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Philadelphia House leadership, legislators, call on Governor Tom Wolf to halt all Public Utility Commission utility disconnections in wake of the COVID-19 virus

(Mar 13, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 12 – Members of Philadelphia leadership team in the state House were joined by fellow Philadelphia legislators in asking Gov. Tom Wolf to place a moratorium on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission from further utility shutoffs for the foreseeable future for all Pennsylvanians in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia members in leadership positions, including Reps. Jordan Harris, Democratic whip; Joanna McClinton, Democratic chairwoman; Rosita Youngblood, Democratic secretary; Jason Dawkins, Philadelphia Delegation chairman; Stephen Kinsey, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus chairman; and Jim Roebuck, Education Committee chairman, were joined by Philadelphia Reps. Donna Bullock, Morgan Cephas, Joe Hohenstein, Malcolm Kenyatta, Brian Sims, Maria Donatucci, Danilo Burgos, Isabella Fitzgerald, Mike Driscoll, Mary Isaacson, Pam DeLissio, Chris Rabb, Elizabeth Fiedler, Jared Solomon and Kevin Boyle in issuing the following statement: “The COVID-19 virus situation is literally evolving by the hour in Pennsylvania as we continue in what’s a situation many Pennsylvanians have never experienced. Many of our neediest residents have life-saving medical equipment that they use in their home, and it’s of the utmost importance that they have consistent access to that equipment through their electric utility. Our emergency rooms and first responders can’t be asked to spend finite resources on Read more

 

Burgos Spring 2020 Newsletter

(Feb 25, 2020)

Stay up-to-date on what's happening around our community and my work on your behalf in Harrisburg! Read more

 

When everyone is counted, we all benefit

(Feb 24, 2020)

Here's why participating in the 2020 Census is critical to you, your family and our communities. Read more

 

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