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First woman speaker of Pennsylvania House praises colleagues, says compromise with Senate is in future

Google awards $150,000 grant to Ardella’s House, supporting women’s reentry

(1 day ago)

“Our past don’t dictate what we are going to be. Now I want a second chance to do the things I didn’t use to value. A second chance at school. I don’t want to be judged by my felonies.” Read more


Lifting Up Stories — The Incredible History of The Dennis Farm

(Sep 15, 2023)

America250PA’s Semiquincentennial Bell project aims to lift up the stories of communities that have been untold or not widely known, yet shaped the history of Pennsylvania. The first bronze, permanent Semiquincentennial Bell was unveiled on June 28th, 2023, at The Dennis Farm—a 200-year-old farm in Susquehanna County originally settled by the family of Prince Perkins, free African Americans who moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania from Connecticut in 1793, and later expanded by their descendants, the Dennis family. Learn more about The Dennis Farm’s incredible history and the importance of the Semiquincentennial Bell Dedications from special guests, Denise Dennis, President and CEO of The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust; George Stark, Director of External Affairs at Coterra Energy; Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Joanna McClinton; and Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy DeFoor. Read more


First woman speaker of Pennsylvania House praises colleagues, says compromise with Senate is in future

(Sep 15, 2023)

Six months ago, the Pennsylvania State House elected its first woman speaker as Democrats took control of the House in Harrisburg.Joanna McClinton has had a meteoric rise in politics. First elected in 2015, the former Philadelphia public defender quickly became her party's caucus leader, then minority leader of the state House and now the first woman speaker. Read more


Healthy Head to Toe, Statewide Education Tour & more!

(Sep 14, 2023)

Join us on Friday, September 29, for our Health from Head-to-Toe event for our wisest neighbors! Read more


Great News for Our Students!

(Sep 08, 2023)

The most important investments our state can make during the annual budget process, are the investments we make in our students. Directing funds to programs that help our next generation of innovators, business leaders and public servants can help the whole community thrive for years to come. Read more


Celebrating workers' rights, Back to School Recap + Job Fairs

(Sep 07, 2023)

Speaker of the House State Rep. Joanna McClinton 191st Legislative District | Philadelphia/Delaware County Website Constituent Services News Contact Me LABOR DAY 2023 I was proud to join my House Democrat colleagues to celebrate Labor Day 2023 and support our incredible partners in Labor! Union members work every day to ensure that workers are treated with dignity and paid a living wage, and we stand in solidarity with them! THANK YOU! Thank you for attending our back-to-school events! We hope that these events provided students and neighbors of all ages with the resources and materials needed to succeed. A very special thank you to our volunteers, sponsors and community partners that help make our events! Job Fairs happening 9/9, 9/13 & 9/18 SEPTA is hosting a career fair on Saturday, 9/9 from 11 a.m. to 2.p.m at SEPTA Headquarters – 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. More information can be found here . Read more


DelCo Back to School Community Fair, Welcome Back Students & More!

(Aug 31, 2023)

The district office will be closing tomorrow at 1 and closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. Read more


Hundreds of kids get back-to-school supplies at West Philadelphia community fair

(Aug 31, 2023)

State Representative Joanna McClinton and Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jamie Gauthier hosted the back-to-school and job fair on 60th and Walnut streets, closing down the block for the all-day event. Read more


Hundreds get new bookbags at Cobbs Creek fair

(Aug 30, 2023)

With the block closed for three hours between Walnut and Chestnut sts. along 60th St., more than 300 neighborhood kids grabbed bookbags filled with school supplies during a day of fun at a Back-to-School community fair on Saturday (Aug. 26). Read more


