DeLissio 119th Town Hall covering the state budget and Roe vs. Wade

HARRISBURG, July 7 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 119th Town Hall in person and virtually at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 18.

The in-person meeting will be held in the Wolcoff Auditorium of the Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, 19128.

Plenty of free parking is available in the Jamestown Lot or along the nearby streets. For public transportation, those interested can use Bus Route 9.

“For this Town Hall, the topics will be the critically important state budget and an update on abortion care in Pennsylvania.” DeLissio said. 

DeLissio reported that although the PA state budget negotiations have continued past the June 30th deadline, they are making headway. 

“Being in the minority means that the final say will be the result of negotiations between the governor, a democrat, and the Republican held House and Senate, she said. “That being said, I have definitely advocated for those issues important to the constituents of the 194th.

“There are always many questions and sometimes raised eyebrows when we discuss the issues and challenges surrounding balancing the budget, and this year will be no different. With over a $5 billion surplus one would think the discussion would be straightforward; alas, the General Assembly has chosen to include abortion politics in the state budget.”

Discussion at the town hall will also include the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision regarding Roe v. Wade and its impact on abortion care in Pennsylvania.   

“The meeting will be also held over Zoom and Facebook Live and I look forward to offering my constituents this town hall in person and virtually,” she added. 

To participate by Zoom, those interested should register by 5 p.m. Friday, July 15 by clicking here.  

After registration, Zoom login information will be sent.

Individuals may also email RepDeLissio@pahouse.net and a registration link will be sent. Once someone is registered, Zoom login information will be sent.

To join on Facebook, those interested should visit www.facebook.com/RepDeLissio.

Comments or questions can be posted live or emailed in advance to RepDeLissio@pahouse.net or by leaving a message at 215-482-8726.

This will be DeLissio’s 27th town hall offered virtually since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and DeLissio said it has proven to be an excellent way to continue to converse and share information with her constituents who prefer or are unable to meet in person.

The outcome of the decennial redistricting has changed district boundaries of the 194th. New areas of the district will include Ward 38 divisions 11 and 18 in East Falls and Ward 9 divisions 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 of Chestnut Hill.

“Redistricting officially takes place on December 1, 2022, and in the interim we are happy to include those new constituents now. I am excited to meet and greet new faces and see familiar ones - all are welcome,” DeLissio said.

More information can be obtained by calling DeLissio’s office at 215-482-8726 or by visiting www.RepDeLissio.com.