Redistricting and Gerrymandering: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Redistricting and Gerrymandering: The Good, Bad & Ugly
Presented by Take Action Philly.  4 p.m. Video Conference

This virtual forum will feature experts from local public interest legal organizations, Villanova, the University of Pennsylvania and the NAACP.

2021 is critical for our political future: state and federal legislative districts will be redrawn, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly is considering a harmful constitutional amendment that would give legislators, for the first time, power to draw districts for electing state appellate court judges.

This free virtual event is open to the public and will focus on how redistricting works in Pennsylvania; how redistricting can result in political and prison gerrymandering, and the potential impact of House Bill 38, the proposed constitutional amendment that would create representative districts for Pennsylvania appellate court judges.

Speakers will also discuss what citizens can do to ensure that district lines are  drawn fairly and in a way that allows us to elect members of Congress and a state legislature who respond to voters.

Welcome: Wesley Payne, Esq., Chancellor-Elect, Philadelphia Bar Association

Moderator: Khalif Ali, Executive Director, Common Cause Pennsylvania

Benjamin D. Geffen, Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Center
Deborah R. Gross, President and CEO, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
Rory Kramer, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminology, Villanova University
Seth Kreimer, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Cara McClellan, Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund


5/4/2021 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Video Conference Once Registered, You Will Receive the Link to Join 60 Minutes Prior to Event Start

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