McClinton's pre-employment, and housing and credit workshops assist locals

(Jun 07, 2016)

PHILADELPHIA, June 7 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware, announced that two recent events provided assistance to a number of local residents. On June 1, McClinton joined with the state's CareerLink and Turning the Tide employment centers for a pre-employment workshop. The workshop provided information to local residents as they search for jobs. While the workshop was valuable on its own, it was designed to serve as an introduction for a follow-up career fair which is being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Christian Compassion CDC, 6148 Cedar Ave. " Many neighbors came out to prepare for Saturday's upcoming Career Fair," McClinton said. "CareerLink shared the 'Dos and Don'ts' of interviewing. After the presentation, the leadership team of Turning the Tide reviewed resumes and conducted practice interviews." On June 2, McClinton partnered with Malik Carter of Carter Realty Group and Jamilah Thompson of Common Ground Realtors LLC for a housing and credit workshop aimed at first-time homebuyers. More than 20 attendees learned the basics of financial management, such as improving their credit score, which can make purchasing a home easier and less expensive, as well as the potential for real estate investment in the 191 st Legislative District. "Everyone present was eager and excited to learn how to rebuild wealth through credit repair and home purchases," McClinton Read more

 

McClinton hosting career fair Saturday

(Jun 07, 2016)

PHILADELPHIA, June 7 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware, is hosting a career fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Christian Compassion CDC, 6148 Cedar Ave., Philadelphia. A variety of local employers will be looking for both full- and part-time employees. Among the employers expected to participate are city agencies and businesses in the health and education fields and more. "This is a great opportunity to meet directly with personnel staff from major local employers," McClinton said. "A number of these agencies will be doing preliminary interviews at the fair so I encourage anyone looking for a good job to dress appropriately, bring copies of their resume and meet with the people in charge of hiring." In addition to meeting with various employers, job candidates also will have the opportunity to receive a free, professional headshot. In addition to the local employers, McClinton's staff will be available to assist with any issues regarding state agencies, such as PennDOT. For more information, contact McClinton's staff at (215) 748-6712 . ### Read more

 

McClinton on Importance of Drug Courts

(May 24, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Joanna McClinton thanks the House of Representatives for their unanimous support of her resolution recognizing May 2016 as National Drug Court Month. McClinton stood with her colleague Pa. state Rep. Tarah Toohil to recognize the importance and impact of drug courts in our Commonwealth and communities. Collectively, these courts are helping our fight against drug abuse and drug addiction. Read more

 

McClinton to co-host community shredding event on June 18

(May 18, 2016)

PHILADELPHIA, May 18 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, will co-host a community shredding event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at the Cobbs Creek Shopping Center, 58th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia. The shredder will be set up next to AutoZone. State Sen. Anthony H. Williams is co-hosting the event. Local residents are invited to bring unneeded paper items to be shredded for disposal, including old bills, health records and financial records, as well as any other paper items of a personal nature. Staples can be shredded, but paper clips must be removed. "Identity theft becomes a bigger problem every year," McClinton said. "Proper disposal of sensitive material is your best defense against becoming a victim of this type of crime. "Identity theft has also been leading to an increase in tax fraud. Criminals are stealing tax information and claiming refunds before legitimate filers submit their tax returns. "In addition to protecting your identity, you are protecting the environment, as the shredded paper will be recycled." Constituents can learn more about identity theft at the Pennsylvania Treasurer's website, www.patreasury.gov/learn/idtheft/ . The event is open to the public, but only personal papers will be shredded. Business papers will not be accepted at this event. In addition to the shredding service, McClinton's staff will be Read more

 

McClinton Honors Delta Day

(May 17, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Joanna McClinton honors the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, for more than a century of commitment to social activism, academic excellence and civic engagement in this Commonwealth on the occasion of Delta Day at the State Capitol. Read more

 

McClinton, Cook-Artis help commemorate ‘Delta Day’ at the state Capitol

(May 17, 2016)

HARRISBURG, May 17 – State Reps. Joanna McClinton and Tonyelle Cook-Artis today welcomed members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, who spent the day in Harrisburg as part of the annual ‘Delta Day’ at the state Capitol. The representatives also co-sponsored a resolution ( H.R. 879 ) that corresponded with today and was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives. “It is a great honor to welcome and co-honor the strong, dynamic women of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,” Cook-Artis said. “This sorority has such a staunch history in community activism and leadership, and it’s only fitting that I join in the celebration of these women and what they have accomplished, as well as what they will advocate for in the years to come.” Sorority members from chapters across the state visited Harrisburg to network with fellow members and meet local legislators, executing the organization's foundational thrusts of political awareness and involvement. They met with members of the House and Senate to discuss Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2016/17 budget, women’s health, voting, and youth and social services. “The Sisters of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority are well-represented internationally, nationally and statewide. There are active chapters in all four corners of the state, and at many of the schools in the State System of Higher Education,” McClinton said. “Their commitment to public service has Read more

