Ullman condemns vandalism at her office

(Jul 06, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, July 6 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today condemned the hateful message against police that was spray-painted on her office building over the weekend. “This anti-police and misogynistic act of vandalism is an offense to our entire community and what it stands for,” Ullman said. “I’m proud of how our residents and the police have come together to push for greater equality in our community. We’re not going be intimidated by such vile acts. “Let me be clear to the perpetrators of this obscene crime: Hate has no place here, and I remain firmly committed to pursuing legislative solutions to elevate our society on its highest ideals, as we did with bipartisan police-reform legislation recently passed the House.” Police are investigating the matter. State Sen. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, echoed Ullman’s sentiments. “Acts of hate have no place in our community,” he said. “While the police investigation of this incident moves forward, all of us need to commit ourselves to a civil discourse that lifts all people up and finds solutions to the problems that confront us. In the last few weeks in Harrisburg we did just that by passing important criminal justice reform legislation on a bipartisan basis. No act of vandalism or hate will deter us from that work.” Read more

 

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for county

(Jun 10, 2020)

LEVITTOWN/DOYLESTOWN/NEWTOWN, June 10 – State Reps. Tina Davis, John Galloway, Wendy Ullman and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, announced today that two Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grants totaling $120,000 are being awarded in Bucks County. According to the lawmakers, $100,000 is being awarded to Network of Victim Assistance and $20,000 will go to Bucks County Commissioners Public Defender Capital Case Indigent Defense. PCCD granted $100,000 for a two-year term to NOVA so it could train and support male forensic interviewers so child victims would have a choice of the gender of their interviewer. “Child victims of abuse are among the most vulnerable groups in our society,” Davis said. “I’m glad that NOVA’s vital work with child victims of abuse will be supported and enhanced by this grant funding.” “Children can be hesitant about speaking with a person of another gender,” Ullman said. “Being able to have an interviewer of the gender of their choice will make it easier for child victims to speak about their abuse to a stranger and so ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.” The grant money will also be used for counselors who will offer evidence-based therapeutic mental health services for children who do not initially disclose at the forensic interview and their non-offending caregivers. Read more

 

Ullman Reopens District Office June 8

(Jun 05, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, June 5 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, has announced that she will reopen her district office beginning June 8. The office will be open by appointment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. “My office has served over 1,500 constituents remotely over the past two and a half months,” Ullman said. “Now that Bucks County has entered the yellow phase, I’m glad my office can begin to safely offer in-person services.” “I am very much looking forward to the time when my office will be open as usual to walk-ins,” Ullman said. Constituents that need assistance must contact the district office by phone at 267-768-3670 or email at RepUllman@pahouse.net to set up an appointment. Anyone entering the office must be properly wearing a mask. Ullman said constituents should not come to the office if they are not feeling well or have been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19. Residents with questions should contact Ullman’ office by phone at 267-768-3670 or email ( RepUllman@pahouse.net ). Read more

 

Ullman, Santarsiero, other lawmakers ask Wolf to OK youth baseball, softball

(Jun 01, 2020)

HARRISBURG, June 1 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman and state Sen. Steve Santarsiero were joined by state Reps. Perry Warren, Tina Davis and John Galloway in asking Gov. Tom Wolf to issue an executive order allowing the resumption of youth baseball and softball in counties in the yellow or green phase of reopening. “Children’s organized baseball and softball have been a cherished part of summer fun in Bucks County for generations,” Ullman said. “I am hopeful that with guidance from the governor’s office and the Department of Health, our children will soon be able to safely engage in this traditional outdoor sport that is so beneficial to supporting their physical, mental and social well-being.” In a letter sent to the governor on Friday, the Bucks County Democratic lawmakers shared a detailed proposal to provide a healthy, safe environment for team play, designed to maintain the physical and mental well-being of the children, while protecting them and the greater community from the spread of COVID-19. The proposal was developed by a local coalition of youth baseball and softball associations representing more than 13,000 families in Bucks County. “As we begin to come out of quarantine, outdoor recreation will be more important than ever for our physical and mental health, and especially for that of our children,” Santarsiero said. “With the safety protocols in place for other child-based businesses Read more

 

