Davidson to host MLK Celebration virtually this year at noon Monday with a community service activity immediately thereafter

(3 hours ago)

UPPER DARBY, Jan. 15 – As COVID-19 continues to ravage communities with health and environmental justice disparities on full display, state Rep. Margo Davidson invites residents of the 164 th Legislative District to this year’s virtual MLK Celebration and a discussion on public service at noon Monday at www.RepDavidson.com . “We might not be able to gather in one another’s physical presence, but we can join together online on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to celebrate local heroes and identifying how each of us can do our part to create a more fair and just society,” Davidson, D-Delaware, said. Davidson’s office will also collect non-perishables by using a drop-off system from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “Our first donation comes from Mando’s Love, a not-for-profit named after Ollie Lear’s son Armando, who was taken from us too soon as a result the gun violence in Upper Darby,” Davidson said. “His legacy of joy and generosity lives and on. “I look forward to seeing you virtually on Monday and afterward in person for the non-perishable donation drop-off at my office.” Davidson added, “Together we can make a difference, and MLK’s legacy of accomplishments for justice guides us today!” Read more

 

Davidson leads charge to oppose dangerous legislation during inaugural meeting of Pa. House State Government Committee

(1 day ago)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 13 – The House State Government Committee today reorganized for the 2021-22 legislative session with Chairwoman Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, at the helm on behalf of the Democratic Caucus. Chairwoman Davidson is the only Black woman serving as chair of a legislative committee this term. This was Davidson’s first time chairing a House standing committee on behalf of Democrats and today’s committee members were the first in Pennsylvania history to participate in committee debate remotely via video. According to Davidson, minutes after the committee reorganized, the Republican majority called up two bills that could negatively change Pennsylvania’s constitution in ways that would endanger the commonwealth by severely restricting the process by which Pennsylvania funds public emergency response across the state. One bill would restrict a governor’s ability to handle a declared disaster, such as the COVID-19 pandemic (H.B. 55) or any other future disaster, while also immediately ending the current shutdown and making Pennsylvania ineligible for Federal funds or disaster relief support. The other bill (H.B. 71) would set arbitrary, inflexible spending limits just ahead of the state budget negotiations. “I am excited to welcome both new and returning members to the House State Government Committee. This year promises to include a busy agenda for the committee, with two dozen hearings on the election code already Read more

 

Davidson proudly accepts House State Government Committee chair

(Jan 06, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, was appointed Monday to serve as Democratic chair of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives State Government Committee. She was chosen to represent and lead in the powerful committee by House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, Delaware/Phila. “Margo’s exceptional dedication and loyalty to the people of Pennsylvania is how government can and should render its services,” McClinton said. “I know that she’ll also be a fierce advocate for the minority party’s voice in all House State Government Committee affairs.” “I cherish the trust Leader McClinton has placed in me as well as the people of the 164th District who have returned me to serve them in the House of Representatives for the sixth time, to serve my 10th year,” Davidson said. “I humbly accepted this assignment as minority chair to fight for the voices of all Pennsylvanians to be heard in our elections, in particular. We already know that the right to have our votes counted is being challenged, but I will bring to bear the political savvy and gritty tenacity for which I am known for while fighting for election fairness, voting rights and transparency in state government policies. “Government should be for the people, and by the people and should serve the people.” The House State Government Committee reviews legislation on issues ranging from voting and Read more

 

Delaware County elected officials laud $1.5M grant to strengthen 911 system

(Dec 29, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 29 – State representatives and senators from Delaware County applauded a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program award to strengthen the county’s 911 system. Through bipartisan efforts, elected officials helped secure grants to benefit more than 560,000 Pennsylvanians and help Delaware County’s first responders. This project will strengthen the security and reliability of the county’s public safety communication system. This includes 24 tower upgrades to provide acceptable county-wide communication coverage, shelter structures, an ice bridge, grounding, electric, HVAC, core work additions and 911 center equipment to communicate effectively in emergency situations with citizens, first responders and with surrounding counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. “Calling 911 and receiving a timely response has been an issue for years throughout Delaware County,” House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila., said. “Thankfully, this funding will help streamline our communications system to ensure that residents in crisis can quickly receive help and support. I’m proud to see lawmakers from both the House and Senate, Democrat and Republican, come together for the safety of the people we represent.” “I’ve heard from many constituents about frustrations they’ve experienced with calling 911 since 2016,” Read more

