East Falls Local Article: We Are Here To Serve

(Aug 01, 2020)

My role as your state representative is to ensure that constituents of the 194th are represented in the law-making process in Harrisburg. The laws that are passed (or not passed) affect our everyday lives. You can view my participation in the legislative process via Facebook- Pam DeLissio and Rep DeLissio, Twitter - @RepDeLissio, Instagram @Rep DeLissio and on my website at www.PAHouse.com/DeLissio , as I endeavor to make your voices heard by using mine. The legislative process is highly nuanced and even though there are House Rules it is amazing to me how often those rules are manipulated to achieve the desired outcome. While my focus is on being the best legislator I can be, my district staff strive to be the best at delivering constituent services. My District Office is located at 6511 Ridge Ave. The office is at the epicenter of the district, no more than about 3 miles from any district border, with plenty of free parking. The office is served by the 9 and 35 SEPTA bus routes. Office hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and by appointment in the evening or on weekends. Team Pam was working 100% remotely from March 18 th until June 5 th . Staff are back in the office, rotating for telework throughout the week and we are seeing constituents by appointment only or with curbside pick-up if you need to deliver or pick up paperwork. We are observing appropriate guidelines for infection control and you must be wearing a mask to enter unless you have a Read more

 

East Falls Now Article: I Spy a Spotted LanternFly

(Aug 01, 2020)

For the past nine years I have been a member of the PA House Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee. It is a committee assignment that I pursued for several reasons. First, agriculture is the largest industry in Pennsylvania. Second, we all need to eat, yet food insecurity occurs in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Third, while I represent an urban/suburban area of the state, participating on the Agricultural and Rural Affairs committee helps me to relate to my rural colleagues where most agricultural endeavors occur. Our commonwealth has been facing an agricultural challenge that is occurring in the southeastern part of the state, although it is slowly spreading to rural areas. The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), is an invasive planthopper native to China, India, and Vietnam. The first detection of this non-native species to the United States was discovered in Pennsylvania in Berks County in September of 2014. It has since spread to 26 other counties in the Commonwealth, which are now quarantined. A few quick facts about these pests: SLF are destructive invasive pest threatening agricultural and ornamental plants. SLF has also been found in 5 other states in the northeastern U.S. SLF does not bite or sting. SLF does not kill all trees it feeds on. SLF is a plant stressor that, along with other stressors, can cause significant damage to its host. Stop the spread of SLF by Read more

 

Daley, DeLissio co-hosting free shredding event Aug. 15 in Narberth

(Jul 27, 2020)

“With so much time being spent at home during the pandemic, many of us have been cleaning and reorganizing. So, this shredding event is a great opportunity to safely dispose of confidential, unwanted documents with personal information,” DeLissio said. Read more

 

97th Town Hall COVID-19 Review and Update

(Jul 22, 2020)

Watch the virtual town hall centered on a COVID-19 review and update including reopening K-12 schools, unemployment compensation, recent state legislative initiatives, and of course our upcoming shred event. Read more

 

E_BLAST: Virtual 97th Town Hall Tuesday, July 21 @7pm -update on COVID-19; Shred Event- Saturday, July 25 9 to 11am

(Jul 20, 2020)

My 97th Town Hall will be held via Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. Our discussion will center on a COVID-19 review and update, including the Governor’s recent executive order. Read more

 

DeLissio to host free shred event July 25 in Manayunk

(Jul 10, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, July 10 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will host a free shred event for residents of the 194 th Legislative District from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Main Street Theatre, 3720-40 Main St., Manayunk, 19127, a new location from previous shred events. “It is with great anticipation that I look forward to hosting this event, at a time when many of us have been home and cleaning out our closets. Safe disposal of confidential, unwanted documents with personal information is one of the best defenses against scams and identity theft,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. "Shredding also is a great way to dispose of these documents in an environmentally friendly way, and I am happy to be able to continue to offer this service to my constituents." DeLissio said common types of unwanted items that should be shredded include credit card statements, credit card applications, bank and investment statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance and health records, and retirement or pension fund information. Magazines, journals and newspapers will not be accepted. There is a limit of four bags per household (standard storage/banker boxes or grocery bags). Shredding will be done on-site, with COVID-19 protocols in place, and all shredded paper will be recycled. All constituents and staff must be wearing masks. Participants will be asked to park Read more

 

DeLissio to discuss COVID-19 at her 97th Town Hall

(Jul 08, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, July 8 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her 97th Town Hall via Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. The discussion at this virtual town hall will center on a COVID-19 review and update. “Each of us has had to adjust to this new uncertainty and many have had to access resources like unemployment compensation, some for the very first time. During this approximately 35-minute town hall, I will share my experiences in the state legislature, the many session days and the numerous debates on an abundance of topics, and my ongoing commitment to represent and care for the needs and health of my constituents,” said DeLissio. This will be DeLissio’s fifth consecutive town hall via Facebook Live since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and in compliance with the Governor’s stay-at-home guidance. DeLissio said, “We looked into the possibility of holding this town hall in person, however, the infection control guidance that we would need to follow for an event such as a town hall were prohibitive. And we are reaching more and different constituents by offering the town hall virtually.” “I continue to welcome residents from all parts of the 194th to join us and participate in the discussion,” she said. “This has proven to be a unique but effective way to maintain communication with my constituents.” Those interested should visit Read more

 

East Falls Local Article: I like the theater, just not political theater

(Jul 01, 2020)

The past 3 months in Harrisburg, since the Governor’s shutdown order on March 18th, have impacted all aspects of life for all of us. Read more

 

East Falls Now Article: The Help

(Jul 01, 2020)

Last night I started to watch the movie The Help. The first time I saw the movie was in 2011, during its initial release. If you struggle to understand what is meant by systemic and institutional racism, watching this period drama will ‘help’. Since I was a little girl, I have always had a heightened awareness of racism. However, needless to say, I was viewing this movie through a different filter than I did in 2011. My awareness now is framed by the Black Lives Matter movement of the past several weeks. And watching this movie for a second time in this context has been very instructive as to just how systemic and institutionalized racism is today. In the early 2000s, I had the opportunity to have my consulting practice engaged by the Black Men at Penn. This was a group of African American male social workers who were led by Dr. Walter Palmer. They retained our services to explore the feasibility of establishing an Institute for the Study of American Racism within the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. It was an enlightening experience. The engagement included interviewing a variety of key stakeholders, many of whom were African American, and who fought hard during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. It was interesting to hear their take on where we were at almost 40 years later and the road yet to be traveled. What is different now almost 19 years after that consulting Read more

 

DeLissio highlights bipartisanship while seconding the nomination of the Speaker of the House

(Jun 29, 2020)

Pa State Representative Pam DeLissio reminds the PA House of the importance of working in a bipartisan manner. DeLissio seconded the nomination for the newly elected Speaker of the House. Read more

 

WATCH: 96th Town Hall reviewing state budget, legislative issues

(Jun 18, 2020)

Listen to discussion about the stopgap budget, redistricting reform, mail-in ballots and more. Read more

 

DeLissio to discuss stopgap budget, education during 96th Town Hall

(Jun 12, 2020)

The discussion at this virtual town hall will center on the current happenings in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly. It will include a review of the recently passed budget, focusing on how basic education is being funded. Read more

 

EAST FALLS LOCAL ARTICLE: A Fair Funding Formula that is Not Fair

(Jun 01, 2020)

One lesson reinforced – or, for some, learned – as a result of COVID-19 is that our basic public education system is less than equitable. Read more

 

EAST FALLS NOW ARTICLE: COVID-19 and Redistricting Reform

(Jun 01, 2020)

I have worked tirelessly for a committee vote of HB22, HB23 and HB2327. These bills would establish an independent redistricting commission. This reform would produce more competitive races in the state senate, representative and congressional races. Read more

