Photos from Harrisburg and around the district

  Rep. Roebuck speaks at the annual “Turkic Cultural Day” in Harrisburg, an event designed to increase friendship and understanding of the Turkish culture by sharing the rich heritage of the Turkish people.

Rep. Roebuck speaks at the annual “Turkic Cultural Day” in Harrisburg, an event designed to increase friendship and understanding of the Turkish culture by sharing the rich heritage of the Turkish people.



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Rep. Roebuck speaks at the annual “Turkic Cultural Day” in Harrisburg, an event designed to increase friendship and understanding of the Turkish culture by sharing the rich heritage of the Turkish people.

Rep. James Roebuck joins many of his House colleagues and Governor Tom Wolf after he signed into law a bill that clarifies animal abuse statutes and increases penalties for abusing animals.

Rep. James Roebuck joins many of his House colleagues and Governor Tom Wolf after he signed into law a bill that clarifies animal abuse statutes and increases penalties for abusing animals.



Libre's Law Signed

Rep. James Roebuck joins many of his House colleagues and Governor Tom Wolf after he signed into law a bill that clarifies animal abuse statutes and increases penalties for abusing animals.

Rep. James Roebuck, the Democratic Chairman of the House Education Committee, is joined by students, parents, community activists, and faith leaders for “Educational Apartheid” Day of Action, organized by POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild) to demand fair and fully funded education for Pennsylvania’s public school students.

Rep. James Roebuck, the Democratic Chairman of the House Education Committee, is joined by students, parents, community activists, and faith leaders for “Educational Apartheid” Day of Action, organized by POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild) to demand fair and fully funded education for Pennsylvania’s public school students.



Educational Apartheid Day of Action

Rep. James Roebuck, the Democratic Chairman of the House Education Committee, is joined by students, parents, community activists, and faith leaders for “Educational Apartheid” Day of Action, organized by POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild) to demand fair and fully funded education for Pennsylvania’s public school students.

Representative Roebuck spoke at a news conference to discuss his legislation, House Bill 1206, which would amend the Public School Code to change the way cyber charter schools are funded. The legislation seeks to cap the amount of funding unaffiliated cyber charter schools receive for students who live in an area in which the school district or an intermediate unit operates its own cyber charter school.

Representative Roebuck spoke at a news conference to discuss his legislation, House Bill 1206, which would amend the Public School Code to change the way cyber charter schools are funded. The legislation seeks to cap the amount of funding unaffiliated cyber charter schools receive for students who live in an area in which the school district or an intermediate unit operates its own cyber charter school.



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Representative Roebuck spoke at a news conference to discuss his legislation, House Bill 1206, which would amend the Public School Code to change the way cyber charter schools are funded. The legislation seeks to cap the amount of funding unaffiliated cyber charter schools receive for students who live in an area in which the school district or an intermediate unit operates its own cyber charter school.

Representative Roebuck spoke at a press conference to discuss and promote a long-term sustainability and viability study of Pennsylvania’s public institutions of higher education.

Representative Roebuck spoke at a press conference to discuss and promote a long-term sustainability and viability study of Pennsylvania’s public institutions of higher education.



News Conference 6-6-2017

Representative Roebuck spoke at a press conference to discuss and promote a long-term sustainability and viability study of Pennsylvania’s public institutions of higher education.

Representative James Roebuck attended a press event to recognize the second annual “Teacher Education Day” in Harrisburg.

Representative James Roebuck attended a press event to recognize the second annual “Teacher Education Day” in Harrisburg.



Press Conference 5-23-2017

Representative James Roebuck attended a press event to recognize the second annual “Teacher Education Day” in Harrisburg.

Rep. James Roebuck speaks at the 14th annual A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Rights Rally.

Rep. James Roebuck speaks at the 14th annual A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Rights Rally.



A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Rights Rally

Rep. James Roebuck speaks at the 14th annual A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Rights Rally.

Rep. James Roebuck, the Democratic Chairman of the House Education Committee, participates in a news conference where the House Democratic Caucus unveiled a package of charter school reform bills designed to treat all Pennsylvania public schools, and their students, equally under law.

Rep. James Roebuck, the Democratic Chairman of the House Education Committee, participates in a news conference where the House Democratic Caucus unveiled a package of charter school reform bills designed to treat all Pennsylvania public schools, and their students, equally under law.



