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2019 Summer Newsletter

Mental Health Fair in Brookline on June 2

(Apr 26, 2018)

I'm partnering with Brookline Teen Outreach for a Mental Health Fair on Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m. Read more


Mental Heath Event on May 11th

(Apr 23, 2018)

I'm participating in a legislative panel on the Importance of Mental Health from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at Pittsburgh Wyndham University Center. Read more


Miller stands with direct support providers at Capitol rally

(Apr 18, 2018)

HARRISBURG, April 18 – State Rep. Dan Miller, whose annual Disability Summit features the largest amalgamation of disability resources in western Pennsylvania, yesterday spoke on behalf of workers who provide vital services for the disabled. At a packed Capitol rally hosted by the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association, the state’s largest and most diverse health and human services trade association, Miller received a round of applause before noting that the disabled and those who provide support services to them are parts of the same coin. “You have a job that is incredibly important, that is life changing, that we cannot do without,” said Miller, D-Allegheny. “But you are more likely to get better pay working a cash register. There’s nothing wrong with doing that; I once worked a cash register. “But our priorities are out of whack. Our DSPs (direct support providers) need help. They’re getting ridiculous (low) pay to do the job. We need to make sure our DSP workers are paid a living wage. Not a minimum wage – a living wage.” Miller also told the RCPA gathering that as budget debates evolve in Harrisburg, it’s important for decision-makers to know that you can’t say you support the disabled without also realizing that you must also support the workers who provide them with the services they desperately need. Miller said that in some cases, DPS workers are going about their jobs Read more


Senior Identity Theft presentation April 20

(Apr 05, 2018)

I'm partnering with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office to host a free seminar to help seniors from being victimized by identity theft. Read more


Future of Work event on May 17th

(Apr 02, 2018)

Learn about "The Future of Work" in the Pittsburgh region, including the jobs available and the skills you'll need, by attending this event on May 17th. Read more


Community Safety Preparedness Event on April 24th

(Apr 02, 2018)

I'm partnering with the Mt. Lebanon Police Department to present this Community Safety Preparedness Event on April 24th. Read more


Social Media Safety Event on April 4

(Apr 02, 2018)

I'm hosting this Social Media Safety Event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 4th at Keystone Oaks Middle School. Read more


3/23/18 – Disability Summit – Pittsburgh

(Mar 26, 2018)

Materials from legislative panel hosted by State Rep. Dan Miller. Read more


Miller: U.S. Rep.-elect Conor Lamb added to Friday’s Legislative Panel that concludes Disability Summit

(Mar 21, 2018)

MT. LEBANON, March 21 – U.S. Rep.-elect Conor Lamb has been added to the roster of officials who will participate in Friday’s 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Legislative Panel component of state Rep. Dan Miller’s 5 th annual Disability Summit. Lamb , a Democrat and Mt. Lebanon resident who recently prevailed in a special election to represent the 18 th Congressional District, will join a bipartisan group of elected leaders to talk about state policies and legislative initiatives that need to advance in order to increase independence and opportunity for everyone. Miller will serve as moderator for the “State Policies on Disabilities” discussion, which will include: State Sens. Jay Costa, D-Allegheny; Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington/Greene/Beaver; and Wayne Fontana, D-Allegheny; and State Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie; Jason Ortitay, R-Washington/Allegheny; and Dom Costa, Paul Costa, Austin Davis, Dan Frankel, Ed Gainey, Anita Kulik and Joe Markosek, all D-Allegheny. The panel is the final event in Miller’s 5th annual Disability Summit, scheduled for Thursday and Friday at Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. The one-of-a-kind western Pennsylvania event kicks off at 9 a.m. Thursday with keynote speaker Teresa Miller, secretary of the state Department of Human Services, and includes a Support Services Resources Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., before the day-long slate of sessions concludes at 8:30 p.m. Read more


Miller: 5th annual Disability Summit set for Thursday, Friday

(Mar 19, 2018)

MT. LEBANON, March 19 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, will host his 5th annual Disability Summit on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 at Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. The one-of-a-kind western Pennsylvania event kicks off at 9 a.m. Thursday with keynote speaker Teresa Miller, secretary of the state Department of Education, and includes a Support Services Resources Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., before the day-long slate of sessions concludes at 8:30 p.m. Friday’s agenda begins with 9 a.m. keynote speaker Pedro Rivera, secretary of the state Department of Education; includes a 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. panel with U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle concerning The Autism Caucus and Federal Disability Policy; and offers an Employment & Transition Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The summit will conclude at 3 p.m. Friday following the “Legislative Panel: State Policies on Disabilities,” the last of 20 information sessions on a wide variety of disability-related topics including special education, financial planning, autism and legal issues, and assistive technology. The event is free and open to the public, and more than 1,000 attended last year. The full two-day program schedule is available at www.disabilitysummit.com/sessions . Media coverage is invited. Read more


Miller helps promote clarity on mental health/school shootings issue

(Mar 13, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 13 – Flanked by like-minded legislators and key advocates, state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, today emceed a Capitol news conference that sought to put any link between mental health and school shootings in proper context. Miller and other participants stressed the need to discuss that relationship in a way that will not add to stigma or reinforce negative stereotypes, noting that the roughly 20 percent of the U.S. population with a mental health issue should not unjustly shoulder blame for all acts of school violence. “Those of us who’ve been involved in the fight for parity, acceptance and support have come too far to allow any backsliding in the public’s perceptions of mental health,” Miller said. “The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, may have served as a catalyst for a larger discussion – a very important discussion at that – but our conversation needs properly tailored and addressed in an appropriate manner.” State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, who has openly and poignantly discussed his personal battle against depression, said, "We need to change the conversation surrounding mental health. The simple truth is that those who suffer from mental illness are far more likely to be a victim of violence than a perpetrator. That being said, if we want to deal with mental illness, we need to create programs and funding streams that actually address their issues." Tricia Read more


