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RSVP to join our COVID-19 Resource Webinar for Local Businesses and Nonprofits on Thurs., April 23

(Apr 17, 2020)

Local businesses and nonprofits are invited to participate in this online discussion to ask questions and learn about the resources available to help them through the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

 

McClinton joins collaborative effort to deliver 100 free Chromebooks to help students continue learning during COVID-19

(Apr 15, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, April 15 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton proudly joined a collaborative effort to deliver 100 donated Chromebook laptops Tuesday to help students in Philadelphia continue learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. "This health crisis has exposed a digital divide that is preventing students who don't have access to the required technology from completing their education," said McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware. "This would not have been possible without the community advocates who share my passion for providing our young people with the opportunities they need to succeed past COVID-19." McClinton teamed up with the nonprofit NERDiT Now and West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative to bring these resources to individuals enrolled in the District 1199 Training Fund Program, where many are studying to join the medical field, get their early learning teaching certificate or obtain their GED. "Before, our students didn't have access to the online programs needed to participate in class or finish assignments," said Dawn Johnson, program manager of District 1199 Training Fund Program. "This is truly a blessing that will give them the ability to continue their education through distance learning." "It's an inspiration to see so many of the recipients striving to be part of the health care workforce and on the frontlines to combat the coronavirus," Read more

 

COVID-19 in Pa.: During This pandemic, we must address Pa.’s Black maternal health crisis | Opinion

(Apr 14, 2020)

Those who stand with us in the fight to protect Black mothers and promote policies that ensure Black families can live in safe and healthy communities need to make their voices heard and call on their elected officials to join us. Read more

 

RSVP for our online discussion about COVID-19 resources for local businesses, nonprofits & child care providers

(Apr 14, 2020)

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, I'm planning an online discussion to help connect local businesses, nonprofits and child care providers with critical resources. Read more

 

Schools closed for rest of the academic year, other COVID-19 updates

(Apr 10, 2020)

From schools closing for the rest of the year to SEPTA's latest schedule changes, here's a look at the COVID-19 updates from the week of April 6, 2020. Read more

 

Health insurance options during COVID-19

(Apr 06, 2020)

Here are coverage options for those who have lost health insurance during the COVID-19 health crisis. Read more

 

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

(Apr 03, 2020)

From the stay-at-home order extended to all schools closed indefinitely, here are the COVID-19 updates from the week of March 30 that you need to know. Read more

 

What new COVID-19 relief laws mean for you and your family

(Mar 28, 2020)

As we work to overcome the ongoing challenges associated with COVID-19, here's new information you need to know about the public health crisis from this week. Read more

 

COVID-19 Resources and Information

(Mar 21, 2020)

** Below is a list of links to information and resources in Philadelphia, Delaware County and the state related to COVID-19. This will be updated as more/new information becomes available ** Philadelphia Information and Resouces The latest info on COVID-19 cases and other data statewide from the Pennsylvania Department of Health : https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx The latest information on COVID-19 cases and other data in Philadelphia from the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health : https://www.phila.gov/services/mental-physical-health/environmental-health-hazards/covid-19/ The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has activated a Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline . It’s available 24/7. If you have questions about symptoms and risk factors, what to do if you think you may have been exposed, testing resources, or recommendations for social distancing, you can contact the helpline at 1-800-722-7112. More info: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-greater-philadelphia-coronavirus-helpline-opened-by-health/?fbclid=IwAR2HZUc0yYdy66IMO4nrx8g4Z8vKMHE9qWUXmmLDe3OZFIjVhiwGDu0ZFIo List of essential Philadelphia services and how to access them: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-18-essential-city-services-remain-open-here-is-how-to-access-them/?mc_cid=7f7be1d618&mc_eid=eda5e48c86 . Information about how SEPTA is operating: Read more

 

McClinton announces $10,000 to help ensure accurate 2020 Census count in Philadelphia

(Mar 19, 2020)

State Rep. Joanna McClinton today announced a $10,000 state grant to help the Coalition of African Communities promote awareness and participation in the 2020 Census. "As I help to protect my communities from COVID-19, I am also stressing the need for my neighbors to take part in the 2020 Census," said McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila. "The Census is a key opportunity to bring federal resources back to our neighborhoods to strengthen schools, fix roads and make health care affordable for all. However, these funds rely on participation, and with the public health crisis our country finds itself in, this grant is needed now more than ever to help convey the safe ways to be counted." The funding is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's Census 2020 Outreach Grant program, which focuses on supporting efforts that target hard-to-count populations, including: Those who do not speak English as their primary language. Ethnic minorities. Immigrants. Members of the LGBTQ community. Individuals experiencing homelessness. "The Coalition of African Communities can use this funding to remind people that they can still adhere to COVID-19 safety precautions, such as social distancing, by filling out their census forms in the safest ways Read more