Roebuck Comments on Proposed Charter School Reform Legislation

Rep. James Roebuck, the Democratic Chairman of the House Education Committee, participates in a news conference where the House Democratic Caucus unveiled a package of charter school reform bills designed to treat all Pennsylvania public schools, and their students, equally under law.

Rep. Roebuck listening to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2017-18 budget address. The new Wolf budget plan would restore another $200 million for K-12 education and $8.9 million for our state-owned universities.

Rep. Roebuck listening to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2017-18 budget address. The new Wolf budget plan would restore another $200 million for K-12 education and $8.9 million for our state-owned universities.



Governor's budget address 2-7-2017

Rep. Roebuck listening to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2017-18 budget address. The new Wolf budget plan would restore another $200 million for K-12 education and $8.9 million for our state-owned universities.

Rep. Jim Roebuck joins other lawmakers by wearing pink to show support for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Rep. Jim Roebuck joins other lawmakers by wearing pink to show support for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.



Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Rep. Jim Roebuck joins other lawmakers by wearing pink to show support for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Representative Roebuck welcomed WWII veterans on the House Floor.
 L to R: Speaker Turzai, Representative Cook-Artis, Representative Harry Lewis, Luther McNeal, Dr. Lewis Brown, Representative Roebuck.

Representative Roebuck welcomed WWII veterans on the House Floor. L to R: Speaker Turzai, Representative Cook-Artis, Representative Harry Lewis, Luther McNeal, Dr. Lewis Brown, Representative Roebuck.



WWII veterans-5-24-2016

Representative Roebuck welcomed WWII veterans on the House Floor. L to R: Speaker Turzai, Representative Cook-Artis, Representative Harry Lewis, Luther McNeal, Dr. Lewis Brown, Representative Roebuck.

Rep. James Roebuck joins Pennsylvania community college students, trustees, faculty, and staff at the Capitol to advocate for an increased funding level in the 2016-17 fiscal year budget as part of the community colleges' annual Lobby Day.

Rep. James Roebuck joins Pennsylvania community college students, trustees, faculty, and staff at the Capitol to advocate for an increased funding level in the 2016-17 fiscal year budget as part of the community colleges' annual Lobby Day.



Roebuck Speaks In Favor of Community Colleges

Rep. James Roebuck joins Pennsylvania community college students, trustees, faculty, and staff at the Capitol to advocate for an increased funding level in the 2016-17 fiscal year budget as part of the community colleges' annual Lobby Day.

Rep. Jim Roebuck welcomes a group from Mansfield University to Harrisburg.

Rep. Jim Roebuck welcomes a group from Mansfield University to Harrisburg.



Roebuck Welcomes Mansfield U Group

Rep. Jim Roebuck welcomes a group from Mansfield University to Harrisburg.

Rep. Jim Roebuck is all smiles with students at Mastery Charter School.

Rep. Jim Roebuck is all smiles with students at Mastery Charter School.



Roebuck with Mastery Charter School Students

Rep. Jim Roebuck is all smiles with students at Mastery Charter School.

Rep. Jim Roebuck is pictured with two students from the University of the Sciences at an event in Harrisburg.

Rep. Jim Roebuck is pictured with two students from the University of the Sciences at an event in Harrisburg.



Roebuck with University of the Sciences Students

Rep. Jim Roebuck is pictured with two students from the University of the Sciences at an event in Harrisburg.

Rep. Jim Roebuck joins advocates from Cheyney University for a rally in support of the nation’s oldest historically black institution of higher education.

Rep. Jim Roebuck joins advocates from Cheyney University for a rally in support of the nation’s oldest historically black institution of higher education.



Roebuck Speaks in Support of Cheyney U Funding

Rep. Jim Roebuck joins advocates from Cheyney University for a rally in support of the nation’s oldest historically black institution of higher education.

Rep. Jim Roebuck receives an Educational Excellence Award from the Pennsylvania Principles Association.

Rep. Jim Roebuck receives an Educational Excellence Award from the Pennsylvania Principles Association.



Roebuck Presented Educational Award

Rep. Jim Roebuck receives an Educational Excellence Award from the Pennsylvania Principles Association.

