Nelson weekly email update for Nov. 17, 2023: Funding our state-related colleges, Recognizing the importance of mental health

(Nov 17, 2023)

I was honored to stand with the 14 students from Lincoln University who over three days walked 66 miles from Oxford to Harrisburg to remind us in the General Assembly that we were behind in allocating funds to Lincoln as well as the other three state-related universities – Penn State, Temple and Pitt. This week we were able to pass the necessary legislation to get them the funding they needed. Read more

 

Nelson weekly email update for Nov. 9, 2023: Thank you Veterans, Help with Medicare

(Nov 09, 2023)

Veterans resources, plus state and local news Read more

 

Nelson weekly email update for Nov. 3, 2023: Remembering a champion for democracy, Hate Crime bills pass house

(Nov 03, 2023)

Shirley Curry was one of those giants and the time that she had the baton in her hand was game-changing. Read more

 

Nelson weekly email update for Oct. 27, 2023: Remembering the Tree of Life five years later

(Nov 03, 2023)

Local leadership is a relay race. If you are crazy enough and fortunate enough to serve, you must know that you get a finite amount time with the baton in your hand to advance a cause before you hand that baton off to the next generation. I think a lot about whomever will serve in this state rep role after me. I hope that I am able to pass along a legacy of leadership and community investment that reflects not only some resemblance of my own style and accomplishments but recognizes that the baton they are grasping was fashioned by giants that came before me. Read more

 

Rep. Nelson’s measure to curb hate crimes passes PA House

(Nov 01, 2023)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Rep. Napoleon Nelson D-Montgomery County www.pahouse.com/ N elson Rep. Nelson’s measure to curb hate crimes passes PA House House Bill 1025 is part of larger package of bills designed to address hate crimes HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – State Rep. Napoleon Nelson’s bill that would address hate crimes and help prevent them passed the PA House of Representatives Tuesday. House Bill 1025 is designed to train educators and school administrators to identify and address hate incidents before they become deadly. It would also expand existing anonymous reporting programs in K-12 schools and institutions of higher education to allow young people to easily speak up when they are the victims of or witnesses to incidences of hate-based intimidation. The legislation is part of a larger package of bills intended to modernize PA’s laws that address hate crimes and ethnic intimidation, The package includes H.B. 1024 , H.B. 1026 and H.B. 1027 . Those three bills were also passed by the PA House and, along with H.B. 1025, head to the state Senate for consideration. “Look at the headlines about what’s happening at our colleges, and you’ll see why kids don’t feel safe on campus Read more

 

Anti-hate crimes legislation passes Pennsylvania House

(Oct 31, 2023)

Reps. Nelson and Frankel's legislation to expand and strengthen Pennsylvania’s anti-hate crimes statutes won bipartisan passage out of the Pennsylvanian House Tuesday, putting Pennsylvania on track to take action amid a nationwide spike in criminal activity fueled by hatred. Read more

 

Nelson weekly email update for Oct. 27, 2023: Remembering the Tree of Life five years later

(Oct 27, 2023)

Unfortunately, this was not the first nor the last mass shooting in our country Read more

 

REVIEW: Working with students on good mental health

(Oct 20, 2023)

I am sure that I’ve spoken to you before about my passion for addressing our student’s mental health and our education system’s capacity to be trauma-informed practices. There are a few items that I want to highlight this week to let you know the sort of systems I am working to build in this space. Read more

 