 

E-BLAST: June 2 - Primary Election; Polling Locations Have Been Consolidated

(May 29, 2020)

Due to COVID-19, many polling places have been consolidated. The location where you usually vote may have changed. Read more

 

E-BLAST: LGBTQ+ Anti-Discrimination Legislation; Vote with a Mail-In Ballot DEADLINE 5/26

(May 22, 2020)

Currently, state law does not ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Legislation to accomplish this has been pending for over 20 years. This legislation has never been brought forward for a vote. Efforts to amend this proposed legislation into other bills have happened repeatedly with no success. Read more

 

WATCH: 95th Town Hall Meeting in recognition of Older Americans Month

(May 21, 2020)

Listen to our discussion with Teresa Osborne (former Secretary of Aging) and currently AARP PA’s Director of Outreach and Advocacy. We discussed the Village concept, mail-in ballots, property/rent rebates, and my reasons for recent legislative votes. Give a listen! Read more

 

DeLissio Fights for LGBTQ+ Legislation

(May 21, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Pam DeLissio commits to fighting for LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination legislation this session. Currently, State law does not ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Legislation to accomplish this has been pending for over 20 years. This legislation has never been brought forward for a vote. Efforts to amend this proposed legislation into other bills has happened repeatedly with no success. Such an effort occurred again yesterday and these were my comments on that effort. Read more

 

E-BLAST: 95th Town Hall on aging independently this Thursday; Mail-in ballots for June 2 primary

(May 15, 2020)

One definition I have focused on recently is resiliency: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness.” I see many examples of this resiliency in the 194th, and I thank you for your perseverance and patience. Read more

 

DeLissio to promote independence and purpose during 95th Town Hall

(May 15, 2020)

The conversation will include the village model: a community model of aging in place, which enhances independence, promotes purpose of life and focuses on social determinants of health. The 194th Legislative District is home to one of those models – the East Falls Village. Read more

 

East Falls Local Article: We Are Here To Serve
Aug 01, 2020

East Falls Now Article: I Spy a Spotted LanternFly
Aug 01, 2020

Daley, DeLissio co-hosting free shredding event Aug. 15 in Narberth
Jul 27, 2020

97th Town Hall COVID-19 Review and Update
Jul 22, 2020

E_BLAST: Virtual 97th Town Hall Tuesday, July 21 @7pm -update on COVID-19; Shred Event- Saturday, July 25 9 to 11am
Jul 20, 2020

DeLissio to host free shred event July 25 in Manayunk
Jul 10, 2020

DeLissio to discuss COVID-19 at her 97th Town Hall
Jul 08, 2020

East Falls Local Article: I like the theater, just not political theater
Jul 01, 2020

East Falls Now Article: The Help
Jul 01, 2020

DeLissio highlights bipartisanship while seconding the nomination of the Speaker of the House
Jun 29, 2020

WATCH: 96th Town Hall reviewing state budget, legislative issues
Jun 18, 2020

DeLissio to discuss stopgap budget, education during 96th Town Hall
Jun 12, 2020

EAST FALLS LOCAL ARTICLE: A Fair Funding Formula that is Not Fair
Jun 01, 2020

EAST FALLS NOW ARTICLE: COVID-19 and Redistricting Reform
Jun 01, 2020

E-BLAST: June 2 - Primary Election; Polling Locations Have Been Consolidated
May 29, 2020

E-BLAST: LGBTQ+ Anti-Discrimination Legislation; Vote with a Mail-In Ballot DEADLINE 5/26
May 22, 2020

WATCH: 95th Town Hall Meeting in recognition of Older Americans Month
May 21, 2020

DeLissio Fights for LGBTQ+ Legislation
May 21, 2020

E-BLAST: 95th Town Hall on aging independently this Thursday; Mail-in ballots for June 2 primary
May 15, 2020

DeLissio to promote independence and purpose during 95th Town Hall
May 15, 2020