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Join a live discussion on phorid flies at 6 p.m. Jan. 28

(Jan 28, 2021)

Send your questions for the event to RepSappey@PAHouse.net. Read more

 

PUA Claims Update

(Jan 27, 2021)

How to reopen/reactivate a PUA claim : Log in to your dashboard Select “File for Weekly Benefits” Then select “File Your Weekly Certification to Continue Your Claim” You will see the message “You currently have a claim established however it is inactive.” Click on “here.” It will seem as if you are opening a new claim. The system knows you are only attempting to reopen the claim you already have established. Click Next. You will see the Welcome to Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Unemployment Portal Page. Click next. The next eight pages are pre-populated based on your initial claim information. You will click next after verifying the information is correct on each page. If it is not correct, you should make updates at this time. Note: This includes things such as your email, address, date of birth, education information and employment status. You will also be asked the COVID questions. PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE MAJOR DISASTER INFORMATION QUESTION YOU SHOULD SELECT COVID -19 NOT COVID 19 -2 If you reported that you are self-employed, the system will ask for you 2020 wages. This is an error. You should enter all 0s for those wages. You will also need to answer if you have worked since you last filed for weeks. If you have worked, you must click the “I have worked since my last filing” and enter your employment information. Read more

 

Sappey named to House Agriculture, Local Government and Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness committees

(Jan 22, 2021)

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced she has been re-appointed to the Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness committees. She was also re-appointed to serve on the bipartisan, bicameral Local Government Commission by the speaker of the House and Democratic House leadership. “I am honored to continue serving Pennsylvanians through my work on the commission and these committees,” Sappey said. During the previous legislative session, Sappey supported the adoption of the PA Farm Bill by the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee its passage by the General Assembly. She continues to support agriculture innovation to help preserve existing farms and open space. Sappey has helped develop and support legislation that would streamline government processes through her role on the Local Government Committee and appointment to the Local Government Commission. These reforms would create more efficient local county and municipal operations, lowering tax costs and providing better services to residents. As a member of the Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, Sappey has made expanding access to services for veterans and creating more funding and volunteer support for first responders such as fire, police and EMS a top priority. For more information, residents may contact Sappey’s district office at 484-200-8264. ### Read more

 

Legislative Review: Thursday, Jan. 21 discussion with Rep. Sappey

(Jan 21, 2021)

Join here to learn about bills moving in the PA House, as well as Rep. Sappey's legislative priorities this session. Email your questions, to be answered live or following the event, at RepSappey@PAHouse.net. Read more

 

Sappey to host virtual Town Hall

(Jan 15, 2021)

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, invites residents of the 158 th Legislative District to attend her next virtual Town Hall at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. “This is a convenient opportunity for constituents to share views, ask questions and stay informed on legislation being considered in Harrisburg that could impact them,” Sappey said. “I look forward to hearing from the community.” Those interested in receiving a link to watch will need to RSVP here , by contacting Sappey’s District Office at 484-200-8264 or by emailing repsappey@pahouse.net . Questions for the representative can be submitted prior to or during the event at repsappey@pahouse.net . For more information, residents may contact Sappey’s district office at 484-200-8264. ### Read more

 

Sappey announces more than $500,000 for East Penn Railroad improvements

(Jan 13, 2021)

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced that East Penn Railroad will be the recipient of $500,500 through the Rail Transportation Assistance Program and the Rail Freight Assistance Program. East Penn Railroad will use the funds to improve track conditions by replacing approximately 4,500 ties on the Wilmington Northern line and 2,000 ties on the Quakertown line. This is part of $31.3 million announced for 26 rail freight improvement projects that will improve freight mobility while creating or sustaining more than 200 jobs across the state. “This work will improve the state’s infrastructure, increasing safety and efficiency in our supply chains, while helping to minimize additional truck traffic,” Sappey said. For more information, residents may contact Sappey’s district office at 484-200-8264. ### Read more

 

Sappey to host update on Proposed Sale of Chester Water Authority

(Jan 07, 2021)

State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced she will be hosting a virtual community update on the proposed sale of the Chester Water Authority at 6 p.m. on January 14. The presentation is open to residents of the 158th Legislative District and will also include legislative initiatives designed to support local public and well-managed water authorities. “We need to work together to save the Chester Water Authority ,” said Sappey. “CWA has my full support. This authority has consistently provided us with clean water and open space, and it’s a fiscally solvent operation. I look forward to providing residents an update on where this situation stands currently.” During the previous legislative session, Sappey introduced and cosponsored legislation to provide ratepayers with additional rights for their water supply, including the requirement for a ratepayer referendum before an approved sale. She plans to reintroduce this legislation this term. To RSVP to the event and receive a link to watch, residents should register here , call her district office at 484-200-8264 or email repsappey@pahouse.net . More information is available by contacting Sappey’s district office at 484-200-8264 . ### Read more

