Sims to hold March 25 town hall meeting

PHILADELPHIA, March 16 – State Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., will soon hold his second town hall meeting of 2015 for residents of the 182nd Legislative District.

The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 25 at the Trinity Center for Urban Life, 22nd and Spruce streets, in partnership with the Center City Residents' Association. Sims will give a legislative update, talk about this session’s priorities, and take questions from the audience.

"This is another opportunity to ask me about issues that matter to you so I can better represent you in Harrisburg," Sims said.

Residents who plan to attend the town hall meeting can RSVP to Sims' office at 215-246-1501, on Facebook at or by email to

The 182nd District includes Rittenhouse, Fitler and Logan squares, the Gayborhood and parts of Washington Square West, Bella Vista, Hawthorne, Graduate Hospital and Queen Village.

Sims said, "New Governor Tom Wolf has proposed a bold plan to tackle the challenges former Governor Corbett left, including the need to restore vital school funding that was cut, a deficit of about $2 billion, and a drastic decline in Pennsylvania's job-creation record. The Wolf plan will and should be subject to public debate, and deserves full and fair consideration in Harrisburg. In addition, I will continue working with allies from both parties to reintroduce and co-sponsor legislation on other important issues," such as:

  • LGBT equality, including equal protections in the workplace and a ban on harmful "conversion therapy" for minors;
  • sustainable development and manufacturing;
  • merit selection of judges;
  • fair compensation for people harmed by a local government's action or inaction – like Philadelphians who only got 19 cents on the dollar for electrical and water damage done to their homes by a 4-foot-wide water main break in 2012; and
  • proactive women's health initiatives, including equal pay legislation.