 

Davidson announces $6.5M in state funding for crucial regional development

(Dec 23, 2020)

UPPER DARBY, Dec. 23 - State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, proudly announced today $6.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding for several crucial regional and 164th Legislative District-specific projects that she has pushed for this year. Approved projects for the highly competitive grants can be found here . Davidson supported and fiercely advocated for the following projects: Stonehurst Community Center in Upper Darby: $1 million. Aircraft parking for Philadelphia International in Tinicum Township: $2 million. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia project to redevelop a 30-year unused property in Millbourne: $1.5 million. Delaware County 911 communications: $1.5 million. Delaware County Community College – Southeast Campus: $500,000. “All of these world-class projects not only redevelop long blighted areas and underserved communities, but they demonstrate the resilience of a people and my continued commitment to them ,” Davidson said. “The increased job opportunities, access to health care, transportation infrastructure and community and safety investments being made today are nothing less than amazing and well deserved Christmas and happy holiday gifts for residents of Delaware County, and I could not be more proud to get this done in this super challenging 2020 and pandemic year.” Stonehurst’s RACP grant will go toward a comprehensive plan Read more

 

Davidson to host 11th annual Eggnog Sip on Dec. 29

(Dec 23, 2020)

UPPER DARBY, Dec. 23 – State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, will hold her 11th Annual Eggnog Sip virtually from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29. This informative, engaging and festive Zoom meeting will be a chance for constituents to personally engage with Davidson and fellow community members. Anyone interested in participating can visit Davidson’s website, RepDavidson.com , on Tuesday for the link to join. “My eleventh annual holiday gathering is online this year to ensure everybody’s health and safety,” Davidson said. “However, we still have fun and games to play.” This tradition highlights constituent services that are available, including the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage for seniors, unclaimed property, home heating aid and more. Anyone who needs help with any of those services and more can contact Davidson’s office at any time. “This has been a trying year for many, so I want to make sure my constituents have access to all the resources available to them that could help them get back on their feet,” Davidson said. “I look forward to connecting with both new and familiar faces at my first virtual eggnog sip.” RSVPs are encouraged. Those interested in attending should email Noah Fields at nfields@pahouse.net . For more information, those interested can also call Davidson’s office at 610-259-7016. Read more

 

Delaware County representatives laud awarding of $1.8M in grants

(Dec 09, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – Delaware County state representatives applauded the awarding of more than $1.8 million in grants for Delaware County organizations and agencies. The funds, approved today by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, support a variety of programs and services, including adult probation services, body-worn camera initiatives, domestic abuse programs, and more. “This money represents an investment in Pennsylvania’s women, our vulnerable communities of color, and children who face indescribable pain,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, who is chair of the House Democratic Caucus Southeast Delegation. “This is precisely why I serve my community – to lift up and help those who need help the most and cannot help themselves. Thank you to the dedicated support staff working for these programs in Upper Darby and Delaware County. Their professionalism and advocacy is why this funding is finding its way here to our community.” Rep. David Delloso said, “These important programs and services are designed to decrease crime in Delaware County. They provide a pathway back to life for juvenile and adult offenders, while a number of these other programs serve as lifelines for victims.” Rep. Leanne Krueger said, “These funds support incredibly important programs and services that reach so many community members around Delaware County. This is an investment in the safety and Read more

 

Email: Keep yourself and your family safe

(Dec 03, 2020)

Keep yourself and your family safe as the state and nation continue to set records for coronavirus cases and deaths. Read more

 

Stay safe this holiday season

(Nov 24, 2020)

