DeLissio plans two paper shredding events for April

(Mar 17, 2016)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio is holding two free shredding events in April for constituents to safely dispose of confidential, unwanted documents. The events are: • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Roxborough Municipal Lot, at 514 Dupont St. Philadelphia. • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Old “Anne Sez” parking lot next to Staples, 925 Montgomery Ave., Narberth. Read more


DeLissio Supports Redistricting Reform

(Mar 16, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pamela DeLissio joined members of the House and Senate in calling for redistricting reforms now, allowing time to enact the potential changes before the next redistricting process in 2020. Read more


Lawmakers, gun-safety advocates announce formation of PA SAFE (w/video)

(Mar 15, 2016)

HARRISBURG, March 15 – Members of PA SAFE, a group of state lawmakers and firearm-safety advocates, held a news conference today announcing their mission and outlining legislation they support to help protect Pennsylvanians from the increasing threat of gun violence. Members of PA SAFE said that they are committed to reducing all types of violence in society through adequate funding for mental health services, best use of new and existing law-enforcement tools, resources to curb effects of addiction and illegal drugs, and solutions that reduce gun violence and promote public safety. “Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support sensible, commonsense gun-safety legislation,” said PA SAFE Chairwoman and state Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery . “The members of PA SAFE know this, and in no way are we proposing measures that infringe on the rights of lawful gun owners. We simply want to protect our constituents, and if our measures can save even just one person, I feel that we have a duty to make it law.” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2013, deaths related to firearms amounted to over 33,000 in the United States, constituting 1.3 percent of all deaths in the country, with more than 21,000 of them suicides. Nearly 3,000 children die each year from gunshots, and some 15,000 children are injured by firearms. "The majority of Pennsylvanians – including a majority of gun owners – do not want our Read more


DeLissio: Protect Our Kids From Violence

(Mar 15, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pamela DeLissio joined members of PA SAFE, a group of state lawmakers and firearm-safety advocates, to announce their mission and outline legislation they support to help protect Pennsylvanians from the increasing threat of gun violence. Read more


DeLissio continues to urge mediation services for stalled budget process

(Mar 11, 2016)

Pennsylvania budget negotiators would be wise to enlist the help of a mediator to end the eight-month budget stalemate, Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio said during House state budget hearings Thursday. Her testimony followed three weeks of House Appropriations hearings concerning the 2016-17 budget. The 2015-16 state budget still has not been settled. Read more


DeLissio talks civic engagement with students from across 194th District

(Mar 11, 2016)

In several meetings over the past few months, state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., talked with area students about what it means to be an engaged citizen and explained the legislative process. “It is never too early to teach what it means to be a good citizen, and the students of the 194th Legislative District – from home schoolers through a senior attending J. R. Masterman – are wonderful examples responsible of citizens in the making,” DeLissio said. Read more


DeLissio Urges Mediation for Stalled Budget

(Mar 10, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio spoke before the House Appropriations Committee during a hearing on the state budget to call for the service of a mediator to help pass an adequate budget. Read more


DeLissio, Pa. Education Secretary Rivera to present at March 3 town hall

(Feb 25, 2016)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her next town hall Thrusday, March 3 with Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera. The town hall is scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3 in the Multi-Purpose Room at W.B. Saul High School, 7100 Henry Ave. Read more


DeLissio announces Valley Forge Military College open application period

(Feb 05, 2016)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., is participating in the Pennsylvania Legislative Appointment Initiative, which allows each state legislator to appoint a student from their district as a commonwealth scholar for admission to Valley Forge Military College. Any senior high school student who resides in the 194th Legislative District with an interest in attending the Valley Forge Military College may apply. Read more


DeLissio to hold follow-up meeting regarding safety on Henry Avenue

(Jan 29, 2016)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host a follow-up meeting regarding safety and speeding on Henry Avenue at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Wolcoff Auditorium at Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave. Free parking is available in the Jamestown parking lot on Jamestown Avenue. Representatives from PennDOT, Philadelphia Streets Department, City Councilman Curtis Jones’ office, and local and state law enforcement agencies will attend. Also on the agenda for discussion is the Walnut Lane Bridge closure, which is slated for April 1 and expected to last six months. Read more


Hundreds of DeLissio constituents participate in Tele-Town Hall

(Jan 29, 2016)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio’s Tele-Town Hall, conducted over the phone on Jan. 21, reached hundreds of constituents. The call’s recipients listened in, asked questions, and participated in four opinion polls. Read more


DeLissio describes efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking in Pa.

