IT CAN HAPPEN HERE, AND IT DID IN 2001- 2011.
Your help is needed for a local league event. The National League of Women Voters “Day of Action” event is Thursday, April 29th. Leagues across PA are doing “FUN” things to draw attention to HB22 and Senate Bill 222 known as LACRA- Legislative & Congressional Redistricting Act. The bills provide a process for greater transparency and more public engagement, clear and measurable redistricting criteria for developing a fair voting district. This happens every 10 years with census data.
In 2001, Mead township (areas of Route 6 Sheffield to Warren City, and Route 59 from the McKean county line) plus the city of Warren were gerrymandered east. They have pulled away from the 21 other townships, and boroughs for another senatorial voting district. The purpose of April 29th is to say – IT CAN HAPPEN HERE, AND IT DID IN 2001.
Your help is needed to show support of the Bills by participating in this “Day of Action” event by walking, bicycling, or a car caravan in the district and ending at the Courthouse sidewalk. The media and participants will show Representative Rapp and Senator Hutchinson and other PA legislators the support needed to pass LACRA. In March, Senator Hutchinson has agreed to be a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 222.
Here are places to meet. Please respond to me via email or Wrightplace8@atlanticbb.net by April 22 if you would lead or participate in a group from one of these points, or any other point in the city. There is nothing expected but to gather the participants and take the lead to the Courthouse. We plan to have signs and ask league members to wear league buttons etc. This is a public event so gather friends of all ages. Handouts will be available at the Courthouse sidewalk. We have someone to help with sign making but you can create your own. Social distancing and mask will be expected as appropriate at this outdoor event.
City limits points
· 4:30 PM Watson Home down Conewango Ave to the Courthouse – who would lead ____ name____?
· 4:30 PM Betts Park near tennis courts to Courthouse– Who would lead ______ name ______?
· And 4:15 PM Tiona Post office parking lot car caravan representing Mead twp – lead by Phyllis Wright
· 5 PM Courthouse sidewalk across from Representative Rapp’s office. – lead by league members
From Phyllis Wright – VP communications - League of Women Voters of Warren County, Pennsylvania