Legislators sound alarm on attacks against reproductive rights

(Nov 20, 2019)

Lawmakers called on Republican leaders Wednesday to instead devote their time and energy toward legislation that would positively impact the lives of women and families in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Frankel denounces passage of invasive anti-choice legislation

(Nov 18, 2019)

Bill would redefine concept of life, hurt families during vulnerable time Read more

 

Phipps Conservatory project to receive state support

(Nov 14, 2019)

Grant will help fund aquatic gardens, stormwater management system Read more

 

Forbes Avenue project to receive state funding

(Nov 12, 2019)

Grant will help fund sidewalk replacement, ADA access, other improvements Read more

 

Hate crime legislation introduced in Pa. House, Senate

(Oct 30, 2019)

The legislation, sponsored by state Reps. Dan Frankel and Ed Gainey, both D-Allegheny, state Sen. Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Phila., will bring Pennsylvania’s hate crime laws into the modern era, extend protections to threatened communities, and give law enforcement the tools it needs to prevent and address hate crimes across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Frankel speaks out against attack on reproductive rights

(Oct 29, 2019)

The bill – H.B. 1890 – would require hospitals, abortion clinics and other providers to file a death certificate and arrange for the burial or cremation, increasing costs and barriers for individuals seeking to end pregnancies or even just seeking treatment after a miscarriage. Read more

 

Rep. Frankel and Sen. Costa applaud $5M in safety grants for religious entities

(Oct 23, 2019)

The Pennsylvania Senate added an amendment to House Bill 859 that would provide $5 million in grants for community and religious spaces to improve their security. Read more

 

Frankel joins Gov. Wolf in vowing to fight abortion ban

(Oct 21, 2019)

Rep. Dan Frankel has joined Gov. Tom Wolf in pledging his support for the reproductive rights of women everywhere. Read more

 

PA SAFE Caucus decries Judicial legislative agenda, calls for substantive action on gun-safety legislation

(Sep 23, 2019)

Judiciary meeting a missed opportunity to address the public health crisis of gun violence Read more

 

Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill restoration project to receive $100,000 state grant

(Sep 17, 2019)

A project to restore key historic portions of Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill has been selected to receive a $100,000 state grant. Read more

 

9/13/19 – The Public Health Epidemic of Gun Violence – Pittsburgh

(Sep 13, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Dan Frankel. Read more

 

Frankel hosts policy hearing on gun violence

(Sep 13, 2019)

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13 – State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee meeting at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union Ballroom. Read more

 

Frankel to host policy hearing on gun violence Friday in Pittsburgh

(Sep 10, 2019)

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10 – State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, announced today he will hold a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing this week on gun violence. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union Ballroom, 3959 Fifth Ave. Media and the public are invited to attend. Frankel requested the hearing to discuss ways to address the public health epidemic of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He will be joined by fellow state legislators, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. Testifiers will include: Dr. John Rozel , medical director, resolve Crisis Service, and president, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. Dr. Deborah Moss , pediatrician and president, Pennsylvania Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Raquel Forsythe , director of trauma, UPMC Presbyterian. Heath Johnson , crime analysis coordinator, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Ross Watson, violence prevention program manager, Allegheny County Health Department. Councilperson Erika Strassburger, District 8, Pittsburgh City Council. Lee Davis, life coach and violence interrupter, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health's Violence Prevention Initiative. Nicole Molinaro, president and CEO, Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. Read more

 

LGBTQ Equality Caucus condemns anti-LGBTQ legislation

(Sep 05, 2019)

As the Pennsylvania House and Senate prepare to return to session this fall, a bicameral group of lawmakers has vowed to fight anti-LGBTQ legislation that is being prepared by some House members. Read more

 

Frankel, Kosierowski introduce vaccination legislation at Pittsburgh event

(Aug 20, 2019)

State Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced legislation to promote childhood immunizations and protect Pennsylvania residents from preventable diseases. Read more

 

PA SAFE Members Applaud Governor’s Executive Order Addressing Gun Violence

(Aug 16, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 16 – House members of the PA SAFE Caucus and others today joined Gov. Tom Wolf in announcing a slate of executive actions to make sweeping changes to state agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence. At a news conference Friday in Harrisburg announcing the executive actions, Wolf directed his administration to create new state offices focused on violence prevention and reduction, expand programs that promote safety, refocus departments on combatting gun violence as a public health crisis, and increase collaboration and data sharing between the public, government agencies and other states. Reps. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) and Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) joined Wolf at the news conference and spoke of the significance of the governor’s actions in light of recent events in their districts, expressed gratitude for Wolf’s leadership and said the state legislature must commit to taking on gun violence when it returns to session in September. Speaking on the tragic impact of gun violence in not only his district, but in those across Pennsylvania, Harris said, “This must stop. It must end. There are far too many victims, there are far too many people who have lost their life to gun violence in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Time is out for the talk. We have to do action, and we have to do it now.” Furthering this call for action, Frankel said, “We currently have about two dozen Read more

 

Frankel stands with Wolf, calls for legislature to act on gun violence

(Aug 16, 2019)

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, today joined Gov. Tom Wolf in announcing a slate of executive actions to make sweeping changes to state agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence. Read more

 

PA SAFE Caucus calls for special joint legislative session to address gun violence, extremism

(Aug 06, 2019)

In a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, the chairs of the PA SAFE Caucus called for a special session to respond to the recent mass shootings. Read more

 

Rep. Frankel, Sen. Costa announce $8 million in state grants for Allegheny County

(Aug 02, 2019)

One of the projects funded will allow ACTION Housing to move forward with the redevelopment of the old Squirrel Hill Theater, which has been vacant since 2010. Read more

 

Frankel calls Trump tweets racist, invocation of Judaism ‘insulting’

(Jul 16, 2019)

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, condemned President Donald Trump’s recent tweets about four U.S. representatives. Read more

 

Legislators sound alarm on attacks against reproductive rights
Nov 20, 2019

Frankel denounces passage of invasive anti-choice legislation
Nov 18, 2019

Phipps Conservatory project to receive state support
Nov 14, 2019

Forbes Avenue project to receive state funding
Nov 12, 2019

Hate crime legislation introduced in Pa. House, Senate
Oct 30, 2019

Frankel speaks out against attack on reproductive rights
Oct 29, 2019

Rep. Frankel and Sen. Costa applaud $5M in safety grants for religious entities
Oct 23, 2019

Frankel joins Gov. Wolf in vowing to fight abortion ban
Oct 21, 2019

PA SAFE Caucus decries Judicial legislative agenda, calls for substantive action on gun-safety legislation
Sep 23, 2019

Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill restoration project to receive $100,000 state grant
Sep 17, 2019

9/13/19 – The Public Health Epidemic of Gun Violence – Pittsburgh
Sep 13, 2019

Frankel hosts policy hearing on gun violence
Sep 13, 2019

Frankel to host policy hearing on gun violence Friday in Pittsburgh
Sep 10, 2019

LGBTQ Equality Caucus condemns anti-LGBTQ legislation
Sep 05, 2019

Frankel, Kosierowski introduce vaccination legislation at Pittsburgh event
Aug 20, 2019

PA SAFE Members Applaud Governor’s Executive Order Addressing Gun Violence
Aug 16, 2019

Frankel stands with Wolf, calls for legislature to act on gun violence
Aug 16, 2019

PA SAFE Caucus calls for special joint legislative session to address gun violence, extremism
Aug 06, 2019

Rep. Frankel, Sen. Costa announce $8 million in state grants for Allegheny County
Aug 02, 2019

Frankel calls Trump tweets racist, invocation of Judaism ‘insulting’
Jul 16, 2019