DeLissio to host 80th Town Hall meeting Jan. 26

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 4 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 80th Town Hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26th at Cathedral Village, 600 E. Cathedral Road, 19128. 

At this “Pam Unplugged” gathering, DeLissio said, “I look forward to sharing with constituents my involvement over the past few months to change the House Rules, which is an underlying reason for much of the unfinished business in Harrisburg. The House Rules also contribute to how the ‘cards’ end up stacked not in favor of citizens, but in favor of special interest groups with significant financial influence.

“As a result of important unfinished business session after session, there has been a focused effort to ensure that the Pennsylvania House Rules provide a fair and square opportunity for legislation such as redistricting reform and updating and improving our voting systems and campaign finance reform, etc. to reach the governor’s desk,” DeLissio said.

Pennsylvania is ranked very low when it comes to legislative fairness.  

“This town hall will be an opportunity for constituents to hear how state government works in reality, instead of in theory, and what some of us are doing to instill oversight and change. Our goal is a fair and square government in 2019-2020,” DeLissio said.

DeLissio’s stated goals for her Town Halls include informing constituents about how the legislative process works. “The more citizens understand about the process, the better they can participate and advocate. It is always exciting to share my experience of how the process works, or in some cases does not work.”  

More information can be obtained by calling DeLissio’s office at 215-482-8726 or visiting www.pahouse.com/DeLissio.