My upcoming town hall meeting; reforming Pa.’s gun laws & ending religious intolerance

Join me at my town hall on March 6

I want to hear from you on how we can strengthen our neighborhood and move our district forward. Make sure to attend my town hall meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at Second Baptist Church of Frankford, 1801 Meadow St., Philadelphia.

 

I will provide an update on legislative developments taking place in Harrisburg, as well as upcoming projects in the district. My staff will also be available to assist you with any state-related issues you may have.

Apprentice Prep with the Rep: Thursday, March 1  

If you were unable to make it to my first “Apprentice Prep with the Rep” session, you are in luck! Our next session is Thursday, March 1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at my district office, 4667 Paul St.

I am partnering with local labor unions to provide you with information on apprenticeship applications and how to best prepare for the exam. To RSVP, please call my office at 215-744-7901.

Presidents' Day reflections

This year, I spent my Presidents' Day taking the time to reflect on our government and the standards that we as a nation have set for our elected officials. As a state representative, I strive to set a good example for my community when I head to work each day, whether it’s in the Capitol or at home in my district. I hold myself to the highest possible standard, and I hope that shows through my conduct, the work my office accomplishes, and the legislation I introduce and advocate for in Harrisburg.  We must demand the same from all our elected representatives, from the office of the president down to our state and local officials. 

Temple Law School Panel on Gun Violence

Thank you to both Temple Law Democrats and the Temple Black Law Students Association for hosting a fantastic and very timely panel on gun violence in the City of Philadelphia. I spoke with many Temple Law students in attendance in an open dialogue about gun control and how we can prevent further gun violence throughout the city and state.

 

I believe that to tackle the issue of gun violence within our communities, we must also address many social and economic issues that often go ignored. Having these discussions is the first step towards creating the change we desperately need.

Standing up against religious intolerance

I joined my colleagues from the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus to show our support for Nasihah Thompson-King and all students who have been affected by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s religious waiver requirement. No student should be prevented from participating in sports activities due to their religion. We are long overdue to reform these discriminatory systems that require students to complete extra requirements, all to participate in school and sports while following their chosen religion. You can read our full statement here.

Olney Family Fun Night

A great crowd came out to the Olney Recreation Center as I joined Representatives Izzy Fitzgerald and Jared Solomon for an exciting family fun night. Resources and games were provided for all in attendance, and I was able to meet and discuss my work with many constituents from the community. 

If you have any questions on this, or any other state-related matter, please contact my office at 215-744-7901.