Allegheny County 2024-25 Budget Briefing

Rep. Aerion Abney and Chairman Jordan Harris, joined by representatives and members of the Allegheny County Delegation, led a community discussion on the 2024-25 fiscal year budget and its priorities with county residents on May 9, 2024.

10th Annual Senior Sweetheart Dance and Resource Fair

Rep. Jordan Harris and seniors of the community had the sweetest time on February 13, 2024 at one of his favorite events of year – his annual Senior Sweetheart Dance and Resource Fair.

$25 Million in State Funding for Philadelphia Water Department Projects

Pennsylvania House Majority Appropriations Chairman Jordan Harris joined fellow Philadelphia state representatives, senators, city leaders and Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle L. Parker to present nearly $25 million in state grant funding to Philadelphia Water Commissioner Randy Hayman for city water infrastructure improvement projects.

2023 Senior Sweetheart Dance

Rep. Harris hosted his 9th annual Senior Sweetheart Dance right before Valentine's Day.

G.W. Childs Elementary Ribbon Cutting

Rep. Harris joined local officials for a ribbon cutting to celebrate a new rooftop playground at G.W. Childs Elementary School. Rep. Harris helped the completion of the playground through state grant funding.

2022 Bike 186

Rep. Harris hosted his 9th annual Bike 186 event to bring joy to families in the community during the holiday season. This year, he was joined by former Philadelphia Eagle Lito Sheppard who helped give back to those in need.

Africatown Groundbreaking

Rep. Harris joined local elected officials in celebrating the groundbreaking of Africatown.

2022 Fall Festival

2022 Fall Festival hosted with Rep. Joanna McClinton

Visiting students with Dr. Bernard Harris

Rep. Harris brought the first African American astronaut to walk in space, Dr. Bernard Harris, to visit with public school students in South Philadelphia.

Urban Youth Racing School Grand Prix

Rep. Harris joined the Urban Youth Racing School Grand Prix. UYRS works to expose urban youth to STEM and open their eyes to the possibilities STEM provides.

Introduction of the Nellie Bly Scholarship

Joined by Gov. Tom Wolf and Millersville President Dr. Daniel Wubah, Rep. Jordan Harris returned to his alma mater of Millersville University for a press conference introducing the Nellie Bly Scholarship Program. This program would help students attending community college or a PASSHE school afford the costs of higher education.

Career Wardrobe

After presenting a grant award for $200,000 to Career Wardrobe, Rep. Jordan Harris joined them for their Returning Wardrobe program, in which Career Wardrobe helps clothing insecure individuals find the outfits they need for interviews and beginning a career.

Whole Home Repairs

Rep. Jordan Harris joined colleagues from the House, Senate, and Congress to discuss how a grant program for Whole Home Repairs could help people stay safe and secure in their homes.

Bartram's Garden Tour & Check Presentation

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton and House Democratic Whip Jordan Harris presented a RACP grant for $2.625 million to Bartram's Garden to help this crown jewel in Southwest Philadelphia continue to grow and serve the public.

Prison Reform Press Conference

Rep. Harris joined House colleagues in discussing the need for prison reform, such as compassionate release, at a Capitol press conference.

2021 Bike 186

The annual Bike 186 event return to South and Southwest Philadelphia as Rep. Harris was joined by families in celebrating the holidays.

PHS Tree Tenders 100th Tree Celebration

Rep. Harris joined the PHS Tree Tenders to celebrate the planting of their 100th tree in our community.

2021 Boo on the Breeze

Rep. Harris hosted local businesses and community organizations to provide a fun, family-friendly Halloween activity along with a wealth of local and state resources.

Lincoln University Internship Program Announcement

Rep. Harris joined Lincoln University to announce a partnership creating career pathways for students to get real life experience in the field of social work and be equipped for a career right out of college

Unveiling the PA Chamber of Black Owned Businesses

Rep. Harris spoke at the announcement of the formation of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Black Owned Businesses

Statewide PA Rescue Plan Tour

Democratic Whip Rep. Jordan Harris joined other members of House Democratic Leadership and the House Democratic Policy Committee on a week-long tour around Pennsylvania to highlight the good the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan could do for communities around the state.

City Year Philadelphia Award Presentation

Rep. Harris is honored with a City Year Red Jacket, which symbolizes idealism and the power of young people to make a difference and be something bigger than themselves. City Year is an organization that brings together diverse young adults and empowers them to make a difference in their community.

Gov. Wolf Signs Law Enforcement Reform Bills

Democratic whip Jordan Harris watches as Gov. Tom Wolf signs two Law Enforcement Reform Bills after both passed unanimously in the House and Senate.

Gun violence press conference with Gov. Wolf

Rep. Harris joined Governor Tom Wolf and fellow legislators to call for approval of an addition $6 million in funding for Community Gun Violence Prevention and Reduction grants .

8th Annual Senior Sweetheart Dance

We had over 700 seniors attend my 8th annual Senior Sweetheart Dance.

MLK Day of Service Clean Slate Seminar

In honor of the 2020 MLK Day of Service, I teamed with Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Barristers' Association for a Clean Slate seminar.

2019 Soul School Festival

The 2019 Soul School Festival brought thousands of community members together in Philadelphia.

Clean Slate And Second Chance Forum

Democratic whip Jordan Harris traveled to Pittsburgh to attend and speak at a Second Chance Forum.

Sickle Cell Advocacy Day 2018

A group of organizations joined state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., to advocate for patients suffering from sickle cell disease and ask for support for science and clinical research. Organizations who attended are members of the Sickle Cell Providers Network: South Central Pennsylvania Sickle Cell Council, Hershey Medical Center, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Sickle Cell Children’s Foundation, United Neighborhood Facilities Health Care, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Marian Anderson Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Oncology/Hematology Associates, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Cardeza Foundation.

2017 PLBC Scholarship Reception

On Friday, May 30, 2017, the PLBC hosted their seventh annual scholarship reception.

Sickle Cell Advocacy Day

A group of organizations joined state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., to advocate for patients suffering from sickle cell disease, discuss new health policy initiatives and ask for support for science and clinical research.

"Ban The Box" with Gov. Wolf

Rep. Harris stands with Governor Tom Wolf to "Ban the Box" and make it easier for people to get jobs in Pennsylvania. The Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards Ordinance, more commonly known as “Ban the Box," serves as a public policy to remove the initial screening question that asks criminal history information from an employment application. It does not remove the question of criminal history from the hiring process, but instead defers the question until the first interview is conducted. The governing or legislative body seeking to adopt such a "Ban the Box" policy has the prerogative to exempt certain sensitive positions from this policy (e.g., law enforcement positions, positions dealing with vulnerable populations).

Policy Committee Hearing: Cheyney University Funding

State Representatives James Roebuck, Stephen Kinsey and Jordan Harris co-chaired a House Democratic Policy Hearing on Cheyney University Funding.

Senior Sweetheart Dance 2016

Rep. Harris hosts his 3rd Annual Senior Sweetheart Dance.

3rd Annual Day Out Festival

Rep. Jordan Harris welcomes friends and neighbors from the 186th Legislative District to his 3rd annual "Day Out" event, a summer street festival celebrating the community with food, games, activities, music, and state government information.

Criminal Record Expungement Press Conference

Rep. Harris was joined by Rep. Kim and Rep. Dush, along with the Pennsylvania District Attorney's Association, for a rally in support of criminal record expungement legislation

2015 Senior Sweetheart Dance

Rep. Harris hosted his 2nd Annual Senior Sweetheart Dance.

2015 Swearing In Ceremony

Rep. Harris attends the swearing in ceremony for the 2015-2016 legislative session