House Democratic Policy Committee-PA Legislative Black Caucus to hold sixth hearing on Police Reform Friday in Capitol

(Sep 22, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 22 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and state Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., announced today that the House Democratic Policy Committee and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus will hold its sixth hearing on police reform and community solutions. Read more

 

State Reps. Krueger, Kirkland announce more than $100K in grants for Delaware County schools

(Aug 25, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 25 – State Reps. Leanne Krueger and Brian Kirkland announced a pair of grants for local school districts to improve educational services during the COVID-19 pandemic at schools designated for Additional Targeted Support and Improvement under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Read more

 

Kirkland announces nearly a $200K grant for local services

(Aug 17, 2020)

State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced Monday that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved a $182,740 grant for Chester Township to improve stormwater management. Read more

 

Delaware County lawmakers call for investigation into violence against Black Lives Matter supporters

(Aug 07, 2020)

HARRISBURG (August 7, 2020) – Today, a group of state lawmakers from Delaware County called for District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer to investigate violence and intimidation aimed at Black Lives Matter supporters during a march in Ridley Township on Saturday, August 1 st . State Sens. Tim Kearney and Anthony Williams as well as State Reps. Leanne Krueger, Margo Davidson, David Delloso, Brian Kirkland, and Joanna McClinton signed the letter, which details how peaceful protesters were met with violence and intimidation by a group of counter-protesters. The letter calls for Delaware County’s District Attorney to investigate the counter-protesters’ actions and the Ridley Township Police Department’s response. “I was proud to participate in the Black Lives Matter protest and stand with people of all races and all ages against systemic racism,” said Sen. Tim Kearney . “But I was disturbed by the hate and intimidation that I witnessed firsthand from counter-protesters. We are better than that. We need to make sure our community feels safe when peacefully exercising their First Amendment rights.” “I join others across our community in expressing horror that this demonstration of love and support for Black lives was met by a menacing group with a mission to taunt and intimidate peaceful protesters,” said Rep. Leanne Krueger . “Instead of actively protecting the First Amendment rights of our Read more

 

Delco House Democrats thank fellow residents for work toward Green Phase

(Jun 19, 2020)

HARRISBURG, June 19 – Pennsylvania House Democrats representing Delaware County praised residents for their diligence and sacrifice in flattening the deadly curve of COVID-19 infections following Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement today that the county will enter Green Phase recovery efforts on June 26. During the Green Phase, aggressive mitigation tactics to control the spread of the disease are lifted, but several key defenses against it stay in effect. Personal care services, including hair salons and barber shops, must operate at 50% capacity or by appointment only; appointments or reservations also are strongly encouraged for gyms or spas. Any gathering for a planned or spontaneous event of greater than 250 individuals is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, a concert, festival, fair, conference, sporting event, movie showing or theater performance. Visitation to prisons and hospitals may resume subject to the discretion of the facility. Nursing home visitation restrictions remain in place. Restaurants and bars may be open at 50% occupancy. Casinos, theaters, and shopping malls can open at 50% occupancy. Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other places of congregate worship are excluded from limitations. These institutions are strongly encouraged to enforce social distancing and other mitigation measures such as masking at their gatherings. Other details can be found here . Read more

 

Kirkland opposes sale of independent Chester Water Authority

(Apr 27, 2020)

State Rep. Brian Kirkland explained his concerns for any sale or monetization of Chester Water Authority on Monday, April 27. Read more

 

Email: We are all in this together

(Mar 27, 2020)

Here are some updates about what's happening in our community and around the state. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce $250K grant for Delaware County District Attorney's Office

(Mar 11, 2020)

State Reps. Rep. Margo Davidson, Leanne Krueger, David Delloso, Brian Kirkland, Jennifer O’Mara and Mike Zabel from Delaware County announced today the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office has been approved for a $250,000 Local Law Enforcement Grant through the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Read more

 

Kirkland announces grant for more than $75K for Chester Community Charter School

(Mar 11, 2020)

State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced today a $75,990 grant for Chester Community Charter School has been approved by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Funds. The grant was approved for Archway Charter School of Chester, which does business as Chester Community Charter School.  Read more

 

Kirkland, state lawmakers announce grant for Delaware County Historical Society

(Mar 05, 2020)

Delaware County state Reps. Margo Davidson, Jennifer O’Mara and Brian Kirkland today announced a grant has been approved for the Delaware County Historical Society for $4,000 through the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. Read more

 

State lawmakers announce more than $3M in school safety grants in Delaware County

(Feb 26, 2020)

State lawmakers announced the approval of 16 School Safety and Security grants in Delaware County today. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland appointed co-chair of PA SAFE Caucus

(Feb 14, 2020)

“Given Republican leadership’s commitment to inaction, we must get creative to cut gun violence at its roots. Through his work both in Harrisburg and his district, Representative Kirkland has exhibited the leadership needed to fight the scourge of gun violence.” Read more

