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Philadelphia House leaders applaud passage of $2.6 billion in CARES funding

(May 29, 2020)

House leaders from the Philadelphia Delegation led by Democratic Whip Jordan Harris, Democratic Chairwoman Joanna McClinton, Philadelphia Delegation Chairman Jason Dawkins, and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chairman Stephen Kinsey, today applauded the passage of legislation that would deliver $2.6 billion of federal coronavirus aid to Pennsylvania’s hardest hit communities and help small businesses, schools and seniors. Read more

 

McClinton delivers 1,000 facemasks to West Philadelphia senior home to help protect residents from COVID-19

(May 29, 2020)

In her ongoing effort to keep her communities safe from the COVID-19 virus, state Rep. Joanna McClinton helped secure and deliver 1,000 protective face masks to a senior home in the Cobbs Creek section of West Philadelphia. McClinton said the masks were provided by two donors from Taiwan, Chun Hwai Tom Su and Sandy Su, and distributed Wednesday to residents at Walnut Park Plaza. "Our wisest neighbors remain highly susceptible to this coronavirus, and these masks are critical in not only protecting them, but also their loved ones, friends and anyone else they come in contact with," explained McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. McClinton also worked with officials in Taiwan last month to provide personal protective equipment for the Black Doctors Consortium to aid in its efforts to conduct free COVID-19 testing in communities of color. "I have been fortunate enough to connect with dedicated and passionate individuals in Taiwan who understand the dire situation the commonwealth is facing and have been extremely accommodating in contributing PPE to Pennsylvanians who need it the most," McClinton said. Earlier this month, McClinton joined: House Democratic Whip Jordan Harris and other colleagues to secure 100,000 face Read more

 

McClinton denounces House Republican leaders for blatantly staying quiet about a lawmaker testing positive for COVID-19

(May 28, 2020)

State Rep. Joanna McClinton is joining her Democratic colleagues in calling for answers after House Republican leaders kept secret that one of their members tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. She released the following statement: “First, I am relieved to hear Representative Andrew Lewis has recovered and that the other House Republicans in self-quarantine appear to be doing well also,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “However, the audacity and severity of this entire situation cannot be overstated. “Deliberate actions were taken to keep this diagnosis a secret from members and staff who work near individuals who were infected – or exposed to – COVID-19. I am appalled that these careless acts have now put the health of our fellow legislators, their staff, their loved ones and anyone else they've come in contact with in jeopardy. “With all we know about the damaging effects of COVID-19, it is disheartening to know that we have some who would still report to the Capitol, fail to engage in social distancing and face-masking, and make a mockery of a virus that has claimed the lives of over 100,000 Americans. “I stand with my colleagues in the House Democratic Caucus and even some in the House Republican Caucus to demand answers – who knew what and when, Read more

 

McClinton, Williams team up with Aetna to deliver PPE to help protect older Pennsylvanians from COVID-19

(May 20, 2020)

State Rep. Joanna McClinton teamed up with state Sen. Anthony Williams and Aetna to deliver self-care kits aimed at keeping seniors in Southwest Philadelphia safe from the COVID-19 virus. McClinton helped drop-off personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, along with hand sanitizer and thermometers Tuesday to 65 residents at Paschall Senior Apartments, which is an independent senior living facility. "This coronavirus continues putting the lives of our most vulnerable populations at risk, and we have a responsibility to connect our wisest neighbors with the care and tools they need to make it through this health crisis safely," said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. "These materials will go a long way in helping older Pennsylvanians protect themselves, loved ones and others around them." 65 additional kits were also distributed at the Hardy Williams Veterans Housing Center. "This kind of collaborative effort is critical in acquiring resources, providing relief and moving our communities past this pandemic," McClinton said. McClinton recently joined House Democratic Whip Jordan Harris and other colleagues to secure 100,000 face masks for front-line workers in Philadelphia. McClinton also worked with officials in Taiwan last month Read more

 

Join us for our online mental health discussion May 22

(May 20, 2020)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I want to connect you with the resources available to help you safely cope with this COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

It shouldn’t take a pandemic to address societal inequality

(May 15, 2020)