Find the latest updates on COVID-19 in Delco and our district, and learn about the new guidance from the state and CDC to help curb the rise of new cases. Read more

 

Community update: Happy Thanksgiving

(Nov 20, 2020)

In this week's email, find a COVID-19 update as well as the hours for our district office during next week's holiday. Read more

 

Davidson announces grant for Upper Darby School District

(Nov 16, 2020)

UPPER DARBY, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, announced more than $23,000 in Safe School grant funding is headed to Upper Darby School District. Read more

 

Reserve a spot at my free Veterans Breakfast

(Nov 13, 2020)

Reserve a free meal at my Veterans Breakfast. Read more

 

Davidson announces Grab-and-Go Veterans Breakfast for Monday

(Nov 10, 2020)

State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, is hosting a free Grab-and-Go Veterans Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16 in the Barclay Square Shopping Center, 1500 Garrett Road, Upper Darby. Read more

 

Email, Oct. 29: News you can use about COVID-19

(Oct 29, 2020)

Join my COVID Housing Crisis Forum today. Also, take precaution as COVID-19 cases increase in Delco, PA and the nation. Read more

 

Email, October 27: News you can use about COVID-19

(Oct 27, 2020)

Find out the latest voting updates and details on my COVID Housing Crisis Forum. Read more

 

Davidson to host online Housing Crisis Forum Thursday

(Oct 26, 2020)

State Rep. Margo Davidson will host an online COVID Housing Crisis Forum with Delaware County Legal Aid from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. The link to the online streaming event will be posted at RepDavidson.com. Read more

 

Email, Oct. 22: News you can use about COVID-19

(Oct 22, 2020)

I will host an online event next week with experts on the COVID Housing Crisis and what you need to know. Read more

 

State lawmakers Davidson, Davis introduce legislation to protect people who carry life-saving medication

(Oct 21, 2020)

State Reps. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, and Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, introduced Lloyd’s Law Wednesday. The bill would end the practice of permitting insurance companies to deny coverage because family members, social workers and other Pennsylvania residents carry or at one time carried the life-saving medication naloxone in attempt to prevent fatal opioid overdoses of others. Read more

 

Email, Oct. 15: News you can use about COVID-19

(Oct 15, 2020)

Find out where you can go for all your voting needs. Read more

 

Email, October 6: News you can use about COVID-19

(Oct 06, 2020)

Find out the latest information on the extension for an important program for renters/homeowners. Read more

 

Davidson to host MLK Celebration virtually this year at noon Monday with a community service activity immediately thereafter
3 hours ago

Davidson leads charge to oppose dangerous legislation during inaugural meeting of Pa. House State Government Committee
1 day ago

Davidson proudly accepts House State Government Committee chair
Jan 06, 2021

Delaware County elected officials laud $1.5M grant to strengthen 911 system
Dec 29, 2020

Davidson announces $6.5M in state funding for crucial regional development
Dec 23, 2020

Davidson to host 11th annual Eggnog Sip on Dec. 29
Dec 23, 2020

Delaware County representatives laud awarding of $1.8M in grants
Dec 09, 2020

Email: Keep yourself and your family safe
Dec 03, 2020

Stay safe this holiday season
Nov 24, 2020

Community update: Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 20, 2020

Davidson announces grant for Upper Darby School District
Nov 16, 2020

Reserve a spot at my free Veterans Breakfast
Nov 13, 2020

Davidson announces Grab-and-Go Veterans Breakfast for Monday
Nov 10, 2020

Email, Oct. 29: News you can use about COVID-19
Oct 29, 2020

Email, October 27: News you can use about COVID-19
Oct 27, 2020

Davidson to host online Housing Crisis Forum Thursday
Oct 26, 2020

Email, Oct. 22: News you can use about COVID-19
Oct 22, 2020

State lawmakers Davidson, Davis introduce legislation to protect people who carry life-saving medication
Oct 21, 2020

Email, Oct. 15: News you can use about COVID-19
Oct 15, 2020

Email, October 6: News you can use about COVID-19
Oct 06, 2020