"This is the moment to do it, because it might not come again" state Rep. Jared Solomon said. Read more
A group of students from Masterman High School thank Rep. Jared Solomon for his dedication to their community. Read more
The Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus will work to incorporate the perspectives and needs of Pennsylvania’s Jewish communities in legislation passed by the General Assembly. Read more
We are fighting for safe school buildings, a comprehensive rebuild and renovation program for Philadelphia public schools, addressing deferred maintenance, safety, and vital upgrades. We’re fighting for mass transit – supporting funding stability for SEPTA by allowing for greater local revenue in the capital and operating budgets. Read more
Rep. Jared Solomon last week presented $100,000 in state funding to the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association to acquire Bigbelly trash cans along commercial corridors. Read more
State Rep. Jared Solomon (D-202nd dist.) on Friday presented a check for $6,000 to the nonprofit HUGS (Humanity United for Global Support). Read more
HARRISBURG, March 9 – Members of the Philadelphia House Delegation today expressed their endorsement of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget proposal, which he provided during an address to the General Assembly. The delegation said the spending proposal, that will cover the fiscal year 2023-24, displays a solid approach to the most critical issues facing the commonwealth. “We are greatly satisfied in being assured by the governor that our core priorities as a delegation are included in his plan and that the voices of our city are being heard,” said the delegation’s chair, state Rep. Morgan Cephas. “Improving educational outcomes by investing in K-12 funding and school buildings and reducing gun violence through the Neighborhood Infrastructure Initiative are among the most crucial needs of Philadelphia. We are confident that this budget will allow us to work on more efficient ways to eradicate the inequities and deficiencies in our city,” Cephas continued. State Rep. Danilo Burgos, vice chair of the delegation, emphasized the fact that the governor’s budget has innovation and development as two of its key words. “Shapiro’s budget pitch is for the benefit of every Pennsylvanian,” he said. “We are excited to see a 50% increase for the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program, which connects colleges and universities, the Industrial Resource Center and Read more
"I will fill this role with an eye to making the veteran experience -- both during and after military service -- part of the Pennsylvania experience," Solomon said. Read more
FEBRUARY 2023 District Office Lease $1600.00 Office Supplies $5.39 Postage/Mail $135.19 District Office utilities $112.42 Cleaning Services $519.60 DO bathroom repair $175.00 Lodging/Parking $401.00 Meals expenses $70.48 Session mileage $202.02 ______________________________ TOTAL $3221.10 Read more
HARRISBURG, March 6 – As more states place restrictions on or ban abortions outright, state Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., has introduced legislation to preserve a woman’s right to choose in Pennsylvania. “No one should be denied the right to reproductive health care,” Solomon said. “The overturning of Roe v. Wade has left woman’s health care in peril; this legislation would seek to protect that right.” Solomon explained that the current Supreme Court’s decision to undo the 1973 Roe v. Wade precedent has had far-reaching consequences. Some of the resulting restrictions on the drug methotrexate – which can be used for medically assisted abortions – have also limited its use therapeutically for many other conditions. Solomon’s legislation would provide a framework to defend abortion rights and work with neighboring states to prevent investigations of reproductive health care services, disclosure of records, and negative licensing actions. “Under this legislation, Pennsylvania would be taking the ultimate steps in protecting women and preserving their right to choose health care that is right for them,” Solomon said. “Because that choice belongs between a woman and her doctor.” Read more
Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon presents a check for $100,000 to Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association (OCCCDA) to purchase and install Bigbelly trash cans along Bustleton and Cottman Avenues in Northeast Philadelphia. Solomon says that working with community partners like OCCCDA to improve neighborhood and business corridor aesthetics is key to improving the quality of life for all who live here. Read more
District Office Lease $1600.00 Office Supplies $332.92 Postage/Mail $110.18 District Office utilities $352.52 ______________________________ TOTAL $2395.62 Read more
State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., continued his investment in diversity by presenting $30,000 in state funding to the Northeast Philadelphia Chinese Association. “The Northeast is powered by the diversity of our neighborhood, which makes it an amazing part of the city,” Solomon said. “We need to continue supporting diversity in our neighborhood by investing in organizations like NEPCA, which will help connect people with community, bridge cultural gaps, connect to city services and so much more.” Solomon said these funds will be used to help bridge cultural gaps by providing interpreters and connections to city services and more. “I am so grateful for you helping NEPCA get this $30,000 grant.” Pearl Hunh, leader at NEPCA, said to Solomon. “We want to just love and care, so this generation will grow up and take care of our community. Not only the Chinese, but for all the people that need help.” Councilman Anthony Phillips, state Rep. Anthony Bellmon and Former Councilwoman Maria Quiones-Sanchez joined Solomon in awarding the funding to the volunteers of NEPCA. Solomon said that Northeast Philadelphia is the fastest growing Chinese community in the entire city, and he is honored that they choose to call the Northeast home. Read more
As our nation prepares to celebrate its 250th birthday, Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon is working to make sure the celebration resonates loudest where it all began, in Philadelphia. He and state Rep. Regina Young met with students at Gilbert Spruance Elementary School in Northeast Philly to raise awareness and spark enthusiasm for America’s milestone birthday. Read more
