E-BLAST: Abortion Access, Voting Rights, State Budget, Upcoming events and more

(Jul 15, 2022)

Late at night last Friday, the state House passed a dangerous bill that would limit rights instead of protecting them, and they are doing it in a way that circumvents the normal way we should be doing business in Harrisburg. Read more

 

E-BLAST: House passes state budget, tragedy in 164th, upcoming events and more

(Jul 08, 2022)

Another challenging week in Harrisburg. The good news, we were able to pass a comprehensive state budget. The budget plan passed the House Thursday night and the Senate earlier today. Read more

 

McClinton, Curry seek answers in man’s tragic death while in Yeadon police custody

(Jul 07, 2022)

PA state Reps. Joanna McClinton and Gina Curry released a joint statement in response to a 22-year-old man’s apparent suicide Tuesday afternoon while in the custody of the Yeadon Borough Police Department. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Happy 4th of July, budget update, making history and upcoming events

(Jul 01, 2022)

This week was a challenge! Unfortunately, my colleagues in the House and the Senate were not able to deliver a fair and comprehensive budget by the end of June. Read more

 

Curry: Supreme Court decision will have severe consequences

(Jun 24, 2022)

UPPER DARBY, June 24– State Rep. Gina H. Curry issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision: “I am heartbroken and disturbed following the court’s decision that changes the entire nature of women’s health care in the United States of America. This is a tragic and dangerous day in our nation’s history. “Reversing Roe v. Wade will not end abortions but will, in turn, have severe consequences on low income, marginalized and more specifically Black and Brown women and families throughout our country. Abortion bans lead to worse health outcomes for pregnant women, people and babies, with increased rates of maternal mortality and financial hardships that harm families. “The court’s decision means a woman’s choice to decide her own health care needs is now up to each individual state. This decreases equity and leaves a person’s zip code to decide their care instead of their health care provider. For now, abortion remains legal in Pennsylvania. “I will continue to fight to protect equity, safety and security in women’s health care rights in Pennsylvania.” Read more

 

E-BLAST: Roe V. Wade decision, fighting for child care workers, upcoming deadlines and more

(Jun 24, 2022)

As we approach the last week of June, I would like to continue to encourage the communities within the 164th Legislative District to remember that our office is continuing to work for you! Read more

 

Curry: Living Wage Needed For Childcare Professionals

(Jun 22, 2022)

When we talk about the early childhood field, we need to remember that we’re talking about those who are working directly with and influencing our our future, our children. Before I took office, I was a fierce fighter for children at every level. The need for a #livingwage for early childhood professionals has never been higher. We need to provide a wage that reflects the importance they have in the development of our children. Read more

 

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities

(Jun 21, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Assessing Racial & Ethnic Disparities (R/ED) in PA’s Criminal Justice System (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Higher education institutions (public/not-for-profit), nonprofit organizations, and for-profit institutions (i.e., consulting firms). Use : To develop and implement a statewide research initiative to identify current R/ED levels using quantitative methods, understand potential drivers using qualitative methods, and make recommendations to chart a path forward. Funds : Up to $250,000. Application Deadline : July 12, 2022 More Information : Click on https://egrants.pccd.pa.gov/Public/OpenAnnouncements.aspx . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: Victim Advocacy – School District of Philadelphia (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply: Organizations that provide direct services to crime victims and may be operated by a non-profit organization or public (governmental) agency, or a combination of such agencies or organizations. Use : To support students and their families who are victims of violence within the School District of Philadelphia. Funds : Up to $375,000 over three years. PCCD expects to fund one (1) applicant over a three-year project period. Application Deadline : Read more

 

E-BLAST: Health care worker safety legislation, Crown Act, upcoming deadlines and more

(Jun 17, 2022)

This week in the 164th legislative district, we continued to serve the community and received great news from the commonwealth about the extension for the Property Tax and Rent Rebate benefit. The date has been extended until December 31, 2022. Read more

 

Senator Kearney, Rep. Curry Deliver Thousands of Donated Feminine Hygiene Products to Upper Darby WIC Office

(Jun 16, 2022)

