Anti-gerrymandering group wants Wolf to call special session

The Associated Press

HARRISBURG – An anti-gerrymandering advocacy group wants Gov. Tom Wolf to call a special session urging lawmakers to pass a resolution to amend the state constitution and create a citizens’ redistricting commission.

In this file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks before he signs legislation reauthorizing Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The group, March On Harrisburg, said Tuesday that it’s delivering a letter to the Democratic governor. Wolf’s office had no immediate comment. Lawmakers left the Capitol on Monday, with no plans to return this summer.

Left undone is a resolution to create a citizens’ commission that’s designed to draw legislative and congressional boundaries free of political interference.

Lawmakers say July 6 is the deadline to pass it and meet constitutional guidelines if a citizens’ commission is to be operating by the 2022 elections. That’s when states must redraw boundaries to account for decade-long population shifts identified in the U.S. Census.

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