I’m happy to share another edition of the First District Connection with you. Today, I’d like to update you about:
- A recent community visit;
- How I’m fighting to preserve every woman’s access to health services;
- Taking a benefit ride through the Wissahickon Valley; and
- The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
Thank you for your continued support, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any further information, and don’t forget to follow me on Facebook by searching for Senator Larry Farnese.
Sen. Larry Farnese
Out in the Community
I had the opportunity to visit the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center last week and I had a great time. First off, I always enjoy getting out of the office to visit with as many of you as I can, but the Seniors at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center made it an especially good morning. If you or your group are interested in learning about what is going on in Harrisburg and the issues I’m working on, please feel free to call the office to schedule a visit.
Fighting to Stop the Republicans from Closing Needed Women’s Health Clinics
I’m voting no on Senate Bill 732, the so-called PA Abortion bill, because it will force needed health clinics out of business through unnecessary regulations. And who will suffer; women who need these life saving services. Click on the link to view my interview.
Take a Benefit Ride Through the Wissahickon Valley
Sen. Farnese is joined by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and four of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit’s new horses.
Ride the Wissahickon Valley to benefit the newly reinstated Philadelphia Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit on Sunday, November 13 (rain date: Sunday, November 20).
Sen. Farnese recently joined Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, the families of officers killed in the line of duty and members of the Philadelphia Police Foundation to welcome the first horses to the restored Philadelphia Police Mounted Unit. Sen. Farnese secured a $100,000 state grant to put the Mounted Unit back into service.
The event is sponsored by The Pennsylvania Equine Council, Philadelphia Chapter and the Philadelphia Police Foundation. All proceeds will benefit the Mounted Patrol Unit. For more information about the fundraiser and the Mounted Unit visit www.phillypolicefoundation.org.
LIHEAP: Free Money to Pay Your Heating Bills
If you want to get a head start on managing your winter energy bills take advantage of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP grants are determined by household size and income, and grants range from $100 to $1,000. If you received LIHEAP last year, or are receiving assistance, check your mail for a preprinted State application. If you did not receive an application in the mail you can submit your application after Tuesday, November 1, 2011.
For more information, contact the State’s LIHEAP hotline at 866-857-7095, Monday through Friday (individuals with hearing impairments should call the TDD number at 1-800-451-5886).