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Breakfast Briefing – Review and discuss the NEW PA district maps

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Breakfast Briefing – Review and discuss the NEW PA district maps

Time & Location

Jan 12, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EST

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About the Event

Join Represent PA for its kick-off Breakfast Briefing of 2022 with an overview of the newly-proposed PA district maps. A Pennsylvania redistricting panel released preliminary state House and Senate maps, and the new districts could fundamentally reshape the legislature.

On January 12 at 8:30 am, we’ll host Christopher Baxter, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Spotlight PA, an independent, nonpartisan news organization covering the Pennsylvania state government and urgent statewide issues. He will be joined by Deputy Editor Sarah Anne Hughes and Redistricting Reporter Kate Huangpu. We'll discuss the district maps, the changes they may bring to your district, to voting and to the Pennsylvania legislature.

Republicans currently hold 113 seats in the Pennsylvania House while Democrats hold 90. The new maps decrease the number of districts where Republican candidates are projected to win based on past election results. They maintain the number of POC-majority districts.

While these preliminary maps are currently out for public review and comment, according to a detailed data analysis of them:

  • PA Dems could see their prospects for taking control of the State House improve dramatically
  • PA Senate maps would likely help entrench the Republican majority by largely protecting incumbents, effectively creating districts that favor the GOP more than the current map does

These new maps, when finalized, will be in place for the next decade, setting the stage for state-wide elections to come—and with this, the power to shape our state legislature over the next 10 years.

With all this to consider and with maps still up in the air, you’ll want to join us—and bring your questions—because who knows where we’ll land before these maps are final.

Christine Jacobs, Executive Director of Represent PA, will moderate this briefing. Invite your friends and neighbors to listen in and learn about the redistricting process, and what these newly-released maps could mean for the Pennsylvania legislature.

These briefings benefit from participant questions. If you plan to join us, please send any questions you might have in advance to info@representpa.org