Kazeem and Krueger join Shapiro in announcing more than $360,000 in grant funding for healthy food in schools

(Aug 17, 2023)

DELAWARE COUNTY, Aug. 17 – State Reps. Carol Kazeem and Leanne Krueger, both D-Delaware, today applauded the Shapiro administration for investing more than $360,000 into area schools to promote and purchase fresh produce and vegetables for students. “We know that teaching our kids healthy eating habits from an early age is critical to maintaining a healthy relationship with food for a lifetime,” Kazeem said. “This program funding is a continued investment in Pennsylvania children and dovetails with Governor Shapiro’s free school breakfast initiative.” The funds were awarded under the federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Schools in the 159th and 161st legislative districts to receive funding are: Chester-Upland School District Main Street School $23,400 Chester Upland School of the Arts $31,392 Stetser Elementary School $18,792 Edgmont Scholars Academy $26,136 Ridley School District Eddystone Elementary School $17,352 Woodlyn Elementary School $21,240 Chester Community Charter School Building A $32,832 Building A West $22,896 Building B East $9,576 Building B West $26,280 Building C East $29,520 Building C West $28,224 Building D East $29,376 1100 Main St. Read more


Kinsey resolution urging Congress to end legal slavery passes Judiciary Committee

(Jun 08, 2023)

HARRISBURG, June 8 – Yesterday, House Resolution 128 introduced by state Reps. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., and Carol Kazeem, D-Delaware, urging Congress to end legal slavery was reported out of the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee. While the 13 th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery, it left a loophole which allows for slavery/involuntary servitude as punishment for committing a crime. Kinsey’s resolution would urge the U.S. Congress to end this loophole. “Slavery is America’s greatest sin, and we can no longer allow it to continue any further in any shape or fashion,” Kinsey said. “The loophole in the 13th Amendment allows for America’s legacy of slavery and racism to continue- we must end it. No one should be forced to work involuntarily. Today’s committee vote for this resolution is a positive step towards fully abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude in our country.” “Slavery has no place in the world today. Yet here in the United States, through a loophole in the 13 th Amendment, we can still force labor on someone as punishment for a crime,” Kazeem said. “This is not what represents the America of today and it’s about time we finally got rid of slavery in our country. We hope our colleagues in the state House will join us in calling on our Congress in Washington to join us in this mission.” H.R. 128 Read more


State Rep. Kazeem partners with homeownership groups to benefit Delaware County residents

(Jun 07, 2023)

State Rep. Carol Kazeem, D-Delaware, is partnering with the Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania, the Chester Community Improvement Project and other housing-related organizations to host a Delaware County Homeownership Fair for the 159th legislative district from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. Read more


Roundtable examines negative impact of selling public water systems

(Apr 20, 2023)

“The sale of this public water authority is bad news for any resident of Pennsylvania who values their ability to access clean water and open green spaces,” said state Rep. Carol Kazeem, who hosted the event and represents portions of Delaware County – including the city of Chester. “For the more than 200,000 paying customers of Chester Water Authority, this sale could result in skyrocketing rate hikes. People who enjoy the outdoors can also expect access to the 2,000 acres of land currently owned by Chester Water Authority to change dramatically – including access for boaters, hikers and anglers. The bottom line is the only one who benefits from this sale is the for-profit company trying to purchase Chester Water Authority.” Read more


Kazeem: Nearly $3 million awarded in grants for infrastructure projects

(Mar 16, 2023)

“These projects will help the people of Chester directly,” Kazeem said. “It is encouraging to see this large amount of state dollars going to services that will help all kinds of people in the 159th Legislative District.” Read more


‘Breath of fresh air’ Kazeem opens constituent office on Avenue of the States

(Mar 15, 2023)

“I’m honored that so many people showed up in numbers and they’re still rolling in,” she said. “It means that people actually care. It means that people are paying attention. It means that people show more than anything they need services. People need services and that they’re here to get it and that they’re here to support.” Read more


Kazeem to hold press conference on educational funding ruling

(Feb 13, 2023)

