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  • The Superb Six: Hail to our 3 state champion mappers and the 3 runners-up

    Chris Satullo | February 6th, 2019

    State College and Drexel Hill rocked the house in Harrisburg as Draw the Lines named its 2018 champion mappers

  • Judging the maps: How we did it

    Chris Satullo | January 21st, 2019

    Justin Villere, DTL's chief of staff, hard at work evaluating maps

    Justin Villere, DTL chief of staff, hard at work evaluating maps
  • The Mapper's Tale: Eric Stahl of Washington, D.C.

    Chris Satullo | December 13th, 2018

    When Eric Stahl of Washington, D.C., sat down with DistrictBuilder to create his DTL map, he already knew a bunch about redistricting. But he still faced some surprisingly hard choices as he tried to craft a map that favored the compactness goal.

    Eric Stahl
  • ICYMI: That didn't take long; partisan squabbling over new redistricting panel begins

    Chris Satullo | December 5th, 2018

    Last Wednesday, Gov. Wolf named David Thornburgh, CEO of the Committee of Seventy and leader of Draw the Lines PA, to head a new advisory panel tasked with suggesting redistricting reforms. The commission is already caught in a partisan crossfire, as Republican leaders take aim.

    Photo: David Thornburgh
    David Thornburgh | Image Credit: DTL Staff
  • The Mappers' Tale: The Waxenberg Family of Lords Valley

    Chris Satullo | December 3rd, 2018

    Michael Waxenberg of Pike County got really interested in gerrymandering during the Pennsylvania court case last winter. He was the head geek in his family, but when he enlisted his daughters to help do a Draw the Lines map, one of them asked the genius question that showed the Waxenbergs the path to their map.

    Michael Waxenberg (upper right) and his family with U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (upper left) | Image Credit: Michael Waxenberg
  • What the mid-terms meant for reform in PA

    Chris Satullo | November 15th, 2018

    An analysis of how the mid-term election results in Pennsylvania affect the quest to slay the gerrymander.

  • How to host a DTL mapping party

    Chris Satullo | November 7th, 2018

    Here's how to make fixing democracy fun. Draw the Lines offers its guide to hosting a raucous mapping party at your home.

    The Put PA Back Together Challenge engrosses a participant at our State of Young Philly event. | Image Credit: Linda Breitstein