Photos from Harrisburg and around the district

Rep. Brian Sims attends a rally calling for emergency school facilities funding and support for the re-drafted Emergency School Repair Funding bill.

Rep. Brian Sims attends a rally calling for emergency school facilities funding and support for the re-drafted Emergency School Repair Funding bill.



On Nov. 1, 2019, Rep. Brian Sims joins Gov. Tom Wolf, other lawmakers and advocates in Philadelphia as he vowed to veto a so-called heartbeat bill and any other legislation that restricts women’s reproductive rights.

On Nov. 1, 2019, Rep. Brian Sims joins Gov. Tom Wolf, other lawmakers and advocates in Philadelphia as he vowed to veto a so-called heartbeat bill and any other legislation that restricts women’s reproductive rights.



Rep. Brian Sims spoke at a rally in support of the LGBTQ+ community. He explained why passing non-discrimination laws ensures equality for all and is critical to the commonwealth.

Rep. Brian Sims spoke at a rally in support of the LGBTQ+ community. He explained why passing non-discrimination laws ensures equality for all and is critical to the commonwealth.



Rep. Brian Sims, joined by other state legislators, mental health and LGBTQ advocates, hosts a news conference to discuss legislation that would address the harms associated with conversion therapy by prohibiting mental health professionals from performing the practive on an individual younger than 18.

Rep. Brian Sims, joined by other state legislators, mental health and LGBTQ advocates, hosts a news conference to discuss legislation that would address the harms associated with conversion therapy by prohibiting mental health professionals from performing the practive on an individual younger than 18.



Rep. Brian Sims speaks at a Harrisburg event on Equal Pay Day, to raise awareness for the pay iniquity gap that still exists between men and women working the same job in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Brian Sims speaks at a Harrisburg event on Equal Pay Day, to raise awareness for the pay iniquity gap that still exists between men and women working the same job in Pennsylvania.



Rep. Brian Sims was thrilled to have Caitlin Olivas serve as his Legislative Shadow for the day.  Ms. Olivas is a student at Elizabethtown College majoring in Political Science and Philosophy.

Rep. Brian Sims was thrilled to have Caitlin Olivas serve as his Legislative Shadow for the day. Ms. Olivas is a student at Elizabethtown College majoring in Political Science and Philosophy.



Rep. Brian Sims comments on House Resolution 396, which pays tribute to those who lost their lives during the 2016 nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida.

Rep. Brian Sims comments on House Resolution 396, which pays tribute to those who lost their lives during the 2016 nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida.



Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a news conference in Philadelphia City Hall about legislation he will introduce to protect minors statewide from anti-LGBT 'conversion therapy.' Pictured from left are Dr. Gail Edelsohn, president-elect of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society; Deborah Shoemaker, executive director of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society; state Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila.; state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus; and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.

Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a news conference in Philadelphia City Hall about legislation he will introduce to protect minors statewide from anti-LGBT "conversion therapy." Pictured from left are Dr. Gail Edelsohn, president-elect of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society; Deborah Shoemaker, executive director of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society; state Rep. Chris Rabb, D-Phila.; state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus; and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.



Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a news conference in Philadelphia City Hall about legislation he will introduce to protect minors statewide from anti-LGBT 'conversion therapy.'

Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a news conference in Philadelphia City Hall about legislation he will introduce to protect minors statewide from anti-LGBT "conversion therapy."



Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at the site of the consolidation and expansion of the Mazzoni Center, which provides health services to LGBT people. Pennsylvania is providing $1.5 million toward the project, the largest state investment in Commonwealth history in an LGBT project. He's joined by state Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Phila.

Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at the site of the consolidation and expansion of the Mazzoni Center, which provides health services to LGBT people. Pennsylvania is providing $1.5 million toward the project, the largest state investment in Commonwealth history in an LGBT project. He's joined by state Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Phila.



At a Capitol news conference, Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., discusses legislation he has introduced with Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, to establish merit selection for statewide judges.

At a Capitol news conference, Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., discusses legislation he has introduced with Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, to establish merit selection for statewide judges.



At a Capitol news conference, Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., at right, and Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, discuss their legislation to establish merit selection for statewide judges.

At a Capitol news conference, Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., at right, and Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, discuss their legislation to establish merit selection for statewide judges.



Against the backdrop of Love Park, state Reps. Brian Sims, D-Phila., and Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery/Phila., were joined by supporters in announcing the introduction of H.B. 1686, the Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Act.

Against the backdrop of Love Park, state Reps. Brian Sims, D-Phila., and Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery/Phila., were joined by supporters in announcing the introduction of H.B. 1686, the Pennsylvania Marriage Equality Act.



Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol news conference held by the Pennsylvania legislature's rapidly growing LGBT Equality Caucus.

Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol news conference held by the Pennsylvania legislature's rapidly growing LGBT Equality Caucus.



Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol news conference held by the Pennsylvania legislature's rapidly growing LGBT Equality Caucus.

Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol news conference held by the Pennsylvania legislature's rapidly growing LGBT Equality Caucus.



Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol news conference held by the Pennsylvania legislature's rapidly growing LGBT Equality Caucus.

Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol news conference held by the Pennsylvania legislature's rapidly growing LGBT Equality Caucus.



Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol news conference held by the Pennsylvania legislature's rapidly growing LGBT Equality Caucus.

Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol news conference held by the Pennsylvania legislature's rapidly growing LGBT Equality Caucus.



Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol news conference held by the Pennsylvania legislature's rapidly growing LGBT Equality Caucus.

Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., speaks at a Capitol news conference held by the Pennsylvania legislature's rapidly growing LGBT Equality Caucus.



State Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., voices his support at a Capitol news conference for an anti-bullying bill to protect Pennsylvania students.

State Rep. Brian Sims, D-Phila., voices his support at a Capitol news conference for an anti-bullying bill to protect Pennsylvania students.



Rep. Brian Sims talks with colleagues on the House floor on swearing-in day.

Rep. Brian Sims talks with colleagues on the House floor on swearing-in day.



Rep. Brian Sims speaks with guests on the House floor on swearing-in day.

Rep. Brian Sims speaks with guests on the House floor on swearing-in day.