Innamorato joins Wolf in calling for minimum wage increase as part of state budget

(Feb 04, 2020)

Legislator vows to work with Gov. for more special needs funding as well Read more

 

Innamorato announces $40,000-plus for local fire departments

(Jan 30, 2020)

Grants can be used for equipment, training or other needs Read more

 

Duquesne naloxone training, grant born from personal experience

(Jan 15, 2020)

Program helps train students to lessen impact of overdose crisis Read more

 

Winter 2019 Newsletter

(Dec 18, 2019)

Read our 2019 winter newsletter for the latest news from Harrisburg and our communities Read more

 

North Hills teacher named ‘Educator of the Year’

(Dec 09, 2019)

Joe Welch teaches social studies at North Hills Middle School Read more

 

Innamorato hails state study into cause of rare SWPA childhood cancers

(Nov 22, 2019)

Says department should move quickly, decisively to determine cause and seek answers Read more

 

Innamorato, Muth host briefing on SW PA childhood cancer

(Nov 18, 2019)

Diagnoses of rare childhood cancers could be related to fracking, gas field development Read more

 

Sharpsburg’s Main Street project receives state support

(Nov 12, 2019)

Project will improve safety, walkability in central business district Read more

 

Innamorato, Democratic lawmakers strive to increase accessibly of menstrual hygiene products, end period poverty

(Oct 23, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 23 – State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, accompanied by Reps. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, and Isabella Fitzgerald, D-Phila., and state Sen. Maria Collett, D-Bucks/Montgomery, on Tuesday hosted a press conference on their bills that seek to end period poverty in Pennsylvania. Period poverty, or the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products, is a problem that Otten said affects 1 in 5 American women. Her bill, H.B.1708, would require Pennsylvania’s public schools to supply pads and tampons in bathrooms serving students in grades six through 12. "Menstrual products are not a luxury, but a basic necessity,” Otten said. “This is an issue of access, beyond just dollars and cents. It's an issue of our children's health, safety and well-being. It's about setting up our girls and young women with what they need to have a level playing field. It's about ensuring dignity and equity for half our population so that they can fully participate in school, the workplace and society." Innamorato spoke on her bill that would require Pennsylvania’s public colleges and universities to supply menstrual hygiene products at no cost inside campus bathrooms. “When you enter a public restroom on a college or university campus, you’re provided hand soap and towels to support hand hygiene. Why don’t we treat menstruation as a basic hygiene need Read more

 

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to receive major state grant

(Oct 21, 2019)

A major renovation project Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped has been selected to receive a major state grant. Read more

 

Innamorato, Democratic lawmakers to hold news conference on legislation to increase accessibility of menstrual hygiene products

(Oct 18, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 18 – State Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, D-Chester, will hold a news conference next week on H.B. 1708 , which would require public schools serving students in grades six through 12 to provide free menstrual hygiene products in school bathrooms. Reps. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, and Isabella Fitzgerald, D-Phila., and state Sen. Maria Collett, D-Bucks/Montgomery, will also speak on menstrual equity bills they will be introducing. The news conference will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Capitol Rotunda. Otten said her bill was inspired by one student’s concern over “period poverty,” or the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products. Seventeen-year-old Lilly Minor from Owen J. Roberts High School told Otten that access to these products is limited in school bathrooms, and while they can be obtained at the nurse’s office, this is not the most accessible solution. “Lilly brought this issue to my attention and reminded me that this issue is occurring even in a relatively affluent area, so the problem is likely to be significantly worse in less well-off regions of our commonwealth,” Otten said. “If girls and women cannot access these products, it impacts their ability to work, go to school and enjoy aspects of everyday life.” Innamorato’s bill will focus on providing free menstrual hygiene products in the bathrooms of classroom Read more

 

10/8/19 – Ending Overdose Deaths: Harm Reduction As Drug Policy – Pittsburgh

(Oct 10, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Sara Innamorato. Read more

 

Micro-grant awarded to support neighborhood gardens

(Oct 03, 2019)

As communities large and small look to create sustainable, healthy environments for their residents, an award from a new round of state mico-grants will support neighborhood gardens in the triboro area of Millvale, Etna and Sharpsburg. Read more

 

