UPDATE 6/15/18: Please see our latest statement on redistricting reform efforts in Pennsylvania for the most recent information and our current position on redistricting legislation.
Fair Districts PA is looking for volunteers to work the polls for the Congressional District 18 special election on March 13. Volunteers will work a shift at strategic polling locations in Congressional District 18 talking to voters about gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. Volunteers will encourage people to get involved and sign Fair Districts PA’s petition urging state legislators to put voters first by supporting House Bill 722 and Senate Bill 22. These bills, which PUMP has officially endorsed, would establish an independent redistricting commission responsible for drawing PA’s district maps.
From Fair Districts PA: “Volunteering with Fair Districts PA at the polls means you’ll be working in a totally nonpartisan capacity. That makes for a truly unique and positive experience because you will be able to connect with voters of all political backgrounds around a shared belief – that voters should choose their politicians, not the other way around.”
- Shifts are 3-4 hours long – no need to be available all day!
- They will assign you to a strategic poll based on your location and availability. All volunteers will have a partner, so you will not have to work a shift by yourself.
- They will provide all the materials and instructions you need to have a successful day.
- They will also be organizing outreach for the May 15 primary. That effort has a separate recruitment process that beings March 2.