PA House Southeast Delegation

PA House Southeast Delegation The Southeast Delegation of the PA House Democratic Caucus comprises 35 Members & their Legislative Districts across eight counties of PA.

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All workers deserve fair compensation & to be treated with dignity!This week, SE Delegation Chair Rep. Jennifer O'Mara, ...
07/01/2021

All workers deserve fair compensation & to be treated with dignity!

This week, SE Delegation Chair Rep. Jennifer O'Mara, Philadelphia House Delegation Chair Rep. Jason Dawkins and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler joined with Members of their Delegations in showing support for the workers of WHYY.

Check out their letter in Rep. Fiedler's post below!!!

06/10/2021
O'Mara: 6/10 is Delco Day

Southeast Delegation & Chairwoman Rep. Jennifer O'Mara wishes everyone in Delaware County Happy #DelcoDay !!!

A play on the 610 area code, on June 10th, Delco celebrates their culture, hard work ethic, and strong sense of coming together & community by fundraising for a local charity.

This year, proceeds will go to the HEADstrong Foundation , which helps to provide housing to individuals receiving cancer treatments and their families.

#livefreedelcohard

06/09/2021

We need common sense solutions to end gun violence in our communities NOW!

SE Delegation Chair Rep. Jennifer O'Mara & Delegation Officers Rep. Melissa Shusterman, Rep. Mike Zabel, Rep. Danielle Friel Otten, and Rep. Christina Sappey are proud to stand with Moms Demand Action to to bring much-need #gunreforms to Pennsylvania!

Leader Joanna McClinton, the Southeast Delegation, and House & Senate Dems joined Governor Tom Wolf to STAND UP for SCHO...
06/08/2021

Leader Joanna McClinton, the Southeast Delegation, and House & Senate Dems joined Governor Tom Wolf to STAND UP for SCHOOLS and #fairfunding.

PA revenues are better than expected!!! Our plan would provide school districts the funding they need so ALL CHILDREN in PA receive a QUALITY EDUCATION in safe and habitable schools!

Southeast Delegation Member Rep. Joe Webster is TAKING A STAND to #EndGunViolence in PA.  We need REASONABLE and RESPONS...
06/04/2021

Southeast Delegation Member Rep. Joe Webster is TAKING A STAND to #EndGunViolence in PA.

We need REASONABLE and RESPONSIBLE reforms to protect Pennsylvanians from SENSELESS & PREVENTABLE acts of violence now!

1. initiate universal background checks
2. have waiting periods
3. institute extreme risk protections
4. restrict the sale of automatic and high-powered fi****ms
5. prohibit undetectable fi****ms
6. ensure accountability for lost and stolen weapons

#WearOrange #gunviolenceprevention

#WearOrange and #EndGunViolence with universal background checks, waiting period, extreme risk protection, accountability for lost or stolen weapons and restricting the sale of automatic & high powered weapons.

Rep. Napoleon Nelson and the Southeast Delegation support the #lgbtqia+ community & will continue fighting for equal rig...
06/02/2021

Rep. Napoleon Nelson and the Southeast Delegation support the #lgbtqia+ community & will continue fighting for equal rights for all!!!!

Happy #pridemonth2021 #loveislove ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

June is #PrideMonth. I stand in solidarity with the #LGBTQ+ community and will continue to fight for equal rights and protections for all. #pridemonth2021

05/13/2021
Kim: Quality Childcare For Everyone

Affordable #childcare helps our economy thrive by allowing parents to get back to work! Yesterday, SE Delegation Vice Chair Rep. Patty Kim hosted the PA House Democratic Policy Committee to discuss how the #PARescuePlan would invest $170 million in childcare.

Learn more about the PA Rescue Plan at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan

05/12/2021

Next Stop: Harrisburg! SE Delegation Vice Chair Rep. Patty Kim will host a PA House Democratic Policy Committee hearing highlighting the importance of childcare and supporting workers as part of Pa House Dems' #PARescuePlan.

Learn more at www.pahouse.com/parescueplan!