SPRINGFIELD, PA – June 15, 2022 – Senator Tim Kearney (D-Delaware/Chester) and state Rep. Gina H Curry (D-Delaware), on Friday delivered over 1,000 feminine hygiene products to the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) office in Upper Darby to help local menstruating individuals in need. The elected officials collected the items during a month-long donation drive in May. Donation boxes were placed throughout several locations in Delaware County, including both officials’ district offices, Five Points Coffee Shop in Upper Darby, and the Ridley, Lansdowne, and Springfield YMCAs. “Both Rep. Curry and I have constituents in our district who are facing period poverty and through our partnership with The Foundation for Delaware County, we wanted to do something to help,” said Senator Kearney. “The support we received for this drive was overwhelming. Not only were we able to collect and deliver more items than expected, but we also hosted a virtual webinar on period poverty to raise awareness about the public health issue.” Delivery of the donated feminine hygiene products to the WIC office comes just as the nation is experiencing a tampon shortage caused by supply chain issues. According to an article in the New York Times, raw materials needed to make tampons are “costly and highly volatile,” affecting accessibility and driving up prices. “Understanding the depth of need around menstrual Read more

 

E-BLAST: Small Business Advocacy, upcoming deadlines and events and more

(Jun 13, 2022)

This week was a full week in the 164th legislative district, as we celebrated the start of Pride Month; the joy of success, as we congratulated many high school graduates from the Class of 2022; and the start of the summer season as our students and teachers are winding down the 2021 – 2022 school year. Read more

 

I-95, I-76, I-476 Among State Highways Restricted Next Week for Construction Activities in the Philadelphia Region

(Jun 03, 2022)

King of Prussia PA – Interstate 95, Interstate 76, and Interstate 476 are among state highways restricted next week in Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery counties for construction activities, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The work schedules and locations are: Philadelphia Monday, June 6, through Friday, June 10, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, alternating lane closures are scheduled in both directions on I-95 between the Route 291 and the I-76/Walt Whitman Bridge interchanges in Tinicum Township, Delaware County and Philadelphia for guiderail installation; Monday, June 6, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on westbound Interstate 676 (Vine Street Expressway) between the I-95 and the Broad Street (Route 611) interchanges for bridge inspection; Tuesday, June 7, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on westbound I-676 (Vine Street Expressway) between the I-76 and the Broad Street (Route 611) interchanges for bridge inspection; Monday June 6, and Tuesday, June 7, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, alternating lane closures are scheduled on westbound I-76 between the Girard Avenue and the Montgomery Drive interchanges for bridge inspection; Monday June 6, and Tuesday, June 7, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, alternating lane closures are scheduled on eastbound I-76 between the Montgomery Drive and Spring Garden Read more

 

E-BLAST: Pride month, upcoming deadlines and events and more

(Jun 03, 2022)

I hope everyone had a safe, healthy and reflective Memorial Day holiday. Our office was able to visit several parts of our district in honor and remembrance of all of those who served and sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Read more

 

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities

(Jun 01, 2022)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Quality Improvement Program (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : An entity enrolled with the Department’s OLTL as a Medical Assistance provider type 59 and have a signed OLTL-HCBS Waiver Agreement and be actively rendering services to participants in the CHC or OBRA waiver programs or both as of the date of May 1, 2022. Use : To help HCBS providers implement projects to improve the quality of services provided to individuals in the CHC and the OBRA waiver programs. Funds : Up to $40,000 in funding. Application Deadline : December 31, 2022 or until funds are expended. More Information : Click on https://www.dhs.pa.gov/providers/Providers/Pages/Long-Term-Care-Providers.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Human Services: Work Force Support Grant (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who May Apply : Certified child care providers. Use : To support the work force of DHS certified child care providers. Funds : Amounts vary by award. Application Deadline : June 17, 2022. More Information : Click on https://www.pakeys.org/workforcesupportgrants/ . Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency: 2022 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program Read more

 

Senators Kearney and Cappelletti, Rep. Curry Partner with The Foundation for Delaware County to Shed Light on Period Poverty

(Jun 01, 2022)

