Fiedler hosts rally for abortion rights on Capitol steps

(Oct 24, 2022)

The event, called “Abortion Freedom for All,” drew hundreds of people to the Capitol steps just as the General Assembly was about to reconvene for session. Read more

 

Shusterman on SB 106: Too Radical, Too Extreme

(Oct 21, 2022)

We cannot turn our backs on our mothers, daughters and sisters. We cannot turn our backs on victims of incest and rape. We cannot allow SB 106 to move forward. Read more

 

Rabb highlights legislation to reform police sick time in response to report

(Oct 19, 2022)

As news organizations report on the city controller’s audit of the Philadelphia Police Department, Rabb said he has legislation ready that would address one major flaw outlined in the audit. Read more

 

Burns introduces legislation to get more parents involved in schools

(Oct 17, 2022)

Burns’ proposed legislation, HB 2851, would direct districts to create programs that would identify resources for parents to supplement classroom instruction, and create a pathway to open communication between parents, teachers, and school boards regarding curriculum, academic goals and support programs. Read more

 

Women of the PA Black Caucus and Women’s Health Caucus demand the PA Human Relations Commission to investigate Philly Pregnancy Center, Norristown

(Oct 17, 2022)

“Pregnant and birthing people in Pennsylvania should have safe places to seek and receive equitable care no matter their ZIP code, race, ethnicity, gender or income level. As shown in the viral video, that is not always the case.” Read more

 

Madden: My heart aches for families of Parkland school shooting victims after jury recommendation

(Oct 13, 2022)

"I remain committed to protecting students, teachers and faculty -- and their families and friends -- from future pain and anguish." Read more

 

Education funding discussion center of House Democratic Policy Hearing

(Oct 12, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee convened a hearing in Mercer County Wednesday morning to discuss education funding policies in Pennsylvania, specifically the promise of Level Up funding, the need for charter school funding reform, and the threat of school vouchers. Read more

 

Testifiers plea for updated Pa. charter school law during policy hearing

(Oct 11, 2022)

The hearing, hosted by Rep. Frank Burns (D-Cambria), featured testimony from several local school district officials and local school board members, as well as a charter school advocacy organization. Read more

 

Rabb announces legislation to rein in book bans in Pa.

(Oct 11, 2022)

Pennsylvania has the unfortunate designation of being the state with the second-largest number of books that are currently banned from its school libraries and curriculum. Read more

 

Rabb highlights Native-centered legislation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

(Oct 10, 2022)

Rep. Rabb is highlighting his spate of Native-centered legislation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day to bring awareness to the continuing and widespread disregard for indigenous peoples, their history, culture, and the misappropriation thereof, and how Pennsylvania can substantively right these wrongs. Read more

 

Longtime state Rep. Tony DeLuca Passes Away Following Short Battle with Lymphoma

(Oct 10, 2022)

State Rep. Anthony M. “Tony” DeLuca (D-Penn Hills), the senior member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, died on Sunday, Oct. 9 at home after a brief battle with lymphoma, a disease he twice previously beat. He was 85. Read more

 

Kinsey announces legislation to end felony disenfranchisement

(Oct 07, 2022)

"Every single day that an incarcerated individual is not able to exercise their right to vote is another day that Pennsylvania acknowledges and permits the continuation of Jim Crow-era laws,” Kinsey said. Read more

 

Democratic lawmakers introduce bills focused on protecting reproductive rights

(Oct 06, 2022)

“Control over one’s own reproductive health care is central to individual freedom, liberty, health, and economic opportunity." Read more

 

Harris selected for prestigious Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

(Oct 05, 2022)

“My ultimate goal is to improve the lives of those in my community who send me to Harrisburg to be their voice and serve them as best as I can,” Harris said. Read more

 

State government should refocus its efforts on environmental justice

(Oct 05, 2022)

“As we heard in testimony today, many of the biggest challenges facing our communities are rooted in race,” Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chair Donna Bullock said. “In order to overcome these challenges – including poverty and environmental burdens – it is imperative we address and eliminate racial disparities by changing policies and some of the flawed practices we have seen in the past.” Read more

 

Roxborough alum Malcolm Kenyatta: ‘We are failing our kids’

(Oct 04, 2022)

State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta walked the halls of his alma mater, Roxborough High School, the day after a 14-year-old football player was killed following a scrimmage. Read more

 

Policy committee tours groundbreaking research incubator in Bucks County

(Oct 04, 2022)

The House Democratic Policy Committee was in Bucks County Tuesday morning for a tour and roundtable discussion at the Blumberg Institute in Doylestown. Read more

 

Young: What will it take for action in the PA General Assembly?

(Oct 03, 2022)

Gun violence is not a “Big city/Philadelphia” problem. In 2022 alone there have been dozens of shootings and murders in rural counties as well. Where is the outrage? This is an EVERYONE and EVERYWHERE problem! Read more

 

Policy hearing identifies problems and solutions of stormwater management

(Oct 03, 2022)

"Tangible items lost to flood damage can be replaced, but what can’t be replaced is a sense of safety and security,” said Webster. Read more

 

Rabb highlights legislative remedy on International Wrongful Conviction Day

(Oct 02, 2022)

“It is a day to remember the stolen liberty of countless people who have suffered at the hands of an unjust criminal justice system, and to reaffirm our commitment to compensating victims.” Read more

 

Fiedler hosts rally for abortion rights on Capitol steps
Oct 24, 2022

Shusterman on SB 106: Too Radical, Too Extreme
Oct 21, 2022

Rabb highlights legislation to reform police sick time in response to report
Oct 19, 2022

Burns introduces legislation to get more parents involved in schools
Oct 17, 2022

Women of the PA Black Caucus and Women’s Health Caucus demand the PA Human Relations Commission to investigate Philly Pregnancy Center, Norristown
Oct 17, 2022

Madden: My heart aches for families of Parkland school shooting victims after jury recommendation
Oct 13, 2022

Education funding discussion center of House Democratic Policy Hearing
Oct 12, 2022

Testifiers plea for updated Pa. charter school law during policy hearing
Oct 11, 2022

Rabb announces legislation to rein in book bans in Pa.
Oct 11, 2022

Rabb highlights Native-centered legislation for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Oct 10, 2022

Longtime state Rep. Tony DeLuca Passes Away Following Short Battle with Lymphoma
Oct 10, 2022

Kinsey announces legislation to end felony disenfranchisement
Oct 07, 2022

Democratic lawmakers introduce bills focused on protecting reproductive rights
Oct 06, 2022

Harris selected for prestigious Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award
Oct 05, 2022

State government should refocus its efforts on environmental justice
Oct 05, 2022

Roxborough alum Malcolm Kenyatta: ‘We are failing our kids’
Oct 04, 2022

Policy committee tours groundbreaking research incubator in Bucks County
Oct 04, 2022

Young: What will it take for action in the PA General Assembly?
Oct 03, 2022

Policy hearing identifies problems and solutions of stormwater management
Oct 03, 2022

Rabb highlights legislative remedy on International Wrongful Conviction Day
Oct 02, 2022