Historic Highland Park Tunnel project to receive state grant

(Sep 17, 2019)

A project to restore an important and historic pedestrian connection in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park has been selected to receive a $75,000 state grant, Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, announced today. Read more

 

Reps. Gainey, Wheatley to host ‘Pathways 2 Pardons’ event next week

(Aug 29, 2019)

State Reps. Ed Gainey, and Jake Wheatley, both D-Allegheny, are partnering with Brandon Flood, secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, to provide education and tips to people in the community who may be seeking a pardon. Read more

 

Lee, Gainey host Policy Committee hearing on use of police force

(Aug 27, 2019)

State Reps. Summer Lee and Ed Gainey, both D-Allegheny, co-hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee at Hawkins Village in Rankin. Read more

 

Gainey, Lee to host public hearing on use of force by law enforcement

(Aug 23, 2019)

Reps. Gainey, Lee to host public hearing on the use of deadly force by law enforcement in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Gainey Holds Annual Backpack Giveaway

(Aug 21, 2019)

Pa. State Rep. Ed Gainey held his sixth Annual Backpack Giveaway in Allegheny County. Gainey explains the need and the impact on the community's future. Read more

 

Gainey: Importance of Financial Security

(Aug 21, 2019)

Rep. Ed Gainey attended a discussion about the financial security of Pennsylvanians and advocated for bringing the topic of financial literacy to the commonwealth's youth. Read more

 

Gainey to host back-to-school backpack giveaway

(Aug 15, 2019)

Free backpack and school supplies available to students in K through 5 Read more

 

Larimer, East Liberty residential projects to receive substantial support

(Jul 18, 2019)

Two residential development projects in Larimer and East Liberty have been selected to receive substantial support from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Read more

 

Gainey releases statement on death of Pittsburgh Police officer

(Jul 17, 2019)

State Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, expresses his sorrow and condolences for the family and friends of a Pittsburgh Police officer who died Wednesday after being shot over the weekend while off duty in Homewood. Read more

 

Gainey: History preservation projects to receive $182,000 in state grants

(Jun 06, 2019)

Two area historical preservation projects will be able to move forward thanks to more than $182,000 in state grants, state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, announced. Read more

 

Delozier, Harris, Jones and Gainey introduce Smart Probation and Parole Act

(May 30, 2019)

State Reps. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland, House Democratic Whip Jordan Harris, D-Phila, Mike Jones, R-York, and Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, today introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming Pennsylvania’s probation and parole system to reduce recidivism, lessen the workload on Pennsylvania’s counties and help formerly incarcerated individuals avoid technical pitfalls that keep them trapped within the system. Read more

 

Legislators join rally to call for law enforcement reforms

(May 01, 2019)

Members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and other legislators joined hundreds of youth and community members at a noontime rally Tuesday in the Pennsylvania Capitol Rotunda to call for reforms to Pennsylvania’s law enforcement system. Read more

 

Pa. Legislative Black Caucus, Policy Committee to host public hearing on Clean Slate Thursday in Pittsburgh

(Apr 29, 2019)

PITTSBURGH, April 29 – State Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, and State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., today announced that the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and the House Democratic Policy Committee will hold a joint public hearing on clean slate issues. The hearing will be held at noon Thursday, May 2 at Community Empowerment Association, 7120 Kelly St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208. The media and public are invited to attend. Gainey, D-Allegheny, requested the hearing to bring stakeholders and his legislative colleagues from across the state, including PLBC Chairman Kinsey, together to discuss how clean slate legislation will help empower citizens who have not reoffended. The current agenda is: 12:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks 12:10 p.m. Panel One: • John Wetzel , Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections • Matt Smith , President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce • Richard Garland , Assistant Professor of Public Health Practice, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Center for Health Equity 1:00 p.m. Panel Two: • Tracey McCants Lewis , Deputy General Counsel and Director of Human Resources, Pittsburgh Penguins • Carol Ramsey , Pardoned Individual • T. Rashad Byrdsong , Founder and CEO, Community Empowerment Association 1:50 p.m. Panel Three: • Theodore Johnson , Chairman, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole • Bret Grote , Legal Read more

 

Gainey Calls for Probation and Parole Reform

(Apr 04, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Ed Gainey joined advocates in Philadelphia to introduce legislation that calls for probation and parole reforms. He explains why this bill is critical to Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Gainey: We Must Preach Love To Stop Bullying

(Apr 04, 2019)

Pa. state Rep. Ed Gainey traveled to Philadelphia to participate in a House Democratic Caucus policy hearing about ways to combat bullying across the commonwealth. He discussed why we must act now to protect our children. Read more

 

Lawmakers and advocates outline bipartisan probation and parole reform legislation

(Apr 02, 2019)

