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

(1 day ago)

Case of COVID-19 in Delco continue to increase, and the county recorded two more deaths. Read more

 

Email, March 25: News you can use about COVID-19

(Mar 25, 2020)

Check out my daily briefing on the latest information regarding COVID-19 in Delaware County. Read more

 

Email, March 24: News you can use about COVID-19

(Mar 24, 2020)

Here is the latest update on COVID-19 in Delaware County and useful links during this health crisis. Read more

 

Email, March 23: News you can use about COVID-19

(Mar 23, 2020)

Details on Gov. Wolf's order for Delaware County residents to stay at home, and information on COVID-19 cases in Delaware County. Read more

 

Davidson and Keffer announce $20K grant for Upper Darby Township

(Mar 23, 2020)

State Rep. Margo Davidson and Upper Darby Mayor Barbarann Keffer announced the approval of a $20,000 grant for Upper Darby Township from the Census 2020 Outreach Grant Program through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Read more

 

Email update: News you can use about COVID-19

(Mar 20, 2020)

Email update: News you can use about COVID-19. Read more

 

Democratic legislators applaud state Supreme Court decision to halt evictions

(Mar 18, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 18 – Following the announcement that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would be halting all eviction notices, multiple House Democrats, who earlier in the day requested this halt, issued the following statement: “We’re extremely appreciative to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for showing judicious leadership in halting all evictions statewide through at least April 3 and possibly beyond depending on the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we continually urge Pennsylvanians to stay home out of great concern for their personal health as well as the health of their community, it’s unconscionable that they could still be evicted and thrown into a world of instability when stability is what they need most. This halting of evictions doesn’t only help the homeowner or lessee, it helps the entire community. “Far too many people are living paycheck to paycheck and now face the real situation of being out of work for an extended period of time. Ensuring they have a roof over their heads for the foreseeable future isn’t simply the right thing to do, it’s the moral thing to do.” The following House Democratic legislators signed on to a letter, which can be viewed here, requesting the Pennsylvania Supreme Court halt all eviction proceedings: Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny. Democratic Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila. State Rep. Mary Isaacson, D-Phila. State Read more

 

Letter to Justice Saylor asking to suspend evictions

(Mar 18, 2020)

Letter to Chief Justice Saylor asking to expand a directive in Pennsylvania to include all foreclosures and evictions, beyond those processed through HUD. Read more

 

Concern about spread of COVID-19 prompts Davidson to cancel Lloyd's Law event

(Mar 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 13 – State Rep. Margo Davidson has canceled her news conference originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 out of concern for public safety in light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. 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

 

Davidson, 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

 

2020 Winter NL

(Feb 27, 2020)

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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

 

Davidson and Diamond announce Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Caucus

(Feb 05, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 5 – A new legislative caucus, the Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Caucus, has been launched to promote and expand the industrial hemp industry in Pennsylvania, announced co-chairs state Reps. Margo L. Davidson and Russ Diamond today. The bipartisan nature of the caucus underscores the importance of the industrial hemp industry to the entire commonwealth, and both parties’ legislative commitment to creating conditions for Pennsylvanians to grow an environmentally safe, profitable, sustainable, and in-demand product. The BIHC will seek to create a more attractive business environment and culture by spreading information about industrial hemp and its many applications. “The industrial hemp industry perfectly synergizes our rural and urban economies. It will spur job development and create new profitable economic opportunities in our agriculture, research and development, and manufacturing sectors.” Davidson, D-Delaware, said. “Pennsylvania once led the nation in industrial hemp production, and we believe the BIHC will help grow our economy and put our Commonwealth on a path to once again be an industry leader.” “No longer should the United States be dependent on over-priced foreign hemp manufacturers to make our products,” said Diamond., R-Lebanon. “I’m excited to get to work with my colleagues on some important bipartisan legislation as we seek to re-open Pennsylvania’s valuable Read more

 

Davidson and Zabel applaud awarding of $35,000 in PAsmart grants to Upper Darby to advance science and technology education

(Jan 17, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 17 – State Reps. Margo L. Davidson and Mike Zabel, both D-Delaware, applauded Gov. Tom Wolf today following the announcement of a PAsmart grant worth $35,000 to the Upper Darby School District to help expand computer science classes and teacher training. “I’m proud that Governor Wolf is making this investment in Upper Darby’s students,” Davidson said. “Students who have a strong background in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math provide for themselves a path to succeed in the 21st century global economy. This investment will help increase their educational opportunities in these fields. As a battle-tested champion for education quality in moderate- and low-income communities, I continue to fight for this type of positive result every day in Harrisburg to ensure our young people get the quality education they deserve.” The grants are used to help schools introduce and expand computer science programming and to provide educators from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 with training to teach computer science. The new targeted grant awardees from across the commonwealth have prioritized expanding access to computer science for underrepresented students, such as students of color, girls, low-income students and students in rural communities. “In today’s world, computer science and STEM subjects are essential areas for focus and investment in public education, and I am pleased that this PAsmart 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

 

Davidson to host 3rd Annual MLK Celebration Brunch

(Jan 14, 2020)

