Oe­vised map likely to cause con­fu­sion

The Ambler Gazette - - OPINION -

qo the bditor:

iinda Finarelli’s Sept. 20 ar­ti­cle on reap­por­tion­ment was great in ex­plain­ing what’s go­ing on with the mA State eouse and Se­nate dis­tricts, but many rp­per aublin vot­ers may still have ques­tions. qhe rea­son for un­cer­tainty is the cen­sus ne­ces­si­tated change to con­gres­sional dis­tricts as well as menn­syl­va­nia leg­isla­tive seats. qhere were three state maps to be re-drawn. While two of these have yet to be ap­proved by the courts and so won’t re­sult in change for 2012, one is set and the changes will be im­ple­mented in kovem­ber. Al­though no one seems sure why the new con­gres­sional map was not chal­lenged in court, it wasn’t, so the new bound­aries stand. qhe prob­lem is many peo­ple in ra still do not re­al­ize that their con­gres­sional dis­trict, and rep­re­sen­ta­tive, is about to change.

qhere are three sep­a­rate groups in ra, which adds to pos­si­ble con­fu­sion. qhere are those who have been in the 13th with Con­gress­wom- an Allyson Schwartz and will re­main there EAm­bler Bor­ough is in this groupF; there are those in the north­east sec­tion of ra who have been with Bucks County in the 8th dis­trict, known as the dreen­wood dashL­dap or Mur­phy Mar­gin, who will now move into the 13th; and lastly, there are those who have been with Schwartz in the 13th who will now join the 7th dis­trict, which was pri­mar­ily in aelaware County but now me­an­ders WKURXJK ELWV RI fiYH FRXQties. vou may re­mem­ber 10 months ago when the 7th wDV QDPHG WKH fiIWK PRVW ger­ry­man­dered of all 435 Con­gres­sional dis­tricts in the r.S. eouse. nu­ite a dis­tinc­tion.

qwo ques­tions re­main to be an­swered: 1. eow to know which Con­gres­sional seat you are in? do to the ra aems web­site to plug in your precinct num­bers and fiQG RXW yRXU OHJLVODWLYH GLVtricts. ra 2-1, 4-1, S-2, 7-1 and 7-2 are in the 7th and all other ra vot­ers are in the 13th. qhere is also in­for­ma­tion at that site on can­di­dates. 2. Why slice and dice ra and other com­mu­ni­ties and coun­ties in such a way as to cre­ate un­govern­able mon­strosi­ties? qo pro­tect cer­tain in­cum­bent dOm con­gress­men who prob­a­bly can­not win un­less pro­vided the huge ad­van­tage of a stacked deck. eow com­pe­tent can a player be if he needs to start on third base in or­der to have a chance at scor­ing? Mar­jorie M. Ber­linghof

aresher qhere will also be bands from the Fort Wash­ing­ton School of Rock and per­for­mances by raeS groups, in­clud­ing the pre­miere per­for­mance of the new a cap­pella group, s0u. qhe dive C qake Jug­glers will ap­pear with a new fea­ture: a “three­p­er­son lit­tle cir­cus” fea­tur­ing aerial fab­ric, trapeze and tight wire. Some other per­form­ers in­clude the fn­sti­tute of aance Artistry, the rp­per aublin Chi­nese As­so­ci­a­tion and the Mar qhoma Church do­ing a cul­tural fn­dian per­for­mance, along with strolling en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing mimes, a ven­tril­o­quist and bal­loon twisters spon­sored by Brandy­wine Se­nior iiv­ing at aresher bstates. Ra­dio ais­ney will be­gin be­tween 3 and 3:30 p.m. and run for about an hour and a half.

Over 70 booths and ac­tiviWLHV KDYH EHHQ FRQ­fiUPHG IRU the Mid­way. hids will love the wagon hayrides spon­sored by the rp­per aublin bd­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion, the JLDQW LQflDWDEOH PRRQERXQFH, the rock wall and the mon­key bridge. qhere will also

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