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Better process, better maps

Draw the Lines was a citizen-led project from the Committee of Seventy from 2018-2022 to help Pennsylvania combat gerrymandering.

Slay the gerrymander. Draw the Lines, PA.

Draw the Lines is a nonpartisan resource from the Committee of Seventy for Pennsylvanians who want to end gerrymandering. We provide teaching resources, digital tools, and data so you can draw your own election maps. Why? To prove that the people of PA are done with gerrymandering and are ready, willing and able to do the core task of democracy themselves. 

Watch our story on YouTube. 

DTL, by the numbers:

Events and class visits: 340 in 40 counties of PA

Schools and colleges involved:  155          People reached: 12,300+

Mappers registered: 7,200+                         Maps worked on: 10,000+

Competition entries: 1,500+                        Prize money awarded: $135k


Our curriculum and mapping tool are making a difference with students of all ages.

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.