We need to find new ways to keep the fight going.


This blog is now over a year old. The critical time in Pennsylvania to make a change was last summer (2008) and the Legislature failed the citizens of Pennsylvania. We are now saddled by the Democrats with the same corrupt process the Republicans created to control votes in Pennsylvania for another census, which means 2010 and beyond.

Despite this failure we should continue to raise awareness of the insidious process of Gerrymandering. Seems like we freely elect our representatives but they carefully and deliberately “stack the deck” for their own purposes, not ours. Of course that makes sense, they serve themselves and their institution, not us. We citizens are a by-product of their careers.

Shall we overcome? We can, we just haven’t yet. We must educate ourselves and then we will overcome.

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Did you know George H Bush was a Gerrymander specialist?


The Republicans, under the guise of assisting black voters, used gerrymandering after the 1990 census to win back the House during Clinton’s term. The abuse and manipulation of this practice is horrifying and it must be stopped. See this essay.

Rep Josephs is still “looking for a solution”


Please call and leave messages that you want her to demonstrate leadership on this issue. You can also email her (Let’s send something every day this week!) :

Email her: RepJosephs@pahouse.net

http://www.pahouse.com/contact/viaLDPC.asp?district=182

Harrisburg Address:

300 Main Capitol Bldg.
PO Box 202182
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2182
Phone: (717) 787-8529

District Office Addresses:

Center City Office
1528 Walnut St., Suite 501
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 893-1515
Fax: (215) 560-5816

William A. Barrett Nabuurs Center
2738 Dickinson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 952-3376
W 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Rep Josephs is getting our messages but continues to have it wrong


Her office has been overwhelmed with emails and they issued the “stock” response below. Start leaving Voice Messages and continue with emails to her and your own representative.

fromSpizzirri, Marianne <MSpizzirri@pahouse.net>
torecipients <Undisclosed>

dateThu, Jun 12, 2008 at 9:08 AM
subjectResponse from Rep. Babette Josephs – H.B. 2420
mailed-bypahouse.net

hide details 9:08 AM (2 hours ago) Reply
*Due to the volume of letters we have received on H.B. 2420, we apologize for any duplications of this message you may receive.
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Updates on the Cause


So now we have to find out what the League of Women Voters will do to revise the amendment and then see when it will be ready to restart our push on the State Government Committee.  The Senate is also looking at a bill SB346 going for vote on this Tuesday. See the SENATE page on the left to email those committee members. I’ll revise the pages to align with our efforts (Like removing the May29th page).  Visit to stay updated with what you can do.

The Gerrymander prevention letter went out last night


I sent out a letter last night. See it below (with the two corrections Paula caught right away). I’ve had a number of reactions from people already who have sent emails to one of the 14 non-supporters. Hopefully all recipients will check in and continue to help.  Please send copies of the letter below to friends and family. This week it is crucial to get HB2420 out of committee.

And thanks to all of you who have responded, sent copies out and send emails, you are making a difference.

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