Following Principles for creating Fair Districts

The 3 guiding principles for creating voting districts -compactness, contiguousness, and attention to fair minority representation -seem just what is needed to produce the fairest results. Following that third principle in Philadelphia, would entail creating a Latino opportunity district. I urge that districts in the North Philadelphia Latino community be created so that there is the possibility of electing a Latino state Senator. This would not happen with the proposed map. Re Population of districts: With current map, rural and Pittsburgh communities are more strongly represented. Each of their votes carries more weight, while the heavily urbanized Southeast PA is under-represented. Correction is needed to adjust population figures so each vote in the one area more closely equals a vote in the other.