DeLissio to host two free shred events in October

(11 hours ago)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio will host two free shred events during October to help constituents safely dispose of unwanted personal documents. “Shredding is an environmentally friendly way for residents to dispose of documents they no longer need without compromising their personal information,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “I’m pleased to be able to host these events to help residents of the 194 th Legislative District protect themselves from identity theft.” The events will be held as follows: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Magisterial District Courthouse parking lot, 925 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, 19072 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, Main Street Theatre parking lot, 3720 Main St., Manayunk – Please note this new location. Both events will be held rain or shine. Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing . Shredding will be done on site with COVID-19 protocols in place, and all shredded paper will be recycled. There is a limit of four grocery bags or banker boxes per household, and attendees will be asked to transport their materials from their vehicles to the bins for shredding. Newspapers, magazines and journals will not be accepted. The event will end sooner than 11 a.m. if the truck is full. Common types of unwanted items for shredding include credit card statements, credit card applications, bank and Read more

 

DeLissio announces $76K grant for Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

(11 hours ago)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 25 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio announced that the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education was awarded a grant of $76,300 for rehabilitation of its Tall Trees Nature Playscape. The grant was awarded through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ 2020 Community Conservation Partnerships Program. The project funded will include construction of a nature play area, ADA access, landscaping and other related improvements. “The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education has been educating the greater Philadelphia community about the environment for more than 50 years. This grant will help renovate and expand the center’s playscape, add new interactive features and establish the center as a natural play destination for the region,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “I was pleased to support this project and appreciate the center’s efforts to engage our community in a variety of educational activities throughout the year.” Mike Weilbacher, executive director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education said, “ We so appreciate DCNR's grant for this important project, as our playscape is intended to be a resource for the entire community, where families can come explore and play using all-natural materials. This grant moves our project forward in a very important way, and we're so thankful for Pam DeLissio's support of this Read more

 

WATCH: 99th Town Hall Updates on Voting, the Census, Unemployment Compensation, & the State Budget

(Sep 23, 2020)

Listen to the discussion about voting, the census, unemployment compensation and the state budget. Read more

 

E-BLAST: Join my 99th Town Hall Meeting; Respond to the Census; Voting Updates; Unemployment Compensation; the state budget

(Sep 18, 2020)

Dear Neighbor,My 99th Town Hall meeting will be held via Facebook Live and Microsoft Teams at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Topics to be discussed include the state budget, voting on Nov. 3, the 2020 census, and unemployment compensation. Read more

 

DeLissio to host 99th Town Hall Sept. 22

(Sep 18, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host her 99 th Town Hall meeting via Facebook Live and Microsoft Teams at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Topics to be discussed include the state budget, voting updates for the Nov. 3 general election, the 2020 census and the unemployment compensation process. “These topics are all vitally important, and the global pandemic has caused many changes and developments in recent months. I look forward to sharing updates and having an informative discussion with my constituents,” DeLissio said. This will be DeLissio’s seventh consecutive town hall via Facebook Live since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and mitigation efforts necessitated different means to communicate and provide information. She said her office has continued to explore different platforms for hosting town halls and, to date Facebook Live was the best choice as she is not permitted to use Zoom by her caucus. For this town hall she has also added the opportunity for constituents to participate via Microsoft Teams. “Residents from all parts of the 194 th District are welcome to join me for this discussion,” DeLissio said. “I’m looking forward to hosting in-person town halls when we can gather safely once again, but these virtual events have proven to be an effective way to communicate.” Those interested in joining the meeting via Read more

 

DeLissio to co-host free shred event Sept. 13

(Sep 04, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 4 – State Rep. Pam DeLissio is co-hosting a free shredding event to help residents safely dispose of unwanted personal documents. The event, co-hosted by state Reps. Mary Jo Daley and Greg Vitali, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, or until the truck is full, Sept. 13 at Beth David Reform Congregation, 1130 Vaughan Lane, Gladwyne. “Shredding is a good way to securely dispose of documents containing confidential information,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “I’m pleased to be able to offer this opportunity for residents of my district, so they can protect their personal information as they clean out their old papers. This is one of several shred events I’ll be hosting this fall.” This is a rain-or-shine event. Attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing . Shredding will be done on site with COVID-19 protocols in place, and all shredded paper will be recycled. There is a limit of four grocery bags or banker boxes per household, and attendees will be asked to transport their materials from their vehicles to the bins for shredding. Newspapers, magazines and journals will not be accepted. Common types of unwanted items for shredding 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. An additional two Read more