Rep. Jim Roebuck participates in a meeting with members of the Legislative Black Caucus and activists to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease.

Rep. Jim Roebuck participates in a meeting with members of the Legislative Black Caucus and activists to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease.



Roebuck Attends Sickle Cell Meeting

Rep. Jim Roebuck participates in a meeting with members of the Legislative Black Caucus and activists to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease.

Rep. Jim Roebuck speaks to members of the AKA Sorority during their yearly visit to Harrisburg.

Rep. Jim Roebuck speaks to members of the AKA Sorority during their yearly visit to Harrisburg.



Roebuck Speaks to AKA Sorority Members

Rep. Jim Roebuck speaks to members of the AKA Sorority during their yearly visit to Harrisburg.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at the first meeting of the Basic Education Funding Commission.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at the first meeting of the Basic Education Funding Commission.



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Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at the first meeting of the Basic Education Funding Commission.

Rep. Jim Roebuck participates in an event offering free and confidential screenings of contagious diseases.

Rep. Jim Roebuck participates in an event offering free and confidential screenings of contagious diseases.



Roebuck Promotes Confidential Screenings

Rep. Jim Roebuck participates in an event offering free and confidential screenings of contagious diseases.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.



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Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.



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Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.



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Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.



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Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.



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Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., spoke at two state Capitol rallies in support of funding Philadelphia schools.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., announces his bill (H.B. 1949) to restore public school tutoring funding, which Gov. Corbett eliminated in 2011. The bill would provide $67 million in the first year and would help students to meet new, tougher standards. Roebuck said the funding to restore the program could come from closing the state's 'Delaware loophole' for corporate taxes or passing a reasonable Marcellus Shale gas-drilling tax as other states have done.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., announces his bill (H.B. 1949) to restore public school tutoring funding, which Gov. Corbett eliminated in 2011. The bill would provide $67 million in the first year and would help students to meet new, tougher standards. Roebuck said the funding to restore the program could come from closing the state's "Delaware loophole" for corporate taxes or passing a reasonable Marcellus Shale gas-drilling tax as other states have done.



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Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., announces his bill (H.B. 1949) to restore public school tutoring funding, which Gov. Corbett eliminated in 2011. The bill would provide $67 million in the first year and would help students to meet new, tougher standards. Roebuck said the funding to restore the program could come from closing the state's "Delaware loophole" for corporate taxes or passing a reasonable Marcellus Shale gas-drilling tax as other states have done.

Rep. Jim Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a Capitol news conference in support of a bill to reimburse teachers who spend their own money on school supplies for their students.

Rep. Jim Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a Capitol news conference in support of a bill to reimburse teachers who spend their own money on school supplies for their students.



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Rep. Jim Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a Capitol news conference in support of a bill to reimburse teachers who spend their own money on school supplies for their students.

Rep. James Roebuck supports the Barkan Park bulb-planting, leaf-raking and cleanup.

Rep. James Roebuck supports the Barkan Park bulb-planting, leaf-raking and cleanup.



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Rep. James Roebuck supports the Barkan Park bulb-planting, leaf-raking and cleanup.

Rep. James Roebuck, Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, reads the book 'Otis' to children at the Parent Infant Center in west Philadelphia. Roebuck represents the 188th Legislative District in west and southwest Philadelphia.

Rep. James Roebuck, Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, reads the book "Otis" to children at the Parent Infant Center in west Philadelphia. Roebuck represents the 188th Legislative District in west and southwest Philadelphia.



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Rep. James Roebuck, Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, reads the book "Otis" to children at the Parent Infant Center in west Philadelphia. Roebuck represents the 188th Legislative District in west and southwest Philadelphia.

Rep. James Roebuck, Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, reads the book 'Otis' to children at the Parent Infant Center in west Philadelphia. Roebuck represents the 188th Legislative District in west and southwest Philadelphia.

Rep. James Roebuck, Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, reads the book "Otis" to children at the Parent Infant Center in west Philadelphia. Roebuck represents the 188th Legislative District in west and southwest Philadelphia.



