Alzheimer’s affects everyone. Especially the Black community.

(May 26, 2023)

It is an unfortunate but unsurprising reality that, according to the CDC, Black Americans are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than white Americans in the U.S. The same can be said for cancer, diabetes and countless other diseases. Read more


Anti-hate crimes legislation clears Judiciary Committee, heads for House consideration

(May 24, 2023)

Nelson said, “This legislative package is of vital importance. As hate crimes increase across the country, we must protect those who are most vulnerable. Read more


Township Events for 5/25 Weekly Update

(May 23, 2023)

Upcoming township events can be found here! Read more


Township Updates, Medicaid and CHIP Renewal, and More!

(May 12, 2023)

In this week's email, I provide township updates, information on Medicaid and CHIP renewal, and more! Read more


Policy roundtable explores link between historical preservation and economic development

(May 09, 2023)

The House Majority Policy Committee convened a roundtable discussion in Montgomery County Tuesday morning to explore how historical preservation can increase tourism and drive economic development. Read more


Schedule for Rep. Nelson's Third Annual Environmental Conference

(Apr 19, 2023)

Rep. Nelson's Third Annual Environmental Conference, to be held this Friday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Gratz College, features a host of events focused on the environment and how we, as a community, can safeguard it.  Read more


Office Closure, Shred Event, Township Updates, and More!

(Apr 06, 2023)

As springtime blooms and the colors come out all over the 154th District, I paused today to reflect on renewal and the joy that comes from being together with family and friends. We’ve all been through a lot recently, but this time of year always makes me feel that our best days are just on the horizon. For all of those who are celebrating, we wish you a joyous Easter, chag Pesach sameach, and Ramadan Mubarak from my family and the entire staff to you. As we go forth into the warmer weather, let’s celebrate our diversity and remember what unites us. Please have a happy, meaningful, and safe holiday season! Read more


Budget Hearings, Environmental Conference, Township Updates, and More!

(Mar 31, 2023)

This legislative term has gotten off to a consequential, but admittedly slow start. As we wrap up the first quarter of 2023, the House has only advanced one piece of legislation over to the Senate, the expansion of the statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual assault. That slow start has now given way to the very deliberative budget process that features a month of department hearings in front of the Appropriations committees of the House and Senate. Read more


Environmental Conference, Indigent Defense, Township Updates, and More!

(Mar 17, 2023)

An RSVP form for Rep. Nelson's Third Annual Environmental Conference is now live on his website. Click here to secure your attendance now. Read more


You're invited to two events TOMORROW, March 16!

(Mar 15, 2023)

I wanted to send you a special, mid-week email to remind you of two events taking place tomorrow, March 16, both of which you are encouraged to attend. Read more


Upcoming Press Conference, Town Hall, Township Updates, and More!

(Mar 10, 2023)

On March 18, 1963, the Supreme Court's decision in Gideon v. Wainwright solidified the centuries-old truth that having adequate legal defense in a criminal trial is not a luxury, but a necessity. Sixty years later, Pennsylvania is still woefully unprepared to represent indigent citizens who lack the funds to hire an attorney. In fact, Pennsylvania is the only state that fails to provide state funding for public defenders and uphold the decision rendered in Gideon. Read more


Town Hall, Township Updates, State-Related Programs, and More!

(Mar 03, 2023)

I know that we have posted the flyer for the last few weeks but do note our upcoming town hall meeting on the March 16. This is our first town hall event, but do not feel like you need to break your neck to get there. We will certainly be having more events like this going forward, where you can ask me questions or seek my support. They will come in large and small venues throughout the district. You might also see me or a member of my team show up at your door this summer to make sure you’re receiving the support you need. Read more


Town Hall, Township Updates, State-Related Programs, and More!

(Feb 24, 2023)

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in February, 1817… or maybe 1818. Nobody knows for sure. Those two great men, a President, an abolitionist, white, black, friends and founding fathers, are the inspiration for what became “Negro History Week” in February 1926. Read more


Office Closure, Township Updates, and More!

(Feb 17, 2023)

Our office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Please note that other state-related entities, such as PennDOT, will be closed too. Read more


RSVP for Rep. Nelson's March 16 Town Hall Event!

(Feb 14, 2023)

On March 16 at the Free Library of Springfield Township (8900 Hawthorne Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038) Representative Napoleon Nelson will host a Town Hall, where constituents will have the opportunity to ask questions, highlight state-related issues they're facing, and interact with Rep. Nelson. Read more


Township Updates and Events, Mail-in Ballot Information, and More!

(Feb 10, 2023)

There are a few important items that I want to elevate to your attention, so this week’s email will begin with a few quick hits.1st & Goal: After the special elections in three Allegheny County legislative districts this week and a special state Senate election last week, the Democratic party will hold a narrow but clear majority in the state House as we return to session on February 21. This will have a meaningful impact on my ability to advance legislation and ensure that the needs and desires of our community are highlighted in our committee work. Read more


Cheltenham Township Updates, Government Services, and More!

(Feb 03, 2023)

I am certainly biased, but I believe that great communities must have great places to eat! We’re blessed to have a wide variety of restaurants and fast-food spots in this district offered by entrepreneurs and family-run businesses. Read more


The 2023 Capitol Scenes calendar is available for download!

(Jan 31, 2023)

The 2023 Capitol Scenes calendar is available for download! Each month contains a scene from our Pennsylvania Capitol, proclaimed as one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the nation. Read more


Library Updates, Info on Government Programs, and More!

(Jan 27, 2023)

Imagine the persistence that is required to overcome systemic oppression. Could you imagine the indominable strength that is needed to survive excessive force? When loved ones are lost to the violent abuse of power, how we remember and honor them becomes the lasting legacy that makes sense out of senseless brutality. Read more


Black History Month recognized in Pennsylvania this February

(Jan 25, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 25 – Members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus have sponsored a resolution recognizing February 2023 as Black History Month in the commonwealth, according to state Rep. Donna Bullock, chair of the PLBC. The Black History Month theme this year is “Black Resistance,” acknowledging that Black Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms and police killings. “From slave revolts to the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter, Black Americans have consistently fought for freedom, democracy and the very soul of this country,” said Bullock, D-Phila., who is a prime sponsor of the measure. “That fight meant resisting white supremacy, resisting police and racial violence, and resisting oppressive legislation and policy. During our 50th anniversary, the PLBC will continue our work to advance anti-racist and restorative legislation and equitable state investments that will improve the lives of Black Pennsylvanians.” Other prime sponsors of the bill are state Reps. Napoleon Nelson, D-Montgomery; Darisha Parker, D-Phila., and Ismail Smith-Wade-El, D-Lancaster. “The resistance is a part of who we are everyday in this country,” said Parker, who serves as PLBC secretary. “Until we know there is equity, equality and justice in public and private policy, institutions and in the eyes of every American, Read more