McClinton: Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations were successful

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton welcomed constituents to two community events in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. First, she hosted a day of service at Penn Wood Middle School. Then, McClinton held a Delaware County expungement clinic. 

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left a legacy of service and giving back that we can all take inspiration from,” McClinton said. “The holiday is the perfect reminder to be present in our community and make sure that our students are taken care of and that people are given a second chance to build the lives they deserve.” 

At Penn Wood Middle School, students volunteered to create supply bags for a local shelter. Students were empowered to bring their individual talents to the fight for equality.

McClinton was joined by state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams for the expungement clinic, where more than 35 constituents participated. Additional support was provided by Legal Aid of Southeastern PA.

“Dr. King once said, ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ It is truly an injustice that a criminal record can prevent one from getting a job, housing and other opportunities,” McClinton said. “I will continue to fight to change the laws to expand expungement access and offer these programs throughout the year.”