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Fiedler files Health Department complaint to hold Pa. state House accountable for unsafe working conditions

South Philly District Update with COVID-19 Guidance & Resources

(Nov 24, 2020)

Newsletter Thanksgiving Edition. Office closed Thursday and Friday. COVID-19 and PA House. Stay safe & make sure to follow health guidelines. Read more

 

Fiedler Files Complaint Against State House

(Nov 21, 2020)

Every worker deserves safety and respect. Pa. state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler filed a state Department of Health COVID-19 complaint against the Pennsylvania State House for failing to ensure safe working conditions. Fiedler said that she did not make the decision lightly but felt it necessary after reckless disregard for safe working conditions within the Capitol walls continued eight months into this deadly and intensifying pandemic. Read more

 

South Philly District Update with COVID-19 Guidance & Resources

(Nov 20, 2020)

COVID resources, district updates, Philly House Delegation leadership election, district vacancy in our office, and other news. Read more

 

Fiedler files Health Department complaint to hold Pa. state House accountable for unsafe working conditions

(Nov 20, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20 – State Representative Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., released the following statement regarding a complaint she filed today with the Pennsylvania Department of Health: “Today I filed a state Department of Health COVID-19 complaint against the Pennsylvania State House for failing to ensure safe working conditions, including for the refusal to wear masks and social distance on the House floor and even in committee meetings held in confined spaces. This drastic step reflects the high stakes that we face in protecting the health and safety of all staff and members who step foot in the building, as well as their families and communities at home.” Fiedler said that she did not make the decision to file the complaint lightly but felt it necessary after reckless disregard for safe working conditions within the Capitol walls continued eight months into a deadly and intensifying pandemic. “Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, families, schools and small businesses across the state have been hit hard. We are now facing another very serious wave of COVID-19 illness with hospitalizations reaching 2,900 on Thursday — more than at the peak in April. While families across our state mourn the loss of loved ones and are taking the difficult step to stay away from many people they love this holiday season, the unsafe working conditions within the Capitol continue to contribute to the pain and suffering felt across the state. In fact, Read more

 

Philadelphia lawmakers again select Dawkins to lead their House delegation in 2021-22 legislative session

(Nov 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 13 -- State Rep. Jason Dawkins, D-Phila., will again serve as chairman of the House Democratic Caucus’ 25-member Philadelphia County Delegation for the 2021-22 legislative session. Democratic lawmakers of the delegation selected Dawkins during leadership elections on Thursday. Dawkins said delegation members also re-selected Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta as vice chairman and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler as treasurer and secretary. “I am honored by my colleagues’ trust in my ideas and abilities and look forward to continuing my role in helping to move Philadelphia and our agenda forward,” Dawkins said. “By working together toward our shared goals, we can make certain that Philadelphia remains an economic powerhouse for Pennsylvania while ensuring equality and justice for all people in our economy, in our society and in our response to crisis, from police reform to getting guns off our streets and ensuring justice, equality and science in our pandemic response.” In the current legislative session Dawkins and the House Philadelphia Delegation laid out an agenda that focuses on investing in schools and educational opportunity, reforming a criminal justice system that continues to be rife with injustice, affordable and accessible health care for all, strengthening commercial corridors in the city, reducing gun violence and investing in clean energy sources that would produce thousands of jobs, while addressing climate Read more

 

Veterans Day district newsletter

(Nov 11, 2020)

Our office services are closed today, November 11th, in observance of the Veterans Day. Read more

 

COVID-19 resources, voting information, polling places and returning ballots, election timeline, updates for students

(Oct 30, 2020)

My staff is working remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions and will respond to your message as quickly as possible. Your concern is important to us. Thank you for your patience. Read more

 

South Philly District Update with COVID-19 Guidance & Resources

(Oct 26, 2020)

We have made gains this year, by establishing safe and secure voting by mail (a system many states have been using successfully for years). But there is more work to be done to make it easier for people to vote! Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information & Resources

(Oct 16, 2020)

Resume workshop & virtual job fair, mobile office hours, satellite voting, legal aid for tenants, unemployment and PUA, and more. Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information

(Oct 09, 2020)

October mobile constituent service hours, #VOTE, mortgage and rental assistance, community calendar, PA House Archives feature, and COVID resources. Read more

 

State lawmakers representing Philadelphia welcome lawsuit against commonwealth, legislature for restricting gun-safety measures

(Oct 07, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7 – State House lawmakers representing the House Philadelphia Delegation and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus today pledged their full weight behind major legal action being taken against the commonwealth for preventing local governments from enacting their own gun-safety laws. The lawsuit filed by the city and private law firms on behalf of Pennsylvanians who have been impacted by gun violence was announced at a news conference in Philadelphia today. Philadelphia Delegation Chairman Jason Dawkins and PLBC Chairman Stephen Kinsey said it was long past time for the many people who have been impacted by gun violence to receive true acknowledgement and justice for their pain. They said the delegations they lead have worked for years to enact sensible gun-safety measures in the state but have been hampered by a Republican majority legislature determined to give no one in the state the ability to reduce gun violence and save lives. “Philadelphia and municipalities across the state took action tragedy after tragedy on behalf of the residents they serve when the state would not, only to be met with callous laws specifically designed to prevent them from doing so,” Dawkins said. “I am equally tired of the hallow promises to help reduce gun violence being made by the Republican majority following each tragedy. They hold the power to move the commonsense gun safety legislation we put forward. Yet, they continue to deny Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information

