Open Letter to Governor Wolf: Declare an Emergency on Omicron

(Jan 11, 2022)

Do you have school-aged children or loved ones who work in school buildings? Are you close to a health care worker caring for a COVID-impacted neighbor? Check on them. They are not OK! Our global battle against the novel coronavirus has taken many different forms and has presented countless narratives. We are in a better position today than we were two years ago, before the shutdown measures were first needed. We know more about this virus and the preventative measures necessary to fight it. Many of us are vaccinated , boosted and/or recovered from COVID-19 . Many others have been provided ample opportunity to get vaccinated and have chosen a different path that they believe makes the most sense for them. What should be crystal clear to us all is the critical importance of leadership and the information needed to make decisions that best protect our communities . I commend local health and education decision-makers for doing their best to lead now that the virus has turned pages and medical guidance, supply of resources and public sentiments have shifted. You are doing your best, but sometimes your best needs additional support . It is time for Gov. Tom Wolf to declare a state of emergency to address the presently dominant Omicron variant and its impact on our school and health care capacity. Maryland has done so . Delaware has done so . Several counties here in Pennsylvania have done so. What is more alarming is the haphazard guidance and decision-making Read more


Weekly Update: Let's Get To Work!

(Jan 07, 2022)

Important updates for you in 2022. Read more


That's a Wrap!

(Dec 23, 2021)

Here's what to remember as 2021 ends. Read more


Weekly Update: Legislative Redistricting Update

(Dec 17, 2021)

Information on Adverse Childhood Experiences, new legislative maps, and more. Read more


Weekly Update: The Best Gift You Can Give

(Dec 10, 2021)

Info on redistricting, donation drives and more. Read more


Weekly Update: Approaches to Combating Violence

(Dec 03, 2021)

Plus Medicare resources and traffic updates Read more


Now open for applications: Substance use disorder treatment provider and veteran employment funding opportunities

(Nov 29, 2021)

STATE PROGRAMS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: Substance Use Disorder Provider Stabilization (Funding Source: Federal Funding) Who Can Apply : Substance use disorder treatment providers. Use : Stabilization payments to substance use disorder treatment providers to assist with pandemic-related expenses. Funds : Up to $10 million will be awarded statewide. Application Deadline : December 8 More Information : Click on . Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry: Veterans Employment Program (Funding Source s : General Fund & Reemployment Fund) Who Can Apply : Local workforce development boards, non-profit and non-governmental entities, community-based organizations, education and post-secondary organizations, labor organizations, business associations, and economic development entities. There is a special emphasis on the following counties with the highest veteran unemployment rates: Beaver, Delaware, Fayette, Lackawanna, Clearfield, and Lycoming counties. Use : To implement a veterans employment program. Funds : Up to $200,000 each. $800,000 will be awarded statewide. Application Deadline : December 30 More Information : Click on Read more


All About the Kids

(Nov 22, 2021)

Plus Harrisburg updates and more. Read more


Weekly Update: Votes Honoring Vets

(Nov 12, 2021)

Community updates and more inside. Read more


Weekly Update: Children's COVID Vaccines available NOW!

(Nov 05, 2021)

Bills affecting you and more inside. Read more


Weekly Update: It's Go Time

(Oct 29, 2021)

Election reminders and a tip of the cap to a dying breed. Read more


Deasy: Legislation to provide restaurants relief passes House

(Oct 27, 2021)

Deasy, the Democratic chair of the House Liquor Control Committee, said the Senate amended H.B. 425 to include language from his proposed legislation to remove barriers to outdoor dining. The legislation also included initiatives authored by state Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, to relax some requirements for safekeeping liquor licenses and by state Rep. Napoleon Nelson, D-Montgomery, expanding off-site catering permits. Read more


Weekly Update: Important Election and Vaccine Info

(Oct 25, 2021)

Election deadlines, COVID-19 booster shot information, and more Read more


LIHEAP: Expanded Home-Heating Assistance is Available to PA Renters, Homeowners

(Oct 21, 2021)

As winter approaches and we prepare to spend even more time indoors, utility bills are only going to get more expensive. Additionally, we know that the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have made it difficult for many to keep up with home energy bills. No Pennsylvanian should ever have to worry that their heat will be shut off during the coldest and darkest months of the year. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS) that provides assistance for home heating bills so Pennsylvanians can stay warm and safe during the winter months. Assistance is available for both renters and homeowners. LIHEAP helps some of the commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens — children, older Pennsylvanians, people with disabilities, and low-income families — make ends meet. Anyone who may need help, or anyone who has loved ones or neighbors who could benefit from this program, is encouraged to apply for LIHEAP today. APPLY FOR LIHEAP LIHEAP FACTS How do I apply for LIHEAP? Depending on preference, different options are available to apply for LIHEAP: Apply online: Pennsylvanians can apply at . Paper applications: Call the LIHEAP Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 to request a paper application. Paper applications can also be downloaded from the DHS LIHEAP web page . County Assistance Office (CAO) services are available if clients Read more


Letter to Gov. Wolf: Grant Support for Beth Sholom

(Oct 20, 2021)

A letter from Rep. Nelson and Rep. Sanchez to Governor Wolf supporting the Redevelopment Assistance Capitol Program (RACP) grant application for funding submitted by Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, PA. Read more


Weekly Update: Do you have a plan?

(Oct 15, 2021)

Important voting information and more. Read more


Oct. 7 update: Fighting Cancer Together!

(Oct 07, 2021)

Dear Neighbors,October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sadly, far too many of us have been touched by cancer that we don’t need a month to increase our awareness of this disease. However, October is a time to recognize the people in our lives who have survived breast cancer and remember those whose fight was not won. Read more


Laurel House 2021 Holiday Wish List

(Oct 07, 2021)

Here is a list of accepted donations for Laurel House. We’d love to accept any donations in observance of Period Action Day on Oct. 9 and Domestic Violence Awareness Month by having another donation drive. We will be accepting menstrual products and donations for Laurel House. Read more


Oct. 4 update: Register to Vote, Big Block of Cheese Day!

(Oct 04, 2021)

Dear Neighbors, Many of you noticed that you did not receive a newsletter last week, my staff and I were in Harrisburg last week learning more about the legislative process and how we can better serve you here in the district. I wanted to take a moment to send you a quick message with some important information about upcoming events and deadlines. READERS: If images are not showing up, please try clicking the “View web version” link at the bottom of this email. And if you have any questions, you can reach my office by phone (215-572-5210) or email ( Read more


Sept. 24 update: Hurricane Relief Information and Back in Session

(Sep 24, 2021)

Learn how I voted on legislation this week and be sure to schedule an appointment for my Big Block of Cheese Day on Oct. 8. Read more