August 4th - Legislative Reapportionment Commission Holds a Public Hearing

The Legislative Reapportionment Commission holds a second public hearing to gather feedback from Pennsylvania citizens regarding legislative reapportionment. The hearing also featured presentations on the subjects of the federal Voting Rights Act, and the impact of incarceration on political representation (Agenda Resolution). Watch the meeting.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. | North Office Building Hearing Room 1, Harrisburg, PA

  • The Federal Voting Rights Act
    • Ray Block: Brown-McCourtney Career Development Professor in the McCourtney Institute and Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, Penn State University (Testimony)
  • The Impact of Incarceration on Political Representation (Testimony, Slides)
    • Rory Kramer: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminology, and Director of African Studies, Villanova University
    • Brianna Remster: Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminology, Villanova University
  • Comments from Interested Citizens
    • Don Hossler, Middletown
    • Stephen Kurens, Philadelphia
    • John Nagle, Pittsburgh (Testimony)
    • Arlene Edmonds, Philadelphia
    • Juan Giarrizzo, Philadelphia
    • Gilberto Gonzalez, Philadelphia
    • Claudia Guzman, Reading
    • Shakira Jackson, Philadelphia
    • William Kirk, Doylestown
    • Philip Kuhl, Philadelphia
    • Eric Lindgren, Holbrook (Testimony)
    • Duncan MacLean, Lebanon (Testimony)
    • Monicano Parrilla, Philadelphia
    • Jean Weston, Doylestown
    • Jeffrey Cabell, Bloomsburg

*** UPDATED 08/05/2021: The post was updated with additional testimony.

August 04, 2021