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2022 Summer Newsletter

LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Oct 21, 2021)

As winter approaches and we prepare to spend even more time indoors, utility bills are only going to get more expensive. Additionally, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have made it difficult for many to keep up with home energy bills. No Pennsylvanian should ever have to worry that their heat will be shut off during the coldest and darkest months of the year. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance is available for both renters and homeowners. LIHEAP helps some of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens — children, older Pennsylvanians, people with disabilities, and low-income families — make ends meet. Anyone who may need help, or anyone who has loved ones or neighbors who could benefit from this program, is encouraged to apply for LIHEAP today. APPLY FOR LIHEAP LIHEAP FACTS How do I apply for LIHEAP? Depending on preference, different options are available to apply for LIHEAP: Apply online: Pennsylvanians can apply at www.compass.state.pa.us . Paper applications: Call the LIHEAP Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 to request a paper application. Paper applications can also be downloaded from the DHS LIHEAP web page . County Assistance Office (CAO) services are available if clients Read more


Letter to Gov. Wolf: Grant Support for Beth Sholom

(Oct 20, 2021)

A letter from Rep. Nelson and Rep. Sanchez to Governor Wolf supporting the Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program (RACP) grant application for funding submitted by Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, PA. Read more


Weekly Update: Do you have a plan?

(Oct 15, 2021)

Important voting information and more. Read more


Oct. 7 update: Fighting Cancer Together!

(Oct 07, 2021)

Dear Neighbors,October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sadly, far too many of us have been touched by cancer that we don’t need a month to increase our awareness of this disease. However, October is a time to recognize the people in our lives who have survived breast cancer and remember those whose fight was not won. Read more


Laurel House 2021 Holiday Wish List

(Oct 07, 2021)

Here is a list of accepted donations for Laurel House. We’d love to accept any donations in observance of Period Action Day on Oct. 9 and Domestic Violence Awareness Month by having another donation drive. We will be accepting menstrual products and donations for Laurel House. Read more


Oct. 4 update: Register to Vote, Big Block of Cheese Day!

(Oct 04, 2021)

Dear Neighbors, Many of you noticed that you did not receive a newsletter last week, my staff and I were in Harrisburg last week learning more about the legislative process and how we can better serve you here in the district. I wanted to take a moment to send you a quick message with some important information about upcoming events and deadlines. READERS: If images are not showing up, please try clicking the “View web version” link at the bottom of this email. And if you have any questions, you can reach my office by phone (215-572-5210) or email (RepNelson@pahouse.net). Read more


Sept. 24 update: Hurricane Relief Information and Back in Session

(Sep 24, 2021)

Learn how I voted on legislation this week and be sure to schedule an appointment for my Big Block of Cheese Day on Oct. 8. Read more


Sept. 17 update: Trying to Make Sense of the Senate’s “Election Forensic Audit”

(Sep 17, 2021)

I have been flooded with questions and notes of concern about the Senate procedures and can answer many of them. Read more


Nelson: Community colleges in Pa. could be – and should be – free

(Sep 15, 2021)

Community colleges are such a valuable component of public education that 25 states are already promoting community college opportunities for free to their residents. Red states and blue states alike are investing in their own kids right now and growing because of it. Read more


Nelson: House Emerging Tech Caucus Fireside Chat with Andrew Bull of Bull Blockchain Law

(Sep 15, 2021)

Pa. State House Rep. Napoleon Nelson, Democratic Chair of the Pa. House Emerging Tech Caucus, has a fireside chat with Andrew Bull of Bull Blockchain Law. Read more


Napoleon Nelson hosting ‘fireside chats’ with blockchain technology insiders

(Sep 14, 2021)

Nelson launched the Emerging Technologies Caucus this spring to help the commonwealth’s elected leaders learn about new and developing technology by working closely with innovators, including academics, entrepreneurs and businesses, and to help foster innovation while responsibly allowing Pennsylvania to compete in the new digital era. Read more


Sept. 10 update: Reflections on 9/11

(Sep 10, 2021)

Also in this week's email: Hurricane Ida recovery, the redistricting process, COVID-19 & flu shots, and celebrating my 42nd birthday. Read more


Sept. 2 update: A grateful nation: Take notice of those heroes that surround you

(Sep 02, 2021)

Plus information and updates on area flooding, COVID-19 boosters and flu vaccines, mail-in voting, and more. Read more


Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefit Programs Ending Sept. 4

(Aug 25, 2021)

Job search assistance and non-unemployment assistance is available to help those in need. Read more


Aug. 23 update: Not everyone is going to get vaccinated. Now what?

(Aug 23, 2021)

I believe that the hallmark of a good legislator is being a good listener. I am an okay listener and am working on getting better. The reason that it is so important is because listening is critical for understanding and empathy. Being a good listener is hardest when we’re angry, frustrated and scared. Read more


Summer 2021 Newsletter

(Aug 16, 2021)

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Aug. 13 update: Meet our (not taller than me*) office intern

(Aug 13, 2021)

Also, get the latest news from Harrisburg, COVID-19 updates, a Senior Fair reminder, and more in this week's email. Read more


Nelson: Emerging Tech Caucus Highlights Innovation

(Aug 11, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Napoleon Nelson and the Emerging Technologies Caucus visited Ben Franklin Technology PArtners in Philadelphia to learn about blockchain, robotics and other innovative technologies that are helping build transformative companies and communities across the commonwealth. Read more


Napoleon Nelson introduces blockchain technology bill package

(Aug 11, 2021)

The two proposals from Nelson – H.B. 1370 and H.R. 121 – would permit businesses in Pennsylvania to develop blockchain-based products in a controlled way, while exploring the regulatory environment in anticipation of future growth. Read more


Nelson: Attends D.C. Rally in Support of the For the People Act, Part 2

(Aug 03, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Napoleon Nelson visits Washington, D.C. for a rally to ensure that government officials remain accountable to the people. Read more