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House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on Driver’s License for ITIN holders Tuesday in Capitol

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(Feb 24, 2020)

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Burgos headlines Dominican Independence Day ceremony, introduces resolution

(Feb 06, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 6 –State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., on Wednesday led a ceremony at the Pennsylvania Capitol to honor the 176 th anniversary of the independence of the Dominican Republic. “I am honored to headline this ceremony which celebrates the rich history and accomplishments of Dominicans to our great state for a second year,” Burgos said. “Events like this showcase past prominent Dominicans up to the present and highlight how we can focus on future endeavors for our community.” Burgos, the first Dominican elected to serve in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, was joined by keynote speaker George Fernandez of the Latino Connection and other Latino organizations from around the state, including the Dominican Association of PA Inc., a statewide charitable organization that provides support to Dominicans. Luz Colon, executive director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, also attended. Spanglish, a Dominican dance group, performed a traditional Dominican dance ensemble. Solidifying visibility and recognition of the contributions of the Dominican community to Pennsylvania, the freshman legislator recently introduced a House resolution that would recognize Feb. 27 as “Dominican Independence Day” in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Burgos to host Dominican Independence Day ceremony Wednesday in Harrisburg, introduces resolution

(Jan 31, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 31 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., will host a ceremony in honor of the 176 th anniversary of the independence of the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The ceremony will be held from 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda. The freshman legislator will be joined by keynote speaker George Fernandez of the Latino Connection, other Latino organizations from around the state, including the Dominican Association of PA Inc., a statewide charitable organization that provides support to Dominicans. Luz Colon, executive director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, will also be attending. Guests can watch a traditional Dominican dance ensemble performed by Spanglish, a teen Dominican dance group. Burgos is the first Dominican elected to serve in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and has recently introduced a House resolution that would recognize Feb. 27 as “Dominican Independence Day” in Pennsylvania. “I am honored to headline this ceremony celebrating the contributions that the Dominican community have made to Pennsylvania for a second year,” Burgos said. “I’m proud to highlight my community’s accomplishments in this way and spearhead having those contributions, and rich history and culture intertwined in our state’s history.” Lunch will be served before the ceremony at 11 a.m. in Room 39 in the East Wing of the Capitol for invited guests. ### Read more

 

Cruz, Burgos será el anfitrión de radio telethon para recaudar dinero para los esfuerzos de socorro del terremoto en Puerto Rico

(Jan 28, 2020)

Ángel Cruz y Danilo Burgos, ambos D-Phila., están organizando un teletón de radio desde la 1 p.m. hasta las 6 p.m. este sábado, el 1 de febrero para ayudar a recaudar dinero para las víctimas del sísmica en Puerto Rico. La recaudación de fondos, llamada Rescata a Puerto Rico, se llevará a cabo en el Restaurante Izla Verde, ubicado en 2725 N. American St., 19133. "Puerto Rico necesita nuestra ayuda ahora más que nunca", dijo Cruz. “Me rompe el corazón ver a las familias obligadas a dormir afuera, luchando por recoger las piezas. Ahora es el momento que necesitamos para unirnos y ayudar a nuestros hermanos y hermanas a volver a ponerse de pie.” Una serie de terremotos , incluido uno con una magnitud de 6.4, azotaron la isla a principios de este mes, destruyendo hogares y anulando el poder. “Tenemos vecinos en todas nuestras comunidades con seres queridos y amigos en Puerto Rico que dependen de nosotros para recibir asistencia,” explicó Burgos. "Todos son bienvenidos a unirse a nosotros para ayudar en los esfuerzos de recuperación y mostrar apoyo a las miles de víctimas.” Cualquier persona que busque más información sobre la recaudación de fondos puede comunicarse con la oficina de Cruz o visitar www.vocespr.org . ### Read more

 

Cruz, Burgos to host radio telethon to raise money for earthquake relief efforts in Puerto Rico

(Jan 27, 2020)

State Reps. Angel Cruz and Danilo Burgos, both D-Phila., are hosting a radio telethon from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 1 to help raise money for earthquake victims in Puerto Rico. The fundraiser, named Rescata A Puerto Rico, will be held at Izla Verde Restaurant, located at 2725 N. American St., 19133. “Puerto Rico needs our help now more than ever,” Cruz said. “It breaks my heart to see families forced to sleep outside, struggling to pick up the pieces. Now is the time we need to come together and help our brothers and sisters get back on their feet.” A series of earthquakes , including one with a magnitude of 6.4, struck the island earlier this month, destroying homes and knocking out power. “We have neighbors across our communities with loved ones and friends in Puerto Rico who are counting on us for assistance,” Burgos explained. “Everyone is welcome to join us in aiding in the recovery efforts and showing support for the thousands of victims.” Anyone seeking more information about the fundraiser can contact Cruz’s office or visit www.vocespr.org . Read more

