Congrats to the CU students graduating this month and in 2022 moreover.
In 2019 -- prior to COVID -- Cheyney witnessed its highest rate of student retention in 20 years. Further, enrollment has increased by 50% since 2018. ("Cheyney University Reports 10% Increase in Student Enrollment Over Last Year")
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Note: Post slightly edited for terseness and a typo from original comment to "Internat'l mission to U.S. elections: correspondence." Redundant last line citing news article omitted.
In reference to state lawmakers determining their own districts, I noted above that the "politics of state legislatures are skewed by the high stakes inherent to the two mass parties' attempt to tip the scales of power between themselves."
Similarly, a recent Capital-Star article suggests that maintenance of a two-party establishment is a critique of this mechanism.
"Political observers long have noted the gerrymandered boundaries of state House and Senate to advantage the big two political parties.. [sic]" (Dec. 2)
Obviously, I agree that gerrymandering has the two legacy parties as its (either-or) beneficiaries. I cannot, however, say that it's a consideration for opponents in PA or elsewhere.
Carol Kuniholm, co-founder and chair of Fair Districts PA, is quoted in that article as saying, "Just a few legislative leaders, mostly from very safe, one-party districts, control the agenda and block bipartisan solutions that would benefit the people of Pennsylvania. That's why we want to fix Harrisburg."
I think... opposition to gerrymandering is the prospect of a single-party district and therefore lack of representation -- albeit, the legacy bipartisanship. I stress the legacy bipartisanship because a single-party district might be favorable to independent and third-party candidates on the opposite end of the political spectrum.
A Keystone candidate, for instance, might make headway among moderate voters in a Democratic district, or a Libertarian candidate among suburban and younger conservatives in a Republican district.
A comment on "We want to fix Harrisburg: Reformers summit seeks solutions to state government's woes" (F. Pizzoli)
Jubalyn ExWilliams lives in Pennsylvania. You can find her writings and commentaries, including the one on "We want to fix Harrisburg: Reformers summit seeks solutions to state government's woes" by F. Pizzoli, at landturn.com/blog.
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