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Rep. James Roebuck, Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, reads the book "Otis" to children at the Parent Infant Center in west Philadelphia. Roebuck represents the 188th Legislative District in west and southwest Philadelphia.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a Capitol rally in support of fair and adequate funding for all Pennsylvania schools. Corbett-Republican state budgets cut about $1 billion from public schools in 2011, froze the cuts in place in 2012 and left almost 90 percent of the cuts in place this year.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a Capitol rally in support of fair and adequate funding for all Pennsylvania schools. Corbett-Republican state budgets cut about $1 billion from public schools in 2011, froze the cuts in place in 2012 and left almost 90 percent of the cuts in place this year.



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Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a Capitol rally in support of fair and adequate funding for all Pennsylvania schools. Corbett-Republican state budgets cut about $1 billion from public schools in 2011, froze the cuts in place in 2012 and left almost 90 percent of the cuts in place this year.

As the state budget deadline nears, Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks up at the Capitol for commonsense education funding to prevent more job cuts, larger class sizes and other effects of the Corbett-Republican budgets.

As the state budget deadline nears, Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks up at the Capitol for commonsense education funding to prevent more job cuts, larger class sizes and other effects of the Corbett-Republican budgets.



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As the state budget deadline nears, Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks up at the Capitol for commonsense education funding to prevent more job cuts, larger class sizes and other effects of the Corbett-Republican budgets.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol ceremony honoring the 20th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Roebuck and Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, authored a resolution, which the House adopted, designating May 7, 2013 as Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Day.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol ceremony honoring the 20th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Roebuck and Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, authored a resolution, which the House adopted, designating May 7, 2013 as Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Day.



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State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol ceremony honoring the 20th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Roebuck and Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, authored a resolution, which the House adopted, designating May 7, 2013 as Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Day.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., sponsored the 'Identi-Kid: A Child Abduction Prevention and Safety Awareness Training' at Montgomery Early Learning Center - Infant Friendship Center.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., sponsored the "Identi-Kid: A Child Abduction Prevention and Safety Awareness Training" at Montgomery Early Learning Center - Infant Friendship Center.



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State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., sponsored the "Identi-Kid: A Child Abduction Prevention and Safety Awareness Training" at Montgomery Early Learning Center - Infant Friendship Center.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., sponsored the 'Identi-Kid: A Child Abduction Prevention and Safety Awareness Training' at Montgomery Early Learning Center - Infant Friendship Center.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., sponsored the "Identi-Kid: A Child Abduction Prevention and Safety Awareness Training" at Montgomery Early Learning Center - Infant Friendship Center.



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State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., sponsored the "Identi-Kid: A Child Abduction Prevention and Safety Awareness Training" at Montgomery Early Learning Center - Infant Friendship Center.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., sponsored the 'Identi-Kid: A Child Abduction Prevention and Safety Awareness Training' at Montgomery Early Learning Center - Infant Friendship Center.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., sponsored the "Identi-Kid: A Child Abduction Prevention and Safety Awareness Training" at Montgomery Early Learning Center - Infant Friendship Center.



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State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., sponsored the "Identi-Kid: A Child Abduction Prevention and Safety Awareness Training" at Montgomery Early Learning Center - Infant Friendship Center.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a Capitol news conference in support of a bill to protect Pennsylvania students from bullying.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a Capitol news conference in support of a bill to protect Pennsylvania students from bullying.



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State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, speaks at a Capitol news conference in support of a bill to protect Pennsylvania students from bullying.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, helps to launch Pennsylvania community colleges' major new job-training program, JobTrakPA. The Obama administration is providing a $20 million grant for the program to help unemployed and underemployed Pennsylvanians train quickly for high-demand fields.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, helps to launch Pennsylvania community colleges' major new job-training program, JobTrakPA. The Obama administration is providing a $20 million grant for the program to help unemployed and underemployed Pennsylvanians train quickly for high-demand fields.



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Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, helps to launch Pennsylvania community colleges' major new job-training program, JobTrakPA. The Obama administration is providing a $20 million grant for the program to help unemployed and underemployed Pennsylvanians train quickly for high-demand fields.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, unveils his bipartisan charter and cyber charter school reform bill (H.B. 2661) at Benjamin Franklin School in Harrisburg.

State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, unveils his bipartisan charter and cyber charter school reform bill (H.B. 2661) at Benjamin Franklin School in Harrisburg.



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State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, unveils his bipartisan charter and cyber charter school reform bill (H.B. 2661) at Benjamin Franklin School in Harrisburg.

