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COVID-19 resources, voting information, polling places and returning ballots, election timeline, updates for students

(1 hour ago)

My staff is working remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions and will respond to your message as quickly as possible. Your concern is important to us. Thank you for your patience. Read more

 

South Philly District Update with COVID-19 Guidance & Resources

(Oct 26, 2020)

We have made gains this year, by establishing safe and secure voting by mail (a system many states have been using successfully for years). But there is more work to be done to make it easier for people to vote! Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information & Resources

(Oct 16, 2020)

Resume workshop & virtual job fair, mobile office hours, satellite voting, legal aid for tenants, unemployment and PUA, and more. Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information

(Oct 09, 2020)

October mobile constituent service hours, #VOTE, mortgage and rental assistance, community calendar, PA House Archives feature, and COVID resources. Read more

 

State lawmakers representing Philadelphia welcome lawsuit against commonwealth, legislature for restricting gun-safety measures

(Oct 07, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 7 – State House lawmakers representing the House Philadelphia Delegation and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus today pledged their full weight behind major legal action being taken against the commonwealth for preventing local governments from enacting their own gun-safety laws. The lawsuit filed by the city and private law firms on behalf of Pennsylvanians who have been impacted by gun violence was announced at a news conference in Philadelphia today. Philadelphia Delegation Chairman Jason Dawkins and PLBC Chairman Stephen Kinsey said it was long past time for the many people who have been impacted by gun violence to receive true acknowledgement and justice for their pain. They said the delegations they lead have worked for years to enact sensible gun-safety measures in the state but have been hampered by a Republican majority legislature determined to give no one in the state the ability to reduce gun violence and save lives. “Philadelphia and municipalities across the state took action tragedy after tragedy on behalf of the residents they serve when the state would not, only to be met with callous laws specifically designed to prevent them from doing so,” Dawkins said. “I am equally tired of the hallow promises to help reduce gun violence being made by the Republican majority following each tragedy. They hold the power to move the commonsense gun safety legislation we put forward. Yet, they continue to deny Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information

(Oct 05, 2020)

Harrisburg and District updates, COVID-19 mitigation news, community events and save-the-dates, Rep. Fiedler Art Competition, celebrating Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, and more. Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information

(Sep 26, 2020)

Upcoming events, COVID-19 resources, rent assistance, The 184th Is My Home art contest, and more Read more

 

Newsletter: COVID-19 resources, art competition, 2020 Census, community calendar, and more

(Sep 18, 2020)

September 18th district newsletter from Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler's Office. Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information

(Sep 11, 2020)

South Philly Weekly Update with COVID-19 News and Guidance (current as of September 11th, 2020) Read more

 

184th District: Opt-In for Future Updates and Fighting for Housing Rights

(Sep 02, 2020)

According to the House rules, I need your permission to contact you 60 days before an election. This fall, that “blackout period” runs from Sept. 3 through the Nov. 3 general election. Read more

 

House Democrats fight to keep renters, homeowners Safe at Home

(Aug 31, 2020)

The House Democratic Housing Working Group announced a package of bills to protect people across Pennsylvania as the state’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expires Read more

 

184th District Newsletter

(Aug 28, 2020)

Senior SEPTA ID Card processing services at my office are on a temporarily pause as SEPTA was hacked a few weeks ago and remote ID card processing remains unavailable. In the meantime, we are keeping a waiting list for anyone who wishes to make an appointment ahead of time. Call: 215-271-9190 or email our office: RepFiedler@pahouse.net Read more

 

Fiedler, Davis, Cephas stand up for renters and homeowners facing payment challenges due to COVID-19

(Aug 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 26 – To help renters and homeowners struggling with payments as well as small landlords, today state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler and Morgan Cephas, both D-Phila., and Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, introduced a measure that would expand the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency’s Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program. “For too many renters and homeowners with mortgages the COVID-19 crisis has gone beyond a health emergency to a housing emergency, and it’s time for the state to step up and offer substantive relief,” Fiedler said. “Our proposal will cut the red tape and get the help into the pockets of the people who need it the most, and we hope it will move quickly through the legislature.” “A program people in need can’t access is worse than not having a program at all,” Davis said. “Everyone we’ve heard from made their voices clear – renters need help, homeowners in debt need help, small landlords need help, and they can’t wait any longer. We’re going to deliver that help and we know this need goes far beyond political parties and county lines.” Cephas agreed, saying, "As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so do the economic burdens for families struggling to pay the bills and keep a roof over their heads. Our legislation will help break down barriers and help ensure homeowners, small landlords and renters have access to financial relief that's Read more

 

Representatives Fiedler, Lee and Innamorato to introduce legislation ensuring housing rights for PA renters and homeowners

