Veteran Tony Crocamo believes in fighting for a country that honors our democratic voice, and is empowering others to use their own voice to speak up.
Donning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, veteran Tony Crocamo believes that those who die in combat for America did not do so “so we could have safe districts for politicians where they couldn’t lose an election.” He says, “No one has given their life for America to make sure that one party has an advantage in an election. For politicians – people in power – to hold onto that advantage is dishonest to anyone who has ever given their life for America. These politicians talk about honoring veterans and honoring their sacrifice and they trash it with their self-serving redistricting.” Without gerrymandering reform, he says these aren’t “races, they’re victory laps.”
Tony is no stranger to politics either. He’s served as Township Supervisor and a Zoning Board member. He was the first Democrat elected to the position in over 30 years, and represented his party alone on the board. He says it taught him how to work in a bipartisan fashion, to be able to engage in open conversation. He takes those skills to Fair Districts PA, where he established their statewide Speaker’s Bureau and coaches speakers. He believes courts, the press, and the people should all be furious about the current state of gerrymandering in Pennsylvania, and is using the power of stories and dialogue to draw attention to this issue.