Mark your calendars for our spring events! Join my office for our Resource Fair on 4/18 & Shred Day on 4/20!

(24 minutes ago)

Make sure your taxes are filed and that you have a plan to vote! Read more

 

Join my office for our Resource Fair on 4/18 & Shred Day on 4/20!

(Apr 04, 2024)

Apply for LIHEAP by FRIDAY April 5 & register to vote by April 8! Read more

 

Philadelphia lawmakers, others call on state Senate to act on gun safety measures passed by House

(Apr 04, 2024)

PHILADELPHIA, April 4 – Members of the Philadelphia House Delegation today joined gun safety advocates to call on the state Senate to take up legislation ( H.B. 777 ) passed by the House last week that aims to eliminate the proliferation of “ghost guns” in Pennsylvania and crack down on those who buy or sell them, along with other gun reform bills passed by the House in this legislative session. The bill, sponsored by state Reps. Morgan Cephas and Malcolm Kenyatta, both D-Phila., would make selling or purchasing a firearm or firearm parts without serial numbers a felony. Cephas said these untraceable firearms are a main driver of crime, especially in Philadelphia. “Ghost guns are far too easily obtainable in Philadelphia, leading to day-to-day gun violence that has no end,” Cephas said. “For far too long, the Pennsylvania legislature has been singularly focused on what we do after crimes are committed with guns, rather than the unfettered access to these deadly, untraceable weapons. I am thankful that the House, under our new Democratic majority, moved this commonsense legislation to the Senate and now call on our state senators to give it the attention and consideration it deserves.” House Speaker Joanna McClinton noted the other gun safety bills sent over to the Senate in addition to H.B. 777, including legislation that would allow for the temporary removal of firearms from Read more

 

Making voting easier!

(Apr 03, 2024)

Voting is one of our most valuable rights as Americans -- and our democracy works best when people exercise that right and have their voices heard in our elections. Protecting your voting rights has always been one of my top priorities as a legislator. While some people champion measures that would make it harder to vote, especially in our urban communities, my colleagues and I have always opposed these bills. In fact, I recently introduced a measure that would make voting easier and more convenient by allowing in-person early voting and same-day voter registration in Pennsylvania. These measures would empower our state’s voters. Specifically, my legislation would allow lawfully registered Pennsylvania voters to vote early in-person during the two weeks leading up to Election Day. It would also allow an eligible Pennsylvanian to register to vote at polling locations on Election Day. Early voting would be helpful for busy people who may have demanding work schedules or dynamic family responsibilities to vote in-person at a time that is most convenient for them. It would also relieve congestion at busy polling places and help our seniors, especially those who use wheelchairs or walkers, by allowing more time to accommodate their needs. By allowing same-day registration, our neighbors could register to vote on the day when it is most relevant and convenient – Election Day. Plus, it would allow for real-time corrections to Read more

 

Happy Easter! + Office closure, financial assistance & more!

(Mar 28, 2024)

Looking for a job? My office is here to help you! Read more

 

McClinton, Williams applaud $600,000 grant for Yeadon

(Mar 27, 2024)

McClinton, Williams applaud $600,000 grant for Yeadon Read more

 

Joanna McClinton on the importance of inclusive representation in Pa. government | Opinion Video

(Mar 25, 2024)

When Joanna McClinton was first elected to Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, she was “shocked” at the makeup of the body, and “how few people looked like me.” Read more

 

How history-making PA Speaker McClinton is fighting for more progress in 2024 session

(Mar 21, 2024)

Pennsylvania House Speaker Joanna McClinton joined The Keystone for an exclusive interview and talked about her first year as House Speaker. Read more

 

McClinton Proposes Election Day Voter Registration, Two Weeks of Voting

(Mar 21, 2024)

State House Speaker Joanna McClinton unveiled legislation at a Capitol news conference Tuesday to make it easier for Pennsylvanians to vote.McClinton's bill would allow registered Pennsylvania voters to vote early, in person, during the two weeks before Election Day. It would also allow same-day voter registration at polling locations the day of the election. Read more

 

Speaker of the House JoAnna McClinton introduces new voting regulations

(Mar 21, 2024)

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will consider legislation that would allow voters two weeks of early, in-person voting, along with same-day registration for elections, perhaps as soon as the next gubernatorial campaign.Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton sent out a co-sponsorship memo on Monday seeking support for her reforms. The West Philadelphia representative mentioned in the memo that the practices, available in other states, have two-thirds support from constituents, along with bipartisan backing. Read more

 

Happy Ramadan! My office is here to help you!

(Mar 21, 2024)

Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan Kareem! Wishing my Muslim neighbors in Philadelphia, Delaware County and the Commonwealth a month filled with peace, blessings & answered prayers! Ramadan Mubarak! Property Tax Rent Rebate Mobile Office! My office will be hosting multiple Property Tax Rent/Rebate Mobile offices throughout the district! Join us on Wednesday March 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m . at the Darby Rec Center, 1022 Ridge Ave., Darby 19023! If you want to know more about the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program , or other state programs but are unable to attend this event, my office is here to make sure you have access to the state services you need and deserve! Stay tuned for more information on other upcoming mobile office dates! Do you need help preparing your taxes? Several organizations throughout Philadelphia and Delaware County are completing taxes, for FREE! Scroll down to find specific requirements and a location near you! Need help heating your home? Did you know that under state law utility companies are required to work with consumers on payment plans or assistance programs? The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission can help you contact your utility provider and get assistance. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families pay their heating bills or cover the cost of emergency repairs. If Read more

 

McClinton unveils legislation to improve Pennsylvanians’ voting access

(Mar 19, 2024)

