DeLissio to hold special virtual town hall regarding redistricting maps

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will hold a special virtual town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 to discuss the preliminary redistricting maps recently released by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission.

“We will discuss the preliminary redistricting maps and how they may impact the current 194th Legislative District,” DeLissio said. 

The meeting will be held over Zoom and Facebook Live. To participate through Zoom, those interested must register by 3 p.m. Jan. 4 using this link (https://bit.ly/3qlPsNO) and registration and login information will be sent. 

Residents may also email RepDeLissio@pahouse.net and a registration link will be sent. Once someone is registered, Zoom login information will be sent.  

“I have discussed redistricting reform at 51 of my 112 town hall meetings and this topic was the main focus at 12 of those town halls,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “Redistricting impacts policy and outcomes. If you are concerned about any state or federal policy initiative from the environment to taxes to student debt to fair funding for basic education, then you have no choice but to be concerned about how redistricting occurs in our state.”

The currently drawn preliminary maps can be viewed at https://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/maps/. Comments can be submitted at https://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/comment/.

Comments can be offered to the commission for consideration for 30 days upon the date of the release of the preliminary maps (Dec. 16, 2021) allowing residents until Jan. 18, 2022, to offer comments.

“The Legislative Reapportionment Commission has also now scheduled a series of public hearings during the first two weeks of January to gather feedback from Pennsylvania citizens and will use Zoom to allow virtual participation. Please feel welcome to speak at a hearing (in-person or virtual), but you must register in advance,” said DeLissio. Registration information is available at https://www.redistricting.state.pa.us/commission/article/1087.