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Gov. Wolf Signs Three Bills to Protect Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Rozzi announces more than $125K in grants for local school districts

(Nov 16, 2020)

TEMPLE, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, announced more than $9 million in Pennsylvania’s Safe School grants, with a combined $90,000 approved for Antietam and Muhlenberg school districts. Read more

 

Let’s be patient; Make sure every vote counts

(Nov 05, 2020)

As of this writing, there are approximately 750,000 Pennsylvania votes that need to be counted. That is more than 750,000 Pennsylvanians who lawfully casted their vote and deserve to be heard. Counting every citizen’s legal, timely vote is imperative. As workers securely make progress on tallying the results, we must be patient. This process may take several days, but the integrity and sanctity of the vote in our state must be maintained. Last Fall, in a bipartisan showing, the Pennsylvania General Assembly agreed to allow for mail-in ballots. Since then, House Democrats have made many efforts to help clarify any confusion about the process and give local election boards the tools needed to securely and expeditiously process votes cast by mail. Unfortunately, our Republican colleagues chose political gamesmanship over a genuine effort to ensure a smooth election. Their inaction failed to allow for the early processing of ballots received – as 32 other states permit-- and, in turn, why there is a delay in knowing the outcome of this election. The ambiguity in the law did not address their local official’s concerns; nor does it protect every Pennsylvanian’s constitutional right to vote and our obligation to make sure those votes are counted. Now, more than ever, we must ensure that we uphold the freedoms guaranteed in our state and nation’s constitution. In these unprecedented times, the voters must have the final say, not the candidates or Read more

 

Rozzi announces $60,000 state grant for Mt. Penn Fire Co.

(Oct 29, 2020)

State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, today announced a $60,000 state grant has been approved by the Department of Community and Economic Development for the Mt. Penn Fire Co. Read more

 

Community update: Don't wait. Return your ballot today

(Oct 27, 2020)

Don't wait: Return your mail-in ballot today. Read more

 

Rozzi encourages public to take advantage of free testing

(Oct 09, 2020)

State Rep. Mark Rozzi is encouraging Berks County residents to take advantage of free COVID-19 testing scheduled for Reading next week at the Front Street parking lot at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. Testing is scheduled to take place from Tuesday through Saturday. Read more

 

Legislative Update: My office can help you

(Aug 31, 2020)

Learn about the programs available to you during this health emergency. Read more

 

Rozzi announces $500K in grants

(Aug 17, 2020)

TEMPLE, Aug. 17 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi announced Monday four grants have been approved for local municipalities and authorities through the Department of Community and Economic Development. Read more

 

Rozzi applauds state funding for Lower Alsace Ambulance station project

(Jun 24, 2020)

State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, announced a state grant will fund the replacement of the roof at the Lower Alsace Ambulance station. Read more

 

Rozzi, Schwank announce $1.7 million loan to Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority

(Apr 22, 2020)

A low-interest loan in the amount of $1.7 million was approved today by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) to fund the Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority’s recently completed Perkiomen Avenue Water Main Replacement Project, according to state state Rep. Mark Rozzi. Read more

 

Rozzi reminds residents shred event canceled, please stay home

(Apr 15, 2020)

State Rep. Mark Rozzi reminded residents all of his events, including a shred event, originally scheduled for April have been canceled. Read more

 

Email: Berks County now under stay-at-home order

(Mar 27, 2020)

Gov. Wolf issued a stay-at-home order for Berks County. Here are some details on what that means for our community. Read more

 

Reps. Rozzi, Bullock cancel ‘Homeless Youth’ rally out of concern for COVID-19 pandemic

(Mar 12, 2020)

State Reps. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, and Donna Bullock, D-Philadelphia, have canceled their rally and press conference scheduled for Monday. The purpose of the rally and press conference was to raise awareness and call for action to help Pennsylvania’s rising number of homeless youth. Read more

 

Rozzi, state lawmakers announce grants totaling more than $40K for Berks County museum, history center

(Mar 04, 2020)

HARRISBURG, March 4 – Berks County lawmakers Reps. Mark Rozzi and Tom Caltagirone and Sen. Judy Schwank announced today that a grant of $33,842 has been approved for the Foundation for the Reading Public Museum and a grant of $7,922 has been approved for the Berks History Center through the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. Read more

 

Rozzi offers free CPR course for residents of the 126th District

(Feb 27, 2020)

READING, Feb. 27 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi is partnering with local emergency medical responders to offer a free CPR course for residents of the 126 th Legislative District. The HeartSaver CPR course will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 16 at Berks Technical Institute, 2205 Ridgewood Road, Wyomissing. “This course has attracted a great deal of interest in past years, and I’m pleased to be able to make it available again,” said Rozzi, D-Berks. “This is a great chance for community members to learn valuable skills that could save a life during an emergency.” The course is free, but attendees can obtain a certification card for $22 if desired. Space is limited. Anyone interested should contact Rozzi’s office at 610-921-8921. Read more

 

Spring 2020 newsletter

(Feb 11, 2020)

News and events from Harrisburg and the 126th District Read more

 

Rozzi, IM ABLE Foundation present adaptive bike to community member

(Jan 24, 2020)

WYOMISSING, Jan. 24 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi joined the IM ABLE Foundation to present an adaptive bike to a community member today. Rozzi and Chris Kaag, founder of IM ABLE, presented the bike to Steve Kreitz, of Wernersville, who lost his leg in a fishing accident. The IM Able Foundation works to remove obstacles that prevent people with disabilities from being physically active, using grants, donations and sponsorships to provide equipment to people with physical or cognitive challenges. “I’ve been proud to support the IM Able Foundation’s great work to make sure individuals with disabilities have access to often expensive equipment that can help them remain active and healthy,” said Rozzi, D-Berks. “I look forward to see what Steve can accomplish with the help of this bike.” Kaag added: “Since he started coming to the IM ABLE Foundation, Steve has been motivated to achieve more than he ever thought he would be able to do after he lost his leg. He’s such a worthwhile grant candidate. We’re so grateful for the community’s support because it means that Steve can redefine what is possible.” More information on the IM ABLE Foundation is available at imablefoundation.org . Read more

 

Rozzi to co-host training sessions on preventing child sexual abuse

(Jan 17, 2020)

READING, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi invites community members to attend a four-session training workshop to help adults learn how they can protect children from sexual abuse. “Parents in the Know,” a free program to be offered by Safe Berks, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 4, 11, 19 and 25 at the Muhlenberg Township Building, 210 S. George St. Rozzi is co-hosting the program along with the Muhlenberg Township Police Department. “This training program is a great way for parents and other adults to learn how they help prevent child sexual abuse. Those who participate will learn how to better ask questions and how to intervene in a situation when necessary,” said Rozzi, D-Berks. “We all have a responsibility to protect children, and this training series will help empower adults to look out for children in the community.” Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Rozzi’s office at 610-921-8921. The program is open to all local residents. Read more

 

Rozzi, Schwank announce computer science grants for Muhlenberg, Wyomissing school districts

(Jan 17, 2020)

READING, Jan. 17 – State Rep. Mark Rozzi and state Sen. Judy Schwank, both D-Berks, applauded two area school districts on being awarded PAsmart grants. Gov. Tom Wolf today announced $5.7 million in PAsmart Targeted grants to expand computer science classes and teacher training to 163 school districts, charter schools and intermediate units across the state. Muhlenberg and Wyomissing Area school districts were each awarded $35,000. “We live in a digital world, and computer science education is a necessity,” Rozzi said. “I applaud these districts for working to expand this valuable training, so that more students will be well prepared for the future.” Schwank added: “We need to do all that we can to ensure our students successfully transition to higher education or enter a workforce that increasingly relies on computer science skills. This funding will allow Wyomissing and Muhlenberg school districts to better prepare their students.” The PAsmart Targeted grants are used to help schools introduce and expand computer science programming and to provide educators from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 with training to teach computer science. The 163 new Targeted grant awardees have prioritized expanding access to computer science for underrepresented students, such as students of color, girls, low-income students and students in rural communities. More information on the Read more

 

Despite obstacles, lawmaker 'not going to stop’ until child sex abuse survivors get chance to sue Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses

(Dec 30, 2019)

Despite obstacles, lawmaker 'not going to stop’ until child sex abuse survivors get chance to sue Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses Read more

 

Gov. Wolf Signs Three Bills to Protect Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

(Nov 26, 2019)

Governor Tom Wolf, joined by Attorney General Josh Shapiro, bill sponsors Reps. Mark Rozzi, Todd Stephens, and Jim Gregory; legislators; advocates and survivors of childhood sexual abuse, signed three bills that mirror the Grand Jury’s recommendations after its investigation into child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. “After tireless and passionate work on the part of so many, especially countless brave victims, these bills will today become law, and victims of one of the most unimaginable forms of abuse will receive the support and rights they deserve,” Gov. Wolf said. “And while we celebrate the monumental victory of many survivors of childhood sexual abuse finally receiving their opportunity for justice, we must continue pushing forward until every survivor, of every age, has the chance to tell his or her story.” “These reforms fundamentally change our justice system and will protect generations of children who experience abuse from this day on,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “While we still must address justice for those survivors who made this day possible, seeing this progress gives me hope that bravery and activism will win over entrenched interests and powerful institutions.” Gov. Wolf signed these bills: House Bill 962 , sponsored by Rep. Mark Rozzi, abolishes Pennsylvania’s criminal statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse and extends the timeline victims have to file civil action Read more

 

Rozzi announces more than $125K in grants for local school districts
Nov 16, 2020

Let’s be patient; Make sure every vote counts
Nov 05, 2020

Rozzi announces $60,000 state grant for Mt. Penn Fire Co.
Oct 29, 2020

Community update: Don't wait. Return your ballot today
Oct 27, 2020

Rozzi encourages public to take advantage of free testing
Oct 09, 2020

Legislative Update: My office can help you
Aug 31, 2020

Rozzi announces $500K in grants
Aug 17, 2020

Rozzi applauds state funding for Lower Alsace Ambulance station project
Jun 24, 2020

Rozzi, Schwank announce $1.7 million loan to Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority
Apr 22, 2020

Rozzi reminds residents shred event canceled, please stay home
Apr 15, 2020

Email: Berks County now under stay-at-home order
Mar 27, 2020

Reps. Rozzi, Bullock cancel ‘Homeless Youth’ rally out of concern for COVID-19 pandemic
Mar 12, 2020

Rozzi, state lawmakers announce grants totaling more than $40K for Berks County museum, history center
Mar 04, 2020

Rozzi offers free CPR course for residents of the 126th District
Feb 27, 2020

Spring 2020 newsletter
Feb 11, 2020

Rozzi, IM ABLE Foundation present adaptive bike to community member
Jan 24, 2020

Rozzi to co-host training sessions on preventing child sexual abuse
Jan 17, 2020

Rozzi, Schwank announce computer science grants for Muhlenberg, Wyomissing school districts
Jan 17, 2020

Despite obstacles, lawmaker 'not going to stop’ until child sex abuse survivors get chance to sue Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses
Dec 30, 2019

Gov. Wolf Signs Three Bills to Protect Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Nov 26, 2019