This crisis shines yet another light on the inequality African American communities have been facing for longer than my own lifetime. Read more

 

Letter urging Supreme Court to protect residents from evictions and foreclosure during the COVID-19 pandemic

(May 14, 2020)

House and Senate Democrats wrote a letter urging the state Supreme Court to protect residents from evictions and foreclosure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

Philadelphia House leaders secure 100,000 face masks for Philadelphians working on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

(May 14, 2020)

Calling it an example of working together for the greater good of Philadelphia, House leaders from the Philadelphia Delegation led by Democratic Whip Jordan Harris, Democratic Chairwoman Joanna McClinton, Philadelphia Delegation Chairman Jason Dawkins, and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chairman Stephen Kinsey, announced today a partnership with Lowe’s that has delivered 100,000 essential face masks to frontline workers in Philadelphia. Read more

 

McClinton Reminds Voters to Apply for a Mail-In Ballot

(May 13, 2020)

With Pennsylvania's primary election coming up on June 2, 2020, state Rep. Joanna McClinton is reminding Pennsylvanians to vote safely and securely by using a mail-in ballot. She lays out the application process. Read more

 

Stay-at-home order extended again, other COVID-19 updates

(May 09, 2020)

From the stay-at-home order being extended to an update about evictions, check out the latest COVID-19 updates from the week of May 4. Read more

 

Philly launches COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

(May 08, 2020)

Philadelphia is launching an assistance program aimed at helping those who have lost income because of the coronavirus pay their rent. Read more

 

McClinton, Gauthier host online meeting about unemployment benefit opportunities during COVID-19

(May 08, 2020)

With a record number of Pennsylvanians filing jobless claims, state Rep. Joanna McClinton and Philadelphia City Councilmember Jamie Gauthier hosted an online meeting Thursday to inform the public about unemployment assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. "This pandemic has cost many of our neighbors their jobs, leaving them struggling to provide for their family," said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. "Councilmember Gauthier and I share the same commitment to ensure our communities know there is help out there and where to find it. We will continue working together to connect them with critical information to help get them through these unprecedented times." Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak fielded questions from participants about applying for unemployment compensation and provided various updates, including: The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance website is fully operational and available for self-employed individuals, independent contractors, gig workers and those who otherwise don't qualify for traditional unemployment compensation to begin filing their weekly certification. More staff has been hired to help handle the influx of unemployment claims. There is a job portal available with current employment opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

 

Unemployment Help, Other COVID-19 Updates

(May 01, 2020)

From new tips to file for unemployment benefits to the mental health help available during this crisis, check out important COVID-19 updates from the week of April 27. Read more

 

Join Our Virtual Town Hall on May 7 about PA's Unemployment Compensation System

(May 01, 2020)

With a record number of Pennsylvanians filing for unemployment benefits because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm co-hosting a virtual town hall to make sure you understand the process. Join Philadelphia Councilmember Jamie Gauthier and me Thursday, May 7, from 6-7p.m to learn the ins and outs of filing a claim, share your concerns and ask the secretary of the Pa. Department of Labor and Industry questions. If you're interested, please click here to sign up. If you can't access the discussion online, you can call in on your phone by dialing this number: 1-301-715-8592. Read more

 

More than 15,000 join McClinton, other lawmakers for COVID-19 telephone town hall

(Apr 30, 2020)

State Rep. Joanna McClinton is applauding the more than 15,000 Pennsylvanians who joined her and other state lawmakers for a telephone town hall to address public concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. "As legislators, we have a responsibility to the families we serve to connect them with the resources and information they need to help overcome this health crisis," said McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware. "The sheer number of participants illustrates the importance of these conversations. It gave us the opportunity to hear first-hand the struggles people are facing, which ultimately assists in our fight to find solutions to move the commonwealth forward." From small business owners and Social Security recipients to individuals who rely on assistance programs, McClinton helped answer questions about COVID-19 last Wednesday while stressing the need to protect the commonwealth and reopen the economy safely. "I'm proud to support the House Democrats' PA HEALS plan that's dedicated to putting people first, taking care of employees on the front lines and supporting community-based businesses," McClinton explained. "Reopening the economy too fast would hurt our efforts to stop the spread of the virus, overwhelm our healthcare system and lead to a longer shutdown." The PA HEALS plan includes legislation that would: Use $100 million from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to provide 0% loans to smaller, local businesses Read more