Rep. James Roebuck (right), Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, and City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell (left), chair of the City Council Education committee, hosted a breakfast in west Philadelphia for the new Philadelphia superintendent of schools, Dr. William Hite (center). About 100 stakeholders in education attended.

Rep. James Roebuck (right), Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, and City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell (left), chair of the City Council Education committee, hosted a breakfast in west Philadelphia for the new Philadelphia superintendent of schools, Dr. William Hite (center). About 100 stakeholders in education attended.



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Rep. James Roebuck (right), Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, and City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell (left), chair of the City Council Education committee, hosted a breakfast in west Philadelphia for the new Philadelphia superintendent of schools, Dr. William Hite (center). About 100 stakeholders in education attended.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., (pictured at left) Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee; and Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne (center); discuss the Corbett administration's school budget cuts with Education Secretary Ron Tomalis outside the governor's office. The legislators delivered petitions carrying more than 15,000 signatures from northeastern Pennsylvania demanding that the governor and Republican lawmakers restore public education funding as part of the 2012-13 state budget.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., (pictured at left) Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee; and Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne (center); discuss the Corbett administration's school budget cuts with Education Secretary Ron Tomalis outside the governor's office. The legislators delivered petitions carrying more than 15,000 signatures from northeastern Pennsylvania demanding that the governor and Republican lawmakers restore public education funding as part of the 2012-13 state budget.



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Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., (pictured at left) Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee; and Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, D-Luzerne (center); discuss the Corbett administration's school budget cuts with Education Secretary Ron Tomalis outside the governor's office. The legislators delivered petitions carrying more than 15,000 signatures from northeastern Pennsylvania demanding that the governor and Republican lawmakers restore public education funding as part of the 2012-13 state budget.

Rep. James Roebuck (back row, third from left) participates in 'Take A Tot to CHOP' at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The event promotes health awareness for parents and their children.

Rep. James Roebuck (back row, third from left) participates in "Take A Tot to CHOP" at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The event promotes health awareness for parents and their children.



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Rep. James Roebuck (back row, third from left) participates in "Take A Tot to CHOP" at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The event promotes health awareness for parents and their children.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, introduces a bill (H.B. 1657) that would make several funding and accountability reforms to charter and cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania. The bill would relieve school districts of $187 million in mandated costs for cyber schools by having the state fund those costs.

Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, introduces a bill (H.B. 1657) that would make several funding and accountability reforms to charter and cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania. The bill would relieve school districts of $187 million in mandated costs for cyber schools by having the state fund those costs.



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Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, introduces a bill (H.B. 1657) that would make several funding and accountability reforms to charter and cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania. The bill would relieve school districts of $187 million in mandated costs for cyber schools by having the state fund those costs.

Rep. Roebuck throws a “Strike For Hunger” at a bowling event to raise money for food banks and to raise awareness of Pennsylvania’s 1.2 million hungry citizens.

Rep. Roebuck throws a “Strike For Hunger” at a bowling event to raise money for food banks and to raise awareness of Pennsylvania’s 1.2 million hungry citizens.



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Rep. Roebuck throws a “Strike For Hunger” at a bowling event to raise money for food banks and to raise awareness of Pennsylvania’s 1.2 million hungry citizens.

Rep. Roebuck is joined by Jerry Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia NAACP, at an education rally in Harrisburg. Rep. Roebuck joined with hundreds of advocates to support restoring education funding in the state budget.

Rep. Roebuck is joined by Jerry Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia NAACP, at an education rally in Harrisburg. Rep. Roebuck joined with hundreds of advocates to support restoring education funding in the state budget.



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Rep. Roebuck is joined by Jerry Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia NAACP, at an education rally in Harrisburg. Rep. Roebuck joined with hundreds of advocates to support restoring education funding in the state budget.

Rep. Roebuck welcomes students from the University of Sciences to the State Capitol.

Rep. Roebuck welcomes students from the University of Sciences to the State Capitol.



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Rep. Roebuck welcomes students from the University of Sciences to the State Capitol.

Rep. Roebuck, pictured at right, and fellow members of the House of Representatives take the oath of office at the start of the 2011-12 session.

Rep. Roebuck, pictured at right, and fellow members of the House of Representatives take the oath of office at the start of the 2011-12 session.