HARRISBURG, Jan. 13 -- State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., is partnering with Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, also D-Phila., to introduce a constitutional amendment that would require elected officials to resign upon conviction of a felony. “As public servants, we must be held to the highest of standards,” Solomon said. “The people we serve deserve elected officials they can rely on and have faith in -- they lose all of that once the individual is convicted of a crime.” Solomon said that the publicity created from these often high profile cases steers attention away from serving the public. “As elected officials, we owe the constituents that we represent service that improves their quality of life,” Kenyatta said. “They put their trust in us and deserve to be represented by honorable, law-abiding officials committed to doing just that.” Under current case law, an elected official does not have to resign until they are formally sentenced. Read more
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 11 – The Philadelphia House Delegation today expressed their endorsement for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s core priorities in his final year as mayor. The delegation also highlighted their concerns and hopes for the city. “The plan introduced today by Mayor Kenney gave us optimism. I’m pleased to see that reducing gun violence and strengthening public safety are an important part of this agenda. I also laud the commitment to diversity, to improving access to quality education and to expanding affordable housing” said the delegation’s chair, state Rep. Morgan Cephas. “These goals might not be entirely achieved by the end of the year, but we are going in the right direction, there’s a strong approach from the administration to address the major issues affecting our city”, Cephas said. The mayor’s goals are explained in a report titled “Equity and Opportunity for All: Moving Philadelphia Forward.” In it, Kenney revealed four critical focus areas of the administration in an effort to guarantee Philadelphia’s immediate and long-term future success. The mayor promised to reinforce his commitment to enhancing public safety, improve quality of life and build thriving neighborhoods. His other goal will be investing in Philadelphia’s youth. Driving inclusive growth and economic opportunity while building a thriving Read more
HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 -- Due to rising gun fatalities across the commonwealth, state Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., has introduced legislation that would establish a gun violence task force in every county with a high rate of gun deaths. “Gun violence task forces are a proven method to reducing gun violence,” Solomon said. “This problem requires an all-hands-on deck approach -- state, local officials, and stakeholders working together to mitigate this crisis.” The legislation would create a task force made up of state and local officials and other key officials all working together to end gun violence. The attorney general would have jurisdiction when gun deaths reach a certain level in communities. Solomon, maintaining his commitment to transparency in government, said the attorney general will be required to make annual reports about the operations of each task force. Read more
State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., announces that a grant of $237,740 was awarded to the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Solomon created the Schools-to-Work Program to develop and expand career opportunities for high school students right into their local neighborhoods. “Students need to know that the trades are a viable option for a successful and fruitful careers,” Solomon said. “This funding will go a long way for providing career pathways and leave students with hands-on knowledge that they can use for the rest of their lives.” The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will partner with Northeast High School and the Carpenters Union to administer the carpentry pre-apprenticeship program with a total of 60 students. Additional details about the Schools-to-Work Program can be found on L&I’s website. Read more
HARRISBURG, Jan. 10 – State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Jared Solomon, both D-Phila., will introduce legislation that would move the 2024 presidential primary election date in Pa. up one month. This would set the date for the 2024 Presidential Primary in Pa. to be on March 19, 2024. Currently, Pennsylvania’s primary is scheduled to take place on the fourth Tuesday in April, long after many states have voted for a presidential nominee. “Pennsylvania will be a pivotal battleground state in 2024 and having the primary election well after many other states already have theirs makes our commonwealth one of the last states in the nation to weigh in despite being a crucial swing state,” Kenyatta said. “With an earlier primary, Pennsylvania voters will represent the 'keystone' needed for each candidate to win their party's nomination in 2024 and beyond.” “Pennsylvania has proved time and time again to be a pivotal state when it comes to elections,” Solomon said. “This legislation will provide Pennsylvania the political weight it deserves by giving us a voice earlier in the process.” Kenyatta and Solomon will be introducing this legislation along with state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Phila., who will introduce mirror legislation in the Senate. “Pennsylvania is a critical battleground in determining the leadership and direction of our nation,” Street said. “It is incumbent upon Read more
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 21 – The Philadelphia House Delegation today announced the launch of a new subcommittee structure aimed to amplify the efforts and mission of the delegation in three specific areas of work. The delegation now includes as part of its components The Philadelphia House Delegation Labor Subcommittee, the Philadelphia House Delegation Policy Subcommittee and the Philadelphia House Delegation Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee. Delegation Chair Rep. Morgan Cephas explains that the organization is experiencing a crucial reform that will translate to a boost across a broad spectrum of focus areas of their work. “We are all very excited and looking forward to the agendas of these subcommittees. It has never been more urgent to fulfill our mission as a delegation, as the voice of Philadelphia in the House,” Cephas said. “I must highlight that these groups are strategically led by an impeccable team of lawmakers who have made great strides in each of these territories.” Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler and Rep.-elect Roni Green have been designated chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Philadelphia House Delegation Labor Subcommittee. This group will evaluate legislation related to unions, the right to form a union, worker power, union membership and other matters relating to organized labor in the commonwealth. Fiedler has been a champion for labor Read more
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