 

East Falls Local Article: Citizens Demand Action

(Sep 01, 2020)

PennDOT’s Highway Safety Improvement Project (SIP) for Henry Avenue was initiated in 2012 and is a safety study paid for by federal funds. When I first learned about this study, I was greatly relieved. Henry Avenue is a scary place to drive, a chilling place to walk, and when cars go crash in the night (or even during the day), a terrifying place to live. The study included community involvement, and the outcome of the study recommends traffic calming measures to influence and encourage a decrease in speed. PennDOT met with civic associations in 2012 and 2013 to get input from the community and held a public meeting in September 2014. Please know, I was the ONLY attendee at this public meeting. I hosted three additional meetings to give the community further opportunity for review and input. At both the Oct. 8, 2015 and Feb. 11, 2016 meetings, PennDOT staff, the city Streets Department, local and state law enforcement, and the councilman’s office were in attendance. Additional input was received from citizens, and PennDOT included much of that input into the planned improvements. As far as I was concerned, this study could not conclude fast enough in order to start on the implementation of the recommendations. I have yet to meet anyone who does not think that traffic calming measures need to happen, sooner rather than later, if possible. At some point along the way, the safety plan was split into two segments due to the Read more

 

East Falls Now Article: Everyone Counts

(Sep 01, 2020)

You may think it is too late to be counted as part of the decennial census, but I assure you it is not. The U.S. Census is a topic that has been in the news as of late, and understanding its impact is important in considering WHY it has been in the news. First, the census is a once every 10-year event when all persons residing in the United States are counted. The first census was conducted in 1790. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce . The purpose of the census is to provide facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. Why is this counting ritual so important? It is critical to know how many people live in the country and more specifically where they reside locally because this information determines how money is distributed from the federal government to state and local governments. The federal government uses census numbers to allocate more than $675 billion in federal funds annually. This information also determines how many U.S. Representatives Pennsylvania can elect to Congress. In 1970 Pennsylvania had 25 seats in Congress; in 1992 our congressional delegation was 21. In 2022 our congressional delegation is anticipated to number 17, losing one seat from our current 18. This population information also determines how boundaries are redrawn for state senate and representative districts. On August 3, 2020, the Census Bureau confirmed that they will be accelerating Read more

 

Summer 2020 Newsletter

(Aug 27, 2020)

Dear Neighbor, There continues to be uncertainty about the impact of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19; its historic impact is not yet written. Read more

 

WATCH: 98th Town Hall Mail-In Voting & The Voting Process

(Aug 24, 2020)

The discussion at this town hall was about voting. Information included mail-in voting, open primaries, and other aspects of the voting process. Read more

 

DeLissio provides update on Henry Avenue Safety Improvement Plan

(Aug 14, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14 – State Rep. Pam DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., offered the following update today on safety improvements planned for Henry Avenue, noting that construction on the first segment of the plan is anticipated to start in the spring of 2021. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Improvement Project for Henry Avenue was initiated in 2012 and is a safety study paid for with federal funds. The study included community involvement, and the outcome of the study recommends traffic calming measures to influence and encourage a decrease in speed. The study was in two segments; SIP runs from Port Royal Avenue to the Wissahickon Creek Bridge and SI2 is from the bridge to Abbottsford Avenue. PennDOT met with civic associations in 2012 and 2013 to get input from the community and held a public meeting in September 2014. The input from residents was incorporated into the safety improvement design. “Input from citizens has been a crucial part of this process. I hosted three additional meetings to give the community further opportunity for review and input,” DeLissio said. “At both the Oct. 8, 2015, and Feb. 11, 2016, meetings, PennDOT staff, the city Streets Department, local and state law enforcement, and the councilman’s office were in attendance. Additional input was received from citizens, and PennDOT included much of that input into the planned improvements.” On April 20, Read more

