How I Vote

(Sep 25, 2020)

I want you to know that every time I vote in Harrisburg, I make three considerations. In the videos within, I’ll explain what those three considerations are and how they impact the decisions that I make for you and on behalf of our community! Read more

 

Everything You Need to Know About Voting

(Sep 23, 2020)

My hope is this post helps outline how recent PA Supreme Court rulings impact the run-up to the election. Read more

 

Sept. 16 update: National Suicide Prevention Month; the Environmental Economy; Honoring Fallen EMS

(Sep 16, 2020)

If you are worried about a loved one, I encourage you to reach out to your friends or family members to check in. If you or anyone else might need assistance, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Read more

 

Webster celebrates preservation grant for local National Audubon Society

(Sep 16, 2020)

“Whether informing, delighting or inspiring interest in birds, conservation, nature or art, the legacy of Audubon must be preserved,” Webster said. “There are so many businesses and organizations struggling right now because of the pandemic, and I am striving to assist as many as possible through whatever means necessary. Our collective and continued recovery must include arts, culture and history, and I’m thoroughly grateful the National Audubon Society was recognized for its importance in our community.” Read more

 

Webster: Generating Jobs, Economic Activity with Good Government

(Sep 16, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Webster hosted a House Democratic Policy Hearing to discuss how Pennsylvania can generate jobs and jump start the economy with good government initiatives. Read more

 

Webster Honors Fallen EMS

(Sep 14, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Webster attended a ceremony at the Capitol honoring EMS workers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Read more

 

9/14/20 – The Environmental Economy – Harrisburg

(Sep 14, 2020)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing held in the Capitol and co-chaired by State Rep. Joe Webster. Read more

 

Sept. 9 update: Lost Wages Assistance Program & an update for restaurants

(Sep 09, 2020)

While mitigation efforts remain in place, we continue to adjust based on the science and data. And we continue to seek relief for people and businesses who have been most affected by the coronavirus. In this week’s email, I highlight the Lost Wages Assistance program and the news that restaurants will soon be upgrading indoor dining capacity to 50% occupancy. Read more

 

Webster: We Need to Be Breaking Down, Not Building Voting Barriers

(Sep 02, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Webster voted against legislation that would create unnecessary barriers and limit the ability of Pennsylvanians to cast their ballot safely in the November election. Read more

 

Sept. 1 update: Gratitude for healthcare workers

(Sep 01, 2020)

Weekly email also includes an update on legislative activity now that we've returned to session. Read more

 

Fall 2020 Newsletter

(Aug 27, 2020)

My early fall 2020 newsletter features some of the latest news and updates from around the 150th and the entire state. Here is the digital version. Read more

 

Webster, Briggs announce education grants for Norristown Area School District

(Aug 26, 2020)

WEST NORRITON, Aug. 26 – State Reps. Joe Webster and Tim Briggs announced that Norristown Area School District has been awarded two grants to improve educational services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The district is among 220 local education agencies statewide awarded grants aimed at improving educational services for approximately 180,000 students at schools designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act authorizes governors to determine the educational use of Governor's Emergency Education Relief Funds. Norristown Area School District was awarded $185,789 for Norristown Area High School and $17,987 for Roosevelt Alternative School. “This funding is an investment in making sure all children are receiving the education they deserve during this public health emergency. I’m pleased to see this critical funding awarded, and I applaud Norristown Area School District for everything it is doing to support students in difficult circumstances,” said Webster, D-Montgomery. Briggs, D-Montgomery, added: “All schools need our support during this pandemic, but some already had extra challenges on their plates. This funding provides an additional boost for schools that need it the most.” Grants were calculated based on elements of the federal Title I, Part A formula, including the Read more

 

Aug. 25 update: Small biz assistance, mail-in voting reminders

(Aug 25, 2020)

Updates on small business relief and mail-in voting in my weekly email. Read more

 

Aug. 18 update: Driving Hatred from our Communities; Resources for Mental Health are Available

(Aug 18, 2020)

In this week’s email, I want to highlight last week’s “Free from Hate” event with state and local leaders held right here in Montgomery County. Also, because this pandemic is nothing if not relentless – and that’s BEFORE we address the recent storms – I thought it was a good idea to talk about dealing with stress and provide some resources that might be helpful. Read more

 

Webster Addresses Structural Racism

(Aug 14, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Joe Webster says we demand that Black Lives Matter. This extends beyond policing reform and applies to any situation in which Americans, specifically Americans of color, are discriminately impacted by policy and legislation: intentionally or not. There is no time for diversion & deliberate misinformation. It is time to recognize Black Lives Matter in all things, so all of Pennsylvania can move forward. Read more

 

Kinsey, Webster and PLBC members amplify call to remove Montco Commissioner Joe Gale

(Aug 13, 2020)

JEFFERSONVILLE, Aug. 13 – State Reps. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus; and Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, along with PLBC members state Reps. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, and Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, today participated in a “Free from Hate” news conference led by PA Women Rise at the West Norriton Municipal Center. The group’s “Free from Hate” platform was centered around increased demands for the ousting of Montgomery County Commissioner Joseph Gale for his comments earlier this summer referring to people involved in the Black Lives Matter movement as terrorists. To further amplify their demands, the state legislators unveiled Webster’s H.R. 920 , which would impeach Gale and which Webster introduced in response to the offensive statement. “In our quest to free our communities of hate, we must condemn actors like Commissioner Gale who used his official capacity to perpetuate hate by vilifying residents’ calls for equality and justice,” Kinsey said. “Instead of being an active agent of change in upholding those calls, Gale chose to side with the powers of oppression. His actions demonstrate his complacency with injustice, making him unfit to serve the public, and for that, Gale must be removed immediately.” Concurring with Kinsey, Webster acknowledged the solidarity among lawmakers and community members, and also Read more

 

A breakdown of how area school districts are preparing for the 2020-21 academic year

(Aug 11, 2020)

School boards are being tasked with having to make difficult decisions this year based on everchanging information and guidance. Be active partners in your school community and district. Together, we will get through this. Read more

 

Voting by Mail and Filling Out the 2020 Census are Safe and Secure Ways to Make Your Voice Heard

(Aug 05, 2020)

It was nasty out there yesterday because of Tropical Storm Isaias. I hope you were able to stay safe and avoid property damage. But know that help is available if necessary. If you’re not already, follow the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety for the latest info on the storm and storm recovery. Additionally, in this week’s email, I wanted to highlight voting and the U.S. Census. I hope you find this information useful! Read more

 

Postcard reminder: Fill out your 2020 U.S. Census!

(Jul 29, 2020)

I would encourage everyone to participate if you have not already done so. The process is safe. The answers are secure. And the funding that our communities depend on is determined by everyone’s participation. Read more

 

Virtual Town Hall: PHFA's Rent and Mortgage Assistance Program

(Jul 29, 2020)

This COVID-19 pandemic has put a financial strain on so many and getting the funds together for monthly rent or mortgage payments is proving difficult for a lot of residents. Help is available through the federal CARES Act, and this town hall detailed how to access that help and, hopefully, answered questions folks had about the process. Read more