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McClinton praises Supreme Court ruling on Act 77 as win for PA voters & voting access

McClinton praises Supreme Court ruling on Act 77 as win for PA voters & voting access

(Aug 02, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 2 -- PA House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton released the following statement today after the PA Supreme Court affirmed that no-excuse mail-in voting is legal and constitutional in Pennsylvania: “Republican attempts to roll back bipartisan improvements in our election law - improvements that eased access and allowed for greater participation - have been thwarted. Mail-in voting is a safe and secure way that millions of Pennsylvanians have used to exercise their right to vote since the legislature passed the law in 2019. Looking ahead, I will continue to champion measures like the K. Leroy Irvis Voting Rights Protection Act, to further improve access and security, while restoring public faith in our election system and our local election officials.” Read more

 

VIDEO: McClinton Joins CNN State of the Union to Continue Fight to Defend Reproductive Rights

(Jul 18, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton appears on CNN's State of the Union to discuss access to abortion and reproductive rights in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Housing, Public Health Infrastructure, and Clean Energy Funding Opportunities

(Jul 18, 2022)

Read about the latest grant programs open for applications. Read more

 

Vice President Harris joins House & Senate Democrats to protect the rights of citizens

(Jul 17, 2022)

Harris traveled to Philadelphia Saturday to meet with more than three dozen state House and Senate Democrats, plus members of the state’s congressional delegation, to join the lawmakers in a call to action and to discuss the relentless effort of right-wing extremists to take away rights, starting with the right to abortion and reproductive health care. Read more

 

VIDEO: When You Silence Us, You Silence Millions of Pennsylvanians!

(Jul 15, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton fights back against the latest attack by extremists in Harrisburg to take away reproductive rights. Read more

 

PA House Democratic leaders praise Wolf executive order protecting patients seeking safe abortion & reproductive care

(Jul 12, 2022)

“Today’s executive order safeguarding access to abortion makes it clear that Pennsylvania values all people and will stand up to defend their rights. Governor Wolf’s action signifies that Pennsylvania is a place where abortion is health care and must remain safe, legal and available to all people. We applaud the Governor for taking action to ensure that no one is harmed for accessing reproductive health care. We are proud to work with him on keeping abortion care standards in place.” Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders Blast Last-minute Effort to Politicize Women’s Access to Abortion, Implement Voter ID

(Jul 08, 2022)

Pennsylvania House Democratic Leaders released the following statement regarding Republican lawmaker’s last-minute attack on Pennsylvania women and voters before breaking for the summer recess. Read more

 

McClinton, Curry seek answers in man’s tragic death while in Yeadon police custody

(Jul 07, 2022)

PA state Reps. Joanna McClinton and Gina Curry released a joint statement in response to a 22-year-old man’s apparent suicide Tuesday afternoon while in the custody of the Yeadon Borough Police Department. Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders: Budget inaction frustrating and inexcusable

(Jul 01, 2022)

“The inaction we’ve seen is disappointing. With a $12 billion surplus, we can and should deliver for the people of Pennsylvania.“Rather than pass a timely budget that helps working families, we’ve been distracted by unrelated issues and interjected politics at the expense of in-state tuition for Pennsylvania students. Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives

(Jun 24, 2022)

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision will hurt women’s access to health care, disproportionately harming people of color and those struggling financially. While abortion is still safe and legal here in Pennsylvania despite the court’s decision, the truth is the commonwealth is one vote away from criminalizing women’s health care and the dire consequences that it would prompt – higher maternal mortality rates, spikes in unsafe abortions, and the prosecution of doctors and nurses who provide necessary health care. Because let’s be honest: outlawing abortion doesn’t stop abortion. Read more

 

Lawmakers, advocates call for passage of bill that would end hair discrimination in Pennsylvania

(Jun 15, 2022)

State House Democrats are pushing for action on legislation that would end hair discrimination in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

McClinton, Advocates Demand End to Hair Discrimination in Pa.

(Jun 15, 2022)

State House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton joined lawmakers and advocates in demanding an end to hair discrimination in the commonwealth. Read more

 

Our plan would end price gouging and protect the people

(Jun 15, 2022)

House Democrats have a plan to protect the people now and build a fairer economy for the future. Read more

 

End Price Gouging and Protect the People

(Jun 14, 2022)

America is supposed to be the land of opportunity, where working hard gets you ahead, but in 2022, price gouging and corporate greed are leaving working families behind and hurting the small local businesses that are the cornerstones of our communities. Read more

 

House Democrats Blast Republican Refusal to Debate Gun Safety Bills

(Jun 13, 2022)

In response to the House Judiciary Committee’s refusal to meaningfully debate four gun safety proposals today, House Democratic Leaders and the chairman of the House Philadelphia Delegation issued the following statement. Read more

 

House Democrats Demand to Put People First

(Jun 08, 2022)