 

PLBC unveils statewide anti-gun violence measures

(Feb 14, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 14 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, today announced the caucus’ comprehensive measures to reducing gun violence statewide. The first was the appointments of Reps. Edward C. Gainey, D-Allegheny, and Brian Kirkland, D-Delaware, as chairs of the caucus’ anti-gun violence subcommittee, who began their tenure immediately. “In the fight to eradicate gun violence in their own communities and across our commonwealth, Representatives Kirkland and Gainey have always been on the frontlines,” Kinsey said. “Both lawmakers serve with me on the PA Safe Caucus and both respectively lend a set of skills and perspectives on how we can move forward with ensuring all communities are safe.” Gainey, who is serving in his fourth term representing the 24 th Legislative District, lost his sister to gun violence after she rejected a man’s advances. He also recently introduced legislation, H.B. 307, that would ban the possession, purchase, transfer and use or manufacture of assault weapons. “My sister’s life was tragically cut short for simply standing her ground and telling a man no. Her memory guides me in ensuring no other woman or person is innocently gunned down for their right to live,” he said. “As legislators, it is our duty to protect and serve our constituents through the creation of comprehensive laws and initiatives. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland’s district office introduces new computer kiosk for constituents

(Feb 13, 2020)

This addition of a new computer can be used by any constituent who is searching for jobs or updating a résumé, filing state-related applications, or, starting in March, completing the 2020 Census. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland announces $40K in funding for local first responders

(Feb 07, 2020)

“It’s impossible to overstate the importance of our first responders – those who risk everything to keep us safe in our worst moments,” Kirkland said. “I’m so thankful to all who helped secure this critical funding for our local fire and EMS companies.” Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland responds to Gov. Wolf’s state budget proposal

(Feb 04, 2020)

“Governor Wolf addressed so many critical issues, and I am hopeful all of us in the legislature can find some common ground so we can better fund our schools, increase the minimum wage, improve our communities and keep all in our commonwealth safer. I look forward to continuing to work for the 159th and all Pennsylvanians.” Read more

 

Video: Kirkland responds to Gov. Wolf's budget address

(Feb 04, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Brian Kirkland is pleased the governor addressed several issues critical to his district, including funding for education, infrastructure and reducing gun violence. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland fights for improved recognition of childhood emotional abuse

(Feb 04, 2020)

House Resolution 119 acknowledges the warning signs, scope and lasting effects of childhood emotional abuse, Kirkland said, and encourages passing a bill to raise awareness, make detection easier, and provide proactive mental health services for victims and abusers. Read more

 

Rep. Kirkland announces grant for walk-in freezer at Eddystone Elementary

(Jan 28, 2020)

“It’s common knowledge that healthier, happier students are proven to perform better,” Kirkland said. “This grant will help Eddystone Elementary upgrade its food storage system so it can continue to prepare healthy meals necessary to student development.” Read more

 

Delco representatives applaud $100K in business-education partnership funding

(Jan 16, 2020)

The stated goal is connecting both students and their parents to pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs with Delco employers to disrupt the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Read more

 

House Democratic Policy Committee-PA Legislative Black Caucus to hold sixth hearing on Police Reform Friday in Capitol
Sep 22, 2020

State Reps. Krueger, Kirkland announce more than $100K in grants for Delaware County schools
Aug 25, 2020

Kirkland announces nearly a $200K grant for local services
Aug 17, 2020

Delaware County lawmakers call for investigation into violence against Black Lives Matter supporters
Aug 07, 2020

Delco House Democrats thank fellow residents for work toward Green Phase
Jun 19, 2020

Kirkland opposes sale of independent Chester Water Authority
Apr 27, 2020

Email: We are all in this together
Mar 27, 2020

State lawmakers announce $250K grant for Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Mar 11, 2020

Kirkland announces grant for more than $75K for Chester Community Charter School
Mar 11, 2020

Kirkland, state lawmakers announce grant for Delaware County Historical Society
Mar 05, 2020

State lawmakers announce more than $3M in school safety grants in Delaware County
Feb 26, 2020

Rep. Kirkland appointed co-chair of PA SAFE Caucus
Feb 14, 2020

PLBC unveils statewide anti-gun violence measures
Feb 14, 2020

Rep. Kirkland’s district office introduces new computer kiosk for constituents
Feb 13, 2020

Rep. Kirkland announces $40K in funding for local first responders
Feb 07, 2020

Rep. Kirkland responds to Gov. Wolf’s state budget proposal
Feb 04, 2020

Video: Kirkland responds to Gov. Wolf's budget address
Feb 04, 2020

Rep. Kirkland fights for improved recognition of childhood emotional abuse
Feb 04, 2020

Rep. Kirkland announces grant for walk-in freezer at Eddystone Elementary
Jan 28, 2020

Delco representatives applaud $100K in business-education partnership funding
Jan 16, 2020