Photos from Harrisburg and around the district

Representative Brown and her colleagues from both sides of the aisle standing to show support for  Women's Lung Health Week.

Representative Brown and her colleagues from both sides of the aisle standing to show support for Women's Lung Health Week.



Women's Lung Health Week 5-9-2017

Representative Brown and her colleagues from both sides of the aisle standing to show support for Women's Lung Health Week.

Rep. Brown posing for a photo with some attendees at the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown posing for a photo with some attendees at the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.



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Rep. Brown posing for a photo with some attendees at the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown talking with a constituent during the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown talking with a constituent during the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.



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Rep. Brown talking with a constituent during the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown posing for a photo op during he 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown posing for a photo op during he 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.



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Rep. Brown posing for a photo op during he 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown talking with a constituent during the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown talking with a constituent during the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.



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Rep. Brown talking with a constituent during the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown’s staff providing information on a variety of state programs and they distributed a lot of voter registration forms during the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown’s staff providing information on a variety of state programs and they distributed a lot of voter registration forms during the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.



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Rep. Brown’s staff providing information on a variety of state programs and they distributed a lot of voter registration forms during the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Egg Hunt at Malcolm X Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown posing for a photo with constituents and the Phillie Phanatic; Ron Whittington, a Jackie Robinson impersonator & storyteller; Captain John Stanford and officers from the 19th District as part of Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at the Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown posing for a photo with constituents and the Phillie Phanatic; Ron Whittington, a Jackie Robinson impersonator & storyteller; Captain John Stanford and officers from the 19th District as part of Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at the Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park in Philadelphia.



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Rep. Brown posing for a photo with constituents and the Phillie Phanatic; Ron Whittington, a Jackie Robinson impersonator & storyteller; Captain John Stanford and officers from the 19th District as part of Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at the Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown posing for a photo during Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, April 15th at the Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown posing for a photo during Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, April 15th at the Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park in Philadelphia.



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Rep. Brown posing for a photo during Jackie Robinson Day on Saturday, April 15th at the Philadelphia Stars Negro League Memorial Park in Philadelphia.

Rep. Brown reading a House of Representatives resolution declaring April 15th, 2017 as Jackie Robinson Day in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Brown reading a House of Representatives resolution declaring April 15th, 2017 as Jackie Robinson Day in Pennsylvania.



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Rep. Brown reading a House of Representatives resolution declaring April 15th, 2017 as Jackie Robinson Day in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown takes the oath of office Jan. 3 during swearing-in day at the state Capitol.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown takes the oath of office Jan. 3 during swearing-in day at the state Capitol.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown takes the oath of office Jan. 3 during swearing-in day at the state Capitol.

June 29, 2016.

June 29, 2016.



2016 PLBC Scholarship winners

June 29, 2016.

Representative Brown introduced Philadelphia Anti-Violence Coalition on the House Floor today.

Representative Brown introduced Philadelphia Anti-Violence Coalition on the House Floor today.



Guests 5-24-2016

Representative Brown introduced Philadelphia Anti-Violence Coalition on the House Floor today.

Today I was privileged to sing the National Anthem for the Turkik Day celebration in the Capitol. It was a day to celebrate the Turkish people and their music, and food

Today I was privileged to sing the National Anthem for the Turkik Day celebration in the Capitol. It was a day to celebrate the Turkish people and their music, and food



Turkik Day

Today I was privileged to sing the National Anthem for the Turkik Day celebration in the Capitol. It was a day to celebrate the Turkish people and their music, and food

Representative Brown with His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitatn Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and the Speaker.

Representative Brown with His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitatn Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and the Speaker.



Guest 6-14-2016

Representative Brown with His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitatn Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and the Speaker.

Rep Lowery Brown recognized ten Pennsylvania high school seniors as scholarship recipients at the PLBC scholarship award reception at the Capitol today. The recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

Rep Lowery Brown recognized ten Pennsylvania high school seniors as scholarship recipients at the PLBC scholarship award reception at the Capitol today. The recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university.



Scholarship

Rep Lowery Brown recognized ten Pennsylvania high school seniors as scholarship recipients at the PLBC scholarship award reception at the Capitol today. The recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university.

June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016



2016 PLBC Scholarship winners

June 29, 2016

Rep. Vanessa Brown is joined by her colleagues as she comments on a House Resolution designating the month of February as Black History Month in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Vanessa Brown is joined by her colleagues as she comments on a House Resolution designating the month of February as Black History Month in Pennsylvania.



