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      Reclaim the Power of Your Vote: PA Redistricting Reform for All in Pittsburgh


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      March 1, 2019

      Friday   5:30 PM

      401 Biddle Avenue
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15221

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      Reclaim the Power of Your Vote: PA Redistricting Reform for All

      I cast my vote… But Did It Really Count ? It's time to understand Gerrymandering and how we as PA citizens can ensure that our votes are counted fairly! o Under current PA law, legislators have the power to redraw our voting districts every 10 years o Elected officials use this power to manipulate voting districts to control election outcomes and party advantage o Our voting districts will be redrawn in 2021 and this time let's make sure that PA citizens pick their politicians, not politicians choosing their voters! Reclaim The Power of YOUR VOTE! Guest Speakers include: • Will Anderson, Small Business Owner, B-PEP Planning Council, PA Workforce and Development Committee who will discuss how gerrymandering has effected his access to fair representation in a district designed for party advantage.• Anna Fisher, Associate Professor of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University and Fair Districts PA spokeperson who will outline the advocacy efforts and steps to redistricting reform in the commonwealth as we gear up for 2021 and the redrawing of our district lines after the upcoming census.• Rachel Colker, Western PA Coordinator, Draw the Lines PA, who will announce a new kind of citizens' adovocacy effort that allows PA voters to learn how to draw their own state voting districts with the use of digital mapping software and a series of mapping compettions that that give you a chance to win cash prizes AND save democracy! Good conversation, a few games and prizes, and some light bites will also be included. Join Us! Friday, March 1, 5 - 7 PM Biddle’s Escape401 Biddle AvenuePittsburgh, PA 15221 RSVP Today Special Thanks to Biddles Escape for hosting this important event. Learn more at: www.drawthelinespa.org www.fairdistrictspa.com

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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