State Rep. Carol Kazeem, D-Delaware, will hold a press conference regarding the Commonwealth Court ruling on the state’s educational funding system at noon Tuesday on the front steps of the Delaware County Courthouse, 201 W. Front St. Read more


Kazeem praises grants for local EMS and fire departments

(Feb 09, 2023)

Several local fire departments and emergency medical service providers have been awarded grants from Pennsylvania’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant Program, state Rep. Carol Kazeem, D-Delaware, announced today. Read more


Kazeem sworn in as state representative for Pennsylvania’s 159th District

(Jan 04, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 4 – State Rep. Carol Kazeem took the oath of office in Harrisburg Tuesday, commencing her first term as state representative for her Delaware County district. After last year’s reapportionment process, the 159th Legislative District consists of the City of Chester, Lower Chichester and Upper Chichester townships and Eddystone, Trainer, Parkside and Marcus Hook boroughs. “It’s a great honor that the residents of the 159 th District gave me the opportunity to be their advocate in our state legislature,” Kazeem said. “I look forward to bringing up the topics that our commonwealth needs to seriously discuss and enact change that will improve the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.” Kazeem said that some of her top legislative priorities for this session include reducing gun violence, strengthening education equity, criminal justice reform and raising the minimum wage. She expects to receive her committee assignments later this month. Kazeem is one of 26 new Democratic members sworn in and one of eight Democratic freshwomen. This class of freshmen legislators is the largest and most diverse group in over a decade. Photos from the swearing-in ceremony are available on Kazeem’s website: https://www.pahouse.com/Kazeem/PhotoGallery?g=5437 . Read more


McClinton applauds, welcomes newest members to House Democratic Caucus

(Dec 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 7 – To kick off the new legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, is welcoming the largest class of incoming legislators to the House Democratic Caucus in more than 15 years. “In January, the House Democratic Caucus will proudly swear in the largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “These public servants are already on the ground in their communities, talking to neighbors, and prepared to be their voices in Harrisburg next month. Without a doubt, they will strengthen our legislature with their diverse experience and perspectives.” House Democrats will welcome 26 new members from communities across the state; some from districts that have never before been represented by a Democrat. New members include: Anthony Bellmon (D-Phila.) : Bellmon served in Philadelphia Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office for eight years, solving housing, student loan and immigration issues. As senior adviser to the congressman, Anthony worked on Capitol Hill advancing policy issues to better the lives of children and working families. Lisa A. Borowski (D-Delaware) : Borowski formerly served as vice president of the Radnor Township School District’s school board, leading the way on crafting one of the Read more


Need help heating your home? Apply to LIHEAP this winter.

(Dec 01, 2022)

Pennsylvanians in need of energy assistance are encouraged to apply to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for 2022-2023 winter heating season. To see if you qualify, view the table via the link above, and click here to apply online using COMPASS. A paper application can also be found here . Everyone should be able to keep warm during the coldest months of the year, and LIHEAP is a true security blanket for those who are in need. Read more


PA Treasury could be holding your unclaimed property

(Dec 01, 2022)

Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property. It is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property. Unclaimed property may include: Closed bank accounts Uncashed checks, including paychecks Lost stocks and bonds Contents of safe deposit boxes Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies Expired gift cards/gift certificates To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at https://www.patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property/ or call 1-800-222-2046. There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property. Read more


Get quality health coverage at a low cost through Pennie

(Dec 01, 2022)

Pennsylvanians can enroll in 2023 health insurance coverage through Pennie now until Jan. 15, 2023. Last year, many Pennsylvanians enrolled in health insurance through a Pennie plan and paid lower monthly premiums due to premium subsidies included in the American Rescue Plan Act. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act extended these subsidies until Jan. 1, 2026. Visit Pennie.com/connect or the Pennie Customer Service Call Center at 1-844-844-8040. Read more


PennDOT is hiring for winter maintenance

(Dec 01, 2022)

PennDOT is currently hiring employees for the Winter Maintenance Program. Employees hired for the Winter Maintenance Program are critical to a safe winter season, and these temporary opportunities are an excellent pathway to a permanent career with PennDOT. For more information on how to apply, click here . Read more