In 2011, a 28 year-old piano teacher named Amanda Holt took on the Pennsylvania political establishment, and won. With the help of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, she successfully challenged the state’s legislative voting district maps in front of the State Supreme Court. Though PA still produced heavily gerrymandered districts on the congressional level, Amanda’s victory demonstrated the power of a single individual to make their voice heard in our democracy.

Amanda prepares to testify before the Legislative Reapportionment Commission

Amanda and Michael Churchill ( of the Public Interest Law Center) study congressional district maps