 

McClinton visits Philadelphia Zoo with local families

(May 17, 2016)

PHILADELPHIA, May 17 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, recently invited local families to be her guest for a day at the Philadelphia Zoo. More than 100 people from approximately 20 families from the 191 st Legislative District joined McClinton on May 14. "We are so fortunate to have a resource such as the Philadelphia Zoo in our region," McClinton said. "The opportunity to see so many exotic animals is not only interesting, but a truly educational experience as well. "Seeing the animals up close gave the children the chance to learn about wildlife conservation, wetlands and other animal habitats, both for domestic animals and others around the world. The Philadelphia Zoo is the nation's oldest zoo and recognized around the world. Thank you to my partners, Achievability, Empowered CDC, Bartram Village and other local groups that helped make this visit for city families possible," she said. "Too often, the cost to visit locations such as the zoo prevents locals from enjoying local attractions like the zoo." The 191 st District includes parts of west and southwest Philadelphia, as well as the boroughs of Darby and Yeadon. ### Read more

 

McClinton to host workshop for first-time homebuyers June 2

(May 12, 2016)

PHILADELPHIA, May 12 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware, will host a seminar for first-time homebuyers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 2 at the Paschalville Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 6942 Woodland Ave. Those looking to buy their first home will learn about hunting for the right home, purchasing the home and acquiring a mortgage and the need for homeowners insurance. "Buying a home is an exciting but possibly overwhelming process," McClinton said. "Doing it right can ensure that the homeowner gets the best mortgage rate, has appropriate legal protection and is treated fairly in the entire process. Getting the best deal up front can help reduce the risk of later foreclosure." In addition to the home purchasing information, attendees will also learn about other important financial information, such as building or rebuilding a solid credit rating, savings and other ways to increase or protect your finances. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact McClinton's office staff at (215) 748-6712 . ### Read more

 

McClinton to hold Older Adults Month Luncheon on May 13

(May 03, 2016)

PHILADELPHIA, May 3 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila/Delaware, will host a luncheon to celebrate Older Adults Month from noon – 2 p.m. Friday, May 13 at the Presbyterian Residence Complex, 2000-2100 S. 58 th St. The luncheon is for the residents of the Mary Field, Ann Thomas and Greenway residences. "I am excited to host this event for the residents of the Presbyterian Homes," McClinton said. "My staff and I enjoy the interaction with all my constituents and to provide in-person assistance as needed." McClinton and her staff will offer a variety of constituent services, including help with Medicaid issues. Residents will also have the opportunity to have their picture taken for the new SEPTA KEY rider ID program. For more information, residents of the Presbyterian Homes may contact McClinton's office staff at (215) 748-6712 . ### Read more

 

McClinton Supports National DARE Day

(May 02, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Joanna McClinton speaks in support of H.R. 827, a resolution recognizing April 21, 2016, as "National D.A.R.E. Day" in Pennsylvania. "National D.A.R.E. Day" marks the progress of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) programs in our communities and honors participating students, officers, schools and law enforcement agencies. Read more

 

McClinton: Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness

(Apr 13, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Joanna McClinton thanks the House of Representatives for their support of her resolution designating April 10, 2016 as National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

McClinton: Social Workers Deserve Better

(Apr 12, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Joanna McClinton speaks in support of social workers at a rally at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. McClinton says these caring professionals help those who can’t help themselves, and calls for better resources to help social workers do their jobs. She supports legislation that would update social worker licensing requirements and reflect the changes that have taken place in the industry over the years. Read more

 

McClinton, PA Recognizes World Health Day

(Apr 12, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Joanna McClinton's speaks on her resolution designating April 7 as World Health Day in Pennsylvania. It honors the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) and their current efforts to reduce diabetes and obesity. Read more

 

McClinton and Kenyatta Johnson Host Town Hall in S.W. Philly

(Apr 06, 2016)

PHILADELPHIA, April 6 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, and City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson co-hosted a community town hall meeting on Thursday, March 31 at the Southwest Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. About 90 neighbors in the Paschallville community attended the public meeting and shared their concerns and needs. "I am continuing a series of these community town hall meetings throughout the district," McClinton said. "The question-and-answer session allows me to see what is on the minds of our local residents and to discuss the issues among the council members and city agency staff to share ideas and solutions instantly. "The town hall provided an opportunity to discuss the state budget situation, both looking at the weaknesses of the just-enacted budget and the hopes and realities of the 2016-17 budget which is due at the end of June. Our schools, service agencies and more continue to struggle, credit rating agencies continue to downgrade our state and Pennsylvania's dysfunction continues to make the commonwealth a laughingstock among other states. "Crime and community blight remain top issues in the area. I encouraged everyone who attended to consider creating their own neighborhood town watch groups." McClinton added: "I’d like to thank Councilman Johnson and the other council members for participating and encouraging city agencies to attend." City Council members Derek Green, Read more

