Pennsylvania’s 2024 presidential primary could move to as early as March 19

(Sep 05, 2023)

Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D., Philadelphia) introduced a proposal with Rep. Jared Solomon (D., Philadelphia) to move the primary to April 2. This is the earliest that the state could move the election while still allowing candidates to begin collecting petitions to get on the ballot after the Christmas holiday. Read more

 

Conklin announces intention to consider Kenyatta H.B. 1634 and S.B. 224 to adjust PA’s presidential primary date

(Aug 28, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 28 – State Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, majority chair of the PA House State Government Committee, announced today his intention to give committee consideration to both S.B. 224 (sponsored by state Sen. David Argall) and a House bill sponsored by state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta. Both pieces of legislation would move up the date of the next presidential primary in Pennsylvania. "The democratic process is one of the cornerstones of our nation, and it's our duty to ensure that the voices of all Pennsylvanians are heard," said Conklin. "I am pleased to support the Kenyatta bill, which thoughtfully moves the presidential primary to April 2. This not only gives Pennsylvanians a greater voice in national politics but also starts the petition process on January 2, after the holiday season, allowing for a more family-friendly and inclusive timeline." Kenyatta provided his insights: "When I introduced this legislation, I’d hoped the idea would garner bipartisan buy-in, and I'm happy that is the case. Pennsylvania is a critical battleground nationally, and we deserve to be heard earlier in the process. We also need to be respectful of the Passover holiday. My proposed date of April 2 would put Pennsylvania’s elections on the same date as Wisconsin -- another battleground -- and our regional neighbors of Delaware and New York. I look forward to working with Senate sponsors to get this Read more

 

Solomon hosts ribbon cutting for Max Myers playground multi-sports space

(Aug 14, 2023)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., today hosted a ribbon cutting at Max Myers playground for its new multi-sports space. Last year, Solomon’s office was able to secure $100,000 for the city of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to build a sports space. Solomon was joined by The Sports Creative Founder Joe Hewitt, love.futbol Co-Founder and CEO Drew Chafetz, City Councilmember Quetcy Lozada and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Interim Commissioner Orlando Rendon. “The new multi-sports space at Max Myers will provide children in northeast Philadelphia a place where they can socialize and stay active,” Solomon said. “I’m glad that I was able to secure this funding and work together with so many great partners to transform this space to benefit our community.” Read more

 

May 2023

(Aug 14, 2023)

District Office Lease $2000.00 Office Supplies $140.36 Postage/Mail $197.94 Telephone Services $7.67 Lodging/Parking $468.00 Meals expenses $41.88 Transportation $69.30 Session mileage $101.01 ______________________________ TOTAL $3026.16 Read more

 

April 2023

(Aug 14, 2023)

District Office Lease $2000.00 Office Supplies $363.34 Postage/Mail $160.28 District Office utilities $22.35 Cleaning Services $129.90 DO Desk Removal $300.00 Lodging/Parking $234.00 Meals expenses $92.10 Transportation $56.31 ______________________________ Read more

 

March 2023

(Aug 14, 2023)

District Office Lease $1600.00 Office Supplies $42.42 Postage/Mail $134.35 District Office utilities $803.04 Cleaning Services $909.30 District Assets $618.84 Moving Services $706.80 Lodging/Parking $234.00 Meals expenses $43.57 Session/Other mileage $648.59 ______________________________ TOTAL $5740.91 Read more

 

House members may soon post expenses online

(Aug 02, 2023)

“If we’re going to take accountability seriously, if we're going to take our role as guardians of public trust seriously, then we need to as an institution just embrace this change as a chamber,” Solomon said. “How we decide to govern ourselves reflects the democracy we want to hold out to the rest of the commonwealth.” Read more

 

Pennsylvania’s presidential primary conflicts with Passover

(Aug 02, 2023)

Solomon sponsored legislation to change the primary date, stating that he hoped voting earlier in the year would increase Pennsylvania’s level of influence in the national primaries. Read more

 

Opinion: A million reasons to open up primaries in Pennsylvania

(Jul 12, 2023)

In these divided times, it feels increasingly difficult to find common political ground on just about anything. But we – a conservative Republican from Lawrence County and a Democrat from Philadelphia – have come together to support a commonsense proposal whose time has come. It’s time to end closed primaries and bring back independent voters to primary elections. Read more

 

Pa. House Dems. roll out good government reform measures.

(Jun 29, 2023)

State Reps. Jared Solomon and Malcolm Kenyatta, both Philadelphia Democrats, called Tuesday for a suite of good government reform measures that included a citizens' redistricting commission; campaign contribution limits; and more transparency on the way House lawmakers spend public money. Read more

 

Solomon and Kenyatta introduce a series of good government transparency legislation

(Jun 27, 2023)

State Reps. Jared Solomon and Malcolm Kenyatta, both D-Phila., reaffirmed their commitment to good government and transparency by introducing several bills that would reform redistricting, campaigns and elections, as well as accountability after a candidate is elected. Read more

 

Solomon Working to Improve Childcare

(Jun 26, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon wants to make sure Pennsylvanians have a convenient, reliable way to evaluate the childcare centers they trust to care for their children. His legislation would update the Keystone STARS program to consider more factors such as work experience when evaluating childcare centers, helping parents to make better informed decisions. Read more

 

Solomon: Open Primaries Increase Voter Turnout

(Jun 22, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon says the key component to citizenship is the right to vote. In Pennsylvania, our citizenship is contingent upon the political party that we choose. By opening our primaries to independent voters we have the opportunity to ensure citizenship and the right to vote is open to all Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Clean streets, thanks to WeLoveU

(Jun 22, 2023)

Solomon presented a citation to WeLoveU, adding his belief that cleaner neighborhoods are safer neighborhoods. Offering thanks to the volunteers were Joe Bell, vice president and market manager of Beasley Media Group, and Alex Post, WeLoveU’s director of global partnerships. Read more

 

Solomon Supports Transit System Growth, Improvements

(Jun 20, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon shows his support for legislation that would allow local governments in areas served by public transportation to generate needed revenue to expand and modernize those transit systems. Solomon calls the current regional investment in Southeast Pa. anemic and urges his colleagues to pass this vital legislation now. Read more

 

Pennsylvania House OKs bills to increase phone bill fees to support 911, 988

(Jun 16, 2023)

Measures to raise fees on millions of phone bills in Pennsylvania passed the state House of Representatives on Wednesday in a bid to bolster funding for county-run emergency communication centers and the state’s 988 suicide hotline. Read more

 

Northeast Hub comes to Castor and Hellerman

(May 19, 2023)

Check out Rep. Solomon's new district office at Northeast Services Hub, a one stop shop for all your needs. Read more

 

Pa. state representatives form Black-Jewish Caucus to promote shared goals for social justice

(May 08, 2023)

Citing a storied history of cooperation, and a shared desire to continue promoting social justice, members of the Pennsylvania State House are forming a Black-Jewish caucus. Read more

 

Pennsylvania lawmakers establish Black-Jewish caucus

(May 03, 2023)

State Reps. Jordan Harris and Jared Solomon, both Democrats from Philadelphia, said the new caucus will explore “the historic relationship between the two groups, reignite the current relationship, and work together to promote social justice.“ Read more

 

Solomon to Co-Chair New Black-Jewish Caucus

(May 02, 2023)

Pa. state Rep. Jared Solomon stood with Black and Jewish colleagues in the state Capitol to announce the formation of the new Black-Jewish Caucus. Solomon and Rep. Jordan Harris will co-chair the group to prioritize working together in hopes of build stronger, fairer, and safer communities across the Commonwealth. Read more