Wolf Letter RE Youth Baseball, Softball

(Jun 01, 2020)

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Bucks County House Democrats: ‘We worked with Gov. Wolf to reopen Bucks County’: Bucks County to move to yellow phase by June 5

(May 22, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN/NEWTOWN/LEVITTOWN, May 22 – State Reps. Wendy Ullman, Tina Davis, John Galloway, and Perry Warren, all D-Bucks, praised Gov. Tom Wolf’s collaborative working relationship with the PA House Democratic Caucus , which has resulted in Bucks County moving to the yellow phase byJune 5. “Since Day One, my colleagues and I have worked with Governor Tom Wolf and the PA Department of Health toward a measured, data-driven, SAFE and EFFECTIVE reopening of the economy,” Warren said. “Today, thanks to the efforts and collective sacrifice our community has made, Governor Wolf has announced our county is moving into the yellow phase by June 5.” “Governor Wolf listened to my reasoning why it was time to reopen Bucks County,” Ullman said. “I pointed out that the data and health reports showed that Bucks County residents’ efforts during the red phase had been successful, and we were now at a point where we could safely move to the yellow phase.” “I’ve shared with Governor Wolf the stories of my hardest-hit constituents. A business owner myself, I told him how far the bottom line has dropped from under us,” Davis said. “I’m proud of my fellow Bucks County residents for their efforts during this challenging period and am ready to help them get working again.” Galloway said, “I explained to the governor that the people of Bucks County’s Read more

 

Ullman announces Rolling Harvest Food Rescue has received $121,500 in grant funding to fight hunger and prevent food waste

(May 21, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, May 21 – State Reps. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced that Rolling Harvest Food Rescue has received $121,500 in grant funding to support its projects to fight hunger and prevent food waste. “This grant funding will help support an amazing organization, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, so that it can expand its critical work of getting healthy foods to food insecure people in Bucks County from neighboring farmers and food producers,” Ullman said. Rolling Harvest Food Rescue acquires local farmers’ and food producers’ surplus food and provides it to food pantries, domestic violence shelters, low-income senior centers, children and family homeless shelters, and at-risk low-income adults with health challenges. Thirty-two percent of the people who receive the food are children; 12% are seniors. “I’m glad that this grant money has gone to a critical player in Bucks County in alleviating the food crisis caused by the pandemic,” Ullman said. “Need for fresh, healthy food has far outstripped non-profits’ infrastructure and reserves. This money will help ensure that healthy food gets to more of those in need.” The grant money will be used to cover the costs of equipment purchases necessary to prepare, transport and store food acquired from retailers, wholesalers, farms, processors and cooperatives. Examples of eligible equipment that will be funded include refrigerated or Read more

 

Ullman, Galloway announce Bucks County Opportunity Council received $68,341 to help prevent hunger and food waste

(May 21, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN/LEVITTOWN, May 21 – State Reps. Wendy Ullman, and John Galloway, both D-Bucks, today announced that Bucks County Opportunity Council has received $68,341 in grant funding to support its projects to fight hunger and prevent food waste. “Food banks are serving as a safety net for many families in Bucks County during this challenging time. I’m glad that this money will help food banks provide fresh food to those in need,” Ullman said. “This grant money will not only help food banks, but will also support our farmers who have suffered losses because food banks couldn’t properly store fresh produce.” “According to the Wolf administration, Feeding Pennsylvania member food banks are reporting an average increase in demand of 55% over what they were seeing one year ago today,” Galloway said. “This grant money will help Bucks County Opportunity Council to properly store the amount of food Bucks County families need during this crisis.” The grant money will be used to cover the costs of equipment purchases necessary to prepare, transport and store food acquired from retailers, wholesalers, farms, processors and cooperatives. Examples of eligible equipment that will be funded include refrigerated or non-refrigerated box trucks, industrial-sized refrigerators, pallet jacks and/or dollies. Installation and shipping costs were also eligible for support. Unused or unsold food can be Read more

 

Ullman introduces bill to guarantee admission to community college graduates in good standing to PASSHE

