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Senate Bill 22….Again? We Say Not Good Enough…Again.

On Tuesday, April 9th the Senate State Government Committee will vote on Senate Bill 22, the same constitutional amendment from Spring 2018 which established a politician-appointed commission to draw legislative and congressional district lines. While we appreciate the continued commitment of Committee Chairs Mike Folmer, Anthony Williams and their colleagues as well as bill sponsor Senator Lisa Boscola to reforming the Pennsylvania redistricting process, as written, this bill is insufficient to address the concerns of Pennsylvanians who are tired of the proverbial fox guarding the henhouse when it comes to drawing fair and representative districts.

Gov. Wolf Names Common Cause to the Census 2020 Complete Count Commission

“It is impossible to diminish the importance of the census as the foundation of representative self-governance and every Americans’ ability to help shape the future of our families and communities. The census is critical to representation at all levels of government and the federal resources that support our states, communities, and constituencies." -- Micah Sims, Executive Director

Common Cause PA Supports Formation of New Bipartisan Redistricting Commission

Common Cause Pennsylvania applauds Governor Tom Wolf’s efforts to address partisan gerrymandering in our state. Wolf’s executive order will give Pennsylvanians a chance to be heard on an important and fundamental question of our representative democracy – who represents our communities in the state legislature, the US House and Senate.

Director Sims and Rep. Schemel Discuss the Courts’ New Congressional Maps

Throwback to when the Pa. Supreme Court threw out the 2011 Congressional maps for being unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

Voting & Elections 09.18.2018

Talking Elections with Terry Madonna

Executive Director Micah Sims went on PA Newsmakers to discuss elections and the ways we're working to make them better.

09.14.2018

Common Cause PA Applauds Gov. Wolf for Establishing Census 2020 Complete Count Commission

An accurate Census 2020 count is essential to the full funding of federal assistance programs and services that many Pennsylvanians rely on. These programs and services include Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, school construction, special education grants, foster care, affordable housing, and highway planning and construction.

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