Help slay the gerrymander. Draw the Lines, Pennsylvania

WHAT IS DRAW THE LINES pa?

We're a nonpartisan resource for Pennsylvanians who want to end gerrymandering and help democracy work better. We tell their stories, help them connect, provide ways to engage.  We offer the digital tools needed to draw a valid election map. Why? To prove that our state's people — whether 14, 44 or 84 — are ready, willing and able to take on this key task of democracy. To slay the gerrymander, we’re running mapping competitions (with prizes of up to $5,000) through 2021. Learn more.

One month left until deadline

Draw a map for a pretty good chance to win $5,000

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VIDEO GUIDE

Committee of Seventy President and CEO David Thornburgh walks you through the basics of DTL's congressional district mapping competition, which uses our online tool, DistrictBuilder.

Citizen Stories

Amanda Holt's Story

In 2010, she was a 29-year-old piano teacher living near Allentown. Then she noticed something … off in how her home state ran elections. She got curious. Then she got mad. And Pennsylvania politics was in for an earthquake.

Can you put PA back together?

From Pittsburgh to Happy Valley to the leafy Main Line, DTL has been issuing that challenge. And people have been taking it on, seeing how fast they can put together a jigsaw puzzle with 18 wacky pieces—PA's old, legendarily gerrymandered congressional map. It may shock you how fast a few people did it. It’s all part of our signature event: Bar Games for Democracy.