Eblast: School safety and mental health grants announced + Save the Dates

(14 hours ago)

While the 2022-2023 state budget included historic appropriations for basic public education, a less scrutinized American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) appropriation included $100 million for the commonwealth’s 500 school districts for Safety and Security and another $100 million for Mental Health. Both are one-time appropriations. Read more

 

Eblast: More Budget Highlights ; National Night Out

(Aug 05, 2022)

The budget contains significant dollars to enhance basic public education and to support human services programs related to childcare and long-term care to name a few. Read more

 

Eblast: State Budget Highlights + Save the Dates

(Jul 29, 2022)

The past few months have been very busy. We were in session for 5 weeks to negotiate and ultimately pass the budget on July 8. Read more

 

July 2022 Children & Youth Newsletter

(Jul 28, 2022)

July 2022 Children & Youth Newsletter. As minority chair of the House Children & Youth Committee, I want to keep you in the loop regarding the work of the committee. Read more

 

WATCH: 119th Town Hall 7/18/22 at 10:30 a.m.

(Jul 18, 2022)

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Eblast: 119th Town Hall Monday 7/18 @ 10:30 a.m.; Book Club Wednesday, 7/20 @ 7 p.m.

(Jul 15, 2022)

Please join me Monday, July 18 @ 10:30 a.m. in person and virtually for my town hall. The topics will be the recently passed PA state budget and we will also discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24th decision regarding Roe v. Wade and its impact on abortion care in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Eblast: 7/18 -119th Town Hall on the state budget and Roe v. Wade; 7/20 -194th Book Club meeting

(Jul 11, 2022)

Those ‘lazy days of summer’ are far from lazy as I am in Week No. 5 in Harrisburg, as the PA state budget negotiations have continued past the June 30th deadline. As of this writing I can report that we seem to be making headway and that 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. Read more

 

June 2022 Children & Youth Newsletter

(Jul 06, 2022)

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

(Jun 30, 2022)

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 194 th . “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 Read more

 

Eblast: 119th Town Hall is July 18; Sign up for Book Club; Recognizing Local Students

(Jun 24, 2022)

Join me Monday, July 18 @ 10:30 a.m. in person and virtually for my 119th Town Hall, location to be decided. Read more

 

DeLissio invites new readers to join next book club

(Jun 24, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 24 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio invites residents of her legislative district to attend the next meeting of her book club. “In January of 2019, I started a quarterly book club. My primary reason was to broaden the various ways I dialogue with constituents. The thought was to select books that provoke thoughtful conversation about state policy,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “Prior to the pandemic, the book club of the 194th read, met and discussed four books, and we had tremendous discussions about state policy voids and the need for policy enhancements.” The book club’s next meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at DeLissio’s district office, 4001 Main St., Suite 101, Philadelphia, 19127. The book to be discussed is “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive,” by Stephanie Land, a memoir telling the experience of a young single mother who moved into a homeless shelter with her then 9-month-old daughter, having to rely on several safety net (aka welfare) programs while working maid service jobs. “I am always inspired and encouraged by the insight and perspectives of constituents who are willing to share and shed light based on their own personal and professional experiences,” DeLissio said. “These conversations allow me to better understand how state policies are impacting lives and how these policies Read more

 

WATCH: 118th Town Hall

(Jun 21, 2022)

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DeLissio recognizes local students in the 194th Legislative District

(Jun 16, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, June 16 – As the 2021-22 school year wrapped up, state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., honored local students with Peer to Peer and Unsung Hero awards for those graduating middle school and high school. DeLissio’s Peer to Peer Award is in recognition of a student who, through an established program or on his or her own, helps another student through friendship or through other assistance such as tutoring or informal or formal mentoring. The Unsung Hero Award is in recognition of a student whose good deeds and actions have made a difference in his or her school or community environment. The honors are awarded annually to students who live in the 194th Legislative District. They are nominated by their teachers, counselors and other school staff members. “Each year, the public schools in the district are contacted, inviting them to identify two students who have excelled in contributing to good citizenship and/or displaying a behavior or action which may otherwise go unnoticed or unrecognized,” DeLissio said. “Congratulations to these students for their compassion and willingness to do the ‘right thing’ without expectation of recognition or an award. Our communities are the better because of their contributions.” The following graduating students who live in the 194 th Legislative District were identified and Read more

