Sept. 18 update: Unemployment compensation concerns

(1 day ago)

I understand that the delay in receiving benefits that are owed can be devastating, and slower-than-usual response time by L&I is frustrating. I want you to know that my office staff and I share in your concern and continue to do the best we can to assist you in these unprecedented circumstances. Read more

 

Sept. 11 update: On Patriot Day, let’s look toward a future that honors the lives of those we lost

(Sep 11, 2020)

9/11 will never be forgotten – nor should it be – because the destruction that was intended to break us only made us stronger as a nation. I am hopeful for our country’s future because I have seen what we are capable of when tested. Read more

 

Sept. 4 update: Honoring the Workforce on Labor Day Weekend

(Sep 04, 2020)

Keep that in mind this weekend as you enjoy the outdoors or gather (safely) with family and friends. Our world is better when we work hard, are paid fairly and are then able to enjoy the good parts. Read more

 

Aug. 21 update: Seeking answers to address the rising gun violence epidemic

(Aug 21, 2020)

My weekly email again provides a collection of links to news and information for your consideration. Read more

 

Addressing gun violence must be a priority. So, we’re addressing it.

(Aug 21, 2020)

A myriad of bipartisan bills designed to reduce gun violence and keep our communities safer – none of which come anywhere close to wholesale rejection of the 2nd Amendment, as fear mongers might have you believe – continue to languish in committee, not even deemed important enough to discuss, let alone receive votes. Read more

 

Summer 2020 Newsletter

(Aug 15, 2020)

Includes: Honoring a true hero from Abington ... Continued pursuit of social justice ... COVID-19 timeline and resources ... Ways to give back to the community ... Education during a pandemic ... Ways my district office can assist Read more

 

Aug. 14 update: Squashing the spotted lanternfly

(Aug 14, 2020)

Stepping away from the ongoing pandemic for a moment, I wanted to highlight a much smaller terror in this week’s email: the spotted lanternfly. Read more

 

Aug. 7 update: Programs & Services to Assist Families; PPP reminder; Apply for Mail-in Ballot Today

(Aug 07, 2020)

As the pandemic drags on, summer flies by and parents are faced with decisions for fall schooling, I hope it can be of some comfort to know that we are all in this together and that, in a situation like this, there is no wrong way to go about it. Read more

 

July 31 update: Rising Case Counts Among Youth; the Scourge of Domestic Violence

(Jul 31, 2020)

As the positive case counts continue to steadily rise again throughout Pennsylvania, it’s appropriate to address the resurgence that data shows is especially prevalent among younger people, particularly those being careless about adhering to guidance and safety precautions. Read more

 

July 24 update: A Demand for Rational Discussion on Reopening Schools

(Jul 24, 2020)

With the start of the 2020-21 academic year around the corner, school administrators, teachers, legislators, epidemiologists and parents are still trying to figure out what’s best for kids and faculty. There are no easy answers. Read more

 

Hazard pay grants now available to support frontline workers

(Jul 20, 2020)

"I applaud this important recognition of our frontline workers and will continue to fight for fair compensation and safety in the workplace for all Pennsylvanians.” Read more

 

July 17 update: Slowing the Resurgence, Rewarding Front-Line Workers, and Improving Social Justice

(Jul 17, 2020)

One factor of living through a pandemic is there is never a shortage of news.This week was no different, with Governor Wolf announcing targeted mitigation efforts in response to recent COVID-19 increases, hazard pay being granted to front-line workers in life-sustaining industries, and two police reform bills being signed into law. Read more

 

July 10 update: Looking out for each other during this COVID-19 pandemic

(Jul 10, 2020)

The depth at which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives is impossible to measure. It’s affected our health – both physical and mental – as well as our economy. It’s changed the way we think, the ways we learn and teach, the ways we unwind and relax, the ways we love and connect. Read more

 

July 2 update: Striving for true freedom & justice as we celebrate Independence Day

(Jul 02, 2020)

Over this unique Fourth of July holiday weekend, instead of the parades and fireworks shows that were cancelled by the pandemic, let’s take time to remember the values that this country was founded upon, the hard-fought battles it took to get us here, and the never-ending work that lies ahead and will always be present as we strive for true freedom and justice. Read more

 

June 26 update: A new phase, and continuing the fight for social justice

(Jun 26, 2020)

Today, our county officially moved to the “green phase” in Governor Tom Wolf’s multi-phased reopening plan. Read more

 

Small Business Assistance grants available

(Jun 25, 2020)

Applications are expected to be available June 30 for a new program aimed at providing critical funding to local businesses hurt by the coronavirus. Read more

 

Sanchez lauds unanimous passage of three reform bills

(Jun 24, 2020)

“These bills, I'm proud to say, passed unanimously today and should soon become law. It was a great day to be a state representative, and please know that I will continue to work with colleagues from both sides of the aisle to ensure that all citizens of this great state are treated fairly and equally. There is much work that still needs to be done.” Read more

 

June 19 update: Celebrating Juneteenth

(Jun 18, 2020)

Black people across the country have celebrated the anniversary for more than 140 years, making it the oldest African American holiday observance in the U.S. Read more

 

June 12 update: Reform is a crucial start, but we must continue to push

(Jun 12, 2020)

Growth isn’t simply physical. It’s mental. It’s emotional. It’s logical. It’s essential. We must always be willing to learn, willing to improve ourselves. That goes for the individual and for the collective. It’s crucial for our society, for our country. Read more

 

Sanchez bill would add permit extension provisions during emergency declaration

(Jun 11, 2020)

Proposed in late May and officially filed this week, H.B. 2586 would give local governments and authorities the ability to delay the expiration of existing permits issued before a disaster declaration took effect. Read more

 

Sept. 18 update: Unemployment compensation concerns
1 day ago

Sept. 11 update: On Patriot Day, let’s look toward a future that honors the lives of those we lost
Sep 11, 2020

Sept. 4 update: Honoring the Workforce on Labor Day Weekend
Sep 04, 2020

Aug. 21 update: Seeking answers to address the rising gun violence epidemic
Aug 21, 2020

Addressing gun violence must be a priority. So, we’re addressing it.
Aug 21, 2020

Summer 2020 Newsletter
Aug 15, 2020

Aug. 14 update: Squashing the spotted lanternfly
Aug 14, 2020

Aug. 7 update: Programs & Services to Assist Families; PPP reminder; Apply for Mail-in Ballot Today
Aug 07, 2020

July 31 update: Rising Case Counts Among Youth; the Scourge of Domestic Violence
Jul 31, 2020

July 24 update: A Demand for Rational Discussion on Reopening Schools
Jul 24, 2020

Hazard pay grants now available to support frontline workers
Jul 20, 2020

July 17 update: Slowing the Resurgence, Rewarding Front-Line Workers, and Improving Social Justice
Jul 17, 2020

July 10 update: Looking out for each other during this COVID-19 pandemic
Jul 10, 2020

July 2 update: Striving for true freedom & justice as we celebrate Independence Day
Jul 02, 2020

June 26 update: A new phase, and continuing the fight for social justice
Jun 26, 2020

Small Business Assistance grants available
Jun 25, 2020

Sanchez lauds unanimous passage of three reform bills
Jun 24, 2020

June 19 update: Celebrating Juneteenth
Jun 18, 2020

June 12 update: Reform is a crucial start, but we must continue to push
Jun 12, 2020

Sanchez bill would add permit extension provisions during emergency declaration
Jun 11, 2020