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It’s On Us PA’ Awards $1 Million to 36 Colleges, Universities to Combat Sexual Assault

(Jan 17, 2020)

Nearly $1 million in state grants were awarded to combat campus sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities. Read more

Zabel introduces bill to support victims of domestic violence attempting to obtain PFA orders

(Jan 17, 2020)

The bill, H.B. 2228, would require employers to provide unpaid leave for employees who attend a PFA hearing if the employee is a victim or is providing testimony on behalf of a victim. Read more

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OPINION: It’s time to end Pa’s outrageous practice of non-consensual, unnecessary pelvic exams

(Jan 14, 2020)

State Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler and Liz Hanbidge, both Democrats, respectively represent the Philadelphia-based 184th House District, and the Montgomery County-based 61st District. They write from Harrisburg. Read more

DeLissio to host Policy roundtable on social determinants of health Wednesday in Philadelphia

(Jan 03, 2020)

DeLissio requested the roundtable to discuss the importance of how state policy development must include consideration of social determinants in order to get the best outcomes for taxpayer dollars. Read more

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Philly lawmaker’s bill aims to reduce Pa.’s disturbing maternal mortality rate

(Dec 19, 2019)

Looking to address Pennsylvania’s shockingly high maternal mortality rate among women of color, a Philadelphia lawmaker has rolled out a four-bill package that she says will “increase access to care and address bias within the healthcare system.” Read more