 

Eblast: 118th town hall Henry Avenue Update with PennDOT; book club; SEPTA Senior Key cards

(Jun 07, 2022)

Join me Thursday June 16th @ 7 p.m. in person and virtually for my 118th Town Hall in the Wolcoff Auditorium of the Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Avenue, Phila 19128. Plenty of free parking is available in the Jamestown Lot. For public transportation, use Bus Route 9. Read more

 

118th Town Hall

(Jun 07, 2022)

Join me Thursday June 16th @ 7 p.m. in person and virtually for my 118th Town Hall in the Wolcoff Auditorium of the Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Avenue, Phila 19128. Plenty of free parking is available in the Jamestown Lot. For public transportation, use Bus Route 9. PennDOT will join me to give an update on the Henry Avenue Safety Improvement project that began construction over one year ago and will continue through most of 2023. You can find information about this project at https://www.penndot.pa.gov/RegionalOffices/district-6/ConstructionsProjectsAndRoadwork/Philadelphia/Pages/Henry-Avenue-Improvements.aspx During the planning phase of this project, I hosted numerous community meetings with PennDOT to obtain community input. I will also be providing an update on the status of the state budget that is due by June 30. To participate by Zoom, register by 3 p.m. Thursday, June 16th by clicking here . After registration, Zoom login information will be sent. You may also email RepDeLissio@pahouse.net , and a registration link will be sent. Once registered, Zoom login information will be sent. To join on Facebook, 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. Read more

 

Children & Youth May 2022 Newsletter

(Jun 01, 2022)

As minority chair of the House Children & Youth Committee, I want to keep you in the loop regarding the work of the committee. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or my staff if we can be of assistance. Read more

 

117th Town Hall Video

(May 20, 2022)

117th Town Hall 5/19/22 at 7pm 117th town hall 5/19/22 at7 p.m. in person at Cathedral Village and via Zoom and Facebook Live. Our discussion focused on the initiative and referendum process. "The terms initiative and referendum refer to processes that allow citizens of states to vote on particular pieces of legislation. Now, how cool would that be?" (7:48) Initiative process (8:27) 'The initiative process, different then the referendum process, allows citizens to propose a new law or statute, or constitutional amendment" "26 states have this process (initiative and/or referendum) in place, but Pennsylvania is not one of them" (10:06) Referendum process (19:01) "The referendum process allows citizens to react to a law" Read more

 

E-BLAST: 117th Town Hall Thurs, May 19th @ 7 p.m. in person and virtually

(May 13, 2022)

Please join me for my 117th Town Hall held in person and virtually on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. 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, use bus route 9. Read more

 

DeLissio's 117th town hall will be held virtually and in person May 19

(May 06, 2022)

PHILADELPHIA, May 6 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 117th Town Hall in person and virtually at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19. 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, use bus route 9. “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,” DeLissio said. To participate by Zoom, register by 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19 using this link . 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, visit www.facebook.com/RepDeLissio . The town hall will focus on the initiative and referendum process. The terms initiative and referendum refer to processes that allow citizens of states to vote on particular pieces of legislation. The initiative process allows citizens to propose a new statute or constitutional amendment. The referendum process allows citizens to refer a law that passed the Read more

 

E-BLAST: Join me for my 117th Town Hall on May 19

(May 06, 2022)

Please join me for my 117th Town Hall held in person and virtually on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. in the Wolcoff Auditorium of the Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, 19128. Read more