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Rep. Roebuck, pictured at right, and fellow members of the House of Representatives take the oath of office at the start of the 2011-12 session.

Rep. James Roebuck, chairman of the House Education Committee, helps students from the Harrisburg Academy to open Career and Technical Education Day at the state Capitol.

Rep. James Roebuck, chairman of the House Education Committee, helps students from the Harrisburg Academy to open Career and Technical Education Day at the state Capitol.



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Rep. James Roebuck, chairman of the House Education Committee, helps students from the Harrisburg Academy to open Career and Technical Education Day at the state Capitol.

Rep. James Roebuck, chairman of the House Education Committee, helps students from the Harrisburg Academy to open Career and Technical Education Day at the state Capitol.

Rep. James Roebuck, chairman of the House Education Committee, helps students from the Harrisburg Academy to open Career and Technical Education Day at the state Capitol.



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Rep. James Roebuck, chairman of the House Education Committee, helps students from the Harrisburg Academy to open Career and Technical Education Day at the state Capitol.

Rep. Roebuck is pictured at a roundtable discussion with fellow lawmakers and the women of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. The roundtable discussion was held in Harrisburg in conjunction with “Delta Days.”

Rep. Roebuck is pictured at a roundtable discussion with fellow lawmakers and the women of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. The roundtable discussion was held in Harrisburg in conjunction with “Delta Days.”



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Rep. Roebuck is pictured at a roundtable discussion with fellow lawmakers and the women of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. The roundtable discussion was held in Harrisburg in conjunction with “Delta Days.”

Rep. Roebuck meets with representatives from the Arc of Philadelphia in Harrisburg to discuss issues relating to people with developmental disabilities. Roebuck is pictured with Fran Sugarman and Eleanor Elkin.

Rep. Roebuck meets with representatives from the Arc of Philadelphia in Harrisburg to discuss issues relating to people with developmental disabilities. Roebuck is pictured with Fran Sugarman and Eleanor Elkin.



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Rep. Roebuck meets with representatives from the Arc of Philadelphia in Harrisburg to discuss issues relating to people with developmental disabilities. Roebuck is pictured with Fran Sugarman and Eleanor Elkin.

Rep. Roebuck hosts an Education Committee hearing on science and math education deficiencies. Roebuck is pictured after the hearing at Community College of Philadelphia with (left to right) Velda Morris, co-chairwoman of the Urban STEM Strategy Group; Jamie Bracey, co-chairwoman of Urban STEM Strategy Group; and Jeremiah White Jr., chairman of iPraxis.

Rep. Roebuck hosts an Education Committee hearing on science and math education deficiencies. Roebuck is pictured after the hearing at Community College of Philadelphia with (left to right) Velda Morris, co-chairwoman of the Urban STEM Strategy Group; Jamie Bracey, co-chairwoman of Urban STEM Strategy Group; and Jeremiah White Jr., chairman of iPraxis.



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Rep. Roebuck hosts an Education Committee hearing on science and math education deficiencies. Roebuck is pictured after the hearing at Community College of Philadelphia with (left to right) Velda Morris, co-chairwoman of the Urban STEM Strategy Group; Jamie Bracey, co-chairwoman of Urban STEM Strategy Group; and Jeremiah White Jr., chairman of iPraxis.

Rep. Roebuck visits the National Constitution Center for the America I AM exhibition, which traces 500 years of African-American contributions to America. Roebuck is pictured with (left to right) exhibition organizer Tavis Smiley; Michael Colleran of CBS3, which sponsored the event; and Dr. Cornell West.

Rep. Roebuck visits the National Constitution Center for the America I AM exhibition, which traces 500 years of African-American contributions to America. Roebuck is pictured with (left to right) exhibition organizer Tavis Smiley; Michael Colleran of CBS3, which sponsored the event; and Dr. Cornell West.



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Rep. Roebuck visits the National Constitution Center for the America I AM exhibition, which traces 500 years of African-American contributions to America. Roebuck is pictured with (left to right) exhibition organizer Tavis Smiley; Michael Colleran of CBS3, which sponsored the event; and Dr. Cornell West.

