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Today we announced $96 million in grant awards under the COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistanc...
08/10/2020
PA Senate Democrats & CDFI Network Announce $96 Million in Small Business Grants

Today we announced $96 million in grant awards under the COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program.

The small businesses that have been approved for awards span all 67 Pennsylvania counties.

The program is part of $225 million in statewide relief championed by the Senate Democratic Caucus in June to support small businesses economically impacted by the pandemic.

The first application round drew a strong response with nearly 24,000 applications.

Follow the link to learn more.

https://www.pasenate.com/pa-senate-democrats-cdfi-network-announce-96-million-in-small-business-grants/

Statewide, Pa. – August 10, 2020 – The Pennsylvania CDFI Network and the PA State Senator Democrats today announced $96 million in grant awards under the COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program. The small businesses that have been approved for awards span all 67 ...

08/10/2020

PA Senate Democrats: Grant Announcement

The second application window for the #COVID19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance program is now open!The #COVID...
08/10/2020

The second application window for the #COVID19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance program is now open!

The #COVID19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance program will provide grants from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses impacted by #COVID19.

Small business owners can apply by visiting ⬇️
PAbusinessgrants.com

The Joint Senate & House Democratic Policy Committee will meet on Aug. 12 to discuss innovative responses to maternal mo...
08/07/2020

The Joint Senate & House Democratic Policy Committee will meet on Aug. 12 to discuss innovative responses to maternal mortality.

Learn more about the upcoming hearing ⬇️ SenatorBoscola.com/policy

Small businesses affected by #COVID19 can apply for grants through the #COVID19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistan...
08/07/2020

Small businesses affected by #COVID19 can apply for grants through the #COVID19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance program.

The #COVID19 Relief Statewide Small Business Assistance program will provide grants from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses impacted by the pandemic.

The second application window opens at 9am on Aug. 10.

Small business owners can apply at ⬇️ PAbusinessgrants.com

Have you used your county’s new voting voting system? Get #ReadyToVotePA by learning how your county’s new voting system...
08/06/2020

Have you used your county’s new voting voting system?

Get #ReadyToVotePA by learning how your county’s new voting system works.

To learn more, visit ⬇️ votesPA.com/ReadyToVote

What are the benefits of voting by mail-in ballot?🔒 It is secure and private✅ It is easy to vote ✉️ It is easy to applyT...
08/06/2020

What are the benefits of voting by mail-in ballot?

🔒 It is secure and private
✅ It is easy to vote
✉️ It is easy to apply

To learn more, visit ⬇️ votesPA.com/ReadyToVote

55 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Johnson.And while enormous strides have been ...
08/06/2020

55 years ago today, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by President Johnson.

And while enormous strides have been made to make voting open and accessible, a lot more needs work to be done.

Make sure you stay informed about upcoming elections, ⬇️ PASenate.com/vote/

📅 Mark your calendars! There's some upcoming important dates for the Nov. 3 general election. To learn about mail-in vot...
08/05/2020

📅 Mark your calendars!

There's some upcoming important dates for the Nov. 3 general election.

To learn about mail-in voting, new voting systems and how you can get involved, visit ⬇️ votesPA.com/ReadyToVote

#ReadytoVotePA

Senator Jim Brewster & Senator Pam Iovino have introduced a comprehensive proposal to provide emergency relief to Pennsy...
08/05/2020
Senators Jim Brewster & Pam Iovino Propose $100 Million COVID-19 Grant Program & Financial Relief Package for PA Restaurants & Taverns - Pennsylvania Senate Democrats

Senator Jim Brewster & Senator Pam Iovino have introduced a comprehensive proposal to provide emergency relief to Pennsylvania’s restaurants & taverns, which have seen significant financial loss due to the #COVID19 pandemic & shutdown.

Find out more ⬇️
https://www.pasenate.com/senators-jim-brewster-pam-iovino-propose-100-million-covid-19-grant-program-financial-relief-package-for-pa-restaurants-taverns/

Allegheny County, PA – July 23, 2020 – Today, State Senators Jim Brewster and Pam Iovino announced a comprehensive proposal to provide emergency relief to Pennsylvania’s restaurants and taverns, which have seen significant financial loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdown. The...

08/04/2020

Senator Costa Virtual Town Hall

We invited teachers, school administrators, parents and more to provide testimony on how to responsibly reopen schools i...
08/04/2020

We invited teachers, school administrators, parents and more to provide testimony on how to responsibly reopen schools in Pennsylvania.

We believe that it is critical that we get input from all of those affected by reopening schools before we make decisions.

Find out more about Monday's PA Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing from PennLive.com here ⬇️

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/08/teachers-education-officials-ask-senate-democrats-for-state-guidance-on-school-reopening.html

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is reporting that the risk of flooding, damaging winds and -- in some cases...
08/04/2020

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is reporting that the risk of flooding, damaging winds and -- in some cases -- tornadoes continues today from Isaias for parts of eastern PA.

The area has been put on alert through Tuesday afternoon.

Pay close attention to watches and warnings today.

The HEROES Act can help millions of Americans struggling during this #COVID19 pandemic, while Republicans push their HEA...
08/03/2020
The Gulf Between Republicans and Democrats on Coronavirus Aid, in 9 Charts

The HEROES Act can help millions of Americans struggling during this #COVID19 pandemic, while Republicans push their HEALS Act.

The differences are clear.

Call your US Senators at 202-224-3121 and demand their support of the #HEROESAct.

👍 Democrats' HEROES Act:
🔵 $3.4 trillion
🔵 Extends $600 weekly unemployment payments
🔵 Provides $1T more in state & local aid

👎 Republicans HEALS Act:
🔴 $1.1 trillion
🔴 Scales-back unemployment benefits

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/07/30/upshot/coronavirus-stimulus-bill.html

Democrats and Republicans are far apart on the next round of federal aid to combat the pandemic.

08/03/2020

Senate Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on Responsible School Re-Opening: Senate Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on Responsible School Re-Opening

What's the best way to responsibly reopen schools?That's the topic for our #SenDemPolicy Committee hearing TODAY at 11 a...
08/03/2020

What's the best way to responsibly reopen schools?

That's the topic for our #SenDemPolicy Committee hearing TODAY at 11 am!

The hearing will be led by Senator Lisa M. Boscola and hosted by Senator Maria Collett, Sen. Larry Farnese & Senator Tim Kearney.

Learn more ⬇️ SenatorBoscola.com/Policy

📢 APPLICATION DEADLINE 📢Today is the LAST DAY to apply for numerous grant applications.Grants are being provide for:🔵 Bl...
07/31/2020

📢 APPLICATION DEADLINE 📢

Today is the LAST DAY to apply for numerous grant applications.

Grants are being provide for:
🔵 Blight remediation
🔵 Cultural & museum preservation
🔵 #COVID19 hazard pay
🔵 Community improvement & environmental remediation

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Senator Judy Schwank!  May your birthday be the start of a year filled with goo...
07/31/2020

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Senator Judy Schwank!

May your birthday be the start of a year filled with good luck, good health and much happiness.

On Tuesday, Senator Tim Kearney & Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams hosted our second Racial Equity Solutions Tour stop.Expert...
07/29/2020

On Tuesday, Senator Tim Kearney & Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams hosted our second Racial Equity Solutions Tour stop.

Expert panelists discussed ways to improve policing and end systemic racism in the Commonwealth. The event included commentary from members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus.

Those that watched the event live asked questions that were answered by our Senators and the expert testifiers.

Watch the event here 📺
SenatorAnthonyHWilliams.com/tour

The HEROES Act would provide $3 trillion to Americans that are finding it difficult to make end meet during #COVID19.Fun...
07/29/2020

The HEROES Act would provide $3 trillion to Americans that are finding it difficult to make end meet during #COVID19.

Funds include:
🏘️ $75B for homeowner assistance
🛒 $10B for small business assistance
👨‍⚕️ $599M for individual tax credits
🛑 $100M for violence against women programs

While Americans are struggling to keep themselves and their businesses afloat during #COVID19, the US Senate is holding their financial relief hostage.

Call your US Senators at 202-224-3121 and demand their support of the HEROES Act.

The HEROES Act would provide much-needed financial support millions of Americans struggling during this COVID-19 pandemi...
07/28/2020

The HEROES Act would provide much-needed financial support millions of Americans struggling during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Call your US Senators NOW and demand their support of the HEROES Act.

Call them at 202-224-3121!

Join the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today at 4pm for our second Racial Equity Solutions Tour stop. Today's ev...
07/28/2020
Racial Equity Tour Event with Senators Tim Kearney and Anthony Williams - Senator Tim Kearney

Join the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today at 4pm for our second Racial Equity Solutions Tour stop.

Today's event -- which is focusing on finding ways to end systemic racism and reimagining public safety in Pennsylvania -- is being hosted by Senator Tim Kearney & Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams.

For details on the tour, visit ⬇️
SenatorKearney.com/event/equity

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85616060782 Meeting ID: 856 1606 0782 Password: 3A^RTJ%ew

With hot temperatures on the horizon for Pennsylvania, be sure to: 🌊 Drink plenty of water⛔ Avoid alcohol/caffeine🏘️ Sta...
07/27/2020

With hot temperatures on the horizon for Pennsylvania, be sure to:
🌊 Drink plenty of water
⛔ Avoid alcohol/caffeine
🏘️ Stay indoors in AC
🏞️ Limit outdoor activity
👚 Wear light-colored, loose clothes
🏠 Check on older family and friends

The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus strongly condemns the anti-Semitic words and post by Philly NAACP President Ro...
07/27/2020
Philly NAACP president shares anti-Semitic meme with misattributed neo-Nazi quote

The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus strongly condemns the anti-Semitic words and post by Philly NAACP President Rodney Muhammad.

The NAACP has been fighting racism and hatred in our communities for more than 100 years; its leaders should never co-opt that platform to spread hate.

https://billypenn.com/2020/07/24/naacp-antisemitism-philadelphia-rodney-muhammad-desean-jackson-nazi-quote/

Rodney Muhammad said he was trying to show support for DeSean Jackson, and didn’t realize the image was offensive.

There are lots of grant application deadlines are coming up this week.Grants are being provide for:🔵 Blight remediation ...
07/27/2020

There are lots of grant application deadlines are coming up this week.

Grants are being provide for:
🔵 Blight remediation
🔵 Cultural & museum preservation
🔵 #COVID19 hazard pay
🔵 Community improvement & environmental remediation

Check out the graphics below to learn more about the grant applications.

Our next PA Racial Equity Solutions Tour stop is being hosted online by Senator Tim Kearney & Sen. Anthony Hardy William...
07/27/2020

Our next PA Racial Equity Solutions Tour stop is being hosted online by Senator Tim Kearney & Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams at 4pm Tuesday.

The event will feature a discussion on ending systemic racism and reimagining public safety.

Learn more ⬇️ SenatorKearney.com/event/equity

Pennsylvania's waiver under the federal Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has been officially approved, allowing more Penn...
07/24/2020

Pennsylvania's waiver under the federal Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has been officially approved, allowing more Pennsylvanians to access quality healthcare plans and reduced premiums through healthcare.gov. If you have lost or changed jobs this year for any reason, you can access the healthcare exchange year-round to ensure healthcare coverage for you and your family

There are a number of COVID-19 related grants to help communities and businesses as we all fight the this pandemic toget...
07/24/2020

There are a number of COVID-19 related grants to help communities and businesses as we all fight the this pandemic together. The following grants have an application deadline of JULY 31, 2020. Learn more at dced.pa.gov.

Today, Senator Pam Iovino and Senator Jim Brewster announced their Restaurant & Tavern COVID-19 Assistance Seven Point P...
07/23/2020

Today, Senator Pam Iovino and Senator Jim Brewster announced their Restaurant & Tavern COVID-19 Assistance Seven Point Plan to help one of the industries hardest hit by the necessary COVID-19 mitigation efforts that have effectively slowed the spread of this pandemic and saved lives. We will continue fighting for the assistance PA needs as we all continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, visit pasenate.com/covid19

Happy Birthday Senator Pam Iovino! We hope your day is full of happiness and joy!
07/23/2020

Happy Birthday Senator Pam Iovino! We hope your day is full of happiness and joy!

07/22/2020

Joint Democratic Senate & House Policy Committee Hearing on Worker Protection: Joint Democratic Senate & House Policy Committee Hearing on Worker Protection

07/21/2020

PA Senate Dems: Racial Justice Solutions Tour Kickoff: PA Senate Dems: Racial Justice Solutions Tour Kickoff

Join us live today at 11!
07/21/2020

Join us live today at 11!

I am proud to be hosting the kickoff event for the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus Racial Equity Solutions Tour ‪Kickoff TODAY from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.‬

This event will discuss the broad themes the PA Senate Democratic Caucus wishes to address as we work for racial equity in Pennsylvania. Topics will include police and criminal justice reform, racial justice, economic freedom, and building a broad coalition of advocates to achieve those goals.

Watch the livestream on Facebook or here https://www.senatoranthonyhwilliams.com/live

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Senator Maria Collett!May your birthday be the start of a year filled with good...
07/21/2020

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to Senator Maria Collett!

May your birthday be the start of a year filled with good luck, good health and much happiness.

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