California University of PA: Fair Districts PA Event
By Jaron Castranio, Senior Political Science major, California University of Pennsylvania
Fair Districts PA is a citizen-led coalition, which is affiliated with the League of Women Voters. Its mission is to reform the Pennsylvania redistricting process so it will be “transparent, impartial and fair.”
Suzanne Broughton, a former president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, engaged California University of Pennsylvania students, faculty, and administrators in a discussion of the consequences of partisan gerrymandering. She placed the blame on both major political parties, explaining how the one that controls the process draws congressional and state legislative district lines to its own benefit. She told the audience how they can make a difference by contacting their state representatives and senators about two bills currently being considered. Broughton said that gerrymandering should be a concern for everyone who cares about fair representation.
This event was sponsored by California University of Pennsylvania’s ADP.
For more information about the event, go here.