforts, and the role that technology and the Citizens United decision played in this nefarious scheme.  More information including time and location can be found here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/daleyevent