PUMP supports equitable legislative and congressional districts that fairly represent all voting populations. Since 2017, we have been working to end gerrymandering and promote transparent, citizen-driven redistricting policies in Pennsylvania.

Every 10 years, following the U.S. Census, states, municipalities, and other jurisdictions must redraw district lines to reflect demographic and population change. Under current redistricting laws in Pennsylvania, elected officials control how districts are drawn, allowing legislators to pick their voters – instead of empowering voters to pick their representatives. We support legislation to establish an independent citizens’ commission to draw legislative and congressional districts in Pennsylvania.

In the 2021-2022 redistricting cycle, we advocated for transparent processes with opportunities for public input to prevent gerrymandering at the state and local levels.

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Endorsing Organization of Fair Districts PA

PUMP is an endorsing organization of Fair Districts PA, a nonpartisan, statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to create a process for redistricting that is transparent, impartial, and fair.

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Steering Committee Member for Draw the Lines PA

PUMP is a member of Draw the Lines PA’s Western Pennsylvania Steering Committee. Draw the Lines PA is a statewide civic education and engagement initiative for Pennsylvanians to draw election maps. Its parent organization is the Committee of Seventy.

Local Redistricting

PUMP supports county, city, and school board redistricting processes that are fair, equitable, transparent, and allow for public input.

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