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Philadelphia, PA − August 24, 2018 − We have closely followed the recent press reports regarding the firing of Kay Martinez, who served as Mazzoni’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Additionally, we spoke directly with Nefertari Sloan, a staff member, who was reprimanded for attempting to address inequities and organizational policy, as well as other members of the community.
August 14, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese issued the following statement concerning the investigative Grand Jury report detailing sexual abuse of children in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania.
“The Grand Jury report includes details of horrendous acts perpetrated by members of the clergy from six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania. Members of the church and the public deserve a full accounting of the abuses, unqualified transparency and accountability.”
Harrisburg – August 7, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning his appointment to the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs.
Farnese was appointed to the 40-member Commission by Gov. Tom Wolf. The goal of the commission is to help coordinate and drive statewide equality initiatives. The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs is the only statewide commission addressing these issues in the United States.
Harrisburg – July 23, 2018 – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia) today announced that he is sponsoring legislation to make it easier for young people to engage in the political process.
Farnese’s bill would permit 16- and 17-year olds to preregister to vote. The preregistration would qualify the youths for automatic voter registration once they reach 18-years of age.
August 5, 2018: Winners and Losers for the Week Ending August 3 - City & State Pennsylvania
July 18, 2018: This state senator wants Pennsylvania to ban the outdated gay and trans ‘panic defense’ - BillyPenn
June 13, 2018: A Pa. Senate panel just approved a truly terrible abortion-ban bill - PennLive