O’Mara applauds $84K awarded to local fire and EMS companies

(Jul 07, 2021)

SPRINGFIELD, July 7 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, applauded seven local emergency service companies for securing a collective $84,467 through Pennsylvania’s Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program. Funding has been distributed as follows: Broomall Fire Company: $15,000 Marple Township Ambulance Corps: $8,993 Morton Rutledge Fire Co.: $12,589 Radnor Fire Co. of Wayne: $15,000 Radnor Fire Co. of Wayne (EMS): $8,993 Springfield Fire Co.: $14,906 Villanova Emergency Medical Services: $8,984 “Fire and EMS companies were hit particularly hard last year by shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. These organizations lost opportunities to host fundraisers that they heavily rely on every year, so I’m proud to help bring this money home for our first responders,” O’Mara said. Examples of projects that funds may be used toward include training and certification of members, construction/renovation to company buildings, debt reduction, recruitment efforts and fire prevention educational materials for the public. “My father was a firefighter for 25 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department, so ensuring that Pennsylvania’s emergency responders are taken care of and able to effectively do their jobs is one of my biggest priorities,” Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 1): Happy Fourth of July!

(Jul 01, 2021)

Late Friday evening, the General Assembly approved a $40 billion budget and sent it to the governor for his signature into law. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 17): In the community and the Capitol with Rep. O'Mara

(Jun 17, 2021)

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry recently rolled out its updated unemployment compensation system. Read more

 

O’Mara commemorates Delco Day with House citation

(Jun 09, 2021)

SPRINGFIELD, June 9 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, accompanied by Delaware County’s 10 other state representatives, will present an official House citation to Delaware County recognizing the annual celebration of Delco Day. The citation will be presented at this year’s host for Delco Day festivities, Marty Magee’s Irish Pub, 1110 Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park. Live music and activities will take place from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 12 into Sunday, June 13. A play on the county’s area code, Delco Day is traditionally recognized on June 10. Every year, Delco residents commemorate their community’s strong and resilient spirit by fundraising for a local charity with the help of Delco Live. This year, money raised from Delco Day festivities will benefit the HEADstrong Foundation, which provides housing to cancer patients and their families. “June 10, or 6/10, is an annual celebration of all things Delco. Whether you live in Springfield or Drexel Hill, Media or Prospect Park, it’s a day to applaud and recognize everything that unites us and truly makes us a community,” O’Mara said. “All of Delco’s state reps, both Democratic and Republican, came together to commemorate this special day with a citation from the state House of Representatives as a symbol of the sense of unity behind the observation.” O’Mara has introduced resolutions this session and in the two Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 21): Election Results, Masking Updates, and Other News

(May 21, 2021)

It feels as if we’ll finally be able to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us sooner than later. Mitigation measures will lift in just a few days on Memorial Day and half of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated. Read more

 

O’Mara to host virtual town hall on problem gambling and gaming this week

(May 11, 2021)

SPRINGFIELD, May 11 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, will host a virtual town hall discussing problem gambling and gaming among teens and young adults this Thursday. This event will take place over Zoom and be livestreamed on O’Mara’s legislative Facebook page at 7 p.m. May 13. Those interested in attending must pre-register here: https://bit.ly/2RmCx0s . “Substance use disorders take many forms and do not discriminate,” O’Mara said. “Speakers from local organizations will go over the signs to look for in teens and young adults that could indicate problem gambling. We’ll also share tips on how to start difficult conversations and help loved ones move forward.” O’Mara will be joined by presenters from Springfield Cares, KeyStone Center and Holcomb Behavioral Health. For more information, call O’Mara’s office at (610) 544-9878. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 7): Are you prepared to vote on May 18?

(May 07, 2021)

We are less than two weeks away from the May 18 primary election. On the ballot, you’ll see four questions – three of which are state constitutional amendments. Read more

 

Starting a family is a human right. So why is it treated like a privilege?

(Apr 23, 2021)

Everyone deserves the opportunity to start a family, regardless of their circumstance. It’s a right, and it’s time we start treating it that way. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 23): Updates from Delco to Harrisburg

(Apr 23, 2021)

Vaccine eligibility has officially expanded to every Pennsylvania resident 16 or older. Read more

 

O’Mara applauds $97K awarded to Morton Borough

(Apr 21, 2021)

MORTON, April 21 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, today announced that Morton Borough received a $97,464 grant to retrofit the stormwater basin on County Lane. O’Mara said that the stormwater basin is no longer functional and poses a hazard due to its location behind a residential neighborhood. This grant will go toward the installation of a rain garden on Sycamore Avenue to help capture runoff from the site, and install a bioswale adjacent to the Morton Borough municipal complex woodlot on Sycamore Avenue. “Regulating stormwater runoff like this has the potential to greatly improve Darby Creek’s water quality. This is a worthwhile investment into both public safety and environmental preservation,” O’Mara said. “I’ve heard from dozens of Morton Borough residents impacted by the historic flooding over the last few summers, and I’m pleased to share that this funding will help address that.” Funding comes from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Watershed Restoration Protection Program . For more information, constituents can call O’Mara’s office at (610) 544-9878. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 9): Community Updates from Rep. O'Mara

(Apr 09, 2021)

I am very glad to share that Pennsylvania is finally making significant progress on our vaccine distribution. I’ve heard your frustrations and concerns over the last few months, and I’ve shared in the majority of them. Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 26): Together, we will make it through

(Mar 26, 2021)

Since my last email to you, there have been two mass shootings in our country. They occurred within a week of one another. One targeted Asian-American women and the other took place inside a grocery store, and that assailant’s motive remains unclear. Read more