 

Burgos applauds new appointees to PA commission on Latino affairs

(Jan 10, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 10 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., today congratulated the 15 newly appointed commissioners and the 18 returning commissioners sworn in to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs. “I commend this group of commissioners, who not only represent the cultural diversity of our community, but also career and geographical diversity. Each appointee lends a tremendous amount of experience and each demonstrates the potential that our exponentially growing community possesses,” Burgos said. “These roles carry immense responsibility and I look forward in helping to shoulder this responsibility as we work together in not only improving the quality of life of Pennsylvania’s Latinos, but also showcasing the caliber of our worth and contributions across our commonwealth.” GACLA, established by executive order in 2015 and comprising volunteer members, is dedicated to advising the governor on policies that impact Latino American communities and ensures that Latinos across the commonwealth are given the opportunity to thrive in community development, education, equal rights, the workforce, and health and social services in the commonwealth. The list of the new and returning appointees can be found at this link: https://www.governor.pa.gov/newsroom/governor-wolf-appoints-33-members-to-the-governors-advisory-commission-on-latino-affairs/ . Read more

 

Fall 2019 Newsletter

(Nov 22, 2019)

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Dawkins, members of House Philadelphia Delegation announce $100K grant for Tacony Creek Park

(Nov 21, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 21 – State Rep. Jason Dawkins, chairman of the House Philadelphia Delegation, along with delegation members Reps. Joseph C. Hohenstein, Danilo Burgos, Angel Cruz, and Isabella V. Fitzgerald, announced that the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation received a $100,000 state grant to launch development plans for the Tacony Creek Park. Dawkins said the city will use the grant, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Recreation and Conservation Grant Program, to prepare a master site development plan for the 300-acre park, which lies in portions of the 177 th ,197 th , 180 th , 203 rd Legislative Districts, including Dawkins’ 179 th District. “It’s imperative for public servants to shoulder responsibility in ensuring greenspaces like Tacony Creek Park remain healthy and viable,” Dawkins said. “As public servants, it is always our privilege and honor to advocate to bring funding to the district and we will continue advocating for more state dollars in the future.” Hohenstein, who represents the 177 th Legislative District, agreed. “It is certainly our responsibility as state legislators,” Hohenstein said. “We are obligated to ensure the preservation of our natural resources and this grant fulfills that obligation.” Burgos, who represents the 197 th District added, “Rich in history and biodiversity, the Tacony Creek Park is an Read more

 

Reps. Burgos, Toohil Achieve Big Win for Insuring the Spanish-Speaking Community

(Nov 20, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 20 – The Pennsylvania Insurance Department recently issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) with the goal to be able to offer, for the first time, insurance licensing educational materials and examinations in Spanish and Chinese, according to Reps. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., and Tarah Toohil, R-Luzerne. “The option to offer these exams in Spanish is most welcomed and long overdue. My district has a very diverse population with many Spanish-speaking constituents. The Spanish educational materials and exams will benefit these citizens to help them navigate the system to easily access the information when they need it,” said Burgos. “I have many Spanish-speaking constituents who are finding it difficult to take the insurance class and pass the final exam to obtain a state license,” said Toohil. “By offering the educational materials and tests in Spanish, we are bolstering Pennsylvania’s insurance industry with new agents and allowing the minority populations greater access to the financial safety net that insurance can provide.” The two legislators met recently with Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman to discuss the department’s efforts to seek a vendor to offer the educational materials and exams in the two languages. “As a department, we are committed to advancing consumer protections through our licensing programs and remain dedicated to educate Read more

 

Burgos announces $477,000 grant for Beury Building redevelopment

(Nov 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – Following approval by the Commonwealth Financial Authority, state Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., announced 3701 N. Broad LLC has been awarded a $477,400 Multimodal Transportation Fund Program state grant for its Beury Building redevelopment project. “The Beury Building is one of north Philadelphia’s greatest treasures and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places,” Burgos said. “This grant will not only help to preserve this significant structure, but also continue to revitalize our community and commercial corridors. I applaud 3701 N. Broad LLC in its efforts to create a robust north Philadelphia for years to come.” The grant will be used to install new sidewalks, ADA ramps, streetlights and trees. The total project cost is $682,000. It is part of a redevelopment project to transform the Beury Building into a hotel, residences and a business incubator space. The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, including streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development. Read more

 

Burgos announces $11K grant for Norris Square Neighborhood Project, $2K grant for Jig-Bee

