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Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh!

For 100 years, the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has encouraged informed and active participation in government, worked to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influenced public policy through education and advocacy.  Our hundreds of volunteers and members serve the voters in the Pittsburgh area with candidate forums, voter registration, civic education, and advocacy!

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Learn about the issues we're following at the state level, and how you can get involved, on our Harrisburg Watch page.  Harrisburg Watch

This week, the General Assembly will vote on two proposed amendments to the PA Constitution...

Election of Judges by Region - House Bill 38 - has been reintroduced for a House vote the week of January 20.  


The LWVPA strongly opposes HB 38, which would advance the process of amending the PA Constitution to create regional districts for judges in the Commonwealth, Superior, and Supreme Courts of PAThe LWVPA joins the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Fair Districts PA, the Committee of Seventy, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, and other good government organizations in opposing HB38.

star yellow on lt blue (harrisburg) Action Item 1:


If you have not already done so, contact your own PA House Representative, and ask them to oppose House Bill 38 when it comes to the floor.

Contact information is available here:  Find Your PA Legislator

Action Item 2: 


Call or use the Action Network form to urge your state legislator to reject HB2207:

Contact your state representative now: 

  Email your Representative here!
Additional contact information is available here:  Find Your PA Legislator

House Bill 2207, proposing changes to the Redistricting process, has been introduced for a House vote the week of January 20. 

The LWVPA strongly opposes HB 2207, amending the PA Constitution to shift control of the redistricting process back to the State Legislature.  
HB2207 would amend the PA Constitution to change the way state legislative districts are drawn. It would create a ‘redistricting commission’ that would be under control of legislative leaders.  This gives incumbent House and Senate members the ultimate power to draw their own districts.


Read the full text of the bill here:   HB2207


Pennsylvania's Redistricting Process -- What's Going On?


View or Download a PA Redistricting "Explainer" here:


Redistricting in PA


Copy this link to share: www.lwvpgh.org/docs.ashx?id=842825

Pennsylvania is Waiting for 3 New Maps based on 2020 Census Data

 

Map 1 is the PA CONGRESSIONAL MAP defining PA districts for the US Congress.


The Pennsylvania Congressional Map is created through legislation by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in Harrisburg.   There are multiple maps being proposed, and changes will probably be made as the map moves through the legislative process.
After passing the PA House and Senate, a congressional map must also win the approval of Governor Tom Wolf to go into effect. 

 

To learn more about the proposed Congressional maps,  visit the Fair Districts PA website.


Maps 2 and 3 are LEGISLATIVE MAPS defining the districts for our State House of Representatives and State Senators.


The Legislative Reapportionment Commission, 
composed of five members, is in the process of creating new legislative maps for Pennsylvania's 203 members of the State House of Representatives and 50 State Senators. Proposed maps were released on December 16th, opening a 30 day public comment period.

 

To learn more about the 2 Legislative Maps, follow the progress of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission at their website: www.redistricting.state.pa.us . 

COOL TOOL: Compare your current districts to the proposed new maps by entering your address at this website:  pennsylvania.redistrictingandyou.org

The 2021 Election is in the Books, but the 2020 Election is still in the Headlines.  
Do we need a new audit? New ID requirements? Different procedures?

 

Before you jump into the conversation,

 

 

 

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Are you following the Pennsylvania School Funding Trial?

The lawsuit, initially filed in 2014, addresses disparities in public school funding among PA’s 500 districts, as well as the relatively low percentage of state-allocated funding for education.



The plaintiffs are six school districts, a group of public-school parents, the NAACP-PA State Conference and the Pennsylvania Association of Small and Rural Schools. The defendants include Governor Wolf, the PA Department of Education, the state Board of Education, and the PA House and Senate Majority Leaders. The trial is expected to continue into 2022. 

Visit 
fundourschoolspa.org/trial to follow the trial through a live stream, and get an overview of Pennsylvania's public school funding in this infographic.

Visit our new Public Education in PA page for more background and resources.

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PA School Funding Graphic

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Facts for Citizens 2021

Facts for Citizens Digital Directory



"Facts for Citizens" is a directory of election information and government officials for residents of Allegheny County. 
It contains :

  • contact information for key officials in National, State, County, and City of Pittsburgh government,
  • election dates and information, and
  • live links to PA voter registration and voter service forms.
The 2022 edition of "Facts For Citizens" is coming soon.  

If you would like to join the "Facts for Citizens" workgroup, contact the webmaster@lwvpgh.org

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