Published On: Mon, Jul 12th, 2021

Pennsylvania Legislators Pledge Transparency in Drawing New Congressional District Maps

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Pennsylvania voters are invited to, for the first time, help the Pennsylvania Legislature draw new congressional district maps. Pennsylvania House Republican Leader Kerry Benninghoff, State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, and state Rep. Wendi Thomas, also Republicans, announced on Monday a series of hearings to be held in July, August, and October across Pennsylvania seeking public feedback on where the district lines should be drawn. They’ve also launched a website offering the public a place to draw and submit their own maps. “The people of the Commonwealth, for the first time, will be able to give their input on how the seats are drawn,” Thomas said in a statement. “They will be able to make their suggestions in person at a series of hearings or online. In these divisive political times when many people have lost faith in their political systems, it’s critical that we open the system as much as possible.” …

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