(Oct 05, 2020)

Harrisburg and District updates, COVID-19 mitigation news, community events and save-the-dates, Rep. Fiedler Art Competition, celebrating Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, and more. Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information

(Sep 26, 2020)

Upcoming events, COVID-19 resources, rent assistance, The 184th Is My Home art contest, and more Read more

 

Newsletter: COVID-19 resources, art competition, 2020 Census, community calendar, and more

(Sep 18, 2020)

September 18th district newsletter from Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler's Office. Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information

(Sep 11, 2020)

South Philly Weekly Update with COVID-19 News and Guidance (current as of September 11th, 2020) Read more

 

184th District: Opt-In for Future Updates and Fighting for Housing Rights

(Sep 02, 2020)

According to the House rules, I need your permission to contact you 60 days before an election. This fall, that “blackout period” runs from Sept. 3 through the Nov. 3 general election. Read more

 

House Democrats fight to keep renters, homeowners Safe at Home

(Aug 31, 2020)

The House Democratic Housing Working Group announced a package of bills to protect people across Pennsylvania as the state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expires Read more

 

184th District Newsletter

(Aug 28, 2020)

Senior SEPTA ID Card processing services at my office are on a temporarily pause as SEPTA was hacked a few weeks ago and remote ID card processing remains unavailable. In the meantime, we are keeping a waiting list for anyone who wishes to make an appointment ahead of time. Call: 215-271-9190 or email our office: RepFiedler@pahouse.net Read more

 

Fiedler, Davis, Cephas stand up for renters and homeowners facing payment challenges due to COVID-19

(Aug 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 26 – To help renters and homeowners struggling with payments as well as small landlords, today state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler and Morgan Cephas, both D-Phila., and Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, introduced a measure that would expand the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency’s Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program. “For too many renters and homeowners with mortgages the COVID-19 crisis has gone beyond a health emergency to a housing emergency, and it’s time for the state to step up and offer substantive relief,” Fiedler said. “Our proposal will cut the red tape and get the help into the pockets of the people who need it the most, and we hope it will move quickly through the legislature.” “A program people in need can’t access is worse than not having a program at all,” Davis said. “Everyone we’ve heard from made their voices clear – renters need help, homeowners in debt need help, small landlords need help, and they can’t wait any longer. We’re going to deliver that help and we know this need goes far beyond political parties and county lines.” Cephas agreed, saying, "As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so do the economic burdens for families struggling to pay the bills and keep a roof over their heads. Our legislation will help break down barriers and help ensure homeowners, small landlords and renters have access to financial relief that's Read more

 

Representatives Fiedler, Lee and Innamorato to introduce legislation ensuring housing rights for PA renters and homeowners

(Aug 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 26 – Today, state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato announced plans to introduce legislation to help keep people in their homes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Citing concerns over Monday’s expiration of the foreclosure and eviction moratorium, the lawmakers emphasized urgent action to prevent mass evictions and foreclosures across the state. The legislation would provide Pennsylvania’s governor express powers to place a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures in the commonwealth or specific counties during a disaster emergency. “Everyone deserves a place to call home. This legislation will help keep our communities intact, and make sure our neighbors have more time to apply for financial relief programs, plan for the short- and long-term, and save money. The impact of being pushed out of your home can be traumatic, especially for children, and we need to do everything possible to prevent it from happening, especially during a pandemic.” said Fiedler, D-Phila. “The legislature must act now to prevent the man-made disaster that will unfold if the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures is lifted,” Lee, D-Allegheny, said. “Failure to do so will create a humanitarian crisis among the very people who have already been victimized by this crisis, who are asked daily to put their and their families’ health on the line for the rest of Read more

 

South Philly District Update with COVID-19 Guidance & Resources
Nov 24, 2020

Fiedler Files Complaint Against State House
Nov 21, 2020

South Philly District Update with COVID-19 Guidance & Resources
Nov 20, 2020

Fiedler files Health Department complaint to hold Pa. state House accountable for unsafe working conditions
Nov 20, 2020

Philadelphia lawmakers again select Dawkins to lead their House delegation in 2021-22 legislative session
Nov 13, 2020

Veterans Day district newsletter
Nov 11, 2020

COVID-19 resources, voting information, polling places and returning ballots, election timeline, updates for students
Oct 30, 2020

South Philly District Update with COVID-19 Guidance & Resources
Oct 26, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information & Resources
Oct 16, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information
Oct 09, 2020

State lawmakers representing Philadelphia welcome lawsuit against commonwealth, legislature for restricting gun-safety measures
Oct 07, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information
Oct 05, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information
Sep 26, 2020

Newsletter: COVID-19 resources, art competition, 2020 Census, community calendar, and more
Sep 18, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information
Sep 11, 2020

184th District: Opt-In for Future Updates and Fighting for Housing Rights
Sep 02, 2020

House Democrats fight to keep renters, homeowners Safe at Home
Aug 31, 2020

184th District Newsletter
Aug 28, 2020

Fiedler, Davis, Cephas stand up for renters and homeowners facing payment challenges due to COVID-19
Aug 26, 2020

Representatives Fiedler, Lee and Innamorato to introduce legislation ensuring housing rights for PA renters and homeowners
Aug 26, 2020