DeLissio: remove politics and partisanship from redistricting process (w/video)
HARRISBURG, March 18 – In her role as a reform minded legislator, state Rep. Pam DeLissio, D- Montgomery/Phila., said she is supporting a plan to keep the state’s redistricting map free of politics.
DeLissio is supporting the HB1835 which is a companion to SB484 that would provide a fair and balanced approach on how the state’s legislative maps are created.
At a news conference held Wednesday, March 16th, DeLissio spoke on the need for traction for this piece of important legislation.
“I have been a proponent of redistricting reform and the topic has been featured at all 54 of my town hall discussions since taking office,” DeLissio said. ‘I endeavor to help my constituents understand how redistricting affects the legislative process.’
This redistricting reform strives to be a game changer in the political process of representation.
By establishing non-political legislative districts which are competitive and fair, the result will be a more balanced government versus our current situation which has produced polarizing gridlock in Harrisburg and Washington.
The next redistricting will take place in 2021 after the 2020 U.S. Census is completed. An amendment to the state constitution is required to effect this much needed change.