(Aug 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 26 – Today, state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler, Summer Lee and Sara Innamorato announced plans to introduce legislation to help keep people in their homes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Citing concerns over Monday’s expiration of the foreclosure and eviction moratorium, the lawmakers emphasized urgent action to prevent mass evictions and foreclosures across the state. The legislation would provide Pennsylvania’s governor express powers to place a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures in the commonwealth or specific counties during a disaster emergency. “Everyone deserves a place to call home. This legislation will help keep our communities intact, and make sure our neighbors have more time to apply for financial relief programs, plan for the short- and long-term, and save money. The impact of being pushed out of your home can be traumatic, especially for children, and we need to do everything possible to prevent it from happening, especially during a pandemic.” said Fiedler, D-Phila. “The legislature must act now to prevent the man-made disaster that will unfold if the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures is lifted,” Lee, D-Allegheny, said. “Failure to do so will create a humanitarian crisis among the very people who have already been victimized by this crisis, who are asked daily to put their and their families’ health on the line for the rest of Read more

 

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information

(Aug 21, 2020)

I’ve heard from so many people in South Philly (and across the city) who are worried about housing. That’s why I’m pushing for additional protection for people from foreclosure and eviction, especially during this pandemic. Read more

 

184th District Newsletter: COVID-19 updates, district news, housing survey, art contest

(Aug 14, 2020)

The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the ongoing housing crisis that too many families are facing across Philly and the commonwealth. We‘ve drafted legislation and fought for funding to keep people in their homes. Now, we want to hear from you. Read more

 

Help Us Address the Housing Crisis Amid COVID-19 By Taking Our Survey

(Aug 13, 2020)

Pennsylvania House Democrats seek your experiences relating to the housing crisis in light of COVID-19. Read more

 

Fiedler announces Housing Working Group to tackle rent and mortgage issues during COVID-19 pandemic

(Aug 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG, August 13 – Today, state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., announced the formation of a statewide Housing Working Group to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and address the serious housing needs of renters and homeowners across her legislative district and the commonwealth. “The goal of this working group I helped create with the House Democratic Caucus is to give our constituents a direct way to share their opinions and experiences with us and with the governor. Everyone should have a place to call home always, but especially during this pandemic.” The Housing Working Group will bring together lived experiences from residents across Fiedler’s district and the commonwealth, as well as draw on internal multidisciplinary support in the fields of urban affairs, human services, local government and more. Members of the Working Group have dedicated themselves to pushing for a variety of legislative and executive actions to ensure everyone has a place to call home. Fiedler encouraged Pennsylvanians to share their experiences and to voice their opinions by completing a new public online form launched today by House Democrats. The form will remain open for public comment for a week, after which lawmakers will process and submit it to the governor with their recommendations for action. The state’s foreclosure and eviction moratorium is slated to expire on Aug. 31. Fiedler said part of her motivation for Read more

 

COVID-19 South Philly Update

(Aug 07, 2020)

To save the lives of our loved ones and neighbors, and to protect our healthcare and other frontline workers, we need to keep the case numbers down by wearing a mask and by distancing. Read more

 

184th district newsletter with COVID-19 updates and guidance

(Jul 31, 2020)

COVID-19 cases continue to increase in our area. If we are to protect ourselves, our family, our neighbors, and our health care system, it is vital “that everyone wear a face covering." Read more

 

COVID-19 resources, voting information, polling places and returning ballots, election timeline, updates for students
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South Philly District Update with COVID-19 Guidance & Resources
Oct 26, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information & Resources
Oct 16, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information
Oct 09, 2020

State lawmakers representing Philadelphia welcome lawsuit against commonwealth, legislature for restricting gun-safety measures
Oct 07, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information
Oct 05, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information
Sep 26, 2020

Newsletter: COVID-19 resources, art competition, 2020 Census, community calendar, and more
Sep 18, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information
Sep 11, 2020

184th District: Opt-In for Future Updates and Fighting for Housing Rights
Sep 02, 2020

House Democrats fight to keep renters, homeowners Safe at Home
Aug 31, 2020

184th District Newsletter
Aug 28, 2020

Fiedler, Davis, Cephas stand up for renters and homeowners facing payment challenges due to COVID-19
Aug 26, 2020

Representatives Fiedler, Lee and Innamorato to introduce legislation ensuring housing rights for PA renters and homeowners
Aug 26, 2020

South Philly Update with COVID-19 Information
Aug 21, 2020

184th District Newsletter: COVID-19 updates, district news, housing survey, art contest
Aug 14, 2020

Help Us Address the Housing Crisis Amid COVID-19 By Taking Our Survey
Aug 13, 2020

Fiedler announces Housing Working Group to tackle rent and mortgage issues during COVID-19 pandemic
Aug 13, 2020

COVID-19 South Philly Update
Aug 07, 2020

184th district newsletter with COVID-19 updates and guidance
Jul 31, 2020