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource map

(Mar 18, 2020)

The City of Philadelphia has published lists of hospitals, urgent care clinics equipped to accept seriously ill patients, and lists of schools and community centers serving free breakfast and lunch for students and others. Please find resources near you using the maps below: Read more

 

Pennsylvanians are sending a message; House Democrats’ Plan4PA responds

(Mar 17, 2020)

By the PA House Democratic leadership team When we return to Harrisburg after spending time in our legislative districts, we always bring back with us a pretty simple and clear message from the people we represent. The families, local business owners and community leaders we speak with at home want a Pennsylvania where public officials are fighting for them, not just the special interests and politically connected who lobby at the state Capitol every day. Working families are tired of struggling day after day to get by while big corporations and special interests get all the breaks. Our neighbors tell us it’s time for Harrisburg to stop putting politics ahead of the people, and it’s time to for us to stand together for a Pennsylvania that works for all of us. That’s why PA House Democrats have made the priorities we share with the people we represent the engine that drives our Plan4PA policy agenda. We want to grow our economy and create Good Jobs everywhere. That’s why our Plan4PA calls for jobs that pay real wages and support families. Our plan protects workers, gives them a voice in the workplace and a chance to retire. It supports careers and financial stability, not just a temporary job and the constant fear of insecurity. We want people to have access to Affordable Health Care so they can visit the doctor when they are sick. That’s why our Plan4PA Read more

 

My office is closed to the public, but here's how we can still help you

(Mar 13, 2020)

Due to concerns over COVID-19, I have decided to close my district office to the public, however, my staff and I are still here to answer your phone calls and emails. Read more

 

Philadelphia House leadership, legislators, call on Governor Tom Wolf to halt all Public Utility Commission utility disconnections in wake of the COVID-19 virus

(Mar 12, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 12 – Members of Philadelphia leadership team in the state House were joined by fellow Philadelphia legislators in asking Gov. Tom Wolf to place a moratorium on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission from further utility shutoffs for the foreseeable future for all Pennsylvanians in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Philadelphia members in leadership positions, including Reps. Jordan Harris, Democratic whip; Joanna McClinton, Democratic chairwoman; Rosita Youngblood, Democratic secretary; Jason Dawkins, Philadelphia Delegation chairman; Stephen Kinsey, Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus chairman; and Jim Roebuck, Education Committee chairman, were joined by Philadelphia Reps. Donna Bullock, Morgan Cephas, Joe Hohenstein, Malcolm Kenyatta, Brian Sims, Maria Donatucci, Danilo Burgos, Isabella Fitzgerald, Mike Driscoll, Mary Isaacson, Pam DeLissio, Chris Rabb, Elizabeth Fiedler, Jared Solomon and Kevin Boyle in issuing the following statement: “The COVID-19 virus situation is literally evolving by the hour in Pennsylvania as we continue in what’s a situation many Pennsylvanians have never experienced. Many of our neediest residents have life-saving medical equipment that they use in their home, and it’s of the utmost importance that they have consistent access to that equipment through their electric utility. Our emergency rooms and first responders can’t be asked to spend finite resources on Read more

 

McClinton lauds grants to workforce development boards to fund summer internships for young adults in Delco and Philly

(Mar 05, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 5 – State Rep. Joanna E. McClinton is pleased to announce that the Delaware County Workforce Development Board and Philadelphia Works, Inc. will receive grants to fund internship opportunities for students and young adults this summer. The grants, totaling $137,463 for Delaware County and $1.1 million in Philadelphia, will fund the State/Local Internship Program (SLIP) and be overseen by each county’s workforce development board. The internship program will operate for an eight-week period from May 1 to Aug. 28, and offer wages at a minimum of $10.35 an hour for young adults between the ages of 16 and 24. McClinton said SLIP provides hands-on working experience to young people as they purse a college education or start their careers. “I am so proud of the work that the Delaware County Workforce Development Board does each and every day to enhance the lives of my friends and neighbors in the county,” McClinton said. “Philadelphia Works is also a staple in the city for workforce readiness and job opportunities for our residents. With these grants, the boards will be able to fund pivotal internship opportunities for young people in my district who are eager to get started learning about potential careers.” It is expected that nearly 1,500 internships will be funded through SLIP statewide. “Programs like SLIP allow us to build a strong workforce and provide a pathway for young people to get the Read more

