House Democratic Caucus Elects 2023/24 Leadership Team

(Nov 15, 2022)

Tuesday the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus unanimously re-elected its current Leadership team to serve in the 2023/24 legislative session. Read more

 

'Big Lie' chases Pa. election workers from their jobs, could delay vote counts

(Nov 04, 2022)

State Rep. Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery, condemned threats against Pennsylvania’s election workers fueled by elected officials and right-wing media repeating the “big lie” about the 2020 election. These threats have already led to county directors and deputy directors choosing to leave their jobs in more than half of the commonwealth’s 67 counties. Read more

 

Email Update: November 4

(Nov 04, 2022)

The best Halloween costumes for 2022? Phillies victory celebration costumes complete with goggles, of course! I hope you are enjoying watching the Phillies play in the World Series as much as me and my family. Read more

 

Montgomery County House Dems Announce $3M in Funding for Mitzvah Circle

(Oct 31, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – Pennsylvania House Democrats in Montgomery County presented a check for $3 million to Mitzvah Circle Foundation to expand its critical services delivering immediate needs to vulnerable families. In partnership with more than 300 local organizations, MCF provides donated and purchased goods such as clothing, shoes, diapers, toiletries, period supplies, housewares and more – including many items not covered by food stamps or other safety net programs – to individuals and families in need. Families who can’t obtain these critical items become entrenched deeper in crisis. By providing a full array of life's essentials, MCF helps families to begin to break the cycle of crisis and poverty. “Mitzvah Circle is honored to receive this funding. It allows us to continue serving the most vulnerable families in Montgomery County,” said Fran Held, founder and director of MCF. The Montgomery County legislators, including Sens. Amanda Cappelletti, Maria Collett, Art Haywood, Vincent Hughes and Katie Muth, as well as Reps. Matt Bradford, Tim Briggs, Joe Ciresi, Mary Jo Daley, Pam DeLissio, Nancy Guenst, Liz Hanbidge, Steve Malagari, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez, Melissa Shusterman, Greg Vitali, and Joe Webster, worked with the Wolf administration to help deliver the funds, which originate from American Rescue Plan Act funding. “Mitzvah Circle reaches into every corner of Montgomery County, and it Read more

 

Email Update: October 28

(Oct 28, 2022)

Thank you to Jefferson Fire Company, Recorder of Deeds Jeanne Sorg and all of the veterans who came out to make the Veterans' Discount Card event a huge success! If you were unable to attend this event but would like to apply for a Veterans’ Discount Card, please reach out for assistance. Read more

 

Montgomery County House Democrats Announce $5.75M for Child Advocacy Center

(Oct 28, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 28 – Pennsylvania House Democrats in Montgomery County are congratulating the Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County for being awarded $5.75 million to build its Child Advocacy and Training Center. In a joint letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, members of the Montgomery County House Democratic Delegation shared that “Child abuse is a growing public health crisis that requires urgent intervention and response. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this issue significantly, placing an intense strain on our community’s most vulnerable members. The child advocacy center model is an evidence-based approach that has been found to provide a faster healing process for the child, more fluid collaboration between all professionals, and more effective and streamlined investigations. By providing on-site medical and mental health services, the facility would also be removing barriers to make care more accessible and equitable, as well as improving overall physical and mental health outcomes for children and their caregivers.” The Montgomery County legislators, including Reps. Matt Bradford, Tim Briggs, Joe Ciresi, Mary Jo Daley, Pam DeLissio, Nancy Guenst, Liz Hanbidge, Steve Malagari, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez, Greg Vitali, and Joe Webster, worked with the Wolf administration to help deliver the funds, which originate from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program . Read more

 

Email Update: October 19

(Oct 20, 2022)

Thanks to everyone who participated in our E-Recycling Event and Mitzvah Circle Diaper Drive! We were able to responsibly recycle hundreds of unused and outdated electronics and even a fire hydrant! A special thanks to our co-host Senator Maria Collett, Methacton School District, The Junkluggers of Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, Mitzvah Circle and the many volunteers. Read more

 

Email Update: October 4

(Oct 20, 2022)

I hope you’ve all had a pleasant first weekend of October, despite the weather. In this email, you will find information regarding our upcoming electronics recycling event, as well as a Veteran's Discount Card event, Medicare open enrollment details, and other important program deadlines Read more

 

Email Update: September 27

(Oct 20, 2022)

I hope you all had a great first weekend of fall. In this email, you will find information regarding state investments in our community, an internship opportunity, and information on community events. Read more

 

Email Update: September 21

(Sep 22, 2022)

On Tuesday I joined my colleagues for a news conference in support of legislation to implement recommendations from a 2022 report on the misclassification of workers. This legislation would help thousands of workers and save millions of dollars annually for Pennsylvania. Read more

 

2022 Fall Newsletter

(Sep 16, 2022)

In this newsletter, you will find important community information,resources, and upcoming events that you may find useful in thecoming months. I would also like to remind you that my staffand I are ready to assist you with any state-related questions orissues. Read more

 

Email Update: September 14

(Sep 14, 2022)

Our annual Senior Fair last week was a huge success thanks to all of you! A special thank you to our event partner, Meadowood, for hosting us and to all the amazing vendors and speakers that provided such valuable information and resources for seniors in our community. I had a great time visiting with so many of you! Read more

 

Email Update: September 8

(Sep 08, 2022)

In this email, you will find back-to-school resources, a Legislative Fellowship Program opportunity, information on community events, and more. If you would like more updates like this as they happen, be sure to like and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Read more

 

Email Update: August 25

(Aug 25, 2022)

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Family Fair last week at the Elmwood Park Zoo! My team and I enjoyed seeing so many friends and neighbors come out for a fun night at the zoo. Read more

 

Email Update: August 15

(Aug 15, 2022)

I hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying the last few weeks of summer. It is hard to believe that the first day of school is right around the corner! In this email, you will find back to school resources, information on community events and more. Read more

 

Email Update: August 9

(Aug 09, 2022)

I hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying these final weeks of summer. In this email, you will find resources, upcoming election updates, and information on community events. If you would like more updates like this as they happen, be sure to like and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Read more

 

Email Update: August 2

(Aug 02, 2022)

In this email, you will find community resources, tips to stay safe during extreme heat conditions, and information on upcoming community events. If you would like more updates like this as they happen, be sure to like and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Read more

 

Email Update: July 26

(Jul 26, 2022)

In this email you will find information on recent infrastructure investments in our community, available resources, an upcoming event, and how my office can help you with state-related services. Read more

 

Budget Update: Historic investments in our schools and communities

(Jul 26, 2022)

As chair of the House Appropriations Committee, I am pleased to relay that the 2022/23 state budget is complete and will positively impact our community in several ways. This budget invests in working families, students, seniors, and businesses in our community – all while lowering taxes. Read more

 

Housing, Public Health Infrastructure, and Clean Energy Funding Opportunities

(Jul 18, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Pregnancy Support Services Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Any entity that is able to serve pregnant or postpartum women in recovery from SUD. Use : To provide support services to pregnant women and postpartum women in recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Funds: Awards up to $600,000. Application Deadline : July 29, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Documents/Funding%20documents/GIFA%2022-03%20Pregnancy%20Support%20Service.pdf . Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection: Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : School districts, municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in Pennsylvania. Use : To assist in a transition to cleaner fuel transportation. Funds : Up to $300,000 per applicant. Application Deadline : There are two application periods. The program will collect and review all applications submitted by August 26, 2022, and again by December 16, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/GrantsLoansRebates/Alternative-Fuels-Incentive-Grant/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Statewide Victim Witness Training Project 2023 Read more