 

Applications are Being Accepted Once Again for Paycheck Protection Program

(Apr 28, 2020)

The U.S. Small Business Association has resumed accepting applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from participating lenders. PPP aims to provide relief for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds aren't expected to last long, so those interested in participating should apply as soon as possible. Follow this link to learn more and to apply. Read more

 

COVID-19 Small Business Resource Guide

(Apr 24, 2020)

COVID-19 Small Business Resource Guide Read more

 

McClinton stresses the need to open economy safely, focus on protecting public health, essential workers

(Apr 22, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, April 22 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton responded Wednesday to legislation being pushed through the legislature by the Republican majority that would ignore warnings from medical experts and create unnecessary health risks for Pennsylvanians amid the COVID-19 crisis. "I share in everyone's eagerness to see our neighbors return to work, students go back to school and local businesses yet again have the best opportunities to flourish," said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. "However, each day, when the number of COVID-19 deaths are released, we are reminded of the serious pandemic facing the commonwealth." She voted against three bills Tuesday (H.B. 2400, H.B. 2376, H.B. 2388) that would bypass current mitigation efforts in place and disregard warnings from health professionals by having certain employees return to work prematurely, putting themselves and those they love at risk. "We can't open businesses back up by sacrificing the health and safety of our workers," McClinton explained. "Right now, the focus must be on protecting health care employees, first responders and the rest of our essential workforce who are putting their lives on the line each day to help others." McClinton stressed the need to pass legislation to ensure all essential workers have: Access to hazard pay . Emergency paid sick leave . The Read more

 

Stay-at-home order extended, other COVID-19 updates

(Apr 21, 2020)

From Chromebook distribution information for students to ways self-employed individuals can file for unemployment, check out the latest COVID-19 updates. Read more

 

Check out the latest updates & resources to help you through COVID-19

(Apr 18, 2020)

From free food pick-up for our wisest neighbors to assistance for families with infants, check out the latest information about COVID-19. Read more

 

Philadelphia House leaders applaud passage of $2.6 billion in CARES funding
May 29, 2020

McClinton delivers 1,000 facemasks to West Philadelphia senior home to help protect residents from COVID-19
May 29, 2020

McClinton denounces House Republican leaders for blatantly staying quiet about a lawmaker testing positive for COVID-19
May 28, 2020

McClinton, Williams team up with Aetna to deliver PPE to help protect older Pennsylvanians from COVID-19
May 20, 2020

Join us for our online mental health discussion May 22
May 20, 2020

It shouldn’t take a pandemic to address societal inequality
May 15, 2020

Letter urging Supreme Court to protect residents from evictions and foreclosure during the COVID-19 pandemic
May 14, 2020

Philadelphia House leaders secure 100,000 face masks for Philadelphians working on the front lines of COVID-19 pandemic
May 14, 2020

McClinton Reminds Voters to Apply for a Mail-In Ballot
May 13, 2020

Stay-at-home order extended again, other COVID-19 updates
May 09, 2020

Philly launches COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
May 08, 2020

McClinton, Gauthier host online meeting about unemployment benefit opportunities during COVID-19
May 08, 2020

Unemployment Help, Other COVID-19 Updates
May 01, 2020

Join Our Virtual Town Hall on May 7 about PA's Unemployment Compensation System
May 01, 2020

More than 15,000 join McClinton, other lawmakers for COVID-19 telephone town hall
Apr 30, 2020

Applications are Being Accepted Once Again for Paycheck Protection Program
Apr 28, 2020

COVID-19 Small Business Resource Guide
Apr 24, 2020

McClinton stresses the need to open economy safely, focus on protecting public health, essential workers
Apr 22, 2020

Stay-at-home order extended, other COVID-19 updates
Apr 21, 2020

Check out the latest updates & resources to help you through COVID-19
Apr 18, 2020