Black History Month Resolution

Rep. Vanessa Brown is joined by her colleagues as she comments on a House Resolution designating the month of February as Black History Month in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Vanessa Brown delivers her remarks to the Appropriations Committee regarding her priorities for the 2016-2017 budget.

Rep. Vanessa Brown delivers her remarks to the Appropriations Committee regarding her priorities for the 2016-2017 budget.



Browns Remarks On 2016-2017 Budget

Rep. Vanessa Brown delivers her remarks to the Appropriations Committee regarding her priorities for the 2016-2017 budget.

Rep. Vanessa Brown is pictured with members of the Chinese and African delegation, who were at the state capitol for the purpose of meeting with state officials to receive an overview of some of the programs and grant opportunities available through the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Rep. Vanessa Brown is pictured with members of the Chinese and African delegation, who were at the state capitol for the purpose of meeting with state officials to receive an overview of some of the programs and grant opportunities available through the Department of Community and Economic Development.



Members of the Chinese and African Delegation

Rep. Vanessa Brown is pictured with members of the Chinese and African delegation, who were at the state capitol for the purpose of meeting with state officials to receive an overview of some of the programs and grant opportunities available through the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Rep. Vanessa Brown calls for fair funding for Cheyney University in the 2015-2016 budget.

Rep. Vanessa Brown calls for fair funding for Cheyney University in the 2015-2016 budget.



Brown Calls For Funding For Cheyney U

Rep. Vanessa Brown calls for fair funding for Cheyney University in the 2015-2016 budget.

Rep. Vanessa Brown is pictured with Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Mike Vice, who was in Harrisburg to support a bill that would protect first responders from liability for any property damage they cause when rescuing animals from unattended vehicles. The bill would also make it a summary offense to leave a cat or dog in an unattended vehicle in extreme heat.

Rep. Vanessa Brown is pictured with Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Mike Vice, who was in Harrisburg to support a bill that would protect first responders from liability for any property damage they cause when rescuing animals from unattended vehicles. The bill would also make it a summary offense to leave a cat or dog in an unattended vehicle in extreme heat.



Rep. Brown With Steelers QB Mike Vick

Rep. Vanessa Brown is pictured with Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Mike Vice, who was in Harrisburg to support a bill that would protect first responders from liability for any property damage they cause when rescuing animals from unattended vehicles. The bill would also make it a summary offense to leave a cat or dog in an unattended vehicle in extreme heat.

Rep. Vanessa Brown is pictured with recipients of Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus scholarships.

Rep. Vanessa Brown is pictured with recipients of Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus scholarships.



2015 PLBC Scholarship Winners

Rep. Vanessa Brown is pictured with recipients of Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus scholarships.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown visited the Urban Tree Connections & Neighborhood Foods Market in Haddington to celebrate Pennsylvania Produce Month.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown visited the Urban Tree Connections & Neighborhood Foods Market in Haddington to celebrate Pennsylvania Produce Month.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown visited the Urban Tree Connections & Neighborhood Foods Market in Haddington to celebrate Pennsylvania Produce Month.

Rep. Brown with Indigenous guests in the Capitol Rotunda

Rep. Brown with Indigenous guests in the Capitol Rotunda



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Rep. Brown with Indigenous guests in the Capitol Rotunda

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown visits with students in grades one through five from Prodigy School. She took a tour of the school, and the students inwelcomed her with a huge sign and personalized cards.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown visits with students in grades one through five from Prodigy School. She took a tour of the school, and the students inwelcomed her with a huge sign and personalized cards.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown visits with students in grades one through five from Prodigy School. She took a tour of the school, and the students inwelcomed her with a huge sign and personalized cards.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown visits with students in grades one through five from Prodigy School as she toured the school.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown visits with students in grades one through five from Prodigy School as she toured the school.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown visits with students in grades one through five from Prodigy School as she toured the school.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown at the rally against the voter ID law on the eve of the trial on the law.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown at the rally against the voter ID law on the eve of the trial on the law.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown at the rally against the voter ID law on the eve of the trial on the law.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown at the rally against the voter ID law on the eve of the trial on the law.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown at the rally against the voter ID law on the eve of the trial on the law.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown at the rally against the voter ID law on the eve of the trial on the law.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown with Ben Todd Jealous, head of the national NAACP, who attended the rally against voter ID.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown with Ben Todd Jealous, head of the national NAACP, who attended the rally against voter ID.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown with Ben Todd Jealous, head of the national NAACP, who attended the rally against voter ID.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown with Rep. Steve McCarter, a fellow opponent of voter ID, at the Capitol voter ID rally.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown with Rep. Steve McCarter, a fellow opponent of voter ID, at the Capitol voter ID rally.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown with Rep. Steve McCarter, a fellow opponent of voter ID, at the Capitol voter ID rally.