PHILADELPHIA, April 2 – Flanked by legislators, advocates and supporters, state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., House Democratic whip, and Rep. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland, were joined by the REFORM Alliance in outlining legislation they plan to soon introduce that would reform Pennsylvania’s parole and probation system. “Out of all 50 states, Pennsylvania has the second highest percentage of citizens on probation and parole,” Harris said. “These lengthy probation sentences are unnecessary and only hold down people who are trying to right their lives and become productive members of society again.” Harris and Delozier were joined by a bipartisan group of legislators, including state Reps. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, Greg Rothman, R-Cumberland, Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, and Mike Jones, R-York, as well as multiple advocacy groups, including The Commonwealth Foundation, Americans for Prosperity, #cut50, Justice Action Network, Families Against Mandatory Minimums and Gene Barr, president of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. Also joining Harris and Delozier was REFORM CEO, activist, author and CNN host Van Jones, REFORM co-chair and award-winning recording artist Meek Mill, and REFORM co-chair and co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and Fanatics Executive Chairman Michael Rubin. “With this proposed legislation, we want to put people on Read more

 

Lawmakers comment on acquittal of white police officer in fatal shooting of Antwon Rose

(Mar 23, 2019)

PITTSBURGH , March 23 – Pittsburgh-area lawmakers today released the following statement regarding the acquittal of former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld, who fatally shot Antwon Rose II, an unarmed black teenager, in the back last summer. “First and foremost, our deepest sympathies go out to Michelle Kenny and Antwon Rose Sr. as well as the rest of Antwon’s family and friends. Our community lost a 17-year-old boy. We will continue to mourn this senseless and pointless loss of the life. The life he lived as well as the life he could’ve gone on to live. “While no verdict can bring Antwon back, we had hoped to see justice for his murder. Unfortunately, there will be no justice for Antwon. This outcome, while extremely disappointing, is far from surprising. Our region has a troubling history of racial injustices. The loss of an unarmed Antwon with no punishment for the police officer who shot him three times as he tried to flee will be added to that history. “America has a problem with police officers murdering African-American men and women that our region is not immune to. From Freddie Gray, to Sandra Bland, to Philando Castile and now Antwon Rose, police officers time and time again have used excessive, unnecessary force against African-American civilians and faced no criminal convictions for their actions. “As a nation, we simply cannot sit back, express our outrage for a few days and then return to our Read more

 

Wilkinsburg Train Station project to receive state funding

(Feb 25, 2019)

The project to renovate the Wilkinsburg Train Station has been selected to receive $200,000 in state funding, state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, announced today. Read more

 

Gainey condemns, seeks answers after apparent racial incident in Pittsburgh

(Feb 14, 2019)

State Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, is demanding answers after an apparent racial incident occurred in Brushton in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Read more

 

Gainey applauds Wolf’s plan to increase education, workforce training in budget

(Feb 05, 2019)

State Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, today praised Gov. Tom Wolf’s call for increasing funding for education, raising the minimum wage and seeking criminal justice reforms that would allow people who have served their time to reenter society as productive citizens. Read more

 

Historic Highland Park Tunnel project to receive state grant
Sep 17, 2019

Reps. Gainey, Wheatley to host ‘Pathways 2 Pardons’ event next week
Aug 29, 2019

Lee, Gainey host Policy Committee hearing on use of police force
Aug 27, 2019

Gainey, Lee to host public hearing on use of force by law enforcement
Aug 23, 2019

Gainey Holds Annual Backpack Giveaway
Aug 21, 2019

Gainey: Importance of Financial Security
Aug 21, 2019

Gainey to host back-to-school backpack giveaway
Aug 15, 2019

Larimer, East Liberty residential projects to receive substantial support
Jul 18, 2019

Gainey releases statement on death of Pittsburgh Police officer
Jul 17, 2019

Gainey: History preservation projects to receive $182,000 in state grants
Jun 06, 2019

Delozier, Harris, Jones and Gainey introduce Smart Probation and Parole Act
May 30, 2019

Legislators join rally to call for law enforcement reforms
May 01, 2019

Pa. Legislative Black Caucus, Policy Committee to host public hearing on Clean Slate Thursday in Pittsburgh
Apr 29, 2019

Gainey Calls for Probation and Parole Reform
Apr 04, 2019

Gainey: We Must Preach Love To Stop Bullying
Apr 04, 2019

Lawmakers and advocates outline bipartisan probation and parole reform legislation
Apr 02, 2019

Lawmakers comment on acquittal of white police officer in fatal shooting of Antwon Rose
Mar 23, 2019

Wilkinsburg Train Station project to receive state funding
Feb 25, 2019

Gainey condemns, seeks answers after apparent racial incident in Pittsburgh
Feb 14, 2019

Gainey applauds Wolf’s plan to increase education, workforce training in budget
Feb 05, 2019