 

Virtual Vaccine Town Halls with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine

(Jan 07, 2021)

The Pennsylvania House and Senate Democrats are working on organizing Virtual Vaccine Town Halls hosted through Zoom to discuss vaccinations and answer your questions regarding the rollout of the plan. Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, will be on the calls to help answer questions. The dates are as follows: Wednesday, January 6 at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 13 at 12 p.m. Wednesday, January 20 at 12 p.m. If you would like to participate, click on the date most convenient for you to register and RSVP. Read more

 

More than $29K from It’s On Us PA grants will help reduce sexual assault on university campuses

(Jan 06, 2021)

WEST CHESTER, Jan. 6 – State Reps. Dianne Herrin and Christina Sappey, both D-Chester, today announced $29,574 in It’s On Us PA state grants for West Chester University from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, which will help reduce sexual violence on university campuses. “I appreciate this investment to help ensure the safety and well-being of all of our students at West Chester University,” Herrin said. “Many of us can rest easier as parents knowing our children will be in environments that promote safety and in which educators have more resources to fight against sexual violence of all kinds.” “Funding like this makes sure we have a system in place that people can feel safe when they walk through our campus grounds,” Sappey said. “It’s not enough to react to these incidents, we need to be more proactive and continue to challenge our students, teachers, faculty, staff and more to say something when they see something. All of us need to do our part to stop sexual violence before it happens.” West Chester University was awarded a total of $29,574. These funds are provided from January 2021 through May 2022 and are to be used to: Improve awareness, prevention, reporting and response systems regarding sexual violence in schools, colleges and universities to better serve all students. Remove/reduce barriers that prevent survivors of sexual Read more

 

Save the Date! Check out all of Rep. Sappey's Upcoming Events and Interactive Web Discussions Here

(Jan 05, 2021)

Save the Date postcard with important local events. Read more

 

Sappey announces over $900,000 in Growing Greener project grants

(Dec 30, 2020)

Kennett Square, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced $902,507 in Growing Greener state grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that will fund stream restoration of Plum Run and support projects for forested riparian buffers and implementation of agricultural best management practices, or BMPs, in Chester County. “We know that riparian buffers can help waterways by providing natural filtration and preventing excessive pollution and waste runoff,” Sappey said. “I am very pleased to see additional support for our local ecosystems, especially with the increase in strong storms we have seen. Not only does this help reduce frequent flooding and erosion, but it also provides additional habitat for local wildlife.” The grants were awarded as follows: Stroud Water Research Center Inc. -- $707,818. This project will implement 44 agricultural BMPs and 58.1 acres of riparian forest buffers on eight properties, including seven farms, in Chester County, in Phase 2 focus areas of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. These investments will greatly reduce runoff pollution and additionally assist municipal separate storm sewer system communities so that their overflow is less likely. Brandywine Red Clay Alliance -- $194,689. This project will complete Phase 3 of a 4,470-foot stream restoration on Plum Run. More information is Read more

 

Sappey announces $1.5M in RACP project grants for Longwood Gardens and Fame Fire Company

(Dec 23, 2020)

East Marlborough, Dec. 23 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced $1.5 million in state grants from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program that will support the Fame Fire Company of West Chester and Longwood Gardens. “Longwood Gardens is a Chester County institution, and I am honored to support them in securing this funding for facility upgrades,” Sappey said. “Public gardens, such as Longwood, provide tremendous peace and joy to the public while serving as an economic driver for our region. These grant funds will help Longwood remain a leader in horticulture education, research and displays. Fame Fire Company has continued to innovate and grow along with the West Chester community. They serve on the Chester County Rescue Task Force as the lead company for swift water, trench, and structural collapse technical rescues. These facility upgrades will allow them to further increase efficiency and lower response times.” $1,000,000 will be provided to Fame Fire Company of West Chester, which is renovating and expanding the existing fire station located near West Chester University. The proposed improvements involve renovating the existing building and constructing an 8,000 square foot addition. The new firehouse will have four single fire truck bays, two additional drive-through double length truck bays, a recreation room, a fitness/training room, office space, overnight bunks, live-in Read more

 

Sappey and Shusterman announce more than $1.7M to protect and support victims of abuse

