As your State Representative I believe it is important that we prioritize Fair Districting across the state of Pennsylvania. Redistricting is important to me because, done well, redistricting is central to a well operating democracy. Unfortunately, when it is done poorly it cuts out the heart of a democracy. Regrettably, more often than not, redistricting is not done in a fashion that is supportive of a well-functioning democracy.
Redistricting disenfranchises voters because they feel their vote doesn’t count. I’ve met voters on door that say they vote and take their children so they can see them vote, but feel that their vote doesn’t count.
Redistricting draws lines for districts that assure one party will win, not so that the majority’s will is done. If district lines were drawn fairly and with the very latest computer programs using algorithms that are impossible to refute, then our districts would look very different including our district, Pennsylvania’s 44th.