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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 joins House and Senate colleagues to announce a $13.8 million investment in health equity

(May 18, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton joined House and Senate colleagues to announce $13.8 million in health equity funding. Read more

 

McClinton to hold weekly curbside resource fair

(May 10, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton is holding her weekly Curbside Resource Fair. Read more

 

McClinton joins lawmakers to stop use of illegal ATVs, dirt bikes on Pennsylvania streets

(May 06, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Joanna McClinton is joining fellow lawmakers to crackdown on illegal ATV and dirt bike riders that continue putting the safety of communities across Pennsylvania in danger. Read more

 

Policy hearing discusses ATVs and dirt bikes terrorizing PA streets

(May 03, 2022)

Lawmakers from across Pennsylvania attended a hearing today about ATV riders and dirt bike enthusiasts taking to the streets, terrorizing law-abiding traffic, and threatening their own safety and anyone in their path. Read more

 

House Democrats: We have the resources to fully fund education

(May 02, 2022)

“All year, Pennsylvania’s revenues have come in much higher than anticipated, leading to a historic surplus of $4.5 billion so far this fiscal year. The General Assembly should seize the opportunity to invest in our kids as Governor Wolf proposed in his budget, while still prudently maintaining the $2.8 billion we have in state savings and planning to use the $2.1 billion remaining from the American Rescue Plan wisely to help Pennsylvanians with an eye toward the future. Read more

 

McClinton, lawmakers urge approval of rape kit tracking system legislation

(Apr 28, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton and other lawmakers are renewing their effort to create a statewide rape kit tracking system. Read more

 

McClinton, Muth join survivors and advocates to renew their fight to establish a statewide rape kit tracking system

(Apr 27, 2022)

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton and state Sen. Katie Muth renewed their fight to help bring justice and resources to sexual assault survivors.   Read more

 

House Democratic Caucus welcomes two new legislators to Harrisburg

(Apr 26, 2022)

Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton today welcomed two newly elected lawmakers to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Read more

 

McClinton announces $4.5 million to make critical upgrades to Francis J. Myers Rec Center

(Apr 22, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, April 22 – Pennsylvania House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton announced today $4.5 million was approved to invest in much needed upgrades to the Francis J. Myers Recreation Center in southwest Philadelphia. The grant was awarded through the state Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program and will be used to invest in: Environmental remediation to the site. Significant improvements to the roof, exterior masonry and building envelope. New windows and doors. Updated plumbing, mechanical systems, and electrical, including fire alarm and fire protection. Increased building accessibility, including an elevator. “The Francis J. Myers Rec Center is a critical hub that many of our neighbors, especially our young people, rely on in southwest Philly,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “As we face the challenges of gun violence and work to find effective solutions, it’s places like Myers Rec that play a vital role in our fight to protect our neighborhoods by providing our children with important activities, resources, and a safe space to frequent. I am so grateful for all that they do for our community and am excited for the upgrades that these dollars will make happen.” RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. RACP projects Read more

 

McClinton announces $2 million to increase safety for walkers and bikers, improve water quality

(Apr 22, 2022)

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton announced today $2 million has been approved to increase travel safety and water quality in her West Philadelphia and Delaware County communities. Read more

 

Honor Fair Housing Month by fighting to keep people safe in their homes!

(Apr 21, 2022)

In honor of Fair Housing Month, Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton is renewing her fight to connect her neighbors with resources to help keep them safe in their homes. Read more

 

Ketanji Brown Jackson is now the only former public defender on Supreme Court. This matters.

(Apr 11, 2022)

In her latest op-ed, Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton pinpoints how Justice-Designate Ketanji Brown Jackson's background as a public defender is what the Supreme Court needs now more than ever. Read more

 

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities

(Apr 06, 2022)

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

 

McClinton continues fight to rid schools of dangerous toxins

(Apr 06, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton joined a hearing to highlight the current state of schools as part of her fight to ensure all students and teachers have access to a safe environment. Read more

 

Scholarship opportunity for students of color

(Mar 30, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton is getting the word out about the scholarship the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus is offering to students of color. Read more

 

McClinton: Here's how my office can help you and your family

(Mar 30, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton is reminding her neighbors that her office is a resource hub with information about programs, services and other assistance  available to help make life easier and more affordable for them.  Read more

 

McClinton hosts virtual meeting with PennDOT, Yeadon for Church Lane Construction Update

(Mar 30, 2022)

Pa. House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton hosted a virtual meeting to provide her Delco neighbors with an update about the construction plans for Church Lane. Read more

 

Rep. Joanna McClinton: America deserves a high court that reflects the diversity of our people

(Mar 23, 2022)

I’m truly excited for all of the little Black girls in schools and young Black women in communities — from Philadelphia to Erie, and Scranton to York — who will hopefully soon see someone who looks like them on the Supreme Court of the United States. Read more

 

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

McClinton joins House and Senate colleagues to announce a $13.8 million investment in health equity
May 18, 2022

McClinton to hold weekly curbside resource fair
May 10, 2022

McClinton joins lawmakers to stop use of illegal ATVs, dirt bikes on Pennsylvania streets
May 06, 2022

Policy hearing discusses ATVs and dirt bikes terrorizing PA streets
May 03, 2022

House Democrats: We have the resources to fully fund education
May 02, 2022

McClinton, lawmakers urge approval of rape kit tracking system legislation
Apr 28, 2022

McClinton, Muth join survivors and advocates to renew their fight to establish a statewide rape kit tracking system
Apr 27, 2022

House Democratic Caucus welcomes two new legislators to Harrisburg
Apr 26, 2022

McClinton announces $4.5 million to make critical upgrades to Francis J. Myers Rec Center
Apr 22, 2022

McClinton announces $2 million to increase safety for walkers and bikers, improve water quality
Apr 22, 2022

Honor Fair Housing Month by fighting to keep people safe in their homes!
Apr 21, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson is now the only former public defender on Supreme Court. This matters.
Apr 11, 2022

Now open for applications: Transportation, recovery housing, and public health funding opportunities
Apr 06, 2022

McClinton continues fight to rid schools of dangerous toxins
Apr 06, 2022

Scholarship opportunity for students of color
Mar 30, 2022

McClinton: Here's how my office can help you and your family
Mar 30, 2022

McClinton hosts virtual meeting with PennDOT, Yeadon for Church Lane Construction Update
Mar 30, 2022

Now open for applications: Substance use disorder awareness, fire and emergency medical services, overdose programmatic collaboration funding opportunities
Mar 23, 2022

Rep. Joanna McClinton: America deserves a high court that reflects the diversity of our people
Mar 23, 2022