Penn’s Village Presents:
How Did We Get Into Such a Mess and
Where Do We Go From Here?”
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm via Zoom
When PV member Fred Murphy first got involved in redistricting more than 10 years ago, a politically active neighbor described this issue as “wonky,” or one that people do not care about. It has since become one of the most talked about areas for reforming our not-so-representative government. Voters in some states with referenda, notably California and Arizona, have vastly improved the process of redistricting. At the same time, the Supreme Court has failed to undo egregious gerrymanders in other states. In this presentation, Fred will help us explore why correcting gerrymandering is so hard and what needs to be done to address the problem.
Fred Murphy has been a member of the Common Cause PA Redistricting Committee for almost a decade. In 2011, the group won a top prize for their redistricting plan for Philadelphia in a contest sponsored by WHYY, the Inquirer, and Azavea.
This will be an online event hosted via Zoom Conferencing. You do not need a Zoom account but you will need to download and install the Zoom app on your computer or mobile device to join the event. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance if you need assistance installing the Zoom app. If you cannot join the event using your computer or mobile device and the Zoom app, you can join the event via teleconference and hear the audio portion. You will receive an email a day or so before the event with a link to the meeting, the Meeting ID, call-in telephone numbers and instructions for joining the meeting.
Please register by emailing Info@pennsvillage.org or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members, volunteers and donors. Guests are welcome to attend up to three programs before being required to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village. During the coronavirus crisis, we are waiving the three-program limit and $10 fee for non-member guests to help our neighbors stay connected and engaged while social distancing.