From the PLBC and NAACP's rally against Pa.'s voter ID law.

From the PLBC and NAACP's rally against Pa.'s voter ID law.



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From the PLBC and NAACP's rally against Pa.'s voter ID law.

Reps. Maria Donatucci, Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ronald Waters greet the 2013 PLBC scholarship winners. From l-r are Rep. Donatucci, Tariah Burton, Guiah Longasa, Daijah Robinson, Janae Butler, Rep. Brown, Taylor Bynum Baine, Natasha Todd, Anthony Walter, Melvin Berrian, Rabiyah Mujahid and Rep. Waters.

Reps. Maria Donatucci, Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ronald Waters greet the 2013 PLBC scholarship winners. From l-r are Rep. Donatucci, Tariah Burton, Guiah Longasa, Daijah Robinson, Janae Butler, Rep. Brown, Taylor Bynum Baine, Natasha Todd, Anthony Walter, Melvin Berrian, Rabiyah Mujahid and Rep. Waters.



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Reps. Maria Donatucci, Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ronald Waters greet the 2013 PLBC scholarship winners. From l-r are Rep. Donatucci, Tariah Burton, Guiah Longasa, Daijah Robinson, Janae Butler, Rep. Brown, Taylor Bynum Baine, Natasha Todd, Anthony Walter, Melvin Berrian, Rabiyah Mujahid and Rep. Waters.

Rep. Brown's constituent service office interns from Philadelphia visited the capitol on June 25

Rep. Brown's constituent service office interns from Philadelphia visited the capitol on June 25



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Rep. Brown's constituent service office interns from Philadelphia visited the capitol on June 25

Rep. Brown reads to children at Childspace West during her recent visit in honor of 'Week of the Young Child.'

Rep. Brown reads to children at Childspace West during her recent visit in honor of "Week of the Young Child."



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Rep. Brown reads to children at Childspace West during her recent visit in honor of "Week of the Young Child."

Rep. Brown with a few of her models during the fashion show during her annual Prom Gown giveaway.You can see more pictures by clicking the slideshow link under images.

Rep. Brown with a few of her models during the fashion show during her annual Prom Gown giveaway.You can see more pictures by clicking the slideshow link under images.



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Rep. Brown with a few of her models during the fashion show during her annual Prom Gown giveaway.You can see more pictures by clicking the slideshow link under images.

Rep. Brown and the Easter Bunny with a few of the people who attended the Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.

Rep. Brown and the Easter Bunny with a few of the people who attended the Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.



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Rep. Brown and the Easter Bunny with a few of the people who attended the Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.

This is part of the near-capacity crowd during the PLBCs Small Games of Chance seminar in Philadelphia.

This is part of the near-capacity crowd during the PLBCs Small Games of Chance seminar in Philadelphia.



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This is part of the near-capacity crowd during the PLBCs Small Games of Chance seminar in Philadelphia.

Scenes from the PLBC Small Games of Chance seminar, march 7, 2013.

Scenes from the PLBC Small Games of Chance seminar, march 7, 2013.



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Scenes from the PLBC Small Games of Chance seminar, march 7, 2013.

Scenes from the PLBC Small Games of Chance seminar, march 7, 2013.

Scenes from the PLBC Small Games of Chance seminar, march 7, 2013.



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Scenes from the PLBC Small Games of Chance seminar, march 7, 2013.

Rep. Brown and her honorees march in at the start of her annual Hug-A-Vet event on May 26. For more photos, click on the galleries link.

Rep. Brown and her honorees march in at the start of her annual Hug-A-Vet event on May 26. For more photos, click on the galleries link.



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Rep. Brown and her honorees march in at the start of her annual Hug-A-Vet event on May 26. For more photos, click on the galleries link.

Rep. Brown and her honorees at her annual Hug-A-Vet event on May 26. For more photos, click on the galleries link.

Rep. Brown and her honorees at her annual Hug-A-Vet event on May 26. For more photos, click on the galleries link.



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Rep. Brown and her honorees at her annual Hug-A-Vet event on May 26. For more photos, click on the galleries link.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown and some of the children at her Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown and some of the children at her Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown and some of the children at her Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown and some of the children at her Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown and some of the children at her Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown and some of the children at her Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.