Miller: ‘Mental Health and School Safety’ topic of March 13 news conference in Capitol Media Center

(Mar 08, 2018)

HARRISBURG, March 8 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, joined by other legislators, will host a “Mental Health and School Safety” news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13 in the Capitol Media Center. Spurred in part by national reaction to the recent school shooting tragedy in Parkland, Fla., the legislators want to ensure that any aspect of mental health discussed in relation to school violence is appropriately tailored and addressed in way that will not increase stigma or reinforce negative stereotypes. While they agree this is a very important discussion to have, the legislators also want to underscore that too many have fought too hard for parity, acceptance and support to allow the roughly 20 percent of U.S. residents with a mental health issue to unjustly shoulder the blame for all acts of school violence. Additionally, participants intend to stress the reality that people with a mental health issue are much more likely to be victims of crime than its perpetrators. Participating legislators will be joined by spokespeople from key stakeholder groups, such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association. In addition to Miller, state Reps. Mike Schlossberg, Tom Murt, Gene DiGirolamo, Jason Ortitay and Judy Ward are among those expected to attend. Media coverage is invited. Read more


5th Annual Disability Summit, March 22 and 23

(Mar 07, 2018)

My 5th Annual Disability Summit on March 22 and 23 features over 20 informative sessions, Support Services and Employment & Transition Fairs, and notable guest speakers. Read more


Miller Talks About 2018 Disability Summit

(Feb 21, 2018)

Ahead of his fifth annual Disability Summit, Pa. state Rep. Dan Miller is laying out details about what participants can look forward to at the upcoming event on March 22 and March 23. Read more


Miller, Fontana: $1.59 million grant to aid Castle Shannon streetscape project

(Feb 09, 2018)

MT. LEBANON, Feb. 8 – State Rep. Dan Miller, D-Mt. Lebanon, and state Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Allegheny, today announced a Commonwealth Financing Authority grant of $1.59 million for Phase II of the Castle Shannon Streetscape Project, through the PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund. Miller and Fontana said the project will provide handicapped access between three transit stations in Castle Shannon, along with improved access and safety to complement a new, 152-unit apartment building being built on an Allegheny Port Authority parking lot. “I thank the CFA and the governor for making this investment in the 42 nd Legislative District,” Miller said. “When we improve transportation access for the handicapped, we are in actuality making sure more of our friends and neighbors can take advantage of our public transportation system.” Miller said he and Fontana were equally determined in support of the Castle Shannon grant application. The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, such as streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development Read more


Child Support panel discussion March 6

(Jan 26, 2018)

Join us as we discuss with our panel of experts how to navigate the legal system when it comes to parents sharing responsibilities for their children. We will also talk about common problems parents face and hopefully come up with ideas that would make the system work better for all parties. Read more


Annual Economic Development Roundtable

(Jan 22, 2018)

Dear Friends,As your state representative, it is always a priority for me to help local government and business leaders in District 42 to implement initiatives that will benefit and grow our communities. In order to better understand and support their priorities, we will host our annual roundtable discussion on February 26th from 10am to 11:30am at the Castle Shannon Municipal Building. This event of course is open to the public and we hope to see members from all communities there as well. Read more


Economic Development Business Roundtable Feb. 26

(Jan 22, 2018)

Our annual roundtable discussion is a chance for me learn about local government and business leaders’ initiatives to benefit our communities in District 42. To better understand and support their priorities, my office will once again host our roundtable discussion. This event is open to the public and we hope to see members from all communities there. Read more


State Reps. Miller, Rabb, Sims and Solomon call for prompt action in wake of sexual harassment allegations in Harrisburg

(Dec 22, 2017)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 22 – State Reps. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, Chris Rabb, Brian Sims and Jared Solomon, all D-Phila., today issued the following statement and call for action in the wake of sexual harassment allegations in the Pennsylvania legislature. “The recent reports and allegations emanating from Harrisburg are deeply troubling. For too long, stories of inappropriate behavior have been kept hush-hush, universally acknowledged but rarely acted upon,” the lawmakers wrote to legislative leaders. “It is simply insulting to the character of our Commonwealth that women have to whisper warnings to each other about which legislators they should avoid. In addition, the level of professional harm that far too many women have endured is incalculable. It is vital that we as male legislators reflect on our role in either perpetuating this culture in Harrisburg or analyze our as yet unsuccessful efforts to end it. “It seems rather basic. If you grope someone, you are unfit for office. If you expose yourself to someone, you are unfit for office. If you condition employment or in any way use your office to intimidate or coerce someone into doing something inappropriate, if you are more interested in how a woman looks rather than her skills for the job, you are unfit for office. And, to no less of a degree, if you are silent when such incidents of discrimination and assault occur in front of you, then you are unfit for office. None of these personal Read more


Brookline Elected Officials Meet & Greet, Jan. 20

(Dec 18, 2017)

All Brookline residents are invited to join Senator Wayne Fontana and Representatives Dan Deasy, Harry Readshaw and Dan Miller for a Meet & Greet with your new county & city elected leaders! Read more