SPRINGFIELD, PA – May 31, 2022 – Senators Tim Kearney (D-Delaware/Chester), Amanda Cappelletti (D-Montgomery/Delaware), and state Rep. Gina H Curry (D-Delaware), in partnership with The Foundation for Delaware County on Thursday, hosted a community discussion on Understanding the Impact of Period Poverty— And How You Can Help. The virtual event featured four speakers, including Senator Cappelletti and Rep. Curry, and focused on raising awareness about the topic and identifying ways lawmakers and the greater community can assist in helping to address the public health issue. Offering opening remarks, Senator Kearney highlighted the need for the discussion. “There is so much stigma surrounding openly talking about menstrual cycles and equity,” said Senator Kearney. “I recognize that people within my district are impacted by period poverty that’s why Rep. Curry and I are currently having a Feminine Hygiene Products Donation Drive to support local women and girls. Education and action are synonymous with change, and I hope we can start to look for ways to help others experiencing period poverty after this discussion concludes.” Senator Cappelletti, who serves as co-chair of the Women’s Health Caucus and is a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 602 , legislation that would require schools and public agencies to make menstrual hygiene products available at no cost reiterated Kearney’s sentiment. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Call for action, heating assistance deadline extended, upcoming events and more

(May 27, 2022)

This week I would like to do a community check in; I know for me, this week was a week of great tragedy, pain and grief as we mourn with our brothers and sisters in Uvalde, Texas. As I worked with my colleagues in Harrisburg this week, we called for an END to GUN VIOLENCE!!!! Read more

 

E-BLAST: Heating assistance deadline extended, summer camp solution and more

(May 26, 2022)

Thank you for voting this week! Be on the lookout for informative calls and mail about resources and community outreach in the next few weeks. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Maternity Desert, Inspi-HER'd Postponed, Upcoming Election and more

(May 13, 2022)

This was a busy week in the 164th! Did you know that this week was National Women’s Health Week? Read more

 

Health care crisis at Delaware County Memorial Hospital takes center stage

(May 12, 2022)

Before there were shouts of “Save Our Hospital!” along Lansdowne Avenue in a rally at Delaware County Memorial Hospital Wednesday, state legislators held a hearing to address the impact that reduced medical services at the facility and others will have on the community. Read more

 

Hearing identifies maternity deserts in Delaware County

(May 11, 2022)

Lawmakers in Delaware County taking issue with Crozer Health plans to close facilities in the region hosted a hearing today to understand the impact the closure has had on expectant mothers in the region before joining health professionals demonstrating outside Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Abortion Access, Voting Rights, State Budget, Upcoming events and more
Jul 15, 2022

E-BLAST: House passes state budget, tragedy in 164th, upcoming events and more
Jul 08, 2022

McClinton, Curry seek answers in man’s tragic death while in Yeadon police custody
Jul 07, 2022

E-BLAST: Happy 4th of July, budget update, making history and upcoming events
Jul 01, 2022

Curry: Supreme Court decision will have severe consequences
Jun 24, 2022

E-BLAST: Roe V. Wade decision, fighting for child care workers, upcoming deadlines and more
Jun 24, 2022

Curry: Living Wage Needed For Childcare Professionals
Jun 22, 2022

Environmental, re-entry, and recycling funding opportunities
Jun 21, 2022

E-BLAST: Health care worker safety legislation, Crown Act, upcoming deadlines and more
Jun 17, 2022

Senator Kearney, Rep. Curry Deliver Thousands of Donated Feminine Hygiene Products to Upper Darby WIC Office
Jun 16, 2022

E-BLAST: Small Business Advocacy, upcoming deadlines and events and more
Jun 13, 2022

I-95, I-76, I-476 Among State Highways Restricted Next Week for Construction Activities in the Philadelphia Region
Jun 03, 2022

E-BLAST: Pride month, upcoming deadlines and events and more
Jun 03, 2022

Home and community-based services, crisis intervention, and archival records care funding opportunities
Jun 01, 2022

Senators Kearney and Cappelletti, Rep. Curry Partner with The Foundation for Delaware County to Shed Light on Period Poverty
Jun 01, 2022

E-BLAST: Call for action, heating assistance deadline extended, upcoming events and more
May 27, 2022

E-BLAST: Heating assistance deadline extended, summer camp solution and more
May 26, 2022

E-BLAST: Maternity Desert, Inspi-HER'd Postponed, Upcoming Election and more
May 13, 2022

Health care crisis at Delaware County Memorial Hospital takes center stage
May 12, 2022

Hearing identifies maternity deserts in Delaware County
May 11, 2022