McClinton, Young applaud $400K for Schuylkill Banks expansion

(Aug 29, 2023)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29 – Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton and state Rep. Regina Young, both D-Phila./Delaware, are applauding a new $400,000 investment to extend the Schuylkill Banks trail in southwest Philadelphia. “Extending the Schuylkill Banks trail not only further beautifies our city but helps us build healthier and stronger communities by creating a safe place for neighbors to meet up, exercise and enjoy the outdoors, while also connecting communities along the river and providing additional transportation options,” McClinton said. “This project promotes wellness and connects people, neighborhood to neighborhood,” Young said. “We’re so excited about this funding and the benefits it presents to our community. The Schuylkill Banks trail is a vital resource in our city, and my office looks forward to its completion in the near future.” The lawmakers said that the funding, awarded by the Shapiro administration to local nonprofit Schuylkill River Development Corp., will be used to acquire the land to extend the Schuylkill Banks trail approximately 3,400 feet south from the area of 61st Street to Passyunk Avenue, providing a safe and reliable transportation system to more residents. SRDC is working to transform the Schuylkill Banks into a thriving greenway to spur economic development, connect vibrant neighborhoods and improve public health for local communities. Additional information about local Read more


My First Six Months as Speaker of the House

(Aug 28, 2023)

As August closes, it also concludes my first six months serving as Pennsylvania’s first woman speaker of the House. Every day, I am just as grateful to serve my neighbors in Harrisburg as I was when I was first elected in 2015. It is a privilege to advocate for issues and advance policies that not only strengthen the communities that I represent in Philadelphia and Delaware County, but that will benefit neighborhoods across Pennsylvania. Read more


On campus

(Aug 26, 2023)

LORETTO — Saint Francis University student Makenna Murphy of Altoona participated in a Women and Politics “New Leadership” program the week of June 4-9 at Chatham University, Pittsburgh.During the weeklong program, Murphy and the other young women traveled to the state’s capital in Harrisburg to meet, interact and network with several Pennsylvania legislators. During this trip, Murphy had the honor meeting and talking with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton. Read more


Don't miss our upcoming Back to School & Job Fair, AFSCME Jobs and More!

(Aug 24, 2023)

Back to School & Job Fair THIS SATURDAY, Aug. 26 Neighbors – don’t miss THIS Saturday’s Back to School & Job Fair! Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: 149 S. 60th St. (Between Walnut and Chestnut Streets) It’s that time of the year, neighbors – back to school! With that in mind, my office wants to ensure our students start the school year with the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom. We will be distributing backpacks and related supplies from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26 at my district office, located at 149 S. 60th St. Additional state-related information and services will also be available at this event. Please contact my office for more information ! I CYMI: Historic Expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Neighbors - I’m happy to relay that Gov. Josh Shapiro signed into law the first expansion to the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program since 2006! This means SO MANY more of our WISEST NEIGHBORS now can apply AND qualify for this much-needed funding. Under Act 7, nearly 175,000 more neighbors will qualify, and many of the 400,000 seniors who already qualify will see their rebates doubled. Income limits will increase with inflation, so no senior becomes ineligible just because their Social Security payment increased. The new law: Increases the income cap from $35,000 to $45,000 for Read more


AFSCME tour promotes public service jobs throughout Pa.

(Aug 23, 2023)

"Right here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – we have people of all backgrounds, all ages, who have the qualifications and skills to fill these vacancies. And we look forward to them coming to the hiring fair (Wednesday), learning about the opportunities, and spreading them across their networks so we can fill these jobs” McClinton said at the press conference. Read more


Bethel AME breaks ground on senior affordable housing project

(Aug 23, 2023)

Bethel AME church broke ground on an affordable housing project in Harrisburg on Tuesday. Read more


DelCo Back to School

(Aug 21, 2023)

September 5th, 3 p.m - 5 p.m Darby Recreation Center 1022 Ridge Avenue, Darby, PA 19023 Join Rep. McClinton to start the new school year off right! Read more


Back to School & Job Fair

(Aug 21, 2023)

Back to School and Job Fair Read more


McClinton cheers $21K for Fresh Fruits and Veggies for Anderson Elementary

(Aug 17, 2023)

Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, is applauding $21,456 being awarded to Add B. Anderson Elementary School to make fresh fruits and vegetables available to its students. Read more


Youth Literacy Extravaganza; Back to School & Job Fair on Aug. 25 -- and more!

(Aug 17, 2023)

Our upcoming Southwest Philadelphia Youth Literacy Extravaganza is THIS FRIDAY! Read more


Pennsylvania’s New Speaker of the House Talks the Bible, Beyoncé, and the Big Lie

(Aug 16, 2023)

After she became the Speaker of the House in Pennsylvania, we sat down with Joanna McClinton to learn all about it. Read more