PLBC honors former chair Bullock

(Oct 19, 2023)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus www.pahouse.com/PLBC PLBC honors former chair Bullock HARRISBURG, Oct. 18 – The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus today honored its former chair – state Rep. Donna Bullock, D–Phila. Bullock stepped down as chair earlier this month to focus on her work chairing the House Children and Youth Committee. Bullock guided many PLBC initiatives, including the annual Crystal Bird Fauset Awards, honoring women within state government and Speaker K. Leroy Irvis Day of Action, where business owners, public officials and organizations gather to discuss, learn, and network legislative bills, community concerns and visit the Capitol Complex. “I would like to thank my colleagues for putting their trust and faith in me when they elected me to serve as chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus. I worked hard every day to ensure that their trust was well founded,” Bullock said. “Every moment was an honor and a pleasure. And it was endlessly fulfilling to be able to advocate for the people, places and spaces that make up Black Pennsylvania. “As I take on new challenges and opportunities, I will continue to advocate every day and in every way for the Read more

 

PLBC welcomes National Council of Negro Women

(Oct 16, 2023)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus www.pahouse.com/PLBC PLBC welcomes National Council of Negro Women HARRISBURG, Oct. 16 – The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus hosted the Pennsylvania State Coalition of the National Council of Negro Women today for the NCNW’s lobbying day at the Capitol. Members of the NCNW advocated for the following issues: Black women’s health Education Voting incarceration “This was a very informative meeting,” PLBC chair Napoleon Nelson, D – Montgomery, said. “We look forward to continuing to work with the NCNW as many of our goals align with those as the National Coalition of Negro Women.” Added PLBC Tameko Patterson, President, NCNW PA State Coalition, “The members of the National Coalition of Negro Women PA State Coalition are grateful for the partnership with the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus. This relationship is instrumental in helping us support our national initiative towards social justice.” The NCNW was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, an influential educator and activist, to enlighten, inspire and has connected more than 2,000,000 women and men. Its mission is Read more

 

Nelson weekly email for Oct. 14, 2023

(Oct 16, 2023)

This week has been so hard for many of us. The wars in Ukraine and now in Israel and Gaza have caused so much grief and anger. On Wednesday, I was honored to speak at a prayer vigil for the regional Kehillah hosted at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. My remarks are below. Read more

 

Philadelphia House Delegation, PLBC respond to independent report on alleged racial bias in charter school authorization practices

(Oct 06, 2023)

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 6 – Leaders of the Philadelphia House Delegation and Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus today received an independent report commissioned by the Philadelphia Board of Education nearly two years ago that examined alleged racial bias in the charter school application process. In late 2021, the Philadelphia Board of Education commissioned an independent investigation concerning allegations of racial bias in charter school authorizing practices as alleged by some Black charter leaders, and whether the charter renewal process caused discriminatory effects on Black-led and Black-founded charter schools. Philadelphia-based law firm Ballard Spahr LLP led the investigation, and the Ballard firm engaged the Center for Urban and Race Equity, or CURE, to assist in its analysis. The 190-page report was released at 5 p.m. today. Philadelphia House Delegation Chairwoman Rep. Morgan Cephas said that while the report does not appear to reveal evidence of intentional, overt racially discriminatory acts by the school district or its leaders or find racially discriminatory effects of the charter renewal process, the report does include a series of recommendations based on the work of the investigation and is encouraging the school district to engage quickly with state lawmakers, local officials and the public to ensure a better path forward. “The Philadelphia House Delegation is committed to Philadelphia Read more

 

Nelson weekly email for Oct. 6, 2023: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, High-Impact Legislation

(Oct 06, 2023)

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Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus installs new officers

(Oct 06, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 5 – The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus announced its new officers after a reorganizational meeting this week. The following members were installed as officers: Chairman, state Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D–Montgomery Vice Chair, state Rep. Darisha Parker, D–Phila. Secretary, state Rep. Ismail Smith Wade-El, D–Lancaster Treasurer, state Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin Outgoing chair state Rep. Donna Bullock, D–Phila., passes the baton to Nelson. Bullock will continue to focus on issues facing Pennsylvania’s children and youth; she chairs the PA House Children & Youth Committee. “We are grateful for Representative Bullock’s leadership, and I look forward to building on the momentum we have to achieve real results for minority communities throughout this Commonwealth,” Nelson said. “I am humbled by this honor.” Bullock guided many PLBC initiatives, including the annual Crystal Bird Faucet Awards, honoring women within state government and Speaker K. Leroy Irvis Day of Action, where business owners, public officials and organizations gather to discuss, learn, and network legislative bills, community concerns and visit the Capitol Complex. “Chairing the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus has been a wonderful and fulfilling experience,” Read more

 

Nelson weekly email for Sept. 30, 2023

(Oct 03, 2023)

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Back to School, Back to Values

(Aug 31, 2023)

I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t have the opportunity to impact the institutions that provide care, education and hope to our children. They are my “why” Read more

 

Rep. Nelson applauds grants awarded to Cheltenham and Jenkintown

(Aug 16, 2023)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 16 – Improved intersections are coming to Cheltenham Township and Jenkintown Borough, state Rep. Napoleon Nelson announced. Under Pennsylvania’s Green Light-Go grants, Cheltenham was awarded $305,040 for updated signal equipment at Ashbourne Road and New Second Street. Meanwhile, Jenkintown was awarded $51,160 for updated signal equipment at Walnut Street and Runnymede Avenue. “Making our streets safer for motorists, passengers and pedestrians is one of the most important jobs of both state and local government,” Nelson said. “These grants help the state and local municipalities partner to help create improved safety at these two intersections.” Administered by PennDOT, the Green Light–Go Program is a competitive state grant program designed to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals located in Pennsylvania. The Green Light-Go Program is a reimbursement grant program and applicants are required to provide a minimum 20% match. Read more

 

Township Events for 05/24 Weekly Update

(Aug 11, 2023)

Upcoming township events can be found here! Read more

 

Budget Update, Senior Fair, and Township Events!

(Aug 04, 2023)

We have a budget… again… kind of… again. Read more

 

Summer Heat Precautions, Township Updates, and More!

(Jul 14, 2023)

Well, as the relentless heat and sun have indicated, summer is in full swing. Although there haven't been any heat advisories in effect, make sure you're taking the proper precautions when spending time outdoors, including taking breaks and staying hydrated. Read more

 

Nelson weekly email update for Nov. 17, 2023: Funding our state-related colleges, Recognizing the importance of mental health
Nov 17, 2023

Nelson weekly email update for Nov. 9, 2023: Thank you Veterans, Help with Medicare
Nov 09, 2023

Nelson weekly email update for Nov. 3, 2023: Remembering a champion for democracy, Hate Crime bills pass house
Nov 03, 2023

Nelson weekly email update for Oct. 27, 2023: Remembering the Tree of Life five years later
Nov 03, 2023

Rep. Nelson’s measure to curb hate crimes passes PA House
Nov 01, 2023

Anti-hate crimes legislation passes Pennsylvania House
Oct 31, 2023

Nelson weekly email update for Oct. 27, 2023: Remembering the Tree of Life five years later
Oct 27, 2023

REVIEW: Working with students on good mental health
Oct 20, 2023

PLBC honors former chair Bullock
Oct 19, 2023

PLBC welcomes National Council of Negro Women
Oct 16, 2023

Nelson weekly email for Oct. 14, 2023
Oct 16, 2023

Philadelphia House Delegation, PLBC respond to independent report on alleged racial bias in charter school authorization practices
Oct 06, 2023

Nelson weekly email for Oct. 6, 2023: Breast Cancer Awareness Month, High-Impact Legislation
Oct 06, 2023

Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus installs new officers
Oct 06, 2023

Nelson weekly email for Sept. 30, 2023
Oct 03, 2023

Back to School, Back to Values
Aug 31, 2023

Rep. Nelson applauds grants awarded to Cheltenham and Jenkintown
Aug 16, 2023

Township Events for 05/24 Weekly Update
Aug 11, 2023

Budget Update, Senior Fair, and Township Events!
Aug 04, 2023

Summer Heat Precautions, Township Updates, and More!
Jul 14, 2023