 

Watch Live @10AM: Equal Pay Day is March 24

(Mar 24, 2021)

March 24 marks the extra amount of time into the new year that women must work until in order to earn what a man made the previous year. Read more

 

Kim, O'Mara: Letter to members of Asian-American Pacific Islander communities

(Mar 17, 2021)

A letter penned by Reps. Kim and O'Mara to Members of Asian-American Pacific Islander Communities in light of the shootings in Atlanta. Read more

 

Shusterman, O’Mara, Bullock and Davis hosting virtual press conference on Equal Pay Day

(Mar 17, 2021)

HARRISBURG, March 17 -- State Reps. Melissa Shusterman, Jennifer O’Mara, Donna Bullock and Tina Davis will host a virtual news conference to discuss the gender wage gap and their legislation to help close it on Equal Pay Day, March 24. The public may livestream the event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24 by visiting PAHouse.com . “We’re going to talk about pay inequality on March 24 because this day marks how far into the year the average woman must work to earn what the average man earns in the previous year, regardless of experience or job type,” said Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery. “Equal Pay Day should be January 1 for everybody. Pay disparities among women, especially women of color whose Equal Pay Day does not come until later in the year, cause them to annually miss out on tens of thousands of dollars. It is long overdue that we close the gender wage gap.” “On average, a woman who works full-time in Pennsylvania earns 20% less than our commonwealth’s working men,” said O’Mara, D-Delaware. “It’s time that we discuss what contributes to this wage gap and how we can close it so Pennsylvania women can better support themselves and their families. Our commonwealth has not updated its equal pay law in half a century, so this is a topic we desperately need to revisit to ensure that working women are protected.” “I know women who were paid less than men while performing the same Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 12): The latest updates on Pennsylvania's vaccination strategy

(Mar 12, 2021)

I continue to hear from many of you who are frustrated with Pennsylvania’s vaccine rollout. Please know that I share your frustrations. I regularly attend meetings about how to improve vaccine accessibility, but nothing feels like it’s happening quickly enough. Read more

 

O’Mara announces $500,000 flood-management infrastructure grant

(Mar 08, 2021)

RADNOR, March 8 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, announced today that Radnor Township has received a $500,000 grant toward local flood mitigation efforts. The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and will contribute to Valley Run’s streambank stabilization and extending the culvert on Robinhood Road. O’Mara said extending the culvert would eliminate the potential for further erosion, which contributes to severe floods. The project also includes incorporation or relocation of the concrete-encased sewer main and downstream sewer lateral work. “I’ve heard from many Radnor residents about excessive flooding in this area, so I’m proud to help bring this money home and work toward a solution,” O’Mara said. “Securing this grant is a great example of how my office can help constituents address an array of issues that are not patently governmental. I am here to serve you and voice your concerns not just in the Capitol, but to also the dozens of state departments and agencies.” “Radnor’s neighborhoods have always been subject to flooding. Today, because of climate change, we’re suffering hundred-year floods two or even three times a year,” Jack Larkin said, president of the Radnor board of commissioners. “Cars are floating away. Homes are being destroyed. Radnor needs this grant badly in Read more

 

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 26): Introducing the vaccine registry act

(Feb 26, 2021)

I know that many of you are still struggling to access the coronavirus vaccine. However, I want to share with you that hope is on the horizon. Earlier this week, Gov. Wolf shared that we hit a milestone regarding the vaccine rollout plan. Read more

 

Miss my latest Tele-Town Hall? Catch up on the discussion here!

(Feb 26, 2021)

Find out what your friends and neighbors had to say about vaccines, unemployment issues, school funding and much, much more. Read more

 

Rep. O'Mara's Feb. 2021 Newsletter

(Feb 24, 2021)

Rep. O'Mara's winter 2021 newsletter features a summary of bills O'Mara authored, how to apply for unemployment benefits, the coronavirus vaccine, helpful community resources and more. Read more

 

O’Mara applauds $84K awarded to local fire and EMS companies
Jul 07, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (July 1): Happy Fourth of July!
Jul 01, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (June 17): In the community and the Capitol with Rep. O'Mara
Jun 17, 2021

O’Mara commemorates Delco Day with House citation
Jun 09, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 21): Election Results, Masking Updates, and Other News
May 21, 2021

O’Mara to host virtual town hall on problem gambling and gaming this week
May 11, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (May 7): Are you prepared to vote on May 18?
May 07, 2021

Starting a family is a human right. So why is it treated like a privilege?
Apr 23, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 23): Updates from Delco to Harrisburg
Apr 23, 2021

O’Mara applauds $97K awarded to Morton Borough
Apr 21, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 9): Community Updates from Rep. O'Mara
Apr 09, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 26): Together, we will make it through
Mar 26, 2021

Watch Live @10AM: Equal Pay Day is March 24
Mar 24, 2021

Kim, O'Mara: Letter to members of Asian-American Pacific Islander communities
Mar 17, 2021

Shusterman, O’Mara, Bullock and Davis hosting virtual press conference on Equal Pay Day
Mar 17, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 12): The latest updates on Pennsylvania's vaccination strategy
Mar 12, 2021

O’Mara announces $500,000 flood-management infrastructure grant
Mar 08, 2021

BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Feb. 26): Introducing the vaccine registry act
Feb 26, 2021

Miss my latest Tele-Town Hall? Catch up on the discussion here!
Feb 26, 2021

Rep. O'Mara's Feb. 2021 Newsletter
Feb 24, 2021