(Jan 29, 2016)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., on Wednesday in the state Capitol discussed her support of H.R. 634, which designates January 2016 as “National Human Trafficking Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania. The resolution is traditionally called for a vote on the last day of session before the Super Bowl, because it is documented that trafficking increases around large events held in urban areas such as the NFL championship game. Law enforcement is also expected to be vigilant at the upcoming Democratic and Republican national conventions for the same reasons. Read more


DeLissio: Bill Impacts Go Too Far

(Jan 27, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pamela DeLissio explains her House State Government Committee vote against Senate Bill 501, so-called paycheck-protection legislation, during a committee meeting held Jan. 26, 2016 in the state Capitol in Harrisburg. She says that in addition to the committee not having enough time to fully vet the bill, the bill also fails to clarify differences among organizations that would be affected by it. She explained that she negotiated union contractors as an employer and permitted United Way contributions, for example, to be deducted from paychecks. Read more


DeLissio Promotes Human Trafficking Awareness Month

(Jan 27, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pamela DeLissio discusses her support of House Resolution 634, which designates January 2016 as "National Human Trafficking Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania. Read more


DeLissio Competes in Cow Milking Contest

(Jan 21, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pam DeLissio took part in the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show milking contest. Rep. DeLissio explains how the fun of the Farm Show and the milking contest actually means serious business for Pennsylvania. Read more


WB Saul Competes at PA Farm Show

(Jan 19, 2016)

Students from the W.B. Saul High School in Philadelphia traveled to Harrisburg with animals in tow to compete at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. We talked with four seniors to see how the school and the Farm Show help prepare them for life on and off the farm. Read more


DeLissio applauds Cathedral Village residents’ civic engagement on gun safety

(Jan 14, 2016)

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 – Copies of over 100 handwritten letters in support of gun safety measures were given to state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio the same week President Barack Obama announced a group of executive actions to reduce gun violence. Letters were written in early December by residents of Cathedral Village and sent to members of the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee urging a yes vote on H.B. 1010. DeLissio is not a member of the House Judiciary Committee but she was an early co-sponsor and supporter of the bill since its inception. “This important legislation would close the one remaining loophole in gun-sale purchases that allows for the sale of long guns between private sellers without a background check,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “Additionally, this legislation would permit the issuance of a single background check approval that would remain valid for 48 hours for use at gun shows across the commonwealth.” Residents David and Peggy Bruton personally delivered copies of the letters to DeLissio on Jan. 7. “The story about how this action came about is a reminder that one person can make a difference,” DeLissio said. A 100-year-old resident, Isabelle Woodrow, encouraged the Cathedral Village Community Support Committee to organize a letter-writing campaign to those members of the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee who had yet to co-sponsor the legislation. Forty-seven residents showed up to participate in the letter-writing activity, which produce Read more


DeLissio Opposes "Out-of-Whack" Process, Priorities

(Jan 13, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Pam DeLissio voices her frustration over the House GOP Leadership's "out-of-whack" budget process, placing a priority on non-preferred education spending over the core responsibility of basic education funding and support of the Pa. State System of High Education. Read more


DeLissio, Wissahickon civic group help facilitate billboard removal

(Jan 08, 2016)

Following seven months of effort, a double billboard has been removed from the Wissahickon Train Station thanks to the help of state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., and the Wissahickon Interested Citizens Civic Association (WICA). In May 2015, WICA contacted DeLissio to seek assistance to have the billboard at the Wissahickon Train Station removed. The train station had been spruced up within the past several years, and Ridge Avenue from Main Street west was getting a critical review as the neighbors worked to clean up this gateway to the neighborhood, DeLissio said. Read more


DeLissio: Happy New Year with a not so happy Pa. budget

(Jan 07, 2016)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., today released the following statement regarding Pennsylvania’s delayed state budget. "Happy New Year and welcome 2016. The good news is that Pennsylvania’s General Appropriations bill was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf on December 29th. In other news, you will decide if it is good or bad or just news, as the Governor ‘blue lined’ about 100 line items in the budget. Some of the line items were zeroed out in their entirety, while other line items were reduced from the amount in the legislation. Read more