Common Cause PA Makes the Case for Fair and Transparent Redistricting to Legislative Committee
August 18, 2016; Blog Post
Common Cause Pennsylvania Senior Advisor and Fair Districts PA Co-Chair Barry Kauffman urged committee members to support HB-1835, a bill that would create an independent citizen redistricting commission to draw districts using nonpartisan standards.
Census Bureau fails to change harmful representation system
July 20, 2016; Blog Post, Status Update
Prison-based gerrymandering threatens our democracy’s commitment to fair representation. The practice leads to certain districts becoming largely composed of voiceless individuals, since prisoners cannot vote in most states.