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Schlossberg Supports We the People Agenda

(Sep 22, 2022)

At a Capitol press conference, Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg joined members of the We the People organization in calling for a more equitable legislative agenda in Harrisburg, particularly in regard to education funding and mental healthcare. Read more

 

Op-Ed: Green investments position Lehigh Valley for success

(Sep 21, 2022)

What’s been done on behalf of the environment in recent months is astounding — both at the national level and here at home. Read more

 

Schlossberg Shares His Story During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

(Sep 19, 2022)

During a Capitol press conference recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg shares his personal struggles with mental health issues and highlights the recent state investments in behavioral and mental health programs across the Commonwealth. Read more

 

Schlossberg, Schweyer to host Sept. 16 town hall on PA Marijuana Pardon Project

(Sep 12, 2022)

ALLENTOWN, Sept. 12 – State Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer will host a town hall with Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Secretary Celeste Trusty this Friday, Sept. 16 to discuss the new Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project. The lawmakers said the event – which starts at 3 p.m. at Resurrected Life Community Church at 144 N. 9th St. – will provide residents and community members with a chance to learn about the pardon project and ask questions. “The Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project offers people convicted of extremely low-profile marijuana offenses the opportunity to move on with their lives,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “I am thrilled to work with Representative Schweyer, Mayor Tuerk and Lt. Governor Fetterman’s staff to make this event possible.” “Responsible recreational marijuana should be legal in Pennsylvania,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “But until that day comes, we should stop punishing people for using cannabis when it is legal just on the other side of the Delaware River. I’m proud to help host this event so that many people in our region can clear their names and move on with their lives.” “Too many people are burdened with a criminal record for something most of us don’t even think should be illegal,” Trusty said. “We are so excited to help as many people as possible get on their way to a clear record through the PA Marijuana Pardon Project. The Read more

 

Miss my latest Telephone Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.

(Sep 09, 2022)

Catch up with what our friends & neighbors had to say about the issues that matter. Read more

 

Gov. Wolf Visits Allentown’s Volunteers of America Children’s Center to Highlight Major Investments in Early Childhood Education, Child Care

(Sep 09, 2022)

“Pennsylvania’s economic success requires high-quality, early childcare. It’s critical for working families in Parkland and Allentown, who need assurance that their kids will be safe and loved during the workday,” said Rep. Mike Schlossberg. Read more

 

Fall 2022 Newsletter

(Sep 08, 2022)

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Schlossberg: Here to Help

(Sep 02, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg invites residents of Allentown, South Whitehall and Upper Macungie to visit his district office for assistance with the many state programs and services that area available to them. His friendly and knowledgeable staff will listen to your concerns and help you get the answers you need. Read more

 

Lehigh Valley school districts unveil new cameras to nab drivers who blow through school bus stop signs

(Aug 25, 2022)

Amber Clark also worked with Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, and Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, to get the bill passed in the state House, allowing Pennsylvania to become the 25th state in the country with such a law. Read more

 

Schlossberg appointed to Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health

(Aug 08, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 8 – State Rep. Mike Schlossberg today announced House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton has appointed him the Democratic Caucus representative to the Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health. The commission will allocate the $100 million to improve mental health services in Pennsylvania that was passed in the 2022-23 state budget. “When I introduced my HOPE for PA plan earlier this summer, my goal was to improve mental and behavioral health care in Pennsylvania,” said Schlossberg, D-Lehigh. “The 2022-2023 budget made good on that effort, allocating $100 million and creating a Blue-Ribbon Panel to create a plan that delivers. I want to thank Leader McClinton for this appointment, it is an honor to represent the Caucus to continue this important work.” The HOPE for PA plan will provide funding in the following categories: $40 million for public safety, creating safe and healthy communities. $30 million to address provider and capacity shortages, thus improving care. $30 million for training, education and outreach, which would help more people. More details can be found here . Schlossberg added, “Our mental health care system is broken. More resources, focused on care and our communities, are needed to fix it. We have a big task ahead of us, but I think we are up for the challenge.” Read more

 

Schlossberg: Celebrating 988 and Mental Health

(Jul 20, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mike Schlossberg celebrates the new 988 mental health hotline. He's working to advance the stories of mental healthcare and directly deal with mental health stigmas and concerns. He encourages anyone having troubling thoughts or suffering from depression to call 988 for help. Read more

 

Wolf admin. celebrates launch of 988 helpline, says there’s more work to be done

(Jul 20, 2022)

