78th Town Hall Meeting

(Oct 05, 2018)

Thursday, October 18th @ 7 p.m. Belmont Hills Elementary School – Library 200 School Street, Bala Cynwyd 19004 http://www.pahouse.com/files/Documents/2018-10-05_022631__Oct 78th THM .pdf Read more

 

DeLissio to host 78th Town Hall meeting Oct. 18

(Oct 04, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 78 th Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in the library at Belmont Hills Elementary School, 200 School St., Bala Cynwyd 19004. There will be plenty of free parking spaces available to attendees. DeLissio will focus on the critical issues that have not been dealt with in this session, including, redistricting, campaign finance, criminal justice, and voting reforms. In addition, DeLissio will discuss how state government may now play an even more impactful role on citizens’ lives as a result of federal decisions. “There is much work to do in Harrisburg with very few session days remaining before the term ends November 30 th . I want to make sure my constituents are aware how the legislature has failed to confront some of the bigger issues that affect Pennsylvanians,” DeLissio said. “I have conducted town halls during my entire time in office and I always welcome new people who may have not yet attended,” DeLissio added. “The location rotates throughout the district and it is great to see folks from all corners of the district attend. I welcome questions and comments, and look forward to our discussion.” Pam Packard from Merion Station commented, “ I can't think of a more empowering way to take on the political craziness we're currently enduring than by participating in a DeLissio Town Hall. Spending 90 Read more

 

DeLissio votes for bill to help child sex abuse victims pursue justice

(Oct 04, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., said that a statutes of limitation reform bill that passed the House and is back in the Senate is a long-overdue step toward helping victims of childhood sexual abuse pursue justice. The House voted 173-21 last week to pass S.B. 261, a bill that would remove the criminal statute of limitations for child sexual abuse and extend the statute of limitations to age to 50 for civil suits for child sexual abuse. DeLissio voted in favor of the bill. As amended in the House, the bill includes a two-year retroactive window for now-adult victims of childhood sexual abuse who have aged out of their statute of limitations, allowing them to bring civil claims in court. “It is well documented that it can take decades for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to process the trauma. Giving them the ability to pursue justice through the court system when they are ready is the right thing to do,” DeLissio said. “The most recent grand jury report revealed widespread efforts to conceal abuse in the Catholic Church – and we know that this issue is not limited to the church. “This legislation is a long-overdue step to better protect children, help survivors heal and make sure perpetrators are held accountable, including those who would endeavor to cover these crimes up.” Read more

 

DeLissio to offer free paper shredding events Oct. 13 and 27--RAIN OR SHINE

(Oct 04, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold two free shredding events for constituents to safely dispose of confidential, unwanted documents. The first shred event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Magisterial District Court parking lot at 925 Montgomery Ave., Narberth. The second shred event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Roxborough Municipal Lot at 514 Dupont St. Philadelphia. Availability is on a first-come basis until the truck is full. The event will be held rain or shine. There is a limit of four bags per household (standard storage/banker boxes or grocery bags). "Safe disposal of documents with personal information is one of the best defenses against identity theft,” DeLissio said. "Shredding also is a great way to dispose of unneeded paper in an environmentally friendly way, and I am happy 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. Shredding will be done on-site and all shredded paper will be recycled. For more information, constituents can call DeLissio’s office at 215-482-8726 . Read more

 

DeLissio's Office Is Here To Help

(Sep 11, 2018)

Pa. state Rep. Pamela DeLissio invites you to stop by her Constituent Service Office in Philadelphia for help with all state and government related issues. Read more

 

DeLissio to host annual Senior Expo on Sept. 27

(Sep 06, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 6 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will host a free Senior Expo from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 during the Roxborough Hospital Good Neighbor Day being held at 5800 Ridge Ave. The expo will be under the tent in the lot off of Rector Street. This is a rain or shine event. DeLissio said she will continue to offer a diverse group of exhibitors at the expo to acknowledge seniors’ varied interests and needs. “Seniors are active and vital members of the community, and I’m excited to be able to bring together a diverse group of agencies and organizations that offer opportunities specifically for older adults,” DeLissio said. “Folks will be introduced to organizations providing lifelong learning and volunteer opportunities, and ways to stay or become engaged with the community in which we live, work and play.” Representatives from the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Visiting Nurses Association, SeniorLAW Center, AARP, and many other organizations will be available to provide information that older adults may find helpful. Additionally, DeLissio said she is pleased to have organizations such as ACCT Philly with furry friends looking for happy homes, Road Scholar providing information on its educational travel tours, Community College of Philadelphia, the local YMCA, and representatives from the local civic associations in the 194 th District – all providing ways to remain active Read more

 

DeLissio announces $750,000 grant for NewCourtland LIFE

(Sep 06, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 6 – NewCourtland LIFE received a $750,000 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant to help build the LIFE center for seniors, Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio announced today. NewCourtland LIFE is building a new LIFE center in addition to 36 units of supportive senior housing at 3232 Henry Ave., according to the grant application. This project is part of a multi-phase development at this location. Total cost for this phase is $15,349,963. NewCourtland provides home and community-based services, housing and nursing care to older adults in Philadelphia. “Our commonwealth's older adult citizens, particularly those with extremely limited income, deserve the same continuum of choices as those older adult citizens who are financially secure,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “NewCourtland has as its mission to provide housing and skilled services to lower-income older adults. “This grant will be used to fund a brick and mortar project that benefits citizens in their own community. Besides helping defray the consumer cost for long-term care at this location, this investment signals that a priority of state government is to provide for our growing population of older adults. “As a former provider of long-term care, I thank the Wolf administration for its recognition of this beneficial and worthwhile project in our community.” RACP funding is intended to provide economic stimulus to the Read more

 

DeLissio to host 77th Town Hall meeting Sept. 17

(Sep 06, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 6 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 77 th Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the community room at Falls Ridge, 4349 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia. Attendees should enter from Merrick Road into the parking lot. This location is accessible by Bus Routes 9 and 61. Topics at the meeting will include child sexual abuse statute of limitations reform and a review of a package of government reform bills that enhance the power of the legislature. “There is much to do in Harrisburg with very few session days remaining before the term ends November 30 th . It is anticipated these topics, among others, could be considered before the General Assembly concludes the two-year session, and discussing them with my constituents is very important to me,” DeLissio said. “I have conducted town halls during my entire time in office and I always welcome new people who may have not yet attended,” DeLissio added. “The location rotates throughout the district and it is great to see folks from all corners of the district attend. I welcome questions and comments, and look forward to our discussion.” Anya Rose from Manayunk, a first-timer to a town hall meeting in June 2018, said, “That was so incredibly informative. I think everyone should go to these meetings. You will learn a lot. What issues are being discussed? What’s worth fighting for? What can we be hopeful about? What are other Read more

 

Fall 2018 Newsletter

(Sep 01, 2018)

News and updates for the 194th Legislative District Read more

 

8/29/18 – House Bill 1688 – Bala Cynwyd

(Aug 30, 2018)

Materials from House Democratic Policy Committee public roundtable hosted by State Rep. Pam DeLissio. Read more

 

DeLissio, Policy Committee discuss single-payer health care legislation

(Aug 29, 2018)

BALA CYNWYD, Aug. 29 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public roundtable in the conservatory at the West Laurel Hill Cemetery to discuss the merits of universal health coverage and single-payer health care. DeLissio was joined by Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, and state legislators from across the commonwealth. They discussed concepts behind her legislation, H.B.1688 , which would establish the Pennsylvania Health Care Plan. The plan comprises a blueprint of bold steps that would result in a healthier citizenry without the financial burden that many people experience with high deductibles and premiums, DeLissio said. “Today’s roundtable provided excellent consumer and expert discussion on a concept I’ve been supporting before I was elected to office,” DeLissio said. “This legislation would preserve the private practice of medicine, and it would ensure the cost-effective delivery of covered services that range from catastrophic care to wellness and preventative care. Health care providers would have autonomy over patient care. “There are many myths surrounding universal health coverage and single-payer, and it is my goal to continue to educate my constituents and colleagues about the advantages of this plan. I look forward to the dialogue and input from many stakeholders to make this legislation the best it can be for Pennsylvania Read more

 

DeLissio to hold public roundtable on single-payer health care Wednesday in Bala Cynwyd

(Aug 27, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 27 – In concert with the House Democratic Caucus’ Plan4PA, state Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., announced today that she will host a discussion on single-payer health care during a public roundtable with area health care experts and the House Democratic Policy Committee. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, 19004. DeLissio, who serves on the House Health Committee, said she requested the hearing to discuss the concepts behind her legislation, H.B.1688, the Pennsylvania Health Care Plan, a Medicare for all-style single-payer plan. She will be joined by a number of state representatives from across the commonwealth, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. The current agenda is: 2 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks 2:10 p.m. Panelists: Mary Miller , human resources professional Wendell Potter , former head of corporate communications for health insurance company David Steil , founding member of HealthCare4AllPA Sam Marshall , president and CEO of Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania Robin Stelly , organizer for Pennsylvania Health Access Network Sara Atkins , consumer 3:55 p.m. Closing remarks The meeting is one in a series being held across the state on the House Democrats’ Plan4PA that includes putting people first, good jobs, quality schools and fair Read more