(Oct 03, 2019)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 3 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., announced Thursday that the Norris Square Neighborhood Project, which serves local youth and community residents in a variety of ways, including by developing their sustainable agriculture skills, has been awarded $11,910 to fund a farm stand, and Jig-Bee, a flower farm on a former vacant lot, has been awarded a $2,500 to help with its operations. “Norris Square Neighborhood Project has been making a difference in the community for more than 45 years, and I know this funding will allow the organization to do even more good for all those it serves,” Burgos said. “Jig-Bee is beautifying a former vacant lot and offering local fresh flowers to individuals and businesses. I am excited about the potential that can grow from these grant awards and investments in our community.” The $11,910 grant awarded to Norris Square Neighborhood Project and $2,500 grant awarded to Jig-Bee are two of 28 projects across the commonwealth. The money is from Pennsylvania’s Urban Agriculture Grants program, part of the first-ever Pennsylvania Farm Bill, which provides both microgrants, for one-time projects or single applicants and up to $2,500 in funding, and macro grants, for projects that demonstrate cooperative or regional efforts with multiple partners and up to $50,000 in funding. Norris Square Neighborhood Project will use its grant for farm stand materials, a composting system, grow lights, Read more

 

9/23/19 – PA’s Hemp Industry – Harrisburg

(Sep 30, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing co-chaired by State Rep. Danilo Burgos. Read more

 

Burgos, Policy Committee discuss hemp industry in Pa. Capitol

(Sep 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 23 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., co-chaired a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing in the Capitol today on the hemp industry in Pennsylvania. “We know that the hemp industry has a strong future here in Pennsylvania, if it gets the support that it needs,” Burgos said. “Having representatives from the Pennsylvania hemp industry here, along with members of our own state Department of Agriculture and from the state of Kentucky, which has an industrial hemp program, provided a huge opportunity for us to learn more ways to support the hemp industry here in our commonwealth.” Burgos was joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. He had requested the hearing to discuss the burgeoning hemp industry in Pennsylvania. Testifiers included representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture: Ruth Welliver, director of the bureau of plant industry, and Natalie Krak, policy director; representatives from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture: Keith Rogers, chief of staff, and Doris Hamilton, manager of the industrial hemp program; Steve Bevan, president of GenCanna Global Inc. and chairman of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable; Marielle Weintraub, president of the U.S. Hemp Authority; and Dr. Steven Groff, founding chairman of Groff North America and Farmacy Partners. This hearing was one in a series held across the state on House Read more

 

Burgos kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

(Sep 17, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 17 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., on Monday joined representatives with the Commission on Latino Affairs in the state Capitol to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. “Today, we celebrate Latinos and their contributions to Pennsylvania,” Burgos said. “We also join together to ensure that Latinos who give so much of themselves to make our state a great place to live, work and play have access to the resources they need. There are so many tools and resources available to our Latino brothers and sisters, but those tools do no good if Latinos are not aware of them or able to access them.” Burgos drew attention to the importance of Latinos being counted in the 2020 Census. The theme for this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month is “A History of Serving Our Nation.” The theme is a reflection on Hispanic American’s service and contributions to the history of the nation and honors the significant achievements and contributions of Latino cultural leaders. ### Read more

 

Burgos to host End of Summer Blast on Aug. 31

(Aug 21, 2019)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 21 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., will host his End of Summer Blast, a communitywide festival, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Rivera Recreation Center, located at 3201 N. Fifth St., 19140. “The End of Summer Blast is a great way to celebrate the end of the summer and to kick-off the upcoming school year,” Burgos said. “I’m proud to host this event to celebrate the 197 th Legislative District community.” The event will include: Food. Face painting. Live performances. Amateur boxing tournament. Burgos and his district office staff will be available to answer questions about state issues and programs. Read more

 

Burgos Stands Up Against Gun Violence

(Aug 16, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Danilo Burgos joined federal, state, and local leaders in responding to the recent mass shooting in Philadelphia. He explains why addressing this issue now is critical to families across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Burgos announces $750,000 grant to help fund next phase of Uptown Theater improvements

(Aug 02, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 2 – As part of the ongoing efforts to revitalize the Philadelphia Uptown Theater , state Rep. Danilo Burgos today announced $750,000 in state funding to help cover upcoming construction costs. “The Uptown Theater is a community landmark that dates back decades, and this money is critical in keeping its history alive,” explained Burgos, D-Phila. “Redeveloping the building will help improve our neighborhood’s landscape, attract visitors, create good paying jobs, provide a safe environment for families, and ultimately strengthen our local economy.” The grant was made possible by the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program and will go towards phase three of renovations, which includes: Demolition of the basement to the sixth floor Updates to the theater’s roof, lobby, and security system New windows, doors, and lights Restoring the subway entrance The total cost for the project is $10 million and is expected to be completed by 2021. Burgos said he’s committed to working with the nonprofit organization Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation, which has played a vital part in preserving the North Philadelphia staple. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. Read more

