DeLissio to host free shred event July 25 in Manayunk

(1 day ago)

PHILADELPHIA, July 10 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will host a free shred event for residents of the 194 th Legislative District from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Main Street Theatre, 3720-40 Main St., Manayunk, 19127, a new location from previous shred events. “It is with great anticipation that I look forward to hosting this event, at a time when many of us have been home and cleaning out our closets. Safe disposal of confidential, unwanted documents with personal information is one of the best defenses against scams and identity theft,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. "Shredding also is a great way to dispose of these documents in an environmentally friendly way, and I am happy to be able to continue to offer this service to my constituents." DeLissio said common types of unwanted items that should be shredded include credit card statements, credit card applications, bank and investment statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance and health records, and retirement or pension fund information. Magazines, journals and newspapers will not be accepted. There is a limit of four bags per household (standard storage/banker boxes or grocery bags). Shredding will be done on-site, with COVID-19 protocols in place, and all shredded paper will be recycled. All constituents and staff must be wearing masks. Participants will be asked to park Read more

 

DeLissio to discuss COVID-19 at her 97th Town Hall

(Jul 08, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, July 8 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her 97th Town Hall via Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. The discussion at this virtual town hall will center on a COVID-19 review and update. “Each of us has had to adjust to this new uncertainty and many have had to access resources like unemployment compensation, some for the very first time. During this approximately 35-minute town hall, I will share my experiences in the state legislature, the many session days and the numerous debates on an abundance of topics, and my ongoing commitment to represent and care for the needs and health of my constituents,” said DeLissio. This will be DeLissio’s fifth consecutive town hall via Facebook Live since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and in compliance with the Governor’s stay-at-home guidance. DeLissio said, “We looked into the possibility of holding this town hall in person, however, the infection control guidance that we would need to follow for an event such as a town hall were prohibitive. And we are reaching more and different constituents by offering the town hall virtually.” “I continue to welcome residents from all parts of the 194th to join us and participate in the discussion,” she said. “This has proven to be a unique but effective way to maintain communication with my constituents.” Those interested should visit Read more

 

East Falls Local Article: I like the theater, just not political theater

(Jul 01, 2020)

The past 3 months in Harrisburg, since the Governor’s shutdown order on March 18th, have impacted all aspects of life for all of us. Read more

 

East Falls Now Article: The Help

(Jul 01, 2020)

Last night I started to watch the movie The Help. The first time I saw the movie was in 2011, during its initial release. If you struggle to understand what is meant by systemic and institutional racism, watching this period drama will ‘help’. Since I was a little girl, I have always had a heightened awareness of racism. However, needless to say, I was viewing this movie through a different filter than I did in 2011. My awareness now is framed by the Black Lives Matter movement of the past several weeks. And watching this movie for a second time in this context has been very instructive as to just how systemic and institutionalized racism is today. In the early 2000s, I had the opportunity to have my consulting practice engaged by the Black Men at Penn. This was a group of African American male social workers who were led by Dr. Walter Palmer. They retained our services to explore the feasibility of establishing an Institute for the Study of American Racism within the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. It was an enlightening experience. The engagement included interviewing a variety of key stakeholders, many of whom were African American, and who fought hard during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. It was interesting to hear their take on where we were at almost 40 years later and the road yet to be traveled. What is different now almost 19 years after that consulting Read more

 

DeLissio highlights bipartisanship while seconding the nomination of the Speaker of the House

(Jun 29, 2020)

Pa State Representative Pam DeLissio reminds the PA House of the importance of working in a bipartisan manner. DeLissio seconded the nomination for the newly elected Speaker of the House. Read more

 

DeLissio to discuss stopgap budget, education during 96th Town Hall

(Jun 12, 2020)

The discussion at this virtual town hall will center on the current happenings in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly. It will include a review of the recently passed budget, focusing on how basic education is being funded. Read more

 

EAST FALLS LOCAL ARTICLE: A Fair Funding Formula that is Not Fair

(Jun 01, 2020)

One lesson reinforced – or, for some, learned – as a result of COVID-19 is that our basic public education system is less than equitable. Read more

 

EAST FALLS NOW ARTICLE: COVID-19 and Redistricting Reform

(Jun 01, 2020)

I have worked tirelessly for a committee vote of HB22, HB23 and HB2327. These bills would establish an independent redistricting commission. This reform would produce more competitive races in the state senate, representative and congressional races. Read more

 

E-BLAST: June 2 - Primary Election; Polling Locations Have Been Consolidated

(May 29, 2020)

Due to COVID-19, many polling places have been consolidated. The location where you usually vote may have changed. Read more

 

E-BLAST: LGBTQ+ Anti-Discrimination Legislation; Vote with a Mail-In Ballot DEADLINE 5/26

(May 22, 2020)

Currently, state law does not ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Legislation to accomplish this has been pending for over 20 years. This legislation has never been brought forward for a vote. Efforts to amend this proposed legislation into other bills have happened repeatedly with no success. Read more

 

