Rep Mullery encourages the public to sign online petition


HARRISBURG, Aug. 27 – State Rep. Jerry Mullery, D-Luzerne, is asking residents to sign a petition to keep the White Haven Center open.

Mullery said he opposes the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ decision to shutter the White Haven Center.

“We need to let the Wolf administration know that hundreds of residents, their families and more than 400 caregivers are affected by this heartless move,” Mullery said.

The Luzerne county lawmaker is directing people to his website, Facebook and Twitter accounts to add their name to the petition.

“I want the governor to hear loud and clear the voice of those opposed to his decision, Mullery said. “Since he has yet to accept my invitation to visit the center, we must take our message to him.”

Mullery is urging residents, their families and members of the community at large to offer or submit testimony at a Sept. 12 public hearing. The hearing, at St. Patrick’s Church in White Haven, will begin at 5 p.m.

People interested in testifying should call 570-443-4201. Those wishing to submit written testimony can email