Draw the Lines Mapathon at Lebanon Valley College
by Draw the Lines PA
Date And Time
Thu, September 26, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery
1 West Church Street
Annville, PA 17003
Democracy means voters choose their politicians. Sadly, current Pennsylvania law lets politicians choose their voters. Draw the Lines PA (DTL) aims to change that, to create fair congressional districts for all Pennsylvania voters.
On September 26, DTL will be partnering with Lebanon Valley College to engage students and voters in Central PA in a night of civic engagement and citizen mapping. Redistricting and gerrymandering impact all Pennsylvanians, and DTL is your chance to take make your voice heard in how you want PA's congressional districts to be mapped.
DTL offers the use of free digital mapping software, so that you can learn how congressional district maps are made and try your hand at creating your own. Maps can then be entered to win cash prizes and shared with our elected officials in Harrisburg so they know how Pennsylvanians want to be represented.
We'll be dividing into teams, rolling up our sleeves, and encouraging participants to either draw a map or have a say in one that will be submitted to elected officials for their consideration. Bring your laptop!
Senator Mike Folmer, an advocate for reforming the current process, will be in attendance.
Where: Zimmerman Hall, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, 1 West Church St., Annville, PA, 17003. Ample parking in the municipal parking lot off Church St.
When: Thursday, September 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., but we have the lab until 10 p.m. so you can stay longer if you'd like.
Sponsored by the Department of History, Politics & Global Studies at Lebanon Valley College