WATCH: 95th Town Hall Meeting in recognition of Older Americans Month

(May 21, 2020)

Listen to our discussion with Teresa Osborne (former Secretary of Aging) and currently AARP PA’s Director of Outreach and Advocacy. We discussed the Village concept, mail-in ballots, property/rent rebates, and my reasons for recent legislative votes. Give a listen! Read more

 

DeLissio Fights for LGBTQ+ Legislation

(May 21, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Pam DeLissio commits to fighting for LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination legislation this session. Currently, State law does not ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Legislation to accomplish this has been pending for over 20 years. This legislation has never been brought forward for a vote. Efforts to amend this proposed legislation into other bills has happened repeatedly with no success. Such an effort occurred again yesterday and these were my comments on that effort. Read more

 

E-BLAST: 95th Town Hall on aging independently this Thursday; Mail-in ballots for June 2 primary

(May 15, 2020)

One definition I have focused on recently is resiliency: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness.” I see many examples of this resiliency in the 194th, and I thank you for your perseverance and patience. Read more

 

DeLissio to promote independence and purpose during 95th Town Hall

(May 15, 2020)

The conversation will include the village model: a community model of aging in place, which enhances independence, promotes purpose of life and focuses on social determinants of health. The 194th Legislative District is home to one of those models – the East Falls Village. Read more

 

DeLissio urges voters to consider mail-in ballot for June 2 primary

(May 08, 2020)

“These were the first substantial changes to the Pennsylvania Election Code in 82 years, and the timing has proven to be incredibly important,” DeLissio said. “This pandemic and the accompanying stay-at-home order means voting by mail has become a critical option for so many Pennsylvanians. I strongly urge all eligible citizens to consider this option for voting not just in next month’s primary, but in the November general election and beyond.” Read more

 

EAST FALLS LOCAL ARTICLE: COVID-19: Its Historic Impact Is Not Yet Written

(May 01, 2020)

We do not yet have a vaccine, there is no definitive treatment, the ability to test for antibodies is still being developed and the extent of the financial and emotional impact will not be known for weeks, if not months, if not years. Read more

 

EAST FALLS NOW ARTICLE: COVID-19 Lessons Learned Already!

(May 01, 2020)

My commitment is to continue to advocate for state policies that will level the playing field for citizens and not create barriers to education, employment, and healthcare. These policies must be a priority. Read more

 

WATCH: Virtual Town Hall discussing the environment on Earth Day's 50th anniversary

(Apr 24, 2020)

DeLissio was joined by Mike Weilbacher, executive director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education during her 94th Town Hall Meeting. Read more

 

DeLissio shares her reasons for her vote on HB 2412 (allowing realtors to resume activities)

(Apr 23, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Pam DeLissio discusses her reasons for her no vote on HB 2412. Read more

 

DeLissio supports a data driven process to reopen PA

(Apr 23, 2020)

Pa. state Rep. Pam DeLissio shares remarks on HB 2388 (opening all auto dealers) on why we should not legislate reopening PA. Read more

 

DeLissio to host free shred event July 25 in Manayunk
1 day ago

DeLissio to discuss COVID-19 at her 97th Town Hall
Jul 08, 2020

East Falls Local Article: I like the theater, just not political theater
Jul 01, 2020

East Falls Now Article: The Help
Jul 01, 2020

DeLissio highlights bipartisanship while seconding the nomination of the Speaker of the House
Jun 29, 2020

DeLissio to discuss stopgap budget, education during 96th Town Hall
Jun 12, 2020

EAST FALLS LOCAL ARTICLE: A Fair Funding Formula that is Not Fair
Jun 01, 2020

EAST FALLS NOW ARTICLE: COVID-19 and Redistricting Reform
Jun 01, 2020

E-BLAST: June 2 - Primary Election; Polling Locations Have Been Consolidated
May 29, 2020

E-BLAST: LGBTQ+ Anti-Discrimination Legislation; Vote with a Mail-In Ballot DEADLINE 5/26
May 22, 2020

WATCH: 95th Town Hall Meeting in recognition of Older Americans Month
May 21, 2020

DeLissio Fights for LGBTQ+ Legislation
May 21, 2020

E-BLAST: 95th Town Hall on aging independently this Thursday; Mail-in ballots for June 2 primary
May 15, 2020

DeLissio to promote independence and purpose during 95th Town Hall
May 15, 2020

DeLissio urges voters to consider mail-in ballot for June 2 primary
May 08, 2020

EAST FALLS LOCAL ARTICLE: COVID-19: Its Historic Impact Is Not Yet Written
May 01, 2020

EAST FALLS NOW ARTICLE: COVID-19 Lessons Learned Already!
May 01, 2020

WATCH: Virtual Town Hall discussing the environment on Earth Day's 50th anniversary
Apr 24, 2020

DeLissio shares her reasons for her vote on HB 2412 (allowing realtors to resume activities)
Apr 23, 2020

DeLissio supports a data driven process to reopen PA
Apr 23, 2020