This Holiday Season, I am thankful for having the opportunity to serve as your voice in the 8th District. Because the goodwill of those
we serve is the foundation of our success! I wish you and your loved ones a blessed Holiday and prosperous New Year.
2019 Legislative Forecast
I am very excited to announce my legislative and policy priorities for the coming year. As always, I will be working hard to ensure equal access to justice, education and economic prosperity for the citizens of the 8th Senatorial District.
Working diligently with colleagues on both sides of the aisle in Harrisburg, Iíll be introducing legislation to:
- Reform our criminal justice and probation systems
- Improve access to healthcare and education
- Unburden small business owners of onerous licensing requirements
- Expand voting rights and increase democratic participation
And stay tuned for a special unveiling of my 2019 policy agenda, under the banner of Jobs, Justice and Joints!
The Senate Democratic Policy Committee convened in Philadelphia to discuss the issue of natural hair braiding licensure. The panel included a number of advocates and experts that provided insightful testimony.
The requirement for natural hair braiders to complete hundreds of hours of cosmetology school instruction is completely unnecessary. My legislation will eliminate this burdensome requirement that has been hindering the practice of natural hair braiding and growth of small business owners.
Click here to watch the full hearing.
You're Invited to Attend my Deleware County Expungement Clinic
In partnership with State Rep. Joanna McClinton, Legal Aid of Southeastern PA and the Chester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, I invite you to participate in the upcoming Delaware County Expungement Clinic on Monday, January 21st from noon to 2 p.m. at Academy Park High School.
R.S.V.P. at 215-492-2980
You are eligible for an expungement if you meet these qualifications:
- Only Delaware County arrests are eligible
- Only non-conviction charges, including ARD, or summary convictions with no arrests in the past 5 years can be expunged (non summary convictions cannot be expunged)
- Must have no current criminal charges
Follow me on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates.