When prisoners are counted in their cells during the redistricting process–rather than their hometowns–political power shifts from urban and predominantly minority communities to rural and white ones where prisons are located. We’re advocating for an end to prison gerrymandering in Pennsylvania.
An initiative of the Jeffery Golan & Francis Vilella-Vélez Voting Justice Project. Absentee voting is crucial to allowing for full participation in our democracy by people whose work takes them out of town, people with a physical disability or illness, college students, and many other voters who cannot reach their polling place on Election Day. […]
Pennsylvania’s congressional map is among the top three starkest partisan gerrymanders in the country. On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and individual voters from each of the 18 districts for the U.S. House of Representatives, we are suing Pennsylvania to enjoin the current map.
Though all citizens of age have the right to vote, many still face obstacles that prevent them from exercising that right – particularly those in low-income communities, people with disabilities, and racial and ethnic minorities. The Law Center is a member of the Keystone Votes coalition, which believes that it is time to update Pennsylvania’s voting system to make it easier and more convenient for citizens to cast their ballots, including those who already vote regularly.