Children hunt for eggs at Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown's Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.

Children hunt for eggs at Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown's Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.



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Children hunt for eggs at Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown's Spring Fling and Egg Hunt.

Rep. Brown shares in the presentation of a citation honoring Indigenous Peoples Day In Philadelphia's City Hall on Oct. 6.

Rep. Brown shares in the presentation of a citation honoring Indigenous Peoples Day In Philadelphia's City Hall on Oct. 6.



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Rep. Brown shares in the presentation of a citation honoring Indigenous Peoples Day In Philadelphia's City Hall on Oct. 6.

Rep. Lowery Brown spoke during the ''Speak Out for Good Jobs Now'' event held at the Arch Street United Methodist Church July 19. 

The event focused on creating more good jobs for working families and stopping tax breaks for large corporations and foreign companies.

Rep. Lowery Brown spoke during the ""Speak Out for Good Jobs Now"" event held at the Arch Street United Methodist Church July 19. The event focused on creating more good jobs for working families and stopping tax breaks for large corporations and foreign companies.



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Rep. Lowery Brown spoke during the ""Speak Out for Good Jobs Now"" event held at the Arch Street United Methodist Church July 19. The event focused on creating more good jobs for working families and stopping tax breaks for large corporations and foreign companies.

Rep. Lowery Brown joins an NAACP rally April 26 on the steps of the Capitol for school funding.

Rep. Lowery Brown joins an NAACP rally April 26 on the steps of the Capitol for school funding.



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Rep. Lowery Brown joins an NAACP rally April 26 on the steps of the Capitol for school funding.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets constituents at her energy summit on March 19. Residents learned how to shop for electric supplier and received money-saving tips.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets constituents at her energy summit on March 19. Residents learned how to shop for electric supplier and received money-saving tips.



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Rep. Lowery Brown greets constituents at her energy summit on March 19. Residents learned how to shop for electric supplier and received money-saving tips.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets constituents at her energy summit on March 19. Residents learned how to shop for electric supplier and received money-saving tips.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets constituents at her energy summit on March 19. Residents learned how to shop for electric supplier and received money-saving tips.



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Rep. Lowery Brown greets constituents at her energy summit on March 19. Residents learned how to shop for electric supplier and received money-saving tips.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets a constituent at Sarah Allen Senior Home at 4035 Parrish St., where she held a breakfast meeting with seniors on Jan. 21. Rep. Lowery Brown holds the senior salutes to hear seniors’ concerns, help them with state and city programs and to say thanks for all they have done during their lifetimes.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets a constituent at Sarah Allen Senior Home at 4035 Parrish St., where she held a breakfast meeting with seniors on Jan. 21. Rep. Lowery Brown holds the senior salutes to hear seniors’ concerns, help them with state and city programs and to say thanks for all they have done during their lifetimes.



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Rep. Lowery Brown greets a constituent at Sarah Allen Senior Home at 4035 Parrish St., where she held a breakfast meeting with seniors on Jan. 21. Rep. Lowery Brown holds the senior salutes to hear seniors’ concerns, help them with state and city programs and to say thanks for all they have done during their lifetimes.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets Philadelphia and state emergency officials and community leaders before a meeting Jan. 21 she called in response to a series of fires and flooding in the city. Rep. Lowery Brown called the meeting to make sure the city was prepared to deal with the aftermath of disasters.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets Philadelphia and state emergency officials and community leaders before a meeting Jan. 21 she called in response to a series of fires and flooding in the city. Rep. Lowery Brown called the meeting to make sure the city was prepared to deal with the aftermath of disasters.



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Rep. Lowery Brown greets Philadelphia and state emergency officials and community leaders before a meeting Jan. 21 she called in response to a series of fires and flooding in the city. Rep. Lowery Brown called the meeting to make sure the city was prepared to deal with the aftermath of disasters.

Rep. Brown takes her seat on the floor of the House of Representatives after swearing-in ceremonies on Jan. 14.

Rep. Brown takes her seat on the floor of the House of Representatives after swearing-in ceremonies on Jan. 14.



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Rep. Brown takes her seat on the floor of the House of Representatives after swearing-in ceremonies on Jan. 14.

Rep. Lowery Brown is recognized by The Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia for taking a lead role in Pennsylvania's efforts to help earthquake-stricken Haiti. To her left is Yve-Car Momperousse and to her right is Stephan Batiste, both with the Young Haitian Professionals.