UPPER DARBY, Jan. 14 – State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, announced she and Upper Darby Mayor Barbarann Keffer will host the 3rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at Upper Darby Post 214 American Legion, 6914 Chestnut St. The event is open to the public, but people must pre-register by calling Davidson’s office to secure their seat. Davidson said, “This event celebrates Dr. King’s legacy and the rebirth of passionate civic engagement and activism, and their goals of economic and social justice for all Americans. There are few places in the world that have the deep connection to his work and his message than what we have here in Delaware County. That is why it is particularly important for us to recognize this day and honor those who are still fighting to keep his dream alive and make it a reality for everyone.” According to Davidson, the event will celebrate the late Dr. King’s ties to Chester and Delaware counties, where the foundation was laid for the man he would become and the movement he would lead. He was a student at Upland’s Crozier Theological Seminary and found a lifelong mentor in the Rev. J. Pius Barbour of Chester’s Calvary Baptist Church. During this time, King also heard a speech in Philadelphia on Gandhian non-violent resistance, which electrified him. In a speech given at Calvary Baptist Church in 1949, King said, “As long as Read more

 

Davidson to host 10th annual Eggnog Sip Dec. 27

(Dec 16, 2019)

UPPER DARBY, Dec. 13 – State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, will hold her 10 th annual Eggnog Sip from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27. The representative is celebrating 10 years of public service in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. This informative, engaging and entertaining party will be held at Davidson’s new office in the Barclay Shopping Center, 1500 Garrett Road, Upper Darby. The office is next to the Fine Wines and Good Spirits store. The free open house-style event will be a chance for Davidson to personally engage with neighbors while they enjoy refreshments, including eggnog. This tradition highlights constituent services that are available, including the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, unclaimed property, home heating aid, and more. “For 10 years, I’ve strived to serve the people of the 164 th by promoting economic growth, expanding services and creating community,” Davidson said. “My 10 th annual holiday gathering is both the highlight of the year and epitomizes my approach to public service – building connections through community events and offering residents direct access the full range of services my office can provide,” Davidson said. “I hope to see both new and familiar faces at my 10 th annual Eggnog Sip.” The office will be collecting canned food and non-perishable items for people in the community. For more information, call Davidson’s office at 610-259-7016. Read more

 

Delaware County state officials applaud $1 million grant to William Penn School District

(Dec 06, 2019)

UPPER DARBY, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Margo Davidson, chair of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Southeast Delegation, announced today that a collective effort among area state senators and representatives secured a $1 million state grant for the William Penn School District. “I’m proud that our collective efforts on behalf of the William Penn School District have helped to garner this funding,” said Davidson, D-Delaware. “This grant money will help level the playing field, giving the children of Delaware County the chance at an education they deserve. This funding is a critical investment in our children and our society’s future.” “For the second year in a row, I’m grateful and humbled to have played a part in securing this important Ready to Learn grant funding for the William Penn School District,” said state Rep. McClinton, D-Phila. “We know that children in lower Delaware County are underserved due to unfair education funding. This grant is a step in the right direction toward fixing that imbalance.” “Unfair funding has unfortunately had a large impact on the students of William Penn School District, and grants like this help bridge the gaps,” said state Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Phila. “Every bit of extra funding helps to offset the negative effects that these children have experienced as a result of inequitable school funding.” "No school district in the Read more

 

Davidson to discuss Pennsylvania renewable energy on Dec. 5 in Drexel Hill

(Nov 26, 2019)

UPPER DARBY, Nov. 26 – State Rep. Margo L. Davidson, chair of the House Democratic Southeast Delegation, will hold an event with PennEnvironment and Darby Creek Valley Association to discuss her renewable energy and climate change priorities. The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Garrett Pub & Restaurant, 2312 Garrett Road, Drexel Hill 19026. “It’s time that Pennsylvania steps up to become a leader in fighting climate change,” said Davidson, D-Delaware. “Like so many issues, climate change and other environmental hazards disproportionately impact low-income communities and communities of color – and that is why it’s important for us to come together and have our voices heard. “We must not be left out of the conversation or left behind as we begin transitioning to renewable energy to arrest greenhouse gas effects on our air, water and land pollution in Pennsylvania. This transition will not only benefit the environment and our families’ health but also will provide for the creation of family-sustaining jobs . “We Pennsylvanians have a constitutional right to clean air and water.” Davidson has been lauded for her 100% pro-environment voting record. Read more

 

Email, March 27: News you can use about COVID-19
1 day ago

Email, March 25: News you can use about COVID-19
Mar 25, 2020

Email, March 24: News you can use about COVID-19
Mar 24, 2020

Email, March 23: News you can use about COVID-19
Mar 23, 2020

Davidson and Keffer announce $20K grant for Upper Darby Township
Mar 23, 2020

Email update: News you can use about COVID-19
Mar 20, 2020

Democratic legislators applaud state Supreme Court decision to halt evictions
Mar 18, 2020

Letter to Justice Saylor asking to suspend evictions
Mar 18, 2020

Concern about spread of COVID-19 prompts Davidson to cancel Lloyd's Law event
Mar 13, 2020

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

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

2020 Winter NL
Feb 27, 2020

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

Davidson and Diamond announce Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Caucus
Feb 05, 2020

Davidson and Zabel applaud awarding of $35,000 in PAsmart grants to Upper Darby to advance science and technology education
Jan 17, 2020

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

Davidson to host 3rd Annual MLK Celebration Brunch
Jan 14, 2020

Davidson to host 10th annual Eggnog Sip Dec. 27
Dec 16, 2019

Delaware County state officials applaud $1 million grant to William Penn School District
Dec 06, 2019

Davidson to discuss Pennsylvania renewable energy on Dec. 5 in Drexel Hill
Nov 26, 2019