(Dec 10, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 10 – State Reps. Christina Sappey and Melissa Shusterman, both D-Chester, today applauded the awarding of more than $1.7 million in Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants to Chester County organizations and agencies. The funds, approved by the PCCD, will support a variety of programs and services, including adult probation services, body-worn camera initiatives, domestic abuse programs and more. “Unfortunately, we are seeing an increase in incidents of domestic violence and abuse due in part to the isolation we are experiencing during the pandemic” Sappey said. “This funding will directly help victims and give those who need rehabilitation the tools they need.” “Women, children and other victims of abuse deserve a safe space to call home and programs that can help them get back on their feet,” Shusterman said. “I am thrilled about the amount of money coming to Chester County to help these individuals reclaim their lives and move forward in a safe, healthy environment. We have to do more to help victims of abuse and their loved ones.” The grants awarded in Chester County are as follows: Improvement of Adult Probation Services Funds Chester County - Improvement of Adult Probation Services - $533,144. Federal STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Funds Chester County Commissioners Read more

 

Sappey district office continues to serve

(Nov 24, 2020)

Kennett Square, Nov. 17 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, announced today that her district office will remain in its current location for the upcoming legislative term. The office is located in the Willowdale Commons, 698 Unionville Road, Kennett Square. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. “In person meetings have been suspended during the current COVID-19 surge, but we are able to meet virtually, communicate electronically and by phone”, Sappey said. “I am honored to have been reelected and look forward to continuing to serve the constituents of the 158 th legislative district.” “2020 has presented many challenges for all of us. Programs such as food and heating assistance, and unemployment compensation are available. I encourage residents to reach out for assistance with, or to discuss, state government issues and programs.” The 158 th legislative district includes the townships of East Marlborough, East Bradford, London Britain, New Garden, Newlin, West Bradford, West Marlborough, portions of West Goshen and Avondale Borough. For more information or to schedule an appointment, residents may reach out to Sappey’s district office at 484-200-8264. ### Read more

 

Sappey: $345K in Safe Schools grants awarded for Chester County school districts

(Nov 16, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, helped announce today more than $9 million in statewide Safe Schools grants, with about $345,000 impacting the 158th Legislative District in Chester County. The Pennsylvania Department of Education awards the competitive grants to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment and to provide for training and compensation of school resource and police officers. “We have an obligation to provide a quality public education. In order to meet that obligation, it is imperative that our children feel safe and secure in their learning environment,” Sappey said. “I applaud our schools for obtaining these competitive grants that help to ensure our students are able to learn without concern for their safety. This money directly employs school resource officers and helps them stay current with safety training and equipment.” The full list of 2020-21 awards by school district is available here . Local recipients include: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School $16,318.39 for equipment. Avon Grove Charter School, $25,000 for equipment, $18,878 for programs, $52,892 for a school resource officer. Avon Grove School District, $4,792 for equipment, $16,259 for programs, $54,084 for a school resource officer. Bishop Shanahan High School, $20,430 for Read more

 

Important Voter Information

(Oct 30, 2020)

Important Voter Information If you have not yet mailed your mail-in/absentee ballot, I urge you to hand-deliver your ballot to the county election office, an official drop box, or vote in person on Election Day at your precinct. Registered voters who requested and received a mail-in/absentee ballot can still vote in person at a polling location on Election Day if they bring their ballots with them. The Judge of Elections at the polling place will void your mail-in/absentee ballot and issue you a standard ballot for voting. Please note that you must bring the ballot and the envelopes that you received with your ballot to have the mail-in ballot voided. Registered voters who requested a mail-in/absentee ballot but never received the ballot in the mail, or misplaced it by Election Day, may vote in person at their polling place. The Judge of Elections at the polling place will issue you a provisional ballot. The provisional ballot will be counted when the county verifies that your mail-in/absentee ballot was not returned. If you have mailed your mail-in/absentee ballot, you can check your ballot status here . Registered voters can vote in person at their polling location from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Click here to find your polling place . You are eligible to vote if you are in line before the polls close. If you want to Read more

 

Sappey’s drive-thru donation drive benefits multiple charities

(Oct 16, 2020)

KENNETT SQUARE, Oct. 16 – State Rep. Christina Sappey held her annual charitable item donation drive on Oct. 3, which received donations from local residents for the Brandywine SPCA, David’s Drive 831, Kennett Area Community Services, Toys for Tots and Green Drop. “I am pleased once again with how our community has stepped up and given generously,” Sappey said. “These donations will help feed families, provide a child with a toy for the holidays and ensure the health of pets looking for their forever homes. To all of you who donated, your kindness will certainly go a long way. Thank you, and I hope we will be able to give even more next year.” Green Drop reported that over 300 boxes and bags of donated goods from this donation drive will go to help those in need. Many attendees provided items to all of the organizations on site. David’s Drive 831, a local veteran support organization, collected items for veterans receiving care at the Coatesville, Lebanon, and Southeastern Veterans Centers. “Thanks for a safe donation drive! Everyone was happy to help, and kudos to the office of Christina Sappey,” said David Turner, founder and president of David’s Drive 831. “People seemed happy to get out and pleased to give back. The veterans we support are fortunate that the community has their backs. I'd like to pass on the appreciation from the veterans. Thank you!” “We really enjoyed being part Read more

