In spite of a growing bipartisan citizens’ movement across Pennsylvania for redistricting reform to end gerrymandering, House Bill 722 is stalled in committee. As the majority chairman of the House State Government Committee, Rep. Metcalfe is the only person who can move this bill forward. We are urging him to schedule HB 722 for action. A call to his office to find out why he has not moved on a bill that will restore integrity to our election process so that every person’s vote counts has gone unanswered.
Without changes to the process of redistricting, Pennsylvania will remain the third most politically gerrymandered state in the nation.
As participants in three of the educational presentations on gerrymandering in Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown as well as the Oct. 14 conference in Harrisburg attended by 275 people, we know firsthand that more and more Pennsylvania citizens are clamoring for redistricting reform.