Pennsylvania State House forms Black-Jewish Caucus

(May 02, 2023)

Concerns over an increase in hate crimes and bigotry have led to a new caucus in the state house. Two minority groups are once again joining forces to be a positive force for good Read more

 

Lawmakers establish legislative Black-Jewish caucus

(May 02, 2023)

Black and Jewish people have come together since the Civil Rights Movement to work together for equity and social justice. We are here to revitalize this relationship to take on the challenges of today. Every legislative victory begins with relationship building and two groups working together to address bigotry will be a great start. Read more

 

Solomon and Harris join together to create Black-Jewish Caucus

(May 01, 2023)

At a Capitol news conference today, state Reps. Jared Solomon and Jordan Harris and other colleagues announced the creation of the Black-Jewish Caucus. The caucus’ goal is to explore the historic relationship between the two groups, reignite the current relationship, and work together to promote social justice. “Black and Jewish people have come together since the Civil Rights movement to work together for equity and social justice,” Solomon said. “We are here to revitalize this relationship to take on the challenges of today. Every legislative victory begins with relationship building and two groups working together to address bigotry will be a great start.” Solomon said they would work with Republican colleagues so this can become a bipartisan effort in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Read more

 

Workforce Development, Infrastructure, and Housing Funding Opportunities

(Apr 13, 2023)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: DEI in the Building and Construction Trades Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Organizations that serve as sponsors or intermediaries of Registered Apprenticeship and/or Pre-Apprenticeship in the building and construction trades. Use : To develop diverse talent pipelines and reach underrepresented populations within the building and construction trades. Funds : $1 million in total program funding. Application Deadline : April 26, 2023 More Information : Click on https://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT): Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Program (Funding Source: State, Federal, & Private Funding) Who May Apply : Private companies. Use : To develop innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation, and ports. Funds : Varies by award. Application Deadline : April 30, 2023 More Information : Click on https://www.penndot.pa.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/p3forpa/Pages/default.aspx . Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Youth Reentry Grant (Funding Source: General Fund) Who May Apply : Read more

 

PA Forms First-Ever Jewish Legislative Caucus

(Apr 10, 2023)

Pennsylvania Jewish legislators and their allies are coming together to fight antisemitism and other forms of hate. Read more

 

Solomon appointed to America250PA Infrastructure Committee

(Apr 05, 2023)

“I believe in preserving and celebrating our past while embracing our future,” Solomon said. “It is a privilege to serve on this committee to show off the great things Pennsylvania has done since this nation’s founding and what we will do in the years ahead.” Read more

 

Roosevelt Boulevard subway could slash congestion, save lives and bring investment to the Northeast

(Apr 05, 2023)

He wants to be the one to finally lead that effort and turn Roosevelt Boulevard into what he says “could be the most beautiful public works project in the nation.” Done right, he says, the subway could be surrounded by green spaces, public art and businesses ready to thrive in more accessible neighborhoods. Read more

 

Roosevelt Boulevard Subway Station Gains Support From Mayoral Candidates and Harrisburg

(Mar 27, 2023)

"This is the moment to do it, because it might not come again" state Rep. Jared Solomon said. Read more

 

No to Sixers arena, yes to Boulevard subway

(Mar 27, 2023)

A group of students from Masterman High School thank Rep. Jared Solomon for his dedication to their community. Read more

 

Frankel, Schwank Announce Jewish Legislative Caucus

(Mar 21, 2023)

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

 

Philadelphia House Delegation appraises impact of Shapiro budget plan on city

(Mar 17, 2023)

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

 

Cleaning up the neighborhood

(Mar 13, 2023)

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

 

Giving a ‘HUG’ to immigrants

(Mar 13, 2023)

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

 

Philadelphia House Delegation praises Shapiro’s budget priorities

(Mar 09, 2023)

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

 

Solomon appointed to chair of Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

(Mar 08, 2023)

"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

(Mar 06, 2023)

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

 

Solomon introduces Women’s Reproductive Health Care Compact legislation

(Mar 06, 2023)

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

 

Solomon Secures Grant for Cleaner Communities

(Mar 03, 2023)

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

 

January 2023

(Feb 08, 2023)

District Office Lease $1600.00 Office Supplies $332.92 Postage/Mail $110.18 District Office utilities $352.52 ______________________________ TOTAL $2395.62 Read more

 

Solomon presents check to NEPCA to promote diversity in his community

(Feb 07, 2023)

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