On Monday, May 15th, 2023, I walked across the magnificent, shining, wooden stage at the Kimmel Center to receive my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. This occasion capped my career of education— the first half or so spent at Philadelphia public schools. As I’ve toured our local schools in the first few months in my new role as state Representative, it seems that little inside our schools has changed in the 30 years since I stood on the rubbery auditorium steps of Greenberg with my trumpet at my 8th grade graduation. The asbestos floor tiles, the rusty metal desks in the classroom that sound like Chewbacca roaring every time they were moved and the dreary cafeteria that seemed like no place you want to spend more time than absolutely necessary to eat your meal. Aside from being inadequate, we know our public schools can also be toxic. In April, CW Henry became the second Northwest Philadelphia public school to close in as many months due to unsafe asbestos conditions. While I lead efforts with state Representatives Kinsey, Fiedler, and Steele to address assessment, the notification, and remediation of unsafe asbestos conditions in our public schools, I am also working closely with state Senator Hughes to dramatically increase our investment in our public schools. In June we will work Read more
City & State’s Power of Diversity: AAPI 100 identifies Asian American leaders from across the commonwealth – and how they are making a difference in politics, business, nonprofits, education and more. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Tarik Khan teams up with Pa. Senator Vincent Hughes to help their neighbors get rid of old documents and protect their identities. Khan says that identity theft is a constant threat but events like these can help people avoid the damages and inconvenience of having their identity stolen. Read more
Watch Rep. Tarik Khan's freshman lawmaker interview with PCN. Read more
New state Representative and longtime PASNAP ally Tarik Khan says he'll care for his constituents the way he cares for his patients Read more
Pa. state Rep. Tarik Khan joined health and human services organizations from across the state to rally for funding for direct support professionals. These providers give essential care to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities but get paid very little making it hard to find and retain people in this profession. Read more
Nurse practitioner and Pa. state Rep. Tarik Khan joined a rally of nurse practitioners to push for S.B. 25, which Khan says will expand the role of nurse practitioners and help fill the healthcare gap in Pennsylvania. Read more
Vice Chair of the new Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus, Pa. state Rep. Tarik Khan welcomes the new caucus and is hopeful for the future with the diverse representation in the state House. Khan and his colleagues will continue to fight for AAPI voices across Pennsylvania to make sure their voices are heard. Read more
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Pa. state Rep. Tarik Khan opened the House Session with a prayer for peace and unity, calling for the prosperity for people of all backgrounds, letting the commonwealth be a beacon of light for everyone. Read more
State Rep. Tarik Khan opens his office to constituents for a meet and greet Read more
According to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans owe more than $195 billion in medical debt; 16 million owe at least $1,000 and 3 million owe $10,000 or more. Medical debt is the leading cause of personal bankruptcies and, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, it is more than half of all debt recorded on consumer credit reports. Read more
STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: DEI in the Building and Construction Trades Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Organizations that serve as sponsors or intermediaries of Registered Apprenticeship and/or Pre-Apprenticeship in the building and construction trades. Use : To develop diverse talent pipelines and reach underrepresented populations within the building and construction trades. Funds : $1 million in total program funding. Application Deadline : April 26, 2023 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT): Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Program (Funding Source: State, Federal, & Private Funding) Who May Apply : Private companies. Use : To develop innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : April 30, 2023 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/p3forpa/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Youth Reentry Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Read more
“As we learned… ensuring our government enables direct support professionals to earn a living wage should be our No. 1 objective in helping these professionals continue to provide the care we know is essential, not only to people with disabilities but also to their community," Khan said. Read more
“Direct support professionals provide a critical service to our communities,” said state Rep. Tarik Khan, who hosted the hearing and represents portions of Philadelphia. “As we learned today, ensuring our government enables direct support professionals to earn a living wage should be our No. 1 objective in helping these professionals continue to provide the care we know is essential, not only to people with disabilities but also to their community.” Read more
Pennsylvania Jewish legislators and their allies are coming together to fight antisemitism and other forms of hate. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Tarik Khan alongside members of the Philadelphia House Delegation and other local advocacy groups came together to support commonsense gun legislation. Read more
State Rep. Tarik Khan argues that the fact that patients are still receiving invasion medical procedures without their consent is horrifying. Read more
Pa. state Rep. Tarik Khan joined several of his legislative colleagues to rally with CeaseFirePA for commonsense gun safety measures. Far too many lives are lost each year from gun violence and Pennsylvania’s long overdue for commonsense gun safety laws. Read more
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