Rep. Lowery Brown is recognized by The Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia for taking a lead role in Pennsylvania's efforts to help earthquake-stricken Haiti. To her left is Yve-Car Momperousse and to her right is Stephan Batiste, both with the Young Haitian Professionals.



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Rep. Lowery Brown is recognized by The Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia for taking a lead role in Pennsylvania's efforts to help earthquake-stricken Haiti. To her left is Yve-Car Momperousse and to her right is Stephan Batiste, both with the Young Haitian Professionals.

Rep. Lowery Brown speaks at the graduation ceremony for HELP Philadelphia, a nonprofit agency that helps build self sufficiency.

Rep. Lowery Brown speaks at the graduation ceremony for HELP Philadelphia, a nonprofit agency that helps build self sufficiency.



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Rep. Lowery Brown speaks at the graduation ceremony for HELP Philadelphia, a nonprofit agency that helps build self sufficiency.

Rep. Lowery Brown meets with police from the 16h Precinct and members of Alpha Town Watch during National Night out Aug. 3.

Rep. Lowery Brown meets with police from the 16h Precinct and members of Alpha Town Watch during National Night out Aug. 3.



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Rep. Lowery Brown meets with police from the 16h Precinct and members of Alpha Town Watch during National Night out Aug. 3.

Reps. Lowery Brown and James Roebuck attend a Partnership Community Development Corporation event in West Philadelphia.

Reps. Lowery Brown and James Roebuck attend a Partnership Community Development Corporation event in West Philadelphia.



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Reps. Lowery Brown and James Roebuck attend a Partnership Community Development Corporation event in West Philadelphia.

Rep. Lowery Brown visits with staff and students at Mastery Charter School Sept. 18 and views a mural they painted.

Rep. Lowery Brown visits with staff and students at Mastery Charter School Sept. 18 and views a mural they painted.



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Rep. Lowery Brown visits with staff and students at Mastery Charter School Sept. 18 and views a mural they painted.

Rep. Lowery Brown, state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Phila., Philadelphia Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and officials with the West Philadelphia Employment Advancement Retention Network Center at a press conference announcing they will hold an education and job fair.

Rep. Lowery Brown, state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Phila., Philadelphia Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and officials with the West Philadelphia Employment Advancement Retention Network Center at a press conference announcing they will hold an education and job fair.



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Rep. Lowery Brown, state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Phila., Philadelphia Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. and officials with the West Philadelphia Employment Advancement Retention Network Center at a press conference announcing they will hold an education and job fair.

Rep. Lowery Brown listens to testimony during a Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee hearing in Philadelphia on her bill to protect consumers by tightening regulations governing pawn shops.

Rep. Lowery Brown listens to testimony during a Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee hearing in Philadelphia on her bill to protect consumers by tightening regulations governing pawn shops.



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Rep. Lowery Brown listens to testimony during a Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee hearing in Philadelphia on her bill to protect consumers by tightening regulations governing pawn shops.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets Brian Baker from the West Philadelphia Employment Advancement Retention Network center at a job fair she co-sponsored in Philadelphia.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets Brian Baker from the West Philadelphia Employment Advancement Retention Network center at a job fair she co-sponsored in Philadelphia.



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Rep. Lowery Brown greets Brian Baker from the West Philadelphia Employment Advancement Retention Network center at a job fair she co-sponsored in Philadelphia.

Constituents line up for information about employment at Rep. Lowery Brown’s job fair in Philadelphia.

Constituents line up for information about employment at Rep. Lowery Brown’s job fair in Philadelphia.



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Constituents line up for information about employment at Rep. Lowery Brown’s job fair in Philadelphia.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets the Rev. Al Sharpton at state Rep. Ronald Waters' Village Family Reunion and Festival Aug. 14 in Philadelphia.

Rep. Lowery Brown greets the Rev. Al Sharpton at state Rep. Ronald Waters' Village Family Reunion and Festival Aug. 14 in Philadelphia.



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Rep. Lowery Brown greets the Rev. Al Sharpton at state Rep. Ronald Waters' Village Family Reunion and Festival Aug. 14 in Philadelphia.

Rep. Lowery Brown announces during a news conference that she is co-hosting a job fair Thursday, Aug. 12 at the School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia.

Rep. Lowery Brown announces during a news conference that she is co-hosting a job fair Thursday, Aug. 12 at the School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia.



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Rep. Lowery Brown announces during a news conference that she is co-hosting a job fair Thursday, Aug. 12 at the School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, chairwoman of the Urban Sustainability Caucus, looks on as fellow state Rep. Babette Josephs takes a drink of treated water drawn from the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Caucus members were attending a demonstration of the Hydra, a device that uses solar power to clean bacteria and viruses from water.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, chairwoman of the Urban Sustainability Caucus, looks on as fellow state Rep. Babette Josephs takes a drink of treated water drawn from the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Caucus members were attending a demonstration of the Hydra, a device that uses solar power to clean bacteria and viruses from water.



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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, chairwoman of the Urban Sustainability Caucus, looks on as fellow state Rep. Babette Josephs takes a drink of treated water drawn from the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Caucus members were attending a demonstration of the Hydra, a device that uses solar power to clean bacteria and viruses from water.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown calls for prison reform during a news conference at the state Capitol. Brown says reform would cut correctional costs and reduce recidivism in the state.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown calls for prison reform during a news conference at the state Capitol. Brown says reform would cut correctional costs and reduce recidivism in the state.



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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown calls for prison reform during a news conference at the state Capitol. Brown says reform would cut correctional costs and reduce recidivism in the state.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts the Global Leadership Academy Charter School PTO from Philadelphia. Rep. Lowery Brown is a strong supporter of charter schools.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts the Global Leadership Academy Charter School PTO from Philadelphia. Rep. Lowery Brown is a strong supporter of charter schools.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts the Global Leadership Academy Charter School PTO from Philadelphia. Rep. Lowery Brown is a strong supporter of charter schools.

Rep. Lowery Brown gave away 600 prom dresses that were donated by the New Jersey Social Workers Association. She poses with two students who found dresses for their prom.

Rep. Lowery Brown gave away 600 prom dresses that were donated by the New Jersey Social Workers Association. She poses with two students who found dresses for their prom.



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Rep. Lowery Brown gave away 600 prom dresses that were donated by the New Jersey Social Workers Association. She poses with two students who found dresses for their prom.

Rep. Brown hosts a House Majority Policy Committee hearing in Philadelphia on utilities and weatherization issues.

Rep. Brown hosts a House Majority Policy Committee hearing in Philadelphia on utilities and weatherization issues.



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Rep. Brown hosts a House Majority Policy Committee hearing in Philadelphia on utilities and weatherization issues.

Rep. Brown and young people from the 190th District volunteered their time on Martin Luther King Day to help clean the streets of Philadelphia. A city police officer presented the young men and women with a citation of recognition for their good deed.

Rep. Brown and young people from the 190th District volunteered their time on Martin Luther King Day to help clean the streets of Philadelphia. A city police officer presented the young men and women with a citation of recognition for their good deed.



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Rep. Brown and young people from the 190th District volunteered their time on Martin Luther King Day to help clean the streets of Philadelphia. A city police officer presented the young men and women with a citation of recognition for their good deed.

Rep. Lowery Brown and other members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus honor Kim Bracey, the first black mayor of York, during a Black History Month celebration at the Capitol in February. Also show are PLBC Chairman Ronald Waters and Rep. Rosita Youngblood.

Rep. Lowery Brown and other members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus honor Kim Bracey, the first black mayor of York, during a Black History Month celebration at the Capitol in February. Also show are PLBC Chairman Ronald Waters and Rep. Rosita Youngblood.



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Rep. Lowery Brown and other members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus honor Kim Bracey, the first black mayor of York, during a Black History Month celebration at the Capitol in February. Also show are PLBC Chairman Ronald Waters and Rep. Rosita Youngblood.

Rep. Lowery Brown speaks at a Jan. 26 news conference in Harrisburg about Pennsylvania’s efforts to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Rep. Lowery Brown speaks at a Jan. 26 news conference in Harrisburg about Pennsylvania’s efforts to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti.



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Rep. Lowery Brown speaks at a Jan. 26 news conference in Harrisburg about Pennsylvania’s efforts to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (right) is pictured with Thais Raja Ridgeway, 18 (second from left), a student at the University of Pittsburgh, at the National Foundation for Women Legislators conference earlier this month. Ridgeway was one of seven winners in an essay contest sponsored by NFWL. Ridgeway, who was sponsored by Brown to compete in the contest, wrote Let Freedom Ring about Oprah Winfrey. Also pictured are Millie Hallow, vice president of NFWL’s board of directors (left) and Robin Read, president and CEO of NFWL (third from left).