State House Speaker Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, unveiled legislation at a Capitol news conference today that would improve access to the polls for lawfully registered Pennsylvania voters. Read more

 

Support for Speaker McClinton’s Voting Access Legislation

(Mar 19, 2024)

Pennsylvania Voice “These commonsense reforms will not only make it more convenient for all Pennsylvanians to make their voices heard at the ballot box, they will also help make our elections more secure. We couldn’t be happier that Speaker McClinton has decided to make this a priority and look forward to working with her to get them passed into law.” Salewa Ogunmefun, Executive Director Pennsylvania Voice, https://www.pennsylvaniavoice.org +++ Mothers of Incarcerated Sons “Mothers of Incarcerated Sons urges all members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to support this bill and ensure that all eligible PA voters have equal access to the ballot box. Every eligible voter in Pennsylvania should be able to participate in the democratic process in a convenient, safe, and accessible way by expanding voting opportunities and making it easier for all citizens to cast their ballots. Ensuring every voice is heard protects and maintains the integrity of our democracy. Thank you, Speaker McClinton, for advocating for the rights and emphasizing the importance of providing all Pennsylvania voters equitable access to the ballot box.” Sharron Boddy- Adedipe, MDiv, Founder and Executive Director Mothers of Incarcerated Sons, https://mis-pgh.org/ +++ Make the Road Pennsylvania Read more

 

McClinton Proposes New Voting Options For Eligible PA Voters

(Mar 19, 2024)

Could same-day voter registration and early voting be coming to Pennsylvania?If House Speaker Joanna McClinton (D-Delaware/ Philadelphia) has her way, the answer is yes. Read more

 

McClinton unveils legislation to add early voting and same-day registration in Pennsylvania

(Mar 19, 2024)

Pennsylvania House Speaker Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) on Tuesday outlined her proposed legislation that would change state voting rules to allow same-day voting and early voting, to boost participation and accessibility. Read more

 

Pennsylvania House speaker pushes for same-day registration and widely available early voting

(Mar 18, 2024)

The Pennsylvania House speaker said Monday that qualified residents should be able to register to vote at polling places on the day of elections, and that early voting centers should be open for two weeks beforehand. Read more

 

House Democratic Leadership Praises Gov. Shapiro’s Leadership on Clean Energy

(Mar 13, 2024)

“Tackling the growing climate crisis demands a comprehensive approach – one that balances protecting our environment, strengthening our economy and cutting costs for families. Governor Shapiro recognizes that Pennsylvania can and should be a clean energy leader, and House Democrats commend him on his leadership and for prioritizing this critical issue. Read more

 

Groundbreaking House speakers in Delaware and Pennsylvania celebrate Women’s History Month

(Mar 13, 2024)

Women wearing purple stood in the Delaware House on Wednesday, symbolizing women’s rise to power in state governments across the country.Pennsylvania House Speaker Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, joined Delaware House Speaker Valerie Longhurst, D-Bear, and other female lawmakers and advocates at Legislative Hall in Dover as part of Women’s History Month. Read more

 

Pennsylvania lawmakers call on state Senate to pass CROWN Act

(Mar 08, 2024)

A bill that plans to end hair-based discrimination sits in the state Senate. The Pennsylvania CROWN Act passed the House of Representatives last year, but it still hasn't passed the Senate.On this International Women's Day, lawmakers are in Pittsburgh rallying support."We look forward to the Senate to be able to call it up in state government, get it on the floor of the Senate and send it to Gov. Shapiro's desk," said Pennsylvania state House Speaker Joanna McClinton. Read more

 

Ghost guns: Fueling real horror in PA communities

(Mar 04, 2024)

“Today’s hearing highlighted the frustration of law enforcement to provide justice to victims of gun violence and their families,” Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton said. “Pennsylvania is behind the curve in passing legislation to address gun violence, and it highlighted the reason we need bipartisan support for these measures.” Read more

 

Mark your calendars for our spring events! Join my office for our Resource Fair on 4/18 & Shred Day on 4/20!
24 minutes ago

Join my office for our Resource Fair on 4/18 & Shred Day on 4/20!
Apr 04, 2024

Philadelphia lawmakers, others call on state Senate to act on gun safety measures passed by House
Apr 04, 2024

Making voting easier!
Apr 03, 2024

Happy Easter! + Office closure, financial assistance & more!
Mar 28, 2024

McClinton, Williams applaud $600,000 grant for Yeadon
Mar 27, 2024

Joanna McClinton on the importance of inclusive representation in Pa. government | Opinion Video
Mar 25, 2024

How history-making PA Speaker McClinton is fighting for more progress in 2024 session
Mar 21, 2024

McClinton Proposes Election Day Voter Registration, Two Weeks of Voting
Mar 21, 2024

Speaker of the House JoAnna McClinton introduces new voting regulations
Mar 21, 2024

Happy Ramadan! My office is here to help you!
Mar 21, 2024

McClinton unveils legislation to improve Pennsylvanians’ voting access
Mar 19, 2024

Support for Speaker McClinton’s Voting Access Legislation
Mar 19, 2024

McClinton Proposes New Voting Options For Eligible PA Voters
Mar 19, 2024

McClinton unveils legislation to add early voting and same-day registration in Pennsylvania
Mar 19, 2024

Pennsylvania House speaker pushes for same-day registration and widely available early voting
Mar 18, 2024

House Democratic Leadership Praises Gov. Shapiro’s Leadership on Clean Energy
Mar 13, 2024

Groundbreaking House speakers in Delaware and Pennsylvania celebrate Women’s History Month
Mar 13, 2024

Pennsylvania lawmakers call on state Senate to pass CROWN Act
Mar 08, 2024

Ghost guns: Fueling real horror in PA communities
Mar 04, 2024