 

Sappey announces over $275K in local Fire, EMS grants

(Oct 16, 2020)

KENNETT SQUARE , Oct. 1 6 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced that several Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service grants were approved for local companies, totaling $276,203 to offset expenses accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through Act 26, which passed the legislature with Sappey’s support, the state made $50 million in grants available to fire and emergency medical services organizations affected by COVID-19. The funding can be used for operational and equipment expenses including personal protective equipment, disinfecting expenses, apparatus repairs, utilities, insurance and lost revenue. “This is great news for our hardworking first responders,” Sappey said. “These heroes are stepping up every single day to help protect all of us. It is through their self-sacrifice that we are safe during emergency situations. We need to make sure that they have the funds to keep up with demands and maintain top-of-the-line equipment to keep our communities safe.” Pennsylvania Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego said: “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our office has remained open to provide the necessary resources that our fire service and EMS personnel need to fulfill a critical public safety role throughout the commonwealth. Departments have been exceptionally patient during this process, as our office has worked through changing federal guidance dictating how these dollars can be spent.” Read more

 

Gov. Wolf: Amid a Resurgence of COVID, We Must Protect the ACA, People and Our Health Care System

(Oct 15, 2020)

“I’m honored Governor Wolf was able to join us in New Garden Township today to talk about affordable and accessible healthcare. Our families currently have a lot on their plates, but access to healthcare should not be one of their concerns,” said state Rep. Christina Sappey (D-Chester). “We should be doing everything we can to remove barriers and to promote good health. Healthy communities are strong communities.” Read more

 

Sappey announces over $160K in DCNR grants for New Garden Township riparian buffers, open space preserves

(Oct 09, 2020)

CHESTER, Oct. 9 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced that $162,400 in two Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants have been approved for acquisition of approximately 17.7 acres to be added to the Mill Race Preserve and the Chandler Woods Preserve in New Garden Township. “In addition to increased open space, this grant funding will provide more parking and better access to trails in the area. This money comes at a time when we are seeing the use of our parks and open spaces increase 29% compared to last year, so these are welcome improvements,” Sappey said. The $54,400 approved for Mill Race Preserve will expand existing township preserve space by 9.9 acres near the intersection of Auburn Road and Penn Green Road; the $108,000 approved for Chandler Woods Preserve will fund an expansion of 7.8 acres. Both projects include additional parking and riparian buffers. The DCNR Community Conservation Partnerships Program is funded with state and federal sources, including the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, which includes Key-Community and Key-Land Trust; the Environmental Stewardship Fund; the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund; Pennsylvania Trails Fund; Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program; and the ATV Restricted Management Account Fund. For more information, reach out to Read more

 

Join a live discussion on phorid flies at 6 p.m. Jan. 28
Jan 28, 2021

PUA Claims Update
Jan 27, 2021

Sappey named to House Agriculture, Local Government and Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness committees
Jan 22, 2021

Legislative Review: Thursday, Jan. 21 discussion with Rep. Sappey
Jan 21, 2021

Sappey to host virtual Town Hall
Jan 15, 2021

Sappey announces more than $500,000 for East Penn Railroad improvements
Jan 13, 2021

Sappey to host update on Proposed Sale of Chester Water Authority
Jan 07, 2021

Virtual Vaccine Town Halls with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine
Jan 07, 2021

More than $29K from It’s On Us PA grants will help reduce sexual assault on university campuses
Jan 06, 2021

Save the Date! Check out all of Rep. Sappey's Upcoming Events and Interactive Web Discussions Here
Jan 05, 2021

Sappey announces over $900,000 in Growing Greener project grants
Dec 30, 2020

Sappey announces $1.5M in RACP project grants for Longwood Gardens and Fame Fire Company
Dec 23, 2020

Sappey and Shusterman announce more than $1.7M to protect and support victims of abuse
Dec 10, 2020

Sappey district office continues to serve
Nov 24, 2020

Sappey: $345K in Safe Schools grants awarded for Chester County school districts
Nov 16, 2020

Important Voter Information
Oct 30, 2020

Sappey’s drive-thru donation drive benefits multiple charities
Oct 16, 2020

Sappey announces over $275K in local Fire, EMS grants
Oct 16, 2020

Gov. Wolf: Amid a Resurgence of COVID, We Must Protect the ACA, People and Our Health Care System
Oct 15, 2020

Sappey announces over $160K in DCNR grants for New Garden Township riparian buffers, open space preserves
Oct 09, 2020