The House Democratic Caucus is fighting to help Pennsylvanians at every stage of life - from first breath to first grade to first job - because we believe that no one should ever be abandoned, especially when they are struggling. Now is the time for responsible investments in our families, workers and seniors at every stage of life. Read more

 

‘We will not go away:’ Philly Black Clergy, allies call for more money for gun violence prevention

(May 26, 2022)

“This is out of control,” House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, said. “No matter how many moments of silence we have, no matter how many tweets we write, once we get to this Capitol, nothing changes … We will continue to fight.” Read more

 

House Democratic leaders decry Republican inaction on gun safety legislation

(May 26, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 26 – PA House Democratic leadership released the following statement today in the wake of the Buffalo supermarket shooting, the Uvalde school shooting and continued Republican obstruction of any debate on commonsense gun violence legislation: “Tragically, we find ourselves in a continued cycle of inactivity on commonsense gun safety legislation following the death of 10 adults in Buffalo and 19 students and three teachers in Uvalde, Texas. Republican leadership in the House of Representatives has been in near complete control for almost 30 years and they refuse to even allow debate on the most widely supported bipartisan gun safety legislation. They’ve shown that the loss of Pennsylvanians to gun violence, which our own communities experience far too often, isn’t enough to spur them to action. Now we know neither is the massacre of grocery shoppers in Buffalo or innocent children and teachers in Uvalde. “Yesterday, Republican leadership blocked an attempt to debate legislation banning high-capacity semi-automatic rifles like the weapons used in Buffalo and Uvalde. These are weapons of war so violent that some parents of the children senselessly murdered had to provide DNA samples because that was the only way to identify their child’s body torn apart by bullets. Republican leaders say this bill should be vetted in the Judiciary Committee, yet those same leaders continue to send commonsense reform bills there to Read more

 

McClinton: We Have The Power To Save Lives

(May 26, 2022)

In the aftermath of the tragic deadly mass shooting at a school in Texas, Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton stands strong with her colleagues to demand action in Harrisburg against gun violence. Read more

 

PLBC honors the late House Speaker Irvis with day of action

(May 23, 2022)

HARRISBURG, May 23 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, and colleagues from the PLBC today commemorated the 45th anniversary of the inauguration of the late Speaker K. Leroy Irvis with a day of action. “This inaugural day of action not only commemorates the accomplishments of the first and only Black speaker in the Pennsylvania legislature to date,” Bullock said, “but it is also an opportunity to amplify the voices of Black Pennsylvanians and the issues that are important to our communities." Irvis was born in New York and graduated from the State University of New York at Albany. He moved to Baltimore and taught high school English and history until World War II. He was a civilian flying instructor for the War Department. After, he settled in Pittsburgh where he earned a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1958, he was elected to the state legislature, eventually being elected by his peers as speaker of the House. He served in the legislature for 15 consecutive terms. “Forty-five years after his historic election as House Speaker, K. Leroy Irvis’s leadership is still felt by countless Pennsylvanians. He was a man of great character who forged a path that many of us have worked to emulate,” said House Democratic Leader, Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware. “To fully recognize his contributions, we should view Speaker Irvis’s legacy Read more

 

McClinton praises Supreme Court ruling on Act 77 as win for PA voters & voting access
Aug 02, 2022

VIDEO: McClinton Joins CNN State of the Union to Continue Fight to Defend Reproductive Rights
Jul 18, 2022

Housing, Public Health Infrastructure, and Clean Energy Funding Opportunities
Jul 18, 2022

Vice President Harris joins House & Senate Democrats to protect the rights of citizens
Jul 17, 2022

VIDEO: When You Silence Us, You Silence Millions of Pennsylvanians!
Jul 15, 2022

PA House Democratic leaders praise Wolf executive order protecting patients seeking safe abortion & reproductive care
Jul 12, 2022

House Democratic Leaders Blast Last-minute Effort to Politicize Women’s Access to Abortion, Implement Voter ID
Jul 08, 2022

McClinton, Curry seek answers in man’s tragic death while in Yeadon police custody
Jul 07, 2022

House Democratic Leaders: Budget inaction frustrating and inexcusable
Jul 01, 2022

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives
Jun 24, 2022

Lawmakers, advocates call for passage of bill that would end hair discrimination in Pennsylvania
Jun 15, 2022

McClinton, Advocates Demand End to Hair Discrimination in Pa.
Jun 15, 2022

Our plan would end price gouging and protect the people
Jun 15, 2022

End Price Gouging and Protect the People
Jun 14, 2022

House Democrats Blast Republican Refusal to Debate Gun Safety Bills
Jun 13, 2022

House Democrats Demand to Put People First
Jun 08, 2022

‘We will not go away:’ Philly Black Clergy, allies call for more money for gun violence prevention
May 26, 2022

House Democratic leaders decry Republican inaction on gun safety legislation
May 26, 2022

McClinton: We Have The Power To Save Lives
May 26, 2022

PLBC honors the late House Speaker Irvis with day of action
May 23, 2022