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (right) is pictured with Thais Raja Ridgeway, 18 (second from left), a student at the University of Pittsburgh, at the National Foundation for Women Legislators conference earlier this month. Ridgeway was one of seven winners in an essay contest sponsored by NFWL. Ridgeway, who was sponsored by Brown to compete in the contest, wrote Let Freedom Ring about Oprah Winfrey. Also pictured are Millie Hallow, vice president of NFWL’s board of directors (left) and Robin Read, president and CEO of NFWL (third from left).



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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (right) is pictured with Thais Raja Ridgeway, 18 (second from left), a student at the University of Pittsburgh, at the National Foundation for Women Legislators conference earlier this month. Ridgeway was one of seven winners in an essay contest sponsored by NFWL. Ridgeway, who was sponsored by Brown to compete in the contest, wrote Let Freedom Ring about Oprah Winfrey. Also pictured are Millie Hallow, vice president of NFWL’s board of directors (left) and Robin Read, president and CEO of NFWL (third from left).

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown leads a march in Philadelphia to demonstrate the impact that the state budget impasse is having on day-care centers.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown leads a march in Philadelphia to demonstrate the impact that the state budget impasse is having on day-care centers.



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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown leads a march in Philadelphia to demonstrate the impact that the state budget impasse is having on day-care centers.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown stands with children who attended the annual Drug Education for Youth camp at the Pennsylvania National Guard facility at Fort Indiantown Gap in July. The weeklong residence camp teaches children 9 to 12 life skills, self esteem and team building.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown stands with children who attended the annual Drug Education for Youth camp at the Pennsylvania National Guard facility at Fort Indiantown Gap in July. The weeklong residence camp teaches children 9 to 12 life skills, self esteem and team building.



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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown stands with children who attended the annual Drug Education for Youth camp at the Pennsylvania National Guard facility at Fort Indiantown Gap in July. The weeklong residence camp teaches children 9 to 12 life skills, self esteem and team building.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown is pictured with members of Youth Action, a Philadelphia-based community organization that works to empower young African Americans to become socially, economically and civically aware. Youth Action helped at West Philadelphia YMCA's inaugural health expo and day of service on July 25

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown is pictured with members of Youth Action, a Philadelphia-based community organization that works to empower young African Americans to become socially, economically and civically aware. Youth Action helped at West Philadelphia YMCA's inaugural health expo and day of service on July 25



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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown is pictured with members of Youth Action, a Philadelphia-based community organization that works to empower young African Americans to become socially, economically and civically aware. Youth Action helped at West Philadelphia YMCA's inaugural health expo and day of service on July 25

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown joins other volunteers at The Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp. for Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Paint Day. Rep. Lowery Brown helped volunteers paint three sections of a mural titled This We Believe, which aims to tell the story of the city through paintings. The finished mural will have 42 panels that are 5 feet by 15 feet.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown joins other volunteers at The Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp. for Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Paint Day. Rep. Lowery Brown helped volunteers paint three sections of a mural titled This We Believe, which aims to tell the story of the city through paintings. The finished mural will have 42 panels that are 5 feet by 15 feet.



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Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown joins other volunteers at The Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp. for Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s Paint Day. Rep. Lowery Brown helped volunteers paint three sections of a mural titled This We Believe, which aims to tell the story of the city through paintings. The finished mural will have 42 panels that are 5 feet by 15 feet.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown is greeted by Laura Princiotta, chief operating officer of The Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp., at the agency's Philadelphia Mural Arts Program's Paint Day Saturday, July 11.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown is greeted by Laura Princiotta, chief operating officer of The Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp., at the agency's Philadelphia Mural Arts Program's Paint Day Saturday, July 11.



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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown is greeted by Laura Princiotta, chief operating officer of The Arc of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp., at the agency's Philadelphia Mural Arts Program's Paint Day Saturday, July 11.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown greets Meera Shankar, ambassador of India, and Prabhu Dayal, consulate general of India, at the state Capitol. Also shown is state Rep. Cherelle L. Parker.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown greets Meera Shankar, ambassador of India, and Prabhu Dayal, consulate general of India, at the state Capitol. Also shown is state Rep. Cherelle L. Parker.



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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown greets Meera Shankar, ambassador of India, and Prabhu Dayal, consulate general of India, at the state Capitol. Also shown is state Rep. Cherelle L. Parker.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown welcomes the championship Blankenburg High School chess team to the state Capitol.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown welcomes the championship Blankenburg High School chess team to the state Capitol.



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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown welcomes the championship Blankenburg High School chess team to the state Capitol.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts the Samuel H. Daroff Academy track team at the state Capitol.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts the Samuel H. Daroff Academy track team at the state Capitol.