Rep. Roebuck visits the second Art Exhibition at the Arc of Philadelphia, featuring art works by Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp. participants. Pictured (left to right) is Norma Carter, board president of the ARC/PDDC; Rep. Roebuck; James Wilson of Sen. Leanna Washington's office; Kathy Sykes, director of Philadelphia Mental Retardation Services; and Sen. Christine Tartaglione (seated).

Rep. Roebuck visits the second Art Exhibition at the Arc of Philadelphia, featuring art works by Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp. participants. Pictured (left to right) is Norma Carter, board president of the ARC/PDDC; Rep. Roebuck; James Wilson of Sen. Leanna Washington's office; Kathy Sykes, director of Philadelphia Mental Retardation Services; and Sen. Christine Tartaglione (seated).



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Rep. Roebuck visits the second Art Exhibition at the Arc of Philadelphia, featuring art works by Philadelphia Developmental Disabilities Corp. participants. Pictured (left to right) is Norma Carter, board president of the ARC/PDDC; Rep. Roebuck; James Wilson of Sen. Leanna Washington's office; Kathy Sykes, director of Philadelphia Mental Retardation Services; and Sen. Christine Tartaglione (seated).

Rep. Roebuck appears with host Jill Horner during his visit to the Comcast studio in West Philadelphia. Roebuck appeared on Comcast Local Edition to discuss education legislative priorities.

Rep. Roebuck appears with host Jill Horner during his visit to the Comcast studio in West Philadelphia. Roebuck appeared on Comcast Local Edition to discuss education legislative priorities.



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Rep. Roebuck appears with host Jill Horner during his visit to the Comcast studio in West Philadelphia. Roebuck appeared on Comcast Local Edition to discuss education legislative priorities.

Rep. Roebuck being toasted by Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell at his annual birthday event.

Rep. Roebuck being toasted by Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell at his annual birthday event.



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Rep. Roebuck being toasted by Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell at his annual birthday event.

Rep. Roebuck and his wife Cheryl are joined by Pat Halpin-Murphy of the American Federation of Teachers and Jerry Jordan of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers at an annual local event held by Roebuck.

Rep. Roebuck and his wife Cheryl are joined by Pat Halpin-Murphy of the American Federation of Teachers and Jerry Jordan of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers at an annual local event held by Roebuck.



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Rep. Roebuck and his wife Cheryl are joined by Pat Halpin-Murphy of the American Federation of Teachers and Jerry Jordan of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers at an annual local event held by Roebuck.

Rep. Roebuck chairs a hearing of the Education Committee during which the members voted on several pieces of legislation related to the state’s educational system.

Rep. Roebuck chairs a hearing of the Education Committee during which the members voted on several pieces of legislation related to the state’s educational system.



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Rep. Roebuck chairs a hearing of the Education Committee during which the members voted on several pieces of legislation related to the state’s educational system.

Rep. Roebuck presents the 2008 Jim Roebuck Leadership Award to Blaise Laramee of Spruce Hill Christian School, Fahmida Sarmin of Penn Alexander School, Saba Hagos of St. Francis de Sales, Anyea Wilson of A.D. Harrington School, Daisey Muldrow of Henry C. Lea School, Aamir Bennett of William C. Longstreth School, Ayo Keys of MYA School for the Humanities, Amanda Cowans of Paul Robeson High School and William Gibbons of West Philadelphia Catholic High School.

Rep. Roebuck presents the 2008 Jim Roebuck Leadership Award to Blaise Laramee of Spruce Hill Christian School, Fahmida Sarmin of Penn Alexander School, Saba Hagos of St. Francis de Sales, Anyea Wilson of A.D. Harrington School, Daisey Muldrow of Henry C. Lea School, Aamir Bennett of William C. Longstreth School, Ayo Keys of MYA School for the Humanities, Amanda Cowans of Paul Robeson High School and William Gibbons of West Philadelphia Catholic High School.



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Rep. Roebuck presents the 2008 Jim Roebuck Leadership Award to Blaise Laramee of Spruce Hill Christian School, Fahmida Sarmin of Penn Alexander School, Saba Hagos of St. Francis de Sales, Anyea Wilson of A.D. Harrington School, Daisey Muldrow of Henry C. Lea School, Aamir Bennett of William C. Longstreth School, Ayo Keys of MYA School for the Humanities, Amanda Cowans of Paul Robeson High School and William Gibbons of West Philadelphia Catholic High School.