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Fair Districts PA Hosts Walk To Bring Attention To Gerrymandering

Fair Districts PA hosted a “Gerry Meander” walk on Saturday. Participants walked through the Park Forest neighborhood in the State College area where three state House districts and two U.S. House districts meet.

Organizer Debbie Trudeau said Pennsylvania’s new congressional districts were a Band-Aid to the state’s gerrymandering problem.

“These lines go through people’s homes now, so this was not a good solution," Trudeau said. 

She said the legislature’s lack of action toward creating an independent citizen committee that would be in charge of redistricting is frustrating.

Her organization is encouraging voters to learn more about the issue before heading to the voting booths in November.

Min Xian reported at WPSU from 2016-2022.
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