 

DeLissio to talk voting during 98th Town Hall

(Aug 07, 2020)

“After the first substantial changes to the Pennsylvania Election Code in 82 years were signed into law last year, the worldwide pandemic has shown us just how important the topic of vote-by-mail has become,” DeLissio said. “It is vital to discuss the advantages of mail-in voting in this current public health crisis, as well as other ideas like open primaries. I look forward to the conversation.” Read more

 

DeLissio, Daley co-hosting free shredding event Aug. 15 in Narberth

(Aug 06, 2020)

“With so much time being spent at home during the pandemic, many of us have been cleaning and reorganizing. So, this shredding event is a great opportunity to safely dispose of confidential, unwanted documents with personal information,” DeLissio said. Read more

 

East Falls Local Article: We Are Here To Serve

(Aug 01, 2020)

My role as your state representative is to ensure that constituents of the 194th are represented in the law-making process in Harrisburg. The laws that are passed (or not passed) affect our everyday lives. You can view my participation in the legislative process via Facebook- Pam DeLissio and Rep DeLissio, Twitter - @RepDeLissio, Instagram @Rep DeLissio and on my website at www.PAHouse.com/DeLissio , as I endeavor to make your voices heard by using mine. The legislative process is highly nuanced and even though there are House Rules it is amazing to me how often those rules are manipulated to achieve the desired outcome. While my focus is on being the best legislator I can be, my district staff strive to be the best at delivering constituent services. My District Office is located at 6511 Ridge Ave. The office is at the epicenter of the district, no more than about 3 miles from any district border, with plenty of free parking. The office is served by the 9 and 35 SEPTA bus routes. Office hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and by appointment in the evening or on weekends. Team Pam was working 100% remotely from March 18 th until June 5 th . Staff are back in the office, rotating for telework throughout the week and we are seeing constituents by appointment only or with curbside pick-up if you need to deliver or pick up paperwork. We are observing appropriate guidelines for infection control and you must be wearing a mask to enter unless you have a Read more

 

East Falls Now Article: I Spy a Spotted LanternFly

(Aug 01, 2020)

For the past nine years I have been a member of the PA House Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee. It is a committee assignment that I pursued for several reasons. First, agriculture is the largest industry in Pennsylvania. Second, we all need to eat, yet food insecurity occurs in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Third, while I represent an urban/suburban area of the state, participating on the Agricultural and Rural Affairs committee helps me to relate to my rural colleagues where most agricultural endeavors occur. Our commonwealth has been facing an agricultural challenge that is occurring in the southeastern part of the state, although it is slowly spreading to rural areas. The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), is an invasive planthopper native to China, India, and Vietnam. The first detection of this non-native species to the United States was discovered in Pennsylvania in Berks County in September of 2014. It has since spread to 26 other counties in the Commonwealth, which are now quarantined. A few quick facts about these pests: SLF are destructive invasive pest threatening agricultural and ornamental plants. SLF has also been found in 5 other states in the northeastern U.S. SLF does not bite or sting. SLF does not kill all trees it feeds on. SLF is a plant stressor that, along with other stressors, can cause significant damage to its host. Stop the spread of SLF by Read more

 

97th Town Hall COVID-19 Review and Update

(Jul 22, 2020)

Watch the virtual town hall centered on a COVID-19 review and update including reopening K-12 schools, unemployment compensation, recent state legislative initiatives, and of course our upcoming shred event. Read more

 

E_BLAST: Virtual 97th Town Hall Tuesday, July 21 @7pm -update on COVID-19; Shred Event- Saturday, July 25 9 to 11am

(Jul 20, 2020)

My 97th Town Hall will be held via Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. Our discussion will center on a COVID-19 review and update, including the Governor’s recent executive order. Read more

 

DeLissio to host free shred event July 25 in Manayunk

(Jul 10, 2020)

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