 

McClinton & Kinsey Honor Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

(Mar 22, 2016)

Pa. state Reps. Joanna McClinton and Stephen Kinsey welcomed members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority to the House Chamber. McClinton sponsored a unanimously approved House Resolution designating March 22, 2016 as AKA Day at the Capitol, honoring the members of the sorority. Read more

 

McClinton: Safe Drinking Water

(Mar 22, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Joanna McClinton cites the water contamination in Flint, Michigan and reported high levels of lead in Pa. water sources as a need for her resolution recognizing March 22, 2016, as "World Water Day" in Pennsylvania in conjunction with the 2016 "World Water Day" international observance designated by the United Nations General Assembly. Read more

 

Join in my town hall meeting on Thursday, March 31

(Mar 20, 2016)

I am co-hosting a town hall meeting with City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 at the Southwest Leadership Academy, 7101 Paschall Ave., Philadelphia. State agencies scheduled to participate include the PA Liquor Control Board, Office of the Attorney General and PennDOT. City agencies include the Philadelphia Police – 12th District, Water Department, Streets Department, Licenses and Inspections Departmen, Sanitation Department and Community Life Improvement Programs (C.L.I.P.). Read more

 

Kinsey, McClinton plan resolution honoring Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

(Mar 19, 2016)

HARRISBURG, March 17 – State Reps. Stephen Kinsey and Joanna McClinton, D-Phila, plan to introduce a resolution recognizing and honoring Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Kinsey said Tuesday, March 22 is the AKA legislative day at the Pennsylvania state Capitol. “I am looking forward to honoring these women before the legislature for their dedication and commitment to improve social and economic conditions through community service programs,” Kinsey said. “The sorority works with communities on such initiatives as progressive programs relating to education, family, health and business.” The sorority was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by a group of 20 students, led by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle. Now the organization has a membership of approximately 283,000 members. The distinguished women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc. have never wavered from doing the supreme service for all of humanity. “The sorority joined in the battles for racial equality through education since its inception,” McClinton said. “They continue to use their strength in numbers to fight for opportunities for those in need, both in America and around the globe.” McClinton said the organization has more than a dozen chapters and 1,000 members in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

McClinton and staff to join prayer vigil on March 17

(Mar 17, 2016)

PHILADELPHIA, March 16 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, announced that she will be joining community activist Paul Moore as part of a community prayer vigil. The vigil will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at 55th Street and Baltimore Avenue. The location was chosen because it is the site of a recent stabbing and murder. McClinton will speak on gun control issues facing the legislature in Harrisburg before the vigil. "On Tuesday morning, I joined a number of my colleagues as part of a new Safe PA Caucus in Harrisburg, with a goal to eliminate gun violence in the state," McClinton said. "We also need to bring attention to other types of violence and find ways to come together as a community." McClinton and Moore are inviting pastors and other concerned citizen to join them. McClinton's staff will also be available to assist with constituent issues during the event. More information is available through McClinton’s office at 215-748-6712. Read more

 

McClinton and Blackwell Host Town Hall in Cobbs Creek

(Mar 16, 2016)

PHILADELPHIA, March 16 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, and City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, co-hosted a community town hall meeting on Thursday, March 10 at Add B. Anderson School in Philadelphia. Approximately 100 neighbors in Cobbs Creek and West Philadelphia communities attended the public meeting. State Sen. Anthony H. Williams also participated. "This was my first town hall meeting and I look forward to many more across the 191st Legislative District," McClinton said. "The question-and-answer session allows me to see what is on the minds of our local residents and to share ideas and solutions instantly. "The lack of a state budget, now nine months late, continues to bother me as well as local residents. Our schools, service agencies and more continue to struggle, and Pennsylvania's dysfunction continues to make the commonwealth a laughingstock among other states. "The recent rounds of violent crime in Philadelphia were on everyone's mind. I encouraged everyone who attended to consider creating their own neighborhood town watch groups." McClinton added: "I’d like to thank Councilwoman Blackwell for her leadership in getting city agencies involved, as well. She was able to answer questions about city issues on the spot." State agencies that participated included the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Human Services and the Bureau of Liquor Enforcement. 18th Police District Captain Robin Wimberly discussed a number of community Read more