Innamorato to hold policy hearing on ending overdose deaths

(Oct 02, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 2 – State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, will hold a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on ending opioid overdose deaths using harm reduction as drug policy across Pennsylvania. Read more

 

$500,000 to assist arts center development at former industrial property

(Aug 02, 2019)

The project in Upper Lawrence was approved for a $500,000 state funding grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. Read more

 

State grants provide expanded public docks in Sharpsburg

(Jul 19, 2019)

New, larger docks have been installed along 13th Street. Read more

 

Innamorato, Ravenstahl announce $120K to assist in Polish Hill affordable housing redevelopment

(Jul 16, 2019)

A project to rebuild a spate of fire-damaged properties in Polish Hill as well as renovate three additional homes in central Lawrenceville has been selected to receive state housing support funding. Read more

 

Legislators ‘serve up’ support for minimum wage hike in Pa.

(Jul 12, 2019)

PHILADELPHIA, July 12 – State Reps. Joanna McClinton, Stephen Kinsey, Chris Rabb, Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato joined advocates and restaurant workers in support of increasing the minimum wage in Pennsylvania. The group marched from the Pennsylvania Convention Center to El Fuego restaurant, where the legislators served food and drink to customers and addressed how a minimum wage hike would improve the lives of thousands of workers in the commonwealth. McClinton said, “Every state surrounding Pennsylvania has increased its minimum wage and yet it remains stagnant here in the commonwealth. It is antiquated and, at this point, disgraceful. Too many Pennsylvanians must continue to work for what amounts to nothing in today’s economy, still struggling well below the poverty line to pay bills and provide for their families. An increased and fair wage would give these people more purchasing power and the ability to afford necessities, contributing more to our overall economy.” Kinsey said, "Our communities of color shouldn't have to choose between paying the bills and putting food on the table. I was proud to join Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and other advocates in fighting to raise the minimum wage across the commonwealth so hardworking Pennsylvanians can afford to support their families and live their lives." Rabb has legislation that would raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania to $12 an hour , then increase it each year Read more

 

2019 Summer Newsletter

(Jul 11, 2019)

Read my summer newsletter to keep up with things in our communities! Read more

 

Williams, Innamorato announce historic mural preservation project receives state support

(Jun 06, 2019)

A project to preserve a one-of-a-kind artistic masterpiece in Millvale has been awarded a state grant, state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Lawrenceville, and state Sen. Lindsey Williams, D-West View, announced. Read more

 

Innamorato joins Wolf in calling for minimum wage increase as part of state budget
Feb 04, 2020

Innamorato announces $40,000-plus for local fire departments
Jan 30, 2020

Duquesne naloxone training, grant born from personal experience
Jan 15, 2020

Winter 2019 Newsletter
Dec 18, 2019

North Hills teacher named ‘Educator of the Year’
Dec 09, 2019

Innamorato hails state study into cause of rare SWPA childhood cancers
Nov 22, 2019

Innamorato, Muth host briefing on SW PA childhood cancer
Nov 18, 2019

Sharpsburg’s Main Street project receives state support
Nov 12, 2019

Innamorato, Democratic lawmakers strive to increase accessibly of menstrual hygiene products, end period poverty
Oct 23, 2019

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to receive major state grant
Oct 21, 2019

Innamorato, Democratic lawmakers to hold news conference on legislation to increase accessibility of menstrual hygiene products
Oct 18, 2019

10/8/19 – Ending Overdose Deaths: Harm Reduction As Drug Policy – Pittsburgh
Oct 10, 2019

Micro-grant awarded to support neighborhood gardens
Oct 03, 2019

Innamorato to hold policy hearing on ending overdose deaths
Oct 02, 2019

$500,000 to assist arts center development at former industrial property
Aug 02, 2019

State grants provide expanded public docks in Sharpsburg
Jul 19, 2019

Innamorato, Ravenstahl announce $120K to assist in Polish Hill affordable housing redevelopment
Jul 16, 2019

Legislators ‘serve up’ support for minimum wage hike in Pa.
Jul 12, 2019

2019 Summer Newsletter
Jul 11, 2019

Williams, Innamorato announce historic mural preservation project receives state support
Jun 06, 2019