PLBC introduces resolution for National Minority Health Month in PA

(Apr 13, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 13 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, along with PLBC members Reps. Stephen Kinsey, Patty Kim and Manuel Guzman, introduced a resolution that would recognize April 2022 as National Minority Health Month in Pennsylvania. The resolution was spurred by National Minority Health Week, which was inspired by the creation of National Negro Health Week in 1915 by Booker T. Washington and the U.S. Public Health Service. The focus was to improve the overall health status of Black Americans and to encourage Black professionals to join the medical field. National Negro Health Week then grew into the National Negro Health Movement to educate the public about continuing health disparities year-round. The U.S. Public Health Service then published National Negro Health News to update on activities of the movement and publish reports on Black health in America. The theme for 2022 is Give Your Community a Boost, which supports the CDC’s recommendation of the Covid-19 vaccine and booster shot as a means to combat the global pandemic. “Minorities are significantly more at risk for both terminal and treatable illnesses,” Bullock said. “But because many do not have access to affordable health care or insurance, the life-saving power of early detection by a primary care physician is hardly ever obtainable. These health disparities were exposed during and because of the recent pandemic.” The Read more


Winter 2022 Newsletter

(Mar 29, 2022)

Here's the digital copy of the newsletter mailed throughout the 103rd Legislative District in winter 2022. Read more


As prices rise at the pumps, it’s time to raise the minimum wage

(Mar 23, 2022)

An increase in the minimum wage to $12 would directly benefit 765,000 Pennsylvania workers. Increasing it to $15 would benefit a staggering 1.5 million workers - or nearly 25% of the commonwealth’s work force. Read more


Kim to host Rent Rebate Workshop for Seniors

(Mar 14, 2022)

If you are 65 or older, a widow or widower age 50 or older or a person with disabilities 18 and older, join us on Tuesday, March 15 at our Kline Village office or on Thursday, March 17 at our Steelton offices. Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- both offices will provide you with assistance. Read more


Community update: Summer employment opportunities, become a citizen sponsor

(Feb 02, 2022)

Find summer employment opportunities for college students, learn about legislation to make government more transparent and become a citizen sponsor for measures to reform our criminal justice system in this month's community update. Read more


PennDOT Summer Maintenance Program for college students

(Jan 27, 2022)

Find more details on PennDOT's Summer Maintenance Program here. Read more


Kinsey seeks solutions for problems in Pa. prison system

(Jan 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., held a news conference today with House and Senate colleagues and prison-reform advocates to discuss legislation to help address systemic problems in Pennsylvania’s prison system. Kinsey was joined by House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila., House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila., state Reps. Amen Brown, Danilo Burgos, Joe Hohenstein, Darisha Parker and Brian Sims, all D-Phila.; Tim Briggs, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez and Joe Webster, all D-Montgomery; Bob Brooks, R-Westmoreland/Allegheny; Gina Curry, D-Delaware; Manuel Guzman, D-Berks; Dianne Herrin, D-Chester; Carol Hill-Evans, D-York; Patty Kim, D-Dauphin; Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny; Maureen Madden, D-Monroe; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery; and Regina Young, D-Delaware/Phila.; along with state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Phila. and Anton Andrew from PA Prison Society. “Right now, in Pennsylvania and the entire United States, we have a prison system that does not work,” Kinsey said. “We must pass legislation to reform this system, so that those incarcerated have a chance to live dignified lives when they’re serving their sentence and when they’ve completed it.” The lawmakers are seeking enactment of several bills that would improve the prison system for incarcerated people and their families as well as save taxpayer dollars, including: Probation and Parole Reform: Earned Compliance Read more


Now open for applications: Project Safe and Smart and Rural Health Funding Opportunities

(Dec 07, 2021)

Read the about the latest state grant opportunities. Read more


Community update: Two important projects in Harrisburg receive funding

(Dec 02, 2021)

Learn more about two projects that recently received state funding in Harrisburg. In this month's update we also have details on important state programs that could save you money. Read more


Kim announces $500K in funding to curb gun violence in Harrisburg

(Dec 02, 2021)

“I’m hopeful that this grant will provide the funds needed to not only address violence in the city of Harrisburg but also decrease the gun violence in our city,” Kim said. “State funds will be used to help local organizations and community aides to work at the street level to make changes that will have a positive impact in our community.” Read more


Kim announces $150K grant for Reservoir Park updates

(Nov 30, 2021)

“The city of Harrisburg has some beautiful parks, however, there is a need for updating and improving some of our green spaces,” Kim said. “This grant will allow the city to improve and revitalize Reservoir Park as well as support families and young children by providing them with a new and safe space to play.” Read more


Community update: News from the PA House of Representatives

(Nov 01, 2021)

Here's an update on what happened around our community and in the PA House of Representatives during the last month. Read more


Community update: Assistance workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 5

(Oct 04, 2021)

Register to attend my assistance workshop scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 5. Also find out the latest work being done in Harrisburg and throughout our community. Read more


Learn more: Three steps to SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

(Oct 04, 2021)

Find the Three-Step Process document that details the application process and does a good job setting expectations about that process. Read more


(Espanol) Hoja De Datos De La Agencia Federal Para El Desarrollo De La Pequena Empresa

(Sep 29, 2021)

Incidente: Remanentes Del Huracan Ida. ocurrió: del 1 de agosto de 2021 hasta el 5 de septiembre de 2021 Read more


U.S. SBA fact sheet for disaster loans

(Sep 29, 2021)

U.S. Small Business Administration Fact Sheet for disaster loans for incidents involving storms as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Ida occurring from August 31, 2021 through September 5, 2021 Read more


Eviction/Rental Assistance Workshop on Oct. 5

(Sep 17, 2021)

State Rep. Patty Kim will host an eviction/rental assistance workshop on Tuesday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you need rental assistance or are facing eviction, please pre-register by calling (717) 986-1673. For details, see flyer below and click on the flyer to view an enlarged version. Read more


Community update: Helping children in our district

(Sep 01, 2021)

Children headed back to school and the state Department of Health issued a new order for masking in this month's community update. Read more


Preparing for a Safe and Healthy School Year

(Aug 12, 2021)

Rep. Mary Isaacson invited the PA House Democratic Policy Committee to tour Kensington Health Sciences Academy. The committee learned what these schools are doing to prepare for a safe and healthy school year. Children and teachers need to feel safe to be able to learn and teach effectively. Read more


Community update: Issues that matter in our community

(Jul 30, 2021)

Gun violence prevention and the movement to raise PA's minimum wage are some of the issues I pursued in July. Learn more in this month's community update. Read more