WATCH: Children & Youth Public Hearing HB 2213 & HB 2214

(Jan 26, 2022)

The House Children & Youth Committee held a public hearing Tuesday, January 25th on the topic of averting an insurance crisis for children & youth service providers - HB 2213 and HB 2214. Read more

 

WATCH: 113th Town Hall Meeting

(Jan 24, 2022)

Topics included Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Informed Care. Read more

 

E-BLAST: THIS Saturday, Town Hall @ 10am: Trauma and COVID-19: The impact on citizens

(Jan 21, 2022)

My 113th Town Hall is this Saturday, January 22 @ 10 a.m. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Jan. 18 - DEADLINE- public comment period for preliminary maps; new office location; 1/22 Town Hall

(Jan 14, 2022)

I strongly urge citizens to offer comments on the preliminary redistricting maps, as these maps will be in place for the next 10 years if approved. As the preliminary map released on Dec. 16 is currently drawn, Chestnut Hill is appended onto Roxborough and Manayunk, and the majority of East Falls is appended to a district in West Philadelphia. Lower Merion would no longer be included in the 194th. Read more

 

DeLissio to hold 113th Town Hall meeting on Jan. 22

(Jan 14, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will hold her 113 th Town Hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 to discuss the impact of trauma on children and the value of trauma-informed care and the need for trauma-informed public policy. DeLissio, minority chair of the Pennsylvania House Children and Youth Committee, will lead a discussion on these topics, including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and its impact on society in general, and the child welfare system in particular. “ Most, if not all, of the children served by the child welfare system have experienced trauma, and trauma-informed care is integral to caring for these children,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “ The Children and Youth Committee recently held an informational meeting with several experts to better understand the impacts of trauma and how we can best meet the needs of children dealing with these experiences. For this town hall, we will be joined by a couple of those experts, and I look forward to sharing their insight. The cost of ignoring trauma comes at a significant human and monetary expense.” The meeting will be held over Zoom and Facebook Live. Anyone wishing to participate through Zoom must register by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 using this link . After registration, Zoom login information will be sent. Residents may also email RepDeLissio@pahouse.net and a registration link will Read more

 

DeLissio Criticizes Redistricting Process for PA Congressional Map

(Jan 13, 2022)

PA State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio criticizes the redistricting process that resulted in HB 2146, the proposed PA congressional map. The effort to produce this map was not a citizen driven process. It was an elected official driven process. Read more

 

E-BLAST: DEADLINE for public comments is January 18 for preliminary maps; Our new office location

(Jan 07, 2022)

On Tuesday, January 4th, I held a special Town Hall via Zoom and Facebook Live to discuss the preliminary Pa. House and Senate redistricting maps that were released on December 16th by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission. Read more

 

WATCH: Special Town Hall on Redistricting

(Jan 06, 2022)

A special virtual town hall meeting to discuss the preliminary redistricting maps recently released by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission Read more

 

East Falls Now Article: It Takes a Village

(Jan 01, 2022)

It Takes a Village As we begin the New Year, I want to acknowledge the many neighbors and friends who are active in our community and work hard to make it a better place to live. These individuals are affiliated with a variety of organizations, and these organizations are successful because of those who participate and bring energy and fresh ideas to the table. Today I want to highlight a few groups that make our neighborhoods welcoming and safe places to live, work and play. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of the many organizations that help make our community home, but a sampling of the ones I have had the pleasure to work with over the years. When I think of civic engagement, I think of the civic associations throughout the 194 th . Over the years you may have seen me stop in, as I try to participate in at least two meetings a year for each civic. One of the few blessings of virtual meetings, is that my attendance at these meetings has increased. The folks who coordinate these meetings are volunteers and contribute much of their time to help these organizations operate. Membership is nominal, yet I find that only a small percentage of those eligible to join are members. I encourage everyone to belong to their local civic. To see which civic association you live within, check my website at RepDeLissio.com under the ABOUT tab. I list every civic within the 194 th . Civics help to keep our communities safe, navigate Read more

 

East Falls Local Article: Ad Nauseum

(Jan 01, 2022)

Ad Nauseum Since 2011 Some topics bear repeating. Sometimes repetition is important because a topic is complicated and nuanced and absorbing the information is a process. Other times repetition is warranted because it is human nature to not pay attention until we are confronted with the reality of a situation. Repetition may also be warranted when the topic is of such importance that we could be at great risk if we ignore it or do not give it its just due. As far as I am concerned, all the above pertain to my writing yet again, about the use of gerrymandering during the decennial redistricting process. I have discussed redistricting reform at 50 of my 112 town hall meetings and this topic was the main focus at 12 of those town halls. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, gerrymandering has a real impact on the balance of power in Congress and many state legislatures. In 2010, Republicans (in an effort to control the drawing of congressional maps) forged a campaign to win the majority in as many state legislatures as possible. It was wildly successful, giving them control over the drawing of 213 congressional districts. The redrawing of maps that followed produced some of the most extreme gerrymanders in history. In battleground Pennsylvania, for example, the congressional map gave Republicans a virtual lock on 13 of the state’s 18 congressional districts, even in elections where Democrats won the majority of Read more

 

E-BLAST: New Year, New Location; Special Town Hall on January 4th

(Dec 30, 2021)

I have discussed redistricting reform at 51 of my 112 town hall meetings and this topic was the main focus at 12 of those town halls. Read more

 

DeLissio shares updates on new office location coming in January

(Dec 30, 2021)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio’s new office location, 4001 Main St., Suite 101, Manayunk, will be up and running as of Monday, Jan. 10. Read more

 

DeLissio to hold special virtual town hall regarding redistricting maps

(Dec 30, 2021)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will hold a special virtual town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 to discuss the preliminary redistricting maps recently released by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission. Read more

 

DeLissio to hold special town hall Jan. 4 on preliminary redistricting maps

(Dec 22, 2021)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will hold a special virtual town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4 to discuss the preliminary redistricting maps recently released by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission. Read more

 

Children & Youth December 2021 Newsletter

(Dec 22, 2021)

Read the latest news from the House Children and Youth Committee Read more

 

E-BLAST: New office location; Redistricting maps

(Dec 17, 2021)

I have discussed redistricting reform at 51 of my 112 town hall meetings and this topic was the main focus at 12 of those town halls. Read more

 

DeLissio’s district office moving to new location Jan. 5

(Dec 17, 2021)

DeLissio’s new office will be at 4001 Main St., Philadelphia, 19127. Read more

 

WATCH: Children & Youth Committee Informational Meeting on ACEs

(Dec 14, 2021)

Informational meeting of the House Children & Youth Committee on trauma informed care and adverse childhood experiences (ACES) as it pertains to children in the child welfare system. Read more

 

Fall 2021 Newsletter

(Dec 10, 2021)

News and updates for the 194th District Read more

 

E-BLAST: Reintroducing the Pennsylvania Health Care Plan

(Dec 06, 2021)

If ever there was a situation that emphasized the need to disconnect health care from employment, it is right now. When COVID-19 created layoffs and terminations of employment for thousands of citizens, it also took away their health insurance. Many of our family, friends, and neighbors were put in jeopardy because their health insurance was tied to their employment situation. Read more