 

Burgos to host First Time Homebuyer’s seminar

(Jul 30, 2019)

PHILADELPHIA, July 30 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., is hosting a seminar to help constituents who are looking to purchase a home for the first time. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 17 at Burgos’ district office, 635 W. Erie Ave., 19140. “Being a first-time homebuyer can be an overwhelming experience. Not only can it be stressful to find the perfect home and in the perfect location, but also how to pay for it,” Burgos said. “This seminar is a great opportunity for people to learn the process and discover ways to help make a home purchase.” Those who attend can learn how to establish credit and about free credit repair, down payment and closing cost assistance, and grant opportunities. For more information, constituents can call Burgos’ district office at 215-223-1890. Read more

 

Burgos to partner with Fox Chase Cancer Center to offer breast cancer screenings

(Jul 25, 2019)

PHILADELPHIA, July 25 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos announced he will partner with Fox Chase Cancer Center to host breast cancer screenings at his district office. The mobile mammography event will be held outside of Burgos’ office at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at 635 W. Erie Ave. Those interested in receiving a breast cancer screening are required to make an appointment. “Many of us have had either a friend or loved one who has battled this deadly disease. About one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime and some will be diagnosed with it at a young age,” Burgos said. “Early detection is so important in the fight against breast cancer and I am pleased to partner with Fox Chase Cancer Center to offer these lifesaving screenings.” Additional requirements include: Must be 40 or older and provide photo ID and insurance card. Prescription from a doctor. May not be breast feeding nor have breast fed within the last nine months. Must not have had a breast cancer diagnosis within the past three years. Must not be under treatment for breast cancer. Must not have had a mammogram in 12 months. Must be able to board the van and stand while being examined. To make an appointment or for more information, constituents should contact Burgos’ district office at 215-223-1890. Read more

 

Burgos lauds new law to make professional licensing

(Jul 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 1 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., hailed the enactment of legislation (H.B.1172) that will make it easier for people who need professional licenses to work in the state. Gov. Tom Wolf today signed the bill co-sponsored by Burgos which establishes an endorsement process for all boards and commissions under the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs to issue licenses to applicants who are licensed to practice in another state. Under the law, Pennsylvania boards and commissions will be able to issue a provisional endorsement license to allow the applicant, who must be in good standing, to practice while completing the remaining requirements for licensure. “This new law benefits people in my legislative district and the entire city of Philadelphia, where we have many burgeoning industries that attract licensed professionals from across the country,” Burgos said. “Waiting for approval for transferring certain licenses is a risk that can result in loss of income; it’s a risk that many aren’t willing to take, which in turn results in missing out on diverse talent for our local growing industries. “With this law, these professionals can relocate to our city and state, and seamlessly enter the workforce on a provisional license while the permeant license is being processed.” Burgos said the provisional endorsement license would expire if the applicant is denied a Read more

 

When everyone is counted, we all benefit
Feb 24, 2020

Burgos headlines Dominican Independence Day ceremony, introduces resolution
Feb 06, 2020

Burgos to host Dominican Independence Day ceremony Wednesday in Harrisburg, introduces resolution
Jan 31, 2020

Cruz, Burgos será el anfitrión de radio telethon para recaudar dinero para los esfuerzos de socorro del terremoto en Puerto Rico
Jan 28, 2020

Cruz, Burgos to host radio telethon to raise money for earthquake relief efforts in Puerto Rico
Jan 27, 2020

Burgos applauds new appointees to PA commission on Latino affairs
Jan 10, 2020

Fall 2019 Newsletter
Nov 22, 2019

Dawkins, members of House Philadelphia Delegation announce $100K grant for Tacony Creek Park
Nov 21, 2019

Reps. Burgos, Toohil Achieve Big Win for Insuring the Spanish-Speaking Community
Nov 20, 2019

Burgos announces $477,000 grant for Beury Building redevelopment
Nov 12, 2019

Burgos announces $11K grant for Norris Square Neighborhood Project, $2K grant for Jig-Bee
Oct 03, 2019

9/23/19 – PA’s Hemp Industry – Harrisburg
Sep 30, 2019

Burgos, Policy Committee discuss hemp industry in Pa. Capitol
Sep 23, 2019

Burgos kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month
Sep 17, 2019

Burgos to host End of Summer Blast on Aug. 31
Aug 21, 2019

Burgos Stands Up Against Gun Violence
Aug 16, 2019

Burgos announces $750,000 grant to help fund next phase of Uptown Theater improvements
Aug 02, 2019

Burgos to host First Time Homebuyer’s seminar
Jul 30, 2019

Burgos to partner with Fox Chase Cancer Center to offer breast cancer screenings
Jul 25, 2019

Burgos lauds new law to make professional licensing
Jul 01, 2019