Two Kinsey resolutions adopted by PA House

HARRISBURG, Nov. 1 – This week, two House resolutions (H.R. 125 and H.R. 225) introduced by state Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., were adopted by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

H.R. 125, which designates the week of Nov. 4-11, 2023, as “Veterans Week of Service” in Pennsylvania, recognizing the work of veterans who continue to lead and serve by forming nonprofit veterans’ organizations in the Commonwealth, with the primary mission of improving the lives of their peers.

“For many veterans, their service continues when they’re out of the Armed Forces,” Kinsey said. “While we must always show appreciation to our veterans for their service to our country, it’s also important we recognize the contributions they make to their communities and other veterans in the present day.”

H.R. 225, which designates Oct. 19, 2023, as “Purple Thursday,” aims to bring awareness to domestic violence by encouraging Pennsylvanians to participate in educational events and campaigns, wear purple as a visible symbol of their commitment to ending domestic violence, and support organizations that help those affected.

“Many individuals are affected by domestic violence -- it’s important that we continue raising awareness on this issue so we can work to prevent further cases of it and help victims recover,” Kinsey said.