Zabel announces committee assignments for second term

(Jan 11, 2021)

State Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, announced Monday his committee assignments for the 2021-22 legislative session, his second term in the House. Read more


House Democrats fight to increase transparency and accountability, make sure the people come first

(Jan 04, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 4 – A group of 10 House Democrats announced the introduction of changes to the Operating Rules of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to reduce the impact of partisan politics, make sure ideas with broad public support get a fair hearing, and restore the people’s faith in government after the damage done by extremists in Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg. The People Before Politics plan was crafted with this central idea: lawmakers work for the people, not the other way around. It focuses on openness, transparency and citizen control of the legislative process. The People Before Politics plan includes the following proposals: Amendment 1 – The Voice of the People, sponsored by Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila. This amendment would make sure each House member has an opportunity to speak at a designated time during the first full session day of the week on any topic, similar to how the U.S. House of Representatives allows members to speak. This change would end the requirement of “unanimous consent” so often abused by extremists to silence members and prevent legislative topics bottled up in committee from being heard by the people. Amendment 2 – Let the People See, sponsored by Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware . This amendment would restore the rule requiring a full 24 hours before final passage of any bill, including all bills amended in the House chamber or in committee, or sent over from the state Read more


EMAIL REVIEW: This year more than ever, our community came together

(Dec 30, 2020)

2020 wasn't the year we hoped for – but it was still a year in which so much good happened. Read more


Delaware County elected officials laud $1.5M grant to strengthen 911 system

(Dec 29, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 29 – State representatives and senators from Delaware County applauded a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program award to strengthen the county’s 911 system. Through bipartisan efforts, elected officials helped secure grants to benefit more than 560,000 Pennsylvanians and help Delaware County’s first responders. This project will strengthen the security and reliability of the county’s public safety communication system. This includes 24 tower upgrades to provide acceptable county-wide communication coverage, shelter structures, an ice bridge, grounding, electric, HVAC, core work additions and 911 center equipment to communicate effectively in emergency situations with citizens, first responders and with surrounding counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. “Calling 911 and receiving a timely response has been an issue for years throughout Delaware County,” House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila., said. “Thankfully, this funding will help streamline our communications system to ensure that residents in crisis can quickly receive help and support. I’m proud to see lawmakers from both the House and Senate, Democrat and Republican, come together for the safety of the people we represent.” “I’ve heard from many constituents about frustrations they’ve experienced with calling 911 since 2016,” Read more


Zabel announces $4.5 million in state grants for local projects

(Dec 28, 2020)

DREXEL HILL, Dec. 28 – State Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, announced a series of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grants that will have a positive impact on his legislative district and the surrounding region. Read more


EMAIL REVIEW: Thank you Delco!

(Dec 18, 2020)

After hosting the Holiday Food Donation Drive last weekend, I had to say thank you Delco for your generosity. Read more


Join us Saturday morning for our Donation Drive

(Dec 11, 2020)

If you are able to donate, join us Saturday morning for our Holiday Food Donation Drive. Read more


Zabel to lead online workshop on PA’s new healthcare marketplace, Pennie

(Dec 11, 2020)

Rep. Mike Zabel will explain how residents can sign use the state's new state-run health marketplace, Pennie, on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Read more


Delaware County representatives laud awarding of $1.8M in grants

(Dec 09, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – Delaware County state representatives applauded the awarding of more than $1.8 million in grants for Delaware County organizations and agencies. The funds, approved today by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, support a variety of programs and services, including adult probation services, body-worn camera initiatives, domestic abuse programs, and more. “This money represents an investment in Pennsylvania’s women, our vulnerable communities of color, and children who face indescribable pain,” said state Rep. Margo Davidson, who is chair of the House Democratic Caucus Southeast Delegation. “This is precisely why I serve my community – to lift up and help those who need help the most and cannot help themselves. Thank you to the dedicated support staff working for these programs in Upper Darby and Delaware County. Their professionalism and advocacy is why this funding is finding its way here to our community.” Rep. David Delloso said, “These important programs and services are designed to decrease crime in Delaware County. They provide a pathway back to life for juvenile and adult offenders, while a number of these other programs serve as lifelines for victims.” Rep. Leanne Krueger said, “These funds support incredibly important programs and services that reach so many community members around Delaware County. This is an investment in the safety and Read more


EMAIL REVIEW: Donation drive moved to Saturday, Dec. 12th

(Dec 04, 2020)

The Holiday Food Donation Drive has been moved to Dec. 12. There are also important COVID-19 updates and information on state programs. Read more


EMAIL REVIEW: Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving

(Nov 25, 2020)

Thank you for your generosity during these difficult and trying times. Read more


EMAIL REVIEW: Holiday Food Donation Drive will help Delco nonprofits

(Nov 20, 2020)

Find out about my upcoming Holiday Food Donation Drive and more about recent grants approved for our local schools in this week's email. Read more


Zabel announces more than $120K in grants for local schools

(Nov 16, 2020)

DREXEL HILL, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, helped announce more than $9 million in state Safe School grants, with more than $120,000 headed to schools in his legislative district. Read more


Zabel encourages residents to donate at food drive Saturday, Dec. 5

(Nov 16, 2020)

DREXEL HILL, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Mike Zabel, D-Delaware, will cohost a Holiday Food Donation Drive from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Haverford Township Municipal Building. The township building is located at 1014 Darby Road in Havertown. Read more


EMAIL REVIEW: Be vigilant as COVID cases surge

(Nov 13, 2020)

Be vigilant as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Pennsylvania and Delaware County. Read more


EMAIL REVIEW: Register for Sunday's online event

(Nov 06, 2020)

Register for Sunday's online event and learn more about my bill that would help improve electronic recycling in the state. Read more


EMAIL REVIEW: Don't delay, hand deliver your mail-in ballot

(Oct 29, 2020)

Don't risk having your ballot arrive too late to be counted. Hand deliver it to a secure drop box location. Read more


EMAIL REVIEW: Act now, request your mail-in ballot

(Oct 23, 2020)

Time is running out to request a mail-in ballot, so act now. Read more


Veterans picnic postponed to Nov. 6

(Oct 16, 2020)

The veterans picnic originally scheduled for Friday, Oct. 16 has been moved to Nov. 6 because of the weather. Read more


State grant will help our community

(Oct 09, 2020)

Find the latest info on Delco voting, flu shot clinics and a state grant to help our community. Read more