 

Questions over judgement in Mancusco case could lead to reform

(Aug 17, 2018)

As a community of neighbors, friends and loved ones, many of us in the Manayunk area were terribly saddened and shaken over last week’s murder/suicide involving a 7-year-old girl and her father. Many are now asking how this tragedy could have been avoided. As a state representative, I am directly asked and wrestle with the question myself: how could the system have helped Kayden Mancusco and her family? How can we avoid something like this from happening again? An answer I’ve mulled the past few days involves other questions: do constituents understand how judges come to sit on their benches in Pennsylvania? I wonder because, especially in this case, it’s been widely panned that a judge could have done more to protect Kayden. What level of diligence do voters exercise when deciding who is best qualified to be a judge and make life and death decisions? Do our state laws and electoral systems override merit and influence how a citizen votes? Do politics preclude more qualified candidates from the ballot, leaving voters with limited partisan options? You could even ask, based on the very way judges make it to a bench in Pennsylvania, did we all contribute to Kayden’s brutal and untimely passing if we either did not vote or voted in such a way to elect an unqualified person to the bench? How can we all do this better? One fix we could make to better vet judges in Pennsylvania is found in H.B. 111, the merit Read more

 

DeLissio to host state Corrections Secretary Wetzel at August Town Hall

(Aug 02, 2018)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 2 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 76 th Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 in Wolcoff Auditorium – Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel will be guest speaker, and the discussion will focus on re-entry programs, rehabilitation vs. punishment and the cost of operating prisons vs. educating our youth. "As always, my goal is ongoing dialogue with constituents. Bring your questions and concerns about these three aspects of our criminal justice system, and I look forward to our discussion," DeLissio said. “I’m looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces from all parts of the legislative district.” More information can be obtained by calling DeLissio’s office at (215) 482-8726 or found on her website at www.pahouse.com/DeLissio . Read more

 

DeLissio applauds progress of Pa. medical marijuana program

(Jul 27, 2018)

PHILADELPHIA, July 27 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., applauded the progress of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, just over two years after S.B.3, known as Act 16 of 2016, was passed and signed into law. DeLissio recently updated constituents on the program at her 75 th Town Hall meeting with special guest Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. The discussion focused on an update on the rollout of medical marijuana and the efforts that the commonwealth has undertaken to combat the opioid crisis. "Medical marijuana is an important treatment option for citizens, and my office is committed to helping any constituent who needs assistance navigating the medical marijuana process,” DeLissio said. DeLissio said that if someone thinks that they have a condition that qualifies them for medical marijuana, they should consult with their physician and go online to www.medicalmarijuana.pa.gov to view the list of qualifying conditions. Originally there were 17 qualifying conditions, and four have been added recently. On the website is a list of doctors who are approved to recommend medical marijuana. DeLissio said that the list is not comprehensive, as some physicians may choose not to be listed in the online registry. Eligible patients are required to register, and this process also can be completed online at the same website. Currently there are 84 physicians in Montgomery County and 133 in Read more

 

DeLissio: Spending plan increases funding for education and workforce development

(Jul 03, 2018)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio D-Montgomery/Phila., announced that she voted in favor of the state’s 2018-19 spending plan, H.B. 2121. Read more

 

DeLissio to host state Health Secretary Levine at July Town Hall

(Jun 29, 2018)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 75th Town Hall meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 in Downs Hall of Jefferson – Philadelphia University located at 3101 School House Lane, Philadelphia. Read more

 

DeLissio announces 2017-18 Peer to Peer, Unsung Hero awards

(Jun 29, 2018)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., honored local students with Peer to Peer and Unsung Hero awards for the 2017-18 school year. Read more

 

DeLissio joins PA State Council for Engage Cuba

(Jun 12, 2018)

State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio D-Montgomery/Phila., announced her participation with the inaugural group of stakeholders in the launch of the PA State Council to Engage Cuba. Read more

 

DeLissio announces 74th Town Hall meeting

(Jun 01, 2018)

HARRISBURG, June 1 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio announced that she will hold her 74 th Town Hall meeting on Thursday, June 14. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia. Pam Packard, from Merion Station, has attended a number of Town Halls and said, “I can't think of a more empowering way to take on the political craziness we're currently enduring than by participating in a DeLissio Town Hall. Spending 90 minutes with Representative DeLissio gives you back the feeling that it's YOUR government.” “Constituent feedback is important to me, and I look forward to hearing from those who attend,” said DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila. “I hope to see new and familiar faces, and I welcome your comments and questions.” Anyone with questions can contact DeLissio’s office at 215-482-8726. Read more