Sen. Schwank and Sen. Vogel Announce Legislation to Protect Pennsylvania Grain Farmers

Harrisburg – October 22, 2021 – This week Sen. Judy Schwank (D-11th district) and Sen. Elder Vogel (R-47th district) announced plans to introduce legislation that would protect farmers from grain handlers that become insolvent. Pennsylvania currently has no...

Schwank Offers Amendment to Allow DACA Recipients to Receive Teaching Certifications

Harrisburg, PA – October 18, 2021 – State Senator Judy Schwank (D-11th district) introduced an amendment to SB 224 that would authorize Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients to obtain teaching certifications in Pennsylvania. SB 224 removes barriers...

Women’s Health Caucus Urges Legislators and Advocates to Focus on Policies Which Help Pennsylvania’s New Parents 

Harrisburg, PA − September 27, 2021 − The Co-Chairs of the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus again calls on their colleagues and the citizens of Pennsylvania to support the #OptInPA Campaign, a movement to help birthing people and improve maternal health across the...

Pa Senate Democrats Call on Republican Colleagues to Take Action on Government Transparency and Accountability Measures

Harrisburg, Pa. − September 22, 2021 − Senators Lindsey M. Williams (D-Allegheny), Katie Muth (D-Chester, Montgomery, and Berks), Amanda M. Cappelletti (D-Montgomery and Delaware), John Kane (D-Chester and Delaware), Tim Kearney (D-Chester and Delaware), and Judy...

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Women’s Suffrage

Sen. Judy Schwank unveils a booklet in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. The booklet, “100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage,” contains 15 biographies of prominent suffragists from Pennsylvania. Download booklet →

Spotted Lanternfly

I know many of you are facing an onslaught of spotted lanternflies. Click here to find information we have provided in e-newsletters and social media.

Distinguished Women of PA

Inside this book you will find pages filled with the stories of women from Pennsylvania who have made a big impact on the world. They were once kids just like you. They played outside, helped their parents around the house and worked hard to learn about the world around them.

Real ID

The REAL ID Act is a federal law passed by Congress after 9/11 that establishes specific minimum federal standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards to be accepted for certain federal purposes, like entering a federal building or boarding a domestic commercial flight. 

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