Seize the moment. Here's where we Draw the Lines, Pennsylvania


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 engage.  We offer every willing hand 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 core work of democracy. To slay the gerrymander, we’re running mapping competitions through 2021. Learn more.

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 Pennsylvania 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.