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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts the Samuel H. Daroff Academy track team at the state Capitol.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown participates in a Capitol news conference with other members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus to announce details of the caucus’ statewide effort to ensure that Pennsylvania women- and minority-owned businesses receive a fair share of federal stimulus money.

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown participates in a Capitol news conference with other members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus to announce details of the caucus’ statewide effort to ensure that Pennsylvania women- and minority-owned businesses receive a fair share of federal stimulus money.



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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown participates in a Capitol news conference with other members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus to announce details of the caucus’ statewide effort to ensure that Pennsylvania women- and minority-owned businesses receive a fair share of federal stimulus money.

Reps. Kenyatta Johnson and Vanessa Lowery Brown introduce Brown's H.R. 114 honoring the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. The resolution was adopted unanimously.

Reps. Kenyatta Johnson and Vanessa Lowery Brown introduce Brown's H.R. 114 honoring the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. The resolution was adopted unanimously.



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Reps. Kenyatta Johnson and Vanessa Lowery Brown introduce Brown's H.R. 114 honoring the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. The resolution was adopted unanimously.

Representatives and members of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP on the House floor.

Representatives and members of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP on the House floor.



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Representatives and members of the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP on the House floor.

Several card carrying members of the NAACP joined Rep. Lowery Brown at the podium as she introduced her resolution to recognize the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. From left, Reps. Jim Roebuck, John Galloway, Babette Josephs, Kenyatta Johnson, Jewell Williams, Lowery Brown, Bill DeWeese, Barb McIlvaine Smith and Curtis Thomas.

Several card carrying members of the NAACP joined Rep. Lowery Brown at the podium as she introduced her resolution to recognize the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. From left, Reps. Jim Roebuck, John Galloway, Babette Josephs, Kenyatta Johnson, Jewell Williams, Lowery Brown, Bill DeWeese, Barb McIlvaine Smith and Curtis Thomas.



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Several card carrying members of the NAACP joined Rep. Lowery Brown at the podium as she introduced her resolution to recognize the 100th anniversary of the NAACP. From left, Reps. Jim Roebuck, John Galloway, Babette Josephs, Kenyatta Johnson, Jewell Williams, Lowery Brown, Bill DeWeese, Barb McIlvaine Smith and Curtis Thomas.

A more candid moment with three of her Philadelphia colleagues after the swearing-in ceremony on the House floor. From left, Reps. Cherelle Parker, Kathy Manderino, Vanessa Lowery Brown and Rosita Youngblood.

A more candid moment with three of her Philadelphia colleagues after the swearing-in ceremony on the House floor. From left, Reps. Cherelle Parker, Kathy Manderino, Vanessa Lowery Brown and Rosita Youngblood.



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A more candid moment with three of her Philadelphia colleagues after the swearing-in ceremony on the House floor. From left, Reps. Cherelle Parker, Kathy Manderino, Vanessa Lowery Brown and Rosita Youngblood.

Rep. Lowery Brown listens to Gov. Rendell outline his spending proposal for the Commonwealth for the 2009-10 fiscal year during his annual budget address.

Rep. Lowery Brown listens to Gov. Rendell outline his spending proposal for the Commonwealth for the 2009-10 fiscal year during his annual budget address.



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Rep. Lowery Brown listens to Gov. Rendell outline his spending proposal for the Commonwealth for the 2009-10 fiscal year during his annual budget address.

Rep. Lowery Brown addresses the audience at a public forum she helped host with House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans on the economy and its impact on the state budget in Philadelphia.

Rep. Lowery Brown addresses the audience at a public forum she helped host with House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans on the economy and its impact on the state budget in Philadelphia.



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Rep. Lowery Brown addresses the audience at a public forum she helped host with House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans on the economy and its impact on the state budget in Philadelphia.

Rep. Lowery Brown talks with constituents after a public forum on the economy and its impact on the state budget.

Rep. Lowery Brown talks with constituents after a public forum on the economy and its impact on the state budget.



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Rep. Lowery Brown talks with constituents after a public forum on the economy and its impact on the state budget.

Philadelphia lawmaker, state Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown was sworn in to the state House on Jan.6 at a ceremony at the state Capitol.

Philadelphia lawmaker, state Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown was sworn in to the state House on Jan.6 at a ceremony at the state Capitol.



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Philadelphia lawmaker, state Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown was sworn in to the state House on Jan.6 at a ceremony at the state Capitol.