WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 20): Resources for the formula shortage and updates on rising gas prices

(15 hours ago)

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania held its midterm primary election. Read more

 

Otten to host June 25 blood drive at Lionville YMCA

(1 day ago)

EXTON, May 19 – Across the nation, including right here in Pennsylvania, a severe blood shortage is happening. The Red Cross, which supplies 40% of the nation’s blood supply, had to limit blood product distributions to hospitals because of the shortage. This poses a concerning risk to patient care. To address this urgent need, state Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, has partnered with the Red Cross and the Lionville YMCA for a community blood drive on Saturday, June 25. The blood drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lionville YMCA, 100 Devon Drive in Exton . Interested donors are encouraged to schedule their appointment in advance via the American Red Cross’ website and enter sponsor code “District155” or call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767). “Chester County hospitals, along with hospitals across the nation, are experiencing severe blood shortages. This not only poses a risk to patient care, but it also potentially places our doctors in the difficult position of deciding who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available,” Otten said. “I encourage all healthy and eligible donors to donate blood. And if you’re unable to donate at this event, please spread the word and consider donating at another opportunity. Every donation helps.” Approximately 36,000 units (a unit is equivalent to one pint) of red Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST [May 13]: Make a plan to VOTE on Tuesday, May 17, Plus it's time to fix & fund PA's roads

(May 13, 2022)

While it can sometimes feel as though our country is more divided than ever, there are always certain issues that unite constituents across party lines. Recently, two of those issues are road conditions and gas prices. Read more

 

Otten public comment on DEP Draft Environmental Justice Policy

(May 12, 2022)

Rep. Otten applauds DEP’s Office of Environmental Justice for taking steps to improve existing policy and submits suggestions to further protect communities from environmental hazards. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 6): Keep bans off my body

(May 06, 2022)

Earlier this week, a draft Supreme Court opinion leaked to and published by Politico indicates that the court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 29): Are you ready to vote in the upcoming primary?

(Apr 29, 2022)

I was in Harrisburg this week for the final House session before the 2022 primary election. With the primary just a few weeks away, keep an eye out for these upcoming deadlines... Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 22): Happy Earth Day

(Apr 22, 2022)

Today is Earth Day. And as of today, we have well over a dozen bills sitting in the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee that, if enacted... Read more

 

Otten’s office offering paid summer internships

(Apr 21, 2022)

EXTON, April 21 – State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, is accepting applications for paid summer internship positions in her Exton district office. Interns will work closely with staff and gain an in-depth look at the workings of Pennsylvania’s legislative branch. Interns will be responsible for a variety of assignments that will allow them to gain experience in a professional setting while learning more about state government and the legislative process. “Summer interns will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced team members with varying backgrounds and skillsets,” Otten said. “Interns can expect to help constituents access state services, assist with public outreach and community events, and work with legislative staff to research policy and assist with the legislative process.” The internship program will run for 10 weeks, up to 10 hours a week, at a rate of $12 per hour. Applicants must be at least 18. Otten encourages individuals of all backgrounds and academic interests to apply. To apply, email a resume and statement of interest to repotten@pahouse.net . Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 14): This week in Harrisburg: PA's caregiving workforce crisis

(Apr 14, 2022)

The House returned to session this week. While there’s a tremendous amount of work to be done for the people of Pennsylvania, we instead spent much of our time passing harmful legislation that’s destined for a veto and hearing hours of unnecessary speeches on a package of dairy industry bills that—while I am glad to support them—could have been voted on in a matter of minutes, as they already had the full support of the legislature. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 8): Joining RGGI is a good move for PA

(Apr 08, 2022)

Although the House was not in session this week, the Senate was busy working on legislation to prevent Pennsylvania from becoming a leader in climate action. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 1): Updates from Harrisburg and Marsh Creek

(Apr 01, 2022)

The House returned to session this week for the first time since February. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 25): Protecting our right to clean water

(Mar 25, 2022)

This Tuesday, March 22, we recognized World Water Day. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 18): PA Supreme Court finalizes new district maps

(Mar 18, 2022)

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the final state House and state Senate maps approved in February by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission are constitutional and will serve as the district boundaries for the next decade, beginning with the 2022 election. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 11): Last chance to submit Public Comment – Marsh Creek Cleanup

(Mar 11, 2022)

Every year before the full legislature meets to debate the budget, the House Appropriations Committee meets with every state department to address their priorities and where they believe funds are needed most. Read more

 

Rep. Otten's public comment on Marsh Creek Cleanup

(Mar 10, 2022)

Rep. Otten urges DEP to appoint an independent third party to oversee Sunoco’s cleanup operations near Marsh Creek. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 4): Now is the time to invest in the people of Pennsylvania

(Mar 04, 2022)

On Thursday, I joined Governor Wolf and Rep. Melissa Shusterman at the Phoenixville Borough Hall to highlight Pennsylvania’s strong financial position and to call on the legislature to make meaningful investments in the people of Pennsylvania so families, workers, and businesses have a chance for a brighter future. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 18): Adapting to the changing COVID-19 landscape

(Feb 25, 2022)

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape continues to shift. While Chester County, like most of the nation, remains in High transmission level, the implications of this level of spread are changing. Read more

 

Rep. Otten's Feb. 2022 print newsletter

(Feb 25, 2022)

Rep. Otten's February 2022 newsletter including topics such as the state budget, redistricting, access to health care and more. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 18): Financial relief available to PA homeowners

(Feb 18, 2022)

When the COVID-19 pandemic first arrived, all our lives were instantly changed. For some, it was a matter of transitioning to a work-from-home schedule and helping our children with remote learning. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 11): Budget and Redistricting Updates

(Feb 11, 2022)

On Tuesday, Governor Wolf delivered his eighth and final state budget address as governor of Pennsylvania, highlighting his administration’s priorities for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 20): Resources for the formula shortage and updates on rising gas prices
15 hours ago

Otten to host June 25 blood drive at Lionville YMCA
1 day ago

WEEKLY E-BLAST [May 13]: Make a plan to VOTE on Tuesday, May 17, Plus it's time to fix & fund PA's roads
May 13, 2022

Otten public comment on DEP Draft Environmental Justice Policy
May 12, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 6): Keep bans off my body
May 06, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 29): Are you ready to vote in the upcoming primary?
Apr 29, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 22): Happy Earth Day
Apr 22, 2022

Otten’s office offering paid summer internships
Apr 21, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 14): This week in Harrisburg: PA's caregiving workforce crisis
Apr 14, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 8): Joining RGGI is a good move for PA
Apr 08, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 1): Updates from Harrisburg and Marsh Creek
Apr 01, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 25): Protecting our right to clean water
Mar 25, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 18): PA Supreme Court finalizes new district maps
Mar 18, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 11): Last chance to submit Public Comment – Marsh Creek Cleanup
Mar 11, 2022

Rep. Otten's public comment on Marsh Creek Cleanup
Mar 10, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 4): Now is the time to invest in the people of Pennsylvania
Mar 04, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 18): Adapting to the changing COVID-19 landscape
Feb 25, 2022

Rep. Otten's Feb. 2022 print newsletter
Feb 25, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 18): Financial relief available to PA homeowners
Feb 18, 2022

WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 11): Budget and Redistricting Updates
Feb 11, 2022