Grants available as of Tuesday, Dec. 5

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Abney and Mayes to host legislative town hall in Pittsburgh’s Hill District

(Nov 28, 2023)

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 28 – State Reps. Aerion A. Abney and La’Tasha D. Mayes, both D-Allegheny, will host a legislative town hall from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday , Dec. 5 at the Thelma Lovette YMCA , 2114 Centre Ave. in Pittsburgh . The lawmakers will provide updates on legislation that has recently passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the issues most important to them. There will also be information about state services. “As the eyes and ears of the communities I represent, I’m excited to meet with my neighbors where they live for this important dialogue,” Abney said. “I’m eager to share the good work done in Harrisburg and receive essential feedback on the good work that still needs to be done.” “During this town hall, we’ll have the opportunity to connect with residents of the Hill District on issues affecting the community and on legislation including the CROWN Act ,” Mayes said. “I look forward to engaging constituents in a vibrant discussion about our work.” A light meal will be served. Residents wanting more information should call Abney’s district office at 412-471-7760 or Mayes’ district office at 412-665-5502 . Read more


Mayes calls for ceasefire in Gaza

(Nov 22, 2023)

“I ask the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation to call for a ceasefire so we may prevent the deaths of more innocent civilians,” Mayes said. “Since the conflict began, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic rhetoric increased in the U.S. As such, we must take a stance against such violence and advocate for a peaceful resolution. A ceasefire is the safest way to prevent the killing of innocent Palestinians and ensure the return of hostages.” Read more


12 Pa. legislators call on congressional delegation to encourage Israel-Hamas ceasefire

(Nov 22, 2023)

Twelve state lawmakers signed an appeal to Pennsylvania’s entire Congressional Delegation urging them to support a cease-fire in the ongoing war between Hamas and Israel. The state legislators showed caution in using neutral language in addressing the commonwealth’s 17 U.S. representatives plus Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and Sen. John Fetterman. Read more


Pennsylvania House passes "shield law" to protect providers and those out of state seeking abortions

(Nov 21, 2023)

"Pittsburgh is the number five place that people would flock to seeking abortion care," Mayes said. Read more


Nearly $1 million awarded to 24th Legislative District

(Nov 21, 2023)

“This funding will assist with affordable housing programs, community services, job training, and neighborhood assistance all across the 24th Legislative District,” Mayes said. “With this funding from DCED’s NAP, we have the opportunity to revitalize the community to uplift residents in need and develop our economy.” Read more


Mayes votes to protect abortion access in PA

(Nov 17, 2023)

“As an advocate for reproductive health, rights and justice, I voted to pass H.B. 1786 to ensure Pennsylvanians’ rights to make decisions about their own bodies,” Mayes said. “This bill would allow Pennsylvanians and residents in neighboring states to safely access reproductive health care, including abortions, in Pennsylvania, without fear of retribution.” Read more


Mayes to host resource fair on pardons, expungements Nov. 16

(Nov 14, 2023)

Mayes will host the resource fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s Community Activity Center, 113 N. Pacific Ave., Pittsburgh. Read more


Grants available as of Tuesday, Nov. 14

(Nov 14, 2023)

Grants available as of Tuesday, Nov. 14 Read more


Pennsylvania Black Maternal Health Caucus applauds passage of S.B. 500

(Nov 13, 2023)

The bill now heads to the Senate for concurrence. Read more


Mayes applauds passage of Owen’s Law

(Nov 13, 2023)

“As a longtime advocate for Black maternal health and reproductive justice, co-chair of the Pennsylvania Black Maternal Health Caucus, and a new mother, I applaud the passage of Owen’s Law, which would make breast milk, an important source of nutrition for infants, more accessible for medically fragile infants in need,” Mayes said. “With two-thirds of mothers struggling with breastfeeding, Owen’s Law will provide critical support for mothers and birthing people across our commonwealth.” Read more


Grants available as of Wednesday, Nov. 8

(Nov 08, 2023)

Grants available as of Wednesday, Nov. 8 Read more


Shapiro: maternal morbidity law vital to protect moms and babies

(Nov 02, 2023)

A new law will provide key data to improve outcomes for women, especially Black women, who have high rates of maternal morbidity across the state. Read more


‘This is only a start’: Shapiro, lawmakers celebrate signing of maternal mortality bill

(Nov 02, 2023)

Cephas thanked the newly formed caucus for its work and said its members, including state Reps. La’Tasha D. Mayes (D-Allegheny) and Gina Curry (D-Delaware) will be “laser-focused on building on the momentum of the work we’ve done to date and beginning to be the catalyst for the work we will be doing moving forward.” Read more


Act 5 will help ‘improve maternal health’ in PA, Mayes says

(Oct 31, 2023)

“As an advocate for Black maternal health and reproductive health, rights and justice, member of the Women’s Health Caucus, and co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus, I am thankful for Sen. Schwank’s leadership, as well as Rep. Morgan Cephas for introducing the House companion bill, and Gov. Shapiro for acting swiftly to sign S.B. 262 into law,” Mayes said. “This law will provide us with the data to improve maternal health for Pennsylvanians.” Read more


Mayes votes to repeal the death penalty in PA

(Oct 31, 2023)

After committee consideration of the bill, Mayes, who voted in support of advancing it to the full House, applauded state Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila., for introducing the legislation and for his work to repeal the death penalty in Pennsylvania. Read more


State grant programs open for applications as of Monday, Oct. 23

(Oct 23, 2023)

State grant programs available as of Monday, Oct. 23. Read more


Pa. lawmakers launch Black Maternal Health Caucus to combat ‘alarming’ maternal mortality rates

(Oct 20, 2023)

In a statement on Wednesday, Mayes said the Caucus “will build upon Act 5 of 2023 and the 2023-24 state budget’s $2.3 million investment in Black maternal health” by introducing and supporting policy aimed at improving Black maternal health care and reducing the maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Read more


Mayes launches PA Black Maternal Health Caucus with Cephas, Curry

(Oct 18, 2023)

“By launching this caucus, we may begin to address severe maternal morbidity rates, which are highest for Black, non-Hispanic patients, and significantly reduce maternal mortality in Pennsylvania,” Mayes said. Read more


Grants available as of Tuesday, Oct. 17

(Oct 17, 2023)

Grants available as of Tuesday, Oct. 17 Read more