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Legislative Update

Non-Discrimination Legislation

Senator Farnese Floor Remarks on