Rep. Joanna McClinton & the PA House Democratic Policy Committee kicked of the #PARescuePlan tour today in Philadelphia ...
05/10/2021

Rep. Joanna McClinton & the PA House Democratic Policy Committee kicked of the #PARescuePlan tour today in Philadelphia to discuss investments in #GreenCollar jobs & putting Pennsylvanians back to work! #covid19relief

This #EarthDay, SE Delegation Chester County Vice Chair Rep. Christina Sappey and 20 of her colleagues celebrated by hos...
04/23/2021

This #EarthDay, SE Delegation Chester County Vice Chair Rep. Christina Sappey and 20 of her colleagues celebrated by hosting a House Dem Policy Hearing on the impact and importance of community gardens at Longwood Gardens.

03/20/2021

I am proud to join my colleague, Rep. Patty Kim, to condemn the recent acts of racism and domestic terror in Atlanta, and to point the way forward to ensure that such acts never happen again. Read our letter in full: ⬇️

The Southeast has been shorted thousands of COVID-19 vaccines since distribution began. Check out Southeast Delegation C...
03/04/2021

The Southeast has been shorted thousands of COVID-19 vaccines since distribution began.

Check out Southeast Delegation Chair Rep. Jennifer O'Mara 's post for more information on how our Members are fighting to make sure our residents receive their fair share.

Did you know that Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 1 in 4 deaths? February is Nat...
02/02/2021

Did you know that Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for 1 in 4 deaths? February is National Heart Month, where we focus on bringing awareness to this deadly disease.

To learn more about protecting your heart, check out SE Delegation Vice Chair Rep. Mike Zabel's post below.

Let this month serve as a reminder to take care of #OurHearts as part of our self-care. We can set an example for those around us to do the same.
♥ Here's how to get involved: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/american-heart-month/about

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27,...
01/27/2021

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 1945. Antisemitism and violent prejudices remain all too familiar in the present day, and we must recommit ourselves to the work of educating our communities and stamping out all forms of bigotry.

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp on January 27, 1945. Antisemitism and violent prejudices remain all too familiar in the present day, and we must recommit ourselves to the work of educating our communities and stamping out all forms of bigotry.

01/19/2021

PA broke a record for the highest percentage of participation of Pennsylvanians voting by mail-in ballot or in person in the 2020 election with 70.93%. That's more than 6.9 million of the voting-age population.

PA House Democratic Policy Committee

It is difficult to fathom the number of people who have passed away from the COVID-19 virus. This pandemic has taken so ...
01/19/2021

It is difficult to fathom the number of people who have passed away from the COVID-19 virus. This pandemic has taken so much from each one of us, as the national death count is expected to reach 400,000 lives today and 2 million worldwide. That is 2 million empty chairs at the dinner table.

Rep. Perry Warren and the entire Southeast Delegation is honoring the National Day of Remembrance for victims of COVID-19.

Let’s keep honoring them by protecting their loved ones.

Remembering 400,000 Americans and the members of our communities who have died from Covid-19.

Tune in at 10 AM for the PA House Democratic Policy Committee's virtual hearing--Defending Democracy!The hearing will fo...
01/19/2021

Tune in at 10 AM for the PA House Democratic Policy Committee's virtual hearing--Defending Democracy!

The hearing will focus on the 2020 election process and how we can protect future elections from fraudulent attacks.

Stream it Live at www.pahouse.com/live

🔹TUNE IN TUESDAY @ 10 A.M.🔹
The Policy Committee will host a virtual hearing to:
🔴hear from Republicans and Democrats on the 2020 elections
⚪️learn what we can do to streamline processes for election workers
🔵discuss how we can defend our democracy from lies and attacks.

www.pahouse.com/live

This week, the Southeast Delegation elected Rep. Jennifer O'Mara to serve as Southeast Delegation Chair for the 2021-202...
01/13/2021

This week, the Southeast Delegation elected Rep. Jennifer O'Mara to serve as Southeast Delegation Chair for the 2021-2022 term! Check out her press release below for more information!👇👇👇

I am humbled that my colleagues chose me to lead the southeast delegation for the next two years. As someone who doesn’t come from a political family – my dad was a firefighter and my mom a school bus driver – my experiences growing up are the reality of many hard-working Pennsylvanians. I am honored to lead the delegation and look forward to lifting up the voices of not just my constituents, but every Pennsylvanian in need of social and economic equity.

https://www.pahouse.com/OMara/InTheNews/NewsRelease/?id=118015

Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Check out how Rep. Nancy Guenst is commemorating the day below!
01/09/2021

Happy National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Check out how Rep. Nancy Guenst is commemorating the day below!

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and I delivered goody bags to officers in police departments across our district. I believe that it's important to show those who are risking their lives how much we appreciate the hard work they are doing to keep our communities safe - especially in these very difficult times.

[Image description: Rep. Guenst stands outside Lower Moreland Township Police Department holding a box of individually wrapped blue goody bags.]

There is NO PLACE in our #democracy for leaders who incite sedition and domestic terrorism. We need leaders who will pro...
01/07/2021

There is NO PLACE in our #democracy for leaders who incite sedition and domestic terrorism. We need leaders who will protect and uphold the principles of our constitution and the will of the people!!!!

Rep. Melissa Shusterman is introducing legislation urging congress to remove the President from office. Check out her post below! 👇👇👇

Today will be remembered as one of the darkest days in American history. This was a direct threat to our democracy, our election integrity, and the peaceful transfer of power. I call on all of my colleagues to condemn this violence. This is terrorism and un-American. I am drafting a resolution to urge Congress to impeach and remove the President of the United States for inciting terrorism and failing to act in the interest of the saftey of our representatives in Congress.

01/06/2021
Rep. Jennifer O'Mara

The peaceful transfer of power is one of the fundamental pillars of our democracy. What is happening RIGHT NOW in DC is more than scary... it is a THREAT to that very foundation!!!

Check out Southeast Delegation Vice Chair Rep. Jennifer O'Mara's post below.

I want to reassure all of my constituents that my staff and I are all safe in Delco right now. Words cannot describe how appalled I am by the rioters storming Capitol Hill today. Attempting to stop the peaceful transition of power by force is a criminal act, and fundamentally un-American. I am grateful for the safety of Representative Scanlon and Senators Casey and Toomey. I am praying for the continued safety of the members of the US House, US Senate, the staffers, and the Capitol Police working to keep them safe. My heart is broken for our country right now.

STOP THE SPREAD!!!!!!  New mitigation efforts to take place. Check out Leader Rep. Joanna McClinton's post below! 👇👇👇#Ma...
12/10/2020

STOP THE SPREAD!!!!!! New mitigation efforts to take place. Check out Leader Rep. Joanna McClinton's post below! 👇👇👇

#MaskUpPA #StayHomeStaySafeSaveLives #COVID19

‼️THIS JUST IN: At a time when PA continues seeing a dramatic uptick in reported #COVID19 cases + hospitals being overrun with coronavirus patients, Governor Tom Wolf has announced temporary mitigation measures to help #stopthespread + ease the strain on our healthcare system. IN THE MEANTIME WE NEED #CARESRELIEF FUNDING NOW TO SAVE OUR RESTAURANTS + EMPLOYEES + FAMILIES NEED SUPPORT NOW‼️🙏🏾🙌🏾

👉🏿More details: https://bit.ly/34ixAJN

Join Chairwoman Rep. Margo Davidson as she begins her new term  razor-focused on her top legislative priority: MENTAL HE...
12/10/2020

Join Chairwoman Rep. Margo Davidson as she begins her new term razor-focused on her top legislative priority: MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS.

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters

#TBT -
I introduced Lloyd's law to stop insurance companies from denying life insurance coverage to family members, social workers and other PA residents if they carry the life saving medicine that prevents fatal opioid overdoses, naloxone. TODAY join us as we discuss Mental Health & Substance Abuse Challenges that are further impacted negatively during the #COVID19 Pandemic. Tune in at 5 P.M. via WWW.RepDavidson.com
#Eastlansdowne #Lansdowne #Millbourne #UpperDarby #Yeadon #PeoplesVictory164

Today, the PA Legislative Budget and Finance Committee voted "NO" on moving forward with a risk-limiting audit of PA's 2...
11/23/2020

Today, the PA Legislative Budget and Finance Committee voted "NO" on moving forward with a risk-limiting audit of PA's 2020 election. The audit, as directed by HR 1100, was another GOP attempt to delay the certification of PA's election and suppress the voices of Pennsylvania voters. Those voting "NO" to the audit include LBFC Executive Officers Rep. Jake Wheatley and Senator Jim Brewster.

Check out LBFC Member & Southeast Delegation Chairwoman Rep. Margo Davidson's post below for more information and to watch a replay of today's LBFC meeting.

STOP THE PRESSES: Today the LBFC of which I am a member, voted NO in Executive Committee to another #PAGOP legislative attempt to slow the certification of our election. The RESOLUTION directed the LBFC to conduct a risk-limiting audit. By a 2-1 vote, that will not be happening because, 1) all qualified consultants declined 2) it is duplicative, superlative, expensive, and 3) outside the usual scope of the Committee's work. So in a word: NAY!

Watch a replay of today's PA Legislative Budget and Finance Committee meeting by clicking on the link below:

https://fb.watch/1XNgcvEj9f/

11/21/2020
Rep. Jennifer O'Mara

A note from Southeast Delegation Vice Chair Rep. Jennifer O'Mara:

Yesterday the legislature spontaneously added a third session day to this week in hopes that we can pass a timely budget. While I was in Harrisburg to vote on Wednesday and Thursday, I am voting remotely today because another one of my colleagues across the aisle tested positive for COVID-19.

I always wear my mask while walking around the Capitol, but especially when I'm sitting on the House Floor surrounded by over 150 individuals. But dozens and dozens of my colleagues cannot say the same. Many elected officials vote and attend committee meetings without wearing one, and I was around them all day yesterday.

Speaker Bryan Cutler allows this careless behavior because he has not implemented a mandatory masking rule on the House floor, yet he will bar a male member from speaking because he is not wearing a tie.

COVID-19 cases are rapidly rising throughout the commonwealth. To keep Capitol staff members, security guards, elected officials and our vulnerable family members safe, we need to lead by example.

I call on Speaker Cutler to implement a mandatory masking measure on the House floor. It is undebatable that enforcing a rule that has potential to save countless lives is far more valuable than enforcing a dress code. It’s time to put Pennsylvanians’ safety first. We need to do better.

Yesterday, new orders were issued by Pennsylvania Department of Health to help mitigate the rise of COVID-19 cases in th...
11/18/2020

Yesterday, new orders were issued by Pennsylvania Department of Health to help mitigate the rise of COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth. Check out Rep. Joe Ciresi's post below for additional information on the new measures that will be put in place to help protect you and your loved ones during this public health crisis.

Yesterday the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued new guidelines in response to rising cases of the COVID-19 virus, affecting hospitals, out-of-state travel, masking, and institutions of higher education. More information about these guidelines can be found at: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Health-Details.aspx?newsid=1140

There are new guidelines to battle COVID-19, but there are no shutdowns planned to #StopTheSpread – which means it’s on us to step up and #MaskUpPA. Working together we can save lives and protect our healthcare workers.

Congratulations to the Pa House Dems 2021-2022 Leadership Team, but especially to our own Southeast Delegation Members R...
11/14/2020

Congratulations to the Pa House Dems 2021-2022 Leadership Team, but especially to our own Southeast Delegation Members Rep. Joanna McClinton, Rep. Matt Bradford and Rep. Tina Davis!

Southeast Delegation Vice Chair Rep. Davis joins the Leadership Team for the first time and will be serving as Caucus Secretary. Rep. Bradford was elected among his colleagues to serve another term as Appropriations Chair.

A special round of applause is in order for Rep. McClinton, who has been reelected the Leadership Team, but in a new and history-making capacity: House Dem Leader! Rep. McClinton will become the first African American Woman to Serve the Caucus in this role.

Congratulations to all!

Meet the 2021-2022 House Democratic Leaders
Leader Rep. Joanna McClinton
Whip Rep. Jordan Harris
Chair Rep. Dan Miller
Secretary Rep. Tina Davis
Administrator Rep. Mike Schlossberg
Policy Committee Chair Ryan Bizzarro
Appropriations Chair Rep. Matt Bradford

Today, the Southeast Delegation met with PP Pennsylvania Advocates to discuss how sexual and reproductive health has bee...
10/13/2020
Bill Information - House Bill 2454; Regular Session 2019-2020

Today, the Southeast Delegation met with PP Pennsylvania Advocates to discuss how sexual and reproductive health has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Did you know that 1 in 3 women struggled to get birth control or reproductive care due to Coronavirus?

Rep. Christina Sappey has introduced HB 2454, which would provide for telemedicine in PA. This bill would create additional access to care that would help not only women, but all who face barriers to treatment during a time when we need more options. You can read Rep. Sappey's legislation by visiting the link below.

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2019&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=2454

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Two Days Away! #EastLansdowne #Lansdowne #Millbourne #UpperDarby #Yeadon #164thofPA
Had a great meeting today with Rep. Anita Kulik we discussed issues related to women in Pennsylvania! #164thofPA #SEDelegation