Sept. 29 e-mail: Working for you

(Sep 29, 2023)

While I truly enjoy creating and advocating for legislation that I feel will benefit our communities, I must admit that my favorite part of my position is getting the opportunity to meet residents and serve those in the district. Read more


Sept. 22 e-mail: Addressing Invasive Species

(Sep 22, 2023)

Our state has seen a spike in invasive species over the past few years affecting our economy, destroying our area’s natural beauty and further spreading disease amongst our residents... Read more


Cerrato congratulates Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary on Blue Ribbon

(Sep 21, 2023)

AMBLER, Sept. 21 – State Rep. Melissa Cerrato said she congratulates Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary for achieving National Blue Ribbon School status. The school was one of 13 schools in the commonwealth selected as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. This award is based on each school’s overall academic performance, or the progress made to close the achievement gap among students. “National Blue Ribbon Schools not only attract new growth in our neighborhoods, but they help grow the future leaders of Pennsylvania and beyond right from our backyard,” Cerrato said. “I’m so proud of Gwynedd-Mercy and its staff and students. Their hard work reflects highly on our community.” The National Blue Ribbon Schools award recognizes the efforts made by schools to create safe and welcoming spaces where students can master challenging and engaging content. More information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program can be found on its website. Read more


Sept. 15 e-mail: Remembering 9/11

(Sep 15, 2023)

I was 19 years old. I had spent the night at my friend's house. I remember her mom coming upstairs and telling me I needed to go home and be with my family. Read more


Sept. 8 e-mail: What's going on with the state budget

(Sep 08, 2023)

I wanted to give you a brief update this week on the state of the budget and where it stands as of today. Read more


E-Waste Recycling Event

(Sep 07, 2023)

E-Waste Recycling event happening Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Upper Dublin library. Read more


Rep. Cerrato's summer 2023 print newsletter

(Sep 06, 2023)

Rep. Cerrato's September 2023 newsletter featuring legislative and community updates. Read more


August 31 e-mail: Materials from my recent IEP Roundtable

(Aug 31, 2023)

My office often receives calls from families wanting to know more about special education and as students across our district begin a new school year, Rep. Liz Hanbidge and I thought it was important to host an informational panel to help families navigating the world of special education. Read more


August 25 e-mail: Tourism's impact on PA's economy

(Aug 25, 2023)

A recently released report from the Pennsylvania Tourism Office highlighted the vital importance tourism has on Pennsylvania’s economy. The key data of this report from 2021 is ... Read more


August 18 e-mail: Touring Family Promise, a community asset

(Aug 18, 2023)

I have been away on a House Tourism and Economic and Recreational Development Committee tour for the better part of this week, but I would like to take just a few moments to highlight experiences from last week. Read more


Malagari, Cerrato, Collett bring home nearly $1 million for traffic improvement

(Aug 14, 2023)

“These grants serve as a shining example of good government at work, funding projects that truly benefit everyone,” Cerrato said. Read more


August 11 e-mail: IEP Roundtable tomorrow

(Aug 11, 2023)

Do you have a child or children who have special needs? Do you wonder how best to advocate for them so they receive the services that will help them excel in school? Read more


August 4 e-mail: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

(Aug 04, 2023)

I wanted to thank those of you who have taken the time to respond to my weekly emails. I am thrilled to hear that so many of you are finding my communications helpful and informative as well as an opportunity to ask further questions that you may have. Read more


July 28 e-mail: Funding allotments for the 2023-24 budget

(Jul 28, 2023)

While I have thoroughly discussed the educational aspects of this year’s budget, there are many other priorities addressed in the $45.074 billion plan. Read more


July 21 e-mail: Details on the budget's education funding

(Jul 21, 2023)

I am going to mainly focus on the educational aspects of the budget this week and will dive into some of the other areas in next week's email. Read more


July 14 e-mail: Details on the budget the House passed

(Jul 14, 2023)

As promised, I want to take some time to discuss with you what happened during the budget process and where we currently stand with the budget. Read more


State Rep. Cerrato Gets First Sponsored Bill Passed

(Jul 11, 2023)

Cerrato, who took over the 151st Legislative District from longtime Rep. Todd Stephens, said her bill focuses on the importance of helping families financially with home care services they provide to loved ones. Read more


July 7 e-mail: House passes my first bill

(Jul 07, 2023)

My first Prime sponsored bill, H.B. 1218 (which I discussed last week) passed the House. Read more


June 30 e-mail: Senate stalling progress on the state budget

(Jun 30, 2023)

Unfortunately, even though the House did our constitutional duty of drafting a budget in the first week of June, we have been left in a holding pattern due to the inability, or desire, of the Senate to get to work and send us a budget bill to be voted on. Read more


June 23 e-mail: House passes bill to raise the minimum wage

(Jun 23, 2023)

Nine in ten Americans believe the current wage is too low, and more than six in ten believe the wage should be $15. Read more