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Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month Visions, hosted Alyana Gomez

(Sep 29, 2023)

We are experiencing an alarming shortage of teachers in our communities, and we know for certain that this can be fixed, that there is an effective way to get us out of this educational crisis. I introduced a bill that would bring more teachers to the classrooms, this would address PA’s teacher shortage AND get more teachers of color on the job! I had the pleasure to talk about this bill on detail on Visions, hosted by Alyana Gomez on ABC 6. Read more

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Pa. House panel approves juvenile justice bill by party-line vote

(Sep 28, 2023)

Rep. Carol Hill-Evans said the punitive responses to school misbehavior are not imposed equitably with incidents involving black girls and students with Individualized Education Plans are far more likely to involve law enforcement notification. Read more

House lawmakers call attention to diaper, incontinence product needs across PA

(Sep 27, 2023)

The Community Diaper and Incontinence Products Act would establish a grant program that would improve and expand access to clean diapers for infants, children and incontinent adults through outreach programs, volunteer training and help with fundraising. Read more

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Representative Hill-Evans and Colleagues Announce Diaper Need Awareness Week and the Diaper and Incontinence Products Drive

(Sep 27, 2023)

Collection boxes outside of the offices of Representatives Davis, Hill-Evans, Pashinski, and Mullins. Local collections are encouraged to donate to your neighborhood resource center or one of the state diaper banks. Read more

Democrats introduce legislative platform to support grandparents raising grandchildren

(Sep 26, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 26 – Pennsylvania House Aging and Older Adults Committee Majority Chair Patty Kim was joined by fellow Democratic state representatives and grandparents’ rights advocates in the Capitol on Tuesday to introduce a legislative platform to support grandparents and kin caregivers raising young relatives in Pennsylvania. “In Pennsylvania today, grandparents or other relatives are the primary caregivers for an estimated 202,000 children whose parents are absent for a number of reasons,” said Kim, D-Dauphin, Cumberland. “These grandparents and relatives are doing truly heroic work taking care of these vulnerable children, but they need critical financial, educational, and health care supports from the state to help them raise their grandkids. Our legislative package will go far in ensuring that caregivers have short term emergency help and that children remain with their grandparent and kin caregivers.” The legislative program includes: Kim’s H.B. 1688, which would establish a grant program to allow Area Agencies on Aging to assist in specific instances where grandparents need short-term emergency help to address the personal care needs of the grandchild who is living with them. Many grandparents supporting grandchildren are low-income households depending upon social security, Medicare and Medicaid. They aren't always equipped to address emergency personal needs of the child or children for whom they are caring. Read more