Pennsylvanians Against Gerrymandering

Pennsylvanians Against Gerrymandering is advocating for the establishment of an independent citizens commission to draw federal district lines following the 2020 census.




Independent Redistricting


Activists in Pennsylvania are working to advance policy to prevent gerrymandering that would:

  • Create an independent redistricting commission that is politically balanced between Republicans, Democrats and Independents 
  • Place a prohibition on elected officials, party officials, political operatives, and lobbyists from serving on the commission.
  • Require supermajority support to pass a map, incentivizing consensus-building and preventing either party from hijacking the commission.
  • Prioritize criteria for minimizing county and city splits, maximizing compactness and partisan fairness, and respecting communities of interest
  • Create standards for public records and a transparent atmosphere that is conducive to public input.


Activists and lobbyists are planning to engage with state legislators in both the fall 2019 and spring 2020 sessions with a goal of passing legislation before federal lines are redrawn following the 2020 census.


Pennsylvanians Against Gerrymandering is supporting a legislative advocacy campaign.

The evolution of Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional district over the last 60 years demonstrates the need for reform:

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