As trans individuals are targeted, coalition calls for action on hate crime bills

(Jun 19, 2020)

Recent murders a reminder PA laws ill equipped to protect people against hate crimes Read more


Lawmakers call for vote on PA LGBTQ+ civil rights bill

(Jun 16, 2020)

Today, members of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus sent a letter requesting a committee vote for H.B 1404 Read more


LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus letter to committee

(Jun 16, 2020)

Members of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus sent a letter requesting a committee vote for HB1404 Read more


Frankel ‘horrified’ by House GOP failure after member tests positive

(May 27, 2020)

Says House GOP actions and silence an ‘abdication’ of responsibility, leadership amid crisis Read more


Frankel ‘horrified’ by legislator’s comments re: Nazi Party

(May 04, 2020)

Says comments could be read as encouragement by extremist groups Read more


Frankel to introduce systemic testing, tracing bill for Pennsylvania

(Apr 22, 2020)

Legislation will urge reinvestment in health care capabilities to address COVID-19 threat Read more


Pennsylvanians’ reproductive rights under attack amid pandemic

(Mar 30, 2020)

Lawmaker urges Wolf to defend families’ rights from cynical attacks Read more


COVID-19 Helpful Resources

(Mar 19, 2020)

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting Pennsylvania, we wanted to provide you with the following resources and information to help you and your family in the days ahead. Please note that this webpage will be updated as needed with additional information and resources. State Services and Resources The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created a COVID-19 guide to assist everyone. It includes information on social distancing, mental health resources, unemployment, food assistance, changes from PennDOT and resources for small business: For individuals : For families : For businesses : COVID Support for PA Businesses : The following provides information and and links to federal, state, local and private resources. **Self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers: Apply here for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits .** Information from the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry on the federal CARES Act: The following link provides you with Read more


Costa-Frankel: Nonprofit security grant program announces more than $500k for local orgs

(Mar 11, 2020)

This program was the joint effort of Senator Costa and Rep. Frankel following meetings with community and faith leaders following the tragic violence in Squirrel Hill in October of 2018. Read more


Frankel: Local historical orgs to receive state grants

(Mar 04, 2020)

Local grants to support operations of historical organizations Read more


Frankel: $1 million-plus for local school, shelter safety

(Feb 26, 2020)

Local grants part of $5.5 million-plus awarded to Allegheny County schools, organizations Read more


Miss my telephone town hall? Listen to the discussion here.

(Feb 25, 2020)

Find out what our friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter to our community. Read more


Frankel, Costa call for Clean Indoor Air Act extension

(Feb 12, 2020)

Legislation would extend protections to additional public spaces, include e-cigarettes Read more


Frankel applauds Shapiro suit against e-cigarette manufacturer

(Feb 10, 2020)

Suit aims to protect Pennsylvania youth from deceptive marketing practices Read more


Frankel: Wolf budget provides way forward on difficult, critical issues

(Feb 04, 2020)

Calls on legislature to pick up challenge and act on Pa.’s best interests Read more


Pa. Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Jan 01, 2016)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Read more