 

McClinton announces $40,000 to help John Bartram Association preserve historical landmarks in Philadelphia

(Mar 04, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 4 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton today announced a $40,000 state grant to John Bartram Association to assist the nonprofit in protecting history in Philadelphia. "A critical step in solidifying our future is preserving our past," said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. "I am proud to support organizations like John Bartram Association who share my commitment to educate our neighbors on the historical significance of our communities and give them the opportunity to experience it for themselves." John Bartram Association works to maintain and enhance the 45-acre, National Historic Landmark Bartram's Garden and House, as well as inspire people of all ages to care for the natural world through gardening and art. McClinton went on to say, "Historical landmarks also play a key role in attracting visitors from across the commonwealth and beyond to our area. This helps strengthen our local businesses in Southwest Philly and ultimately our economy as a whole." The funding was awarded through the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Society's Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program, which provides general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historic societies. Read more

 

McClinton, Donatucci applaud $540,000 to help strengthen safety in Delaware County schools

(Feb 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – State Reps. Joanna McClinton and Maria Donatucci, both D-Delaware and Philadelphia counties, Wednesday announced $540,000 in school safety grants for Southeast Delco and William Penn school districts. “This funding is part of my ongoing fight to ensure all children have access to a quality education in a safe learning environment,” said McClinton. “Students have their whole lives in front of them, and I will continue working to secure state funds that help protect their future.” The William Penn School District received $495,000 in state funds to help strengthen security measures, including classroom management, emergency preparedness procedures and violence prevention. “When it comes to improving our schools, safety is just as crucial as academics,” Donatucci said. “Every student in our commonwealth is worthy to learn in classrooms that are safe, and I will continue advocating for state funding to ensure our students are protected.” The Southeast Delco School District received $45,000 in state funds to invest in: Conflict resolution management. School-wide positive behavior support. Risk assessment, safety-related, violence prevention curricula, including curricula on dating violence. Evidence-based screenings for adverse childhood experiences. The grant money is a part of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Read more

 

Let your voice be heard!

(Feb 13, 2020)

You're invited to our town hall meeting to address the unique issues facing residents of Cobbs Creek. Read more

 

Mark you calendar!

(Feb 12, 2020)

Find out how to cut heating costs this winter. Read more

 

Check out my Winter Newsletter

(Feb 12, 2020)

From criminal justice reform to bringing critical resources to our communities, take a look at what we have accomplished for the 191st Legislative District. Read more

 

RSVP to join our COVID-19 Resource Webinar for Local Businesses and Nonprofits on Thurs., April 23
Apr 17, 2020

McClinton joins collaborative effort to deliver 100 free Chromebooks to help students continue learning during COVID-19
Apr 15, 2020

COVID-19 in Pa.: During This pandemic, we must address Pa.’s Black maternal health crisis | Opinion
Apr 14, 2020

RSVP for our online discussion about COVID-19 resources for local businesses, nonprofits & child care providers
Apr 14, 2020

Schools closed for rest of the academic year, other COVID-19 updates
Apr 10, 2020

Health insurance options during COVID-19
Apr 06, 2020

Stay-at-home order extended, other COVID-19 updates
Apr 03, 2020

What new COVID-19 relief laws mean for you and your family
Mar 28, 2020

COVID-19 Resources and Information
Mar 21, 2020

McClinton announces $10,000 to help ensure accurate 2020 Census count in Philadelphia
Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource map
Mar 18, 2020

Pennsylvanians are sending a message; House Democrats’ Plan4PA responds
Mar 17, 2020

My office is closed to the public, but here's how we can still help you
Mar 13, 2020

Philadelphia House leadership, legislators, call on Governor Tom Wolf to halt all Public Utility Commission utility disconnections in wake of the COVID-19 virus
Mar 12, 2020

McClinton lauds grants to workforce development boards to fund summer internships for young adults in Delco and Philly
Mar 05, 2020

McClinton announces $40,000 to help John Bartram Association preserve historical landmarks in Philadelphia
Mar 04, 2020

McClinton, Donatucci applaud $540,000 to help strengthen safety in Delaware County schools
Feb 27, 2020

Let your voice be heard!
Feb 13, 2020

Mark you calendar!
Feb 12, 2020

Check out my Winter Newsletter
Feb 12, 2020