Sept. 3 update: Protecting our kids from COVID-19

(Sep 03, 2021)

Weekly email also provides Hurricane Ira flood resources, thanks our amazing first responders, reminds about federal unemployment benefits ending, and much more. Read more

 

Bullock, Hanbidge legislation to require masks for PA schools, daycare centers

(Aug 31, 2021)

According to the CDC, multiple studies have shown that transmission rates within school settings – when prevention strategies are in place – are typically lower than community transmission levels. Read more

 

Aug. 27 update: Better Negotiating and Crisis Management

(Aug 27, 2021)

Weekly email also promotes an upcoming FREE shredding event, COVID-19 booster shots for the immunocompromised, the need for blood donations, and more. Read more

 

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefit Programs Ending Sept. 4

(Aug 25, 2021)

Job search assistance and non-unemployment assistance is available to help those in need. Read more

 

Aug. 20 update: The Delta Variant and Montgomery County

(Aug 20, 2021)

As we see the effects from an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the country, and pleas from doctors and hospital systems for people to be vaccinated and to wear masks, Montgomery County has again become an area of “high” level community transmission per the CDC. Read more

 

Summer 2021 Newsletter

(Aug 20, 2021)

Read Rep. Hanbidge's summer 2021 legislative newsletter Read more

 

Aug. 13 update: Voting Rights: Why they matter now more than ever

(Aug 13, 2021)

Fundamentally, when it comes to voting, voting districts and voting rights, we should all meet on a level playing field, and no politician should ever get in the way of a certain group of people or party’s access to vote. Read more

 

Aug. 6 update: CDC updates COVID recommendations

(Aug 06, 2021)

The CDC recommends that fully vaccinated individuals wear a mask in public indoor settings in counties that have substantial or high COVID transmission rates. Read more

 

July 30 update: World Breastfeeding Week Begins Sunday

(Jul 30, 2021)

Plus info on a land preservation program, the ADA anniversary, National Buffalo Soldier Day, and more. Read more

 

July 23 update: Highlighting the critical importance of community support

(Jul 23, 2021)

Noting the importance of charitable organizations, highlighting a nonprofit resiliency grant program, reporting UC fraud, and saluting the Montco Chamber of Commerce. Read more

 

July 16 update: A Day Devoted to Animals

(Jul 16, 2021)

Plus news on the Child Tax Credit, National Parks & Rec Month, pet safety, and, of course, ice cream! Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 9): Constitutional Amendments Shouldn't Replace the Legislative Process

(Jul 09, 2021)

I recently shared my concerns over HB1300, the voter suppression bill, and later shared that Governor Wolf vetoed it. In his veto, Governor Wolf cited the unconstitutional and onerous ID rules, that it limited mail-in voting and drop boxes, and that it created the most restrictive voter registration deadline in the country. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 1): Budget signed into law, but misses opportunities to help those in need

(Jul 01, 2021)

Last week I touched briefly on my hopes for a budget that reflects our values, our priorities, and a true investment in the future of the Commonwealth. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 25): Waiting for a budget amidst distractions

(Jun 25, 2021)

As I write this email I continue to wait for a draft of the proposed budget. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 17): Legislative updates from Rep. Hanbidge

(Jun 17, 2021)

While this past week was another session week, we had fewer contentious bills before the full House than we did last week, although several contentious bills did move through their respective committee. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 11): House Republicans continue to play politics with Pennsylvanians' lives

(Jun 11, 2021)

This week was a very busy one for the House. Typically, the entire month of June is filled with heavy voting days as we finalize the annual budget. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 4): Standing up for women's rights

(Jun 04, 2021)

Three bills regarding reproductive rights and medical decision-making are expected to run on the House floor this week. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 21): How the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan can help working families

(May 21, 2021)

Following Mother’s Day weekend, I shared my thoughts in an op-ed regarding initiatives that would benefit a large number of Pennsylvania families. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Rescue Plan makes crucial long-term investment in child care

(May 17, 2021)

Following a weekend celebrating Mother's Day, it's relevant to talk about policies that can benefit Pennsylvania moms and their families. Affordable access to child care. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the nation's child care system and revealed long-standing challenges and inequities in how working parents access care. President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan makes a bold investment of nearly $40 billion to help states address this child care crisis. But how Pennsylvania chooses to invest its share of those funds is largely up to us, and we have both a moral and economic obligation to make child care work better for families and businesses and, therefore, the future of our economy. The Pennsylvania Rescue Plan – House Democrats' proposal for investing the federal stimulus dollars – makes much-needed reforms and improvements to allow parents employed in a post-COVID workforce to get the child care that they need and deserve. The most universal barriers to quality child care and early childhood education are affordability and access. For families living in poverty, child care comprises nearly a third of overall household budget and nationally, about 39% of Black young children live in poverty, compared with just 13% of white children. Here in Pennsylvania, 89% of children living in high poverty areas – which traditionally means less availability of high-quality child care centers – are children of color. At the same time, Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 14): CDC updates mask wearing guidance

(May 14, 2021)

Yesterday the CDC updated mask wearing guidance for fully vaccinated Americans. Read more

 

Sept. 3 update: Protecting our kids from COVID-19
Sep 03, 2021

Bullock, Hanbidge legislation to require masks for PA schools, daycare centers
Aug 31, 2021

Aug. 27 update: Better Negotiating and Crisis Management
Aug 27, 2021

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefit Programs Ending Sept. 4
Aug 25, 2021

Aug. 20 update: The Delta Variant and Montgomery County
Aug 20, 2021

Summer 2021 Newsletter
Aug 20, 2021

Aug. 13 update: Voting Rights: Why they matter now more than ever
Aug 13, 2021

Aug. 6 update: CDC updates COVID recommendations
Aug 06, 2021

July 30 update: World Breastfeeding Week Begins Sunday
Jul 30, 2021

July 23 update: Highlighting the critical importance of community support
Jul 23, 2021

July 16 update: A Day Devoted to Animals
Jul 16, 2021

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 9): Constitutional Amendments Shouldn't Replace the Legislative Process
Jul 09, 2021

WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 1): Budget signed into law, but misses opportunities to help those in need
Jul 01, 2021

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 25): Waiting for a budget amidst distractions
Jun 25, 2021

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 17): Legislative updates from Rep. Hanbidge
Jun 17, 2021

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 11): House Republicans continue to play politics with Pennsylvanians' lives
Jun 11, 2021

WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 4): Standing up for women's rights
Jun 04, 2021

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 21): How the Pennsylvania Rescue Plan can help working families
May 21, 2021

Pennsylvania Rescue Plan makes crucial long-term investment in child care
May 17, 2021

WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 14): CDC updates mask wearing guidance
May 14, 2021