(May 14, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 14 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, announced today she has introduced a bill ( H.B. 2447 ) that would create a guaranteed pathway for students to transfer from a community college to a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institution by creating an Associate Degree for Transfer Program. Students who complete this program would be able to transfer with junior standing in their field of study. “ The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on many families’ and students’ finances,” Ullman said. “As a result, even more high school graduates will choose to go to a community college with the eventual goal of transferring to a four-year college. “Unfortunately, the transfer process from community college to a four-year institution can be convoluted and result in having to re-take courses, which is expensive and causes delays in graduation. Ultimately the process discourages some students from completing school. I want to make sure that the transfer process to a four-year institution is as streamlined as possible.” In the 2017-18 school year, nearly 35,000 Pennsylvania community college students transferred to another college, but less than half of them transferred to a PASSHE institution. Ullman said her bill would help even more students transfer to one of the commonwealth’s four-year colleges by guaranteeing admission to PASSHE schools to Read more

 

Ullman, Staats introduce bill to protect young girls from upskirting

(May 12, 2020)

HARRISBURG, May 12 – State Reps. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, and Craig Staats, R-Bucks, announced today they have introduced H.B. 2453 , which would increase the charges that can be brought against teachers and adults who victimize students and minors through upskirting — the taking of photographs under a girl’s skirt and then posting them online. The bill would make the offense a third-degree felony for a first violation and a second-degree felony for subsequent offenses. “ Upskirting is an extremely traumatic form of sexual abuse that violates a victim’s sense of autonomy, personal safety, trust and very selfhood,” Ullman said. “Our legislation seeks to provide justice for victims by making the punishment fit the crime.” Currently, the only criminal charges that can be brought against the victimizer are misdemeanors, similar to the charges for shoplifting – up to one year in prison and up to a $2,500 fine in exchange for a lifetime of trauma. “These are selfish, humiliating acts against innocent children, and the current penalties are woefully insufficient,” Staats said. “It is time the perpetrators of child sex crimes suffer real consequences for their actions and this bill helps to achieve that.” According to Ullman and Staats, upskirting happened to several young women in a school district that they share, where a male teacher Read more

 

2020 Census Jobs

(May 12, 2020)

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vet guidance

(May 11, 2020)

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Honoring Our Nurses During a Pandemic

(May 04, 2020)

Every year, we celebrate National Nurses Week—casually giving thanks for their service in hospitals, skilled care facilities, schools, doctors’ offices and clinics all over the country. This year is different. As National Nurses Week has come around again, May 6-12, our communities are gripped in the teeth of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past two months, our nation has witnessed the depth of nurses’ steadfast commitment to human life and their skilled expertise in fighting this deadly virus. We’ve been awed by the stories of nurses going to New York to serve in one of the pandemic’s deadliest hotspots to support their fellow health care providers and provide care for stricken New Yorkers. In so many cases, nurses have continued to serve despite shortages of necessary PPE to protect themselves from infection. Tragically, many have fallen ill, and some have lost their lives to COVID-19. They’ve selflessly done battle with the virus to nurse patients back to health. They’ve cheered patients when they’ve been taken off ventilators. When families have not been allowed to see their COVID-19 stricken family members in the hospital, it has been the nurses who have kept company with their loved ones in their last hours. Now is the time to recognize how truly invaluable nurses are. Study after study has shown that appropriate staffing of nurses Read more

 

Rep. Wendy Ullman votes to open PA garden centers safely, quickly

(Apr 30, 2020)

HARRISBURG, April 30 – The House today passed legislation to open garden centers, whose work is critical to keeping Pennsylvanians provide food for themselves and the environment, after an amendment supported by state Rep. Rep Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, was added to include critical health and public safety requirements for employees and customers. The bill must be passed in the Senate before going to Gov. Tom Wolf. Ullman said the requirements are in line with Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s direction to keep people safe and calm while reopening the economy. “Our garden centers are a vital part of our community, and I’m glad both sides of the aisle were able to come together to pass a bill that will enable them to open safely,” Ullman said. “During this time of crisis, I’m glad Pennsylvanians will have a chance to plant during the spring season, whether its food for the table, for sale, or simply to beautify the landscape. I’m glad to see this step taken to reopen Pennsylvania safely.” All stores that receive a waiver to open and operate would be required to provide, at minimum, the following protections for an essential employee: Additional hazard pay, relative to the employee's risk of exposure. Appropriate new personal protective equipment at the start of every shift. Personal protective equipment shall include, but not be limited to, gloves and a Read more

 

COVID-19 Legislation

(Mar 26, 2020)

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Ullman announces $500,000 in state grants awarded to Bucks County health care and technology organizations

(Mar 18, 2020)

DOYLESTOWN, March 18 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, today announced that two organizations operating in Bucks County, Healthcare Connect and The Innovative Technology Group, were awarded $250,000 each in PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership grants to help bolster workforce development across Pennsylvania. “It’s great that two critical industries in Bucks County—health care and technology—are getting this boost from the Commonwealth,” Ullman said. “The people of Bucks County will benefit most of all from having a strong and diverse workforce employed in these key industries.” Healthcare Connect addresses three primary challenges within the regional health care system: a shortage of qualified workers, a lack of transportation options, and a lack of business-critical skills (e.g. “soft skills”). Action teams have been developed to address these challenges. The Innovative Technology Action Group focuses on incumbent worker training, increasing diversity and inclusion in the workforce, youth career exploration, and improving tech job seeker resources. The Next Generation Industry Partnership is a part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s successful PAsmart initiative. PAsmart was created to increase education and job training opportunities to prepare workers with the skills that growing businesses need. The governor’s PAsmart initiative has invested $20 million to expand job training Read more

 

COVID-19 mitigation resources and information

(Mar 18, 2020)

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Bipartisan Bucks County House Delegation working together to address coronavirus

(Mar 13, 2020)

HARRISBURG- March 13 . State representatives from Bucks County have come together to release the following joint statement regarding the coronavirus: “As our neighboring county, Montgomery County, moves to the mitigation phase to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we as your state representatives know our constituents are concerned. It is very important for all of us to take the coronavirus seriously and to implement commonsense measures to prevent illness. However, we need to stay calm while exercising caution in our daily lives. “We have had daily conference calls to keep us up to date. Additionally, Secretary of Health Dr. Levine has conducted daily public press conferences. We, both state representatives and senators, will head to Harrisburg on Monday to work with Governor Tom Wolf and our respective legislative leaders on the items they have identified as necessary to assist Pennsylvania in this time of need. “We will work together with our county offices and local school districts to assure that the most up-to-date information is being shared and all appropriate protocols are being met. Most importantly, we are working together as we focus on the health and wellbeing of our community. In the meantime, if you have medical questions, the PA Department of Health has set up a hotline for calls. Call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258). Online updates are here: Read more

 

Corornovirus Message

(Mar 13, 2020)

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Ullman condemns vandalism at her office
Jul 06, 2020

Bucks County state representatives announce state grants for county
Jun 10, 2020

Ullman Reopens District Office June 8
Jun 05, 2020

Ullman, Santarsiero, other lawmakers ask Wolf to OK youth baseball, softball
Jun 01, 2020

Wolf Letter RE Youth Baseball, Softball
Jun 01, 2020

Bucks County House Democrats: ‘We worked with Gov. Wolf to reopen Bucks County’: Bucks County to move to yellow phase by June 5
May 22, 2020

Ullman announces Rolling Harvest Food Rescue has received $121,500 in grant funding to fight hunger and prevent food waste
May 21, 2020

Ullman, Galloway announce Bucks County Opportunity Council received $68,341 to help prevent hunger and food waste
May 21, 2020

Ullman introduces bill to guarantee admission to community college graduates in good standing to PASSHE
May 14, 2020

Ullman, Staats introduce bill to protect young girls from upskirting
May 12, 2020

2020 Census Jobs
May 12, 2020

vet guidance
May 11, 2020

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May 07, 2020

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May 04, 2020

Rep. Wendy Ullman votes to open PA garden centers safely, quickly
Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 Legislation
Mar 26, 2020

Ullman announces $500,000 in state grants awarded to Bucks County health care and technology organizations
Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 mitigation resources and information
Mar 18, 2020

Bipartisan Bucks County House Delegation working together to address coronavirus
Mar 13, 2020

Corornovirus Message
Mar 13, 2020