A bipartisan group of the leadership that is leading California’s innovative approach to drawing electoral district boundaries were in Pennsylvania to explain their system to local administrators and others interested in reforming the Pennsylvania redistricting process. The event was held by Fair Districts PA, a statewide coalition that is part of the work of the nonpartisan political organization, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, headquartered in the state capital of Harrisburg. According to the event description:
Three members of the California Redistricting Commission visited PA and took part in four town halls to explain how the process worked in their state. GIl Ontai, (R), Jeanne Raya (D), and Stan Forbes (“declines to state”) described the transparency, non-partisan energy and extensive public input. Their visit was made possible by the Roy and Lila Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government.
More information is available at the California Citizens Redistricting Commission government website. Today the commission is meeting in Sacramento and will give an update on the Commission’s response to current litigation impacting state redistricting and to discuss California’s preparations for the 2020 Census. See the agenda for this meeting here. The video is about 90 minutes. Take a look: