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PA Senate & House Democrats Join PA Legislative Black Caucus for Hearing on Racial and Gender Bias in the Courts
Harrisburg – February 19, 2021 - At the request of Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus (PLBC) chair Rep. Donna Bullock (D- Philadelphia), vice-chair Rep. Summer Lee (D- Allegheny), and PLBC members Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D- Delaware/Philadelphia) and Sen. Sharif...
Chester, PA − February 12, 2021− Below is a letter sent by members of the Chester County delegation to address the concerning number of vaccine doses allocated to our most populated and hardest hit counties: [embeddoc...
PA Senate & House Democrats Join PA Legislative Black Caucus to Hold Hearing on Racial & Gender Bias in the Courts
Philadelphia, PA − February 12, 2021 − At the request of PA Legislative Black Caucus (PLBC) chair Rep. Donna Bullock (D- Philadelphia), vice-chair Rep. Summer Lee (D- Allegheny), and PLBC members Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D- Delaware/Philadelphia) and Sen. Sharif...
Virtual meeting included a lively discussion with attendees on fracking, climate change, and the importance of grassroots action. Royersford, PA − February 11, 2021 − State Senator Katie Muth and PennEnvironment held a virtual environmental town hall attended by...
- Celeste Trusty, Pennsylvania State Policy Director, FAMM
- Brandon Flood, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons.
- Blanche Carney, Philadelphia Department of Prisons Commissioner
- Clair Shubrick-Richards, PA Prison Society
- Dr. Alvin Wang, Chief Medical Officer and Regional EMS Medical Director Montgomery County Department of Safety
- Kris Henderson, Amistad Law Project
- John E. Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections
- Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
By Katie Muth, Maria Collett and Lindsey Williams
This week marks the end of General Assistance (GA) as we know it. The life-saving program that has helped thousands of Pennsylvanians get back on their feet and bridge the gap to self-sustainability ended on Aug. 1.
After a difficult battle through the legislative process and an underhanded maneuver to tie the elimination of GA to millions of dollars of hospitals, we accept that the program will cease to exist. However, that does not mean that the need has vanished.
Executions have become a rarity in Pennsylvania with Governor Tom Wolf instituting a moratorium on the death penalty. Now, some lawmakers want to take it a step further and abolish the death penalty in the state.
A Pennsylvania inmate has not been executed this century with the last one happening in 1999, but there are still plenty of inmates sitting on death row and some lawmakers think it’s doing more harm than good.
LOWER POTTSGROVE — Attorney General Josh Shapiro was in Lower Pottsgrove Friday to discuss reproductive rights and Title X funding.
“Every day we are fighting in court to protect women’s rights and particularly to protect healthcare and reproductive rights. Fights that we’ve won, 20, 30, 40 years ago, we’re fighting again,” Democrat Shapiro said to the group.
Democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania have announced legislation that would abolish the death penalty in the state.
In presenting the Death Penalty Repeal Act, legislators argued that too many innocent inmates wound up death row due to an imperfect justice system.