Gerrymandering 101

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Justin Villere

Justin Villere is the Managing Director of Draw the Lines PA, a project by the Committee of Seventy. Justin has managed projects with Seventy since 2016, including Draw the Lines since its launch. His background in civic engagement started as a two-time AmeriCorps alumnus. He has a Master’s in Public Administration from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Colorado.

Are you dismayed by dysfunction in Washington and Harrisburg, unable to pass legislation that even the vast majority of people support? One of the primary causes is gerrymandering, which is the common practice of drawing election maps in a way that distorts district lines to favor one political party or set of candidates. Hear from Draw the Lines PA, which is a nonpartisan, nonprofit project that aims to engage Pennsylvania’s voters in understanding how gerrymandering undermines our democracy.

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