“I want everyone listening to this right now to think about the destigmatizing effects that this project is going to have,” Schlossberg said. “By creating a 9-8-8 hotline, we’re saying to individuals that your problems are not only real but that we believe you are worth treatment and recovering, and living a good life.” Read more

 

Schlossberg bill to give municipalities tools to analyze the regional significance and impact of real estate development projects

(Jul 14, 2022)

Schlossberg said that mega-real estate developers are turning agricultural and open spaces into road-clogging warehouses and other uses that hurt taxpayers through costly infrastructure nightmares, not to mention their quality of life related to more traffic, higher pollution levels and land deterioration. Read more

 

Schlossberg opposes un-American, extreme Pa. constitutional amendments

(Jul 08, 2022)

“The proposed constitutional amendments reflect some of the most radical elements of American politics." Read more

 

Schlossberg supports budget with millions more for education, mental health

(Jul 07, 2022)

This is a massive win for Pennsylvania’s students and by all measures is a historic moment in Pennsylvania’s constitutional obligation for public schools. Read more

 

Changes to rein in abusive use of fireworks head to governor

(Jul 01, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 1 – Legislation that would put some sensible restrictions on the use of consumer fireworks is headed to the governor’s desk. Read more

 

Bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment headed to governor

(Jun 30, 2022)

These bills will reduce barriers to mental health care, improve the care that people receive, and make it easier to coordinate treatment for physical and mental health. Read more

 

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives

(Jun 24, 2022)

“Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision will hurt women’s access to health care, disproportionately harming people of color and those struggling financially. While abortion is still safe and legal here in Pennsylvania despite the court’s decision, the truth is the commonwealth is one vote away from criminalizing women’s health care and the dire consequences that it would prompt – higher maternal mortality rates, spikes in unsafe abortions, and the prosecution of doctors and nurses who provide necessary health care. Because let’s be honest: outlawing abortion doesn’t stop abortion. Read more

 

Schlossberg responds to Supreme Court abortion ruling

(Jun 24, 2022)

“The ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States is disappointing and frightening. It obliterates the constitutional protection for a woman to make decisions regarding her health. It sets the foundation to make contraception illegal and even opens the door to erode marriage equality. Make no mistake: the American constitutional promise of medical privacy is under attack in this country. This is not the end game. This is a starting point. And it’s why I condemn this ruling in the strongest possible terms. Read more

 

Browne, Schlossberg, Schweyer welcome $500K for stadium

(Jun 22, 2022)

HARRISBURG, June 22 – A plan to enhance amenities at Coca-Cola Park received a $500,000 financial boost from the state Tuesday, according to state Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Peter Schweyer and state Sen. Pat Browne. Read more

 

Schlossberg Supports We the People Agenda
Sep 22, 2022

Op-Ed: Green investments position Lehigh Valley for success
Sep 21, 2022

Schlossberg Shares His Story During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Sep 19, 2022

Schlossberg, Schweyer to host Sept. 16 town hall on PA Marijuana Pardon Project
Sep 12, 2022

Miss my latest Telephone Town Hall? Listen to the discussion here.
Sep 09, 2022

Gov. Wolf Visits Allentown’s Volunteers of America Children’s Center to Highlight Major Investments in Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Sep 09, 2022

Fall 2022 Newsletter
Sep 08, 2022

Schlossberg: Here to Help
Sep 02, 2022

Lehigh Valley school districts unveil new cameras to nab drivers who blow through school bus stop signs
Aug 25, 2022

Schlossberg appointed to Behavioral Health Commission for Adult Mental Health
Aug 08, 2022

Schlossberg: Celebrating 988 and Mental Health
Jul 20, 2022

Wolf admin. celebrates launch of 988 helpline, says there’s more work to be done
Jul 20, 2022

Schlossberg bill to give municipalities tools to analyze the regional significance and impact of real estate development projects
Jul 14, 2022

Schlossberg opposes un-American, extreme Pa. constitutional amendments
Jul 08, 2022

Schlossberg supports budget with millions more for education, mental health
Jul 07, 2022

Changes to rein in abusive use of fireworks head to governor
Jul 01, 2022

Bipartisan bills to improve mental health treatment headed to governor
Jun 30, 2022

House Democratic Leaders: Supreme Court decision will cost lives
Jun 24, 2022

Schlossberg responds to Supreme Court abortion ruling
Jun 24, 2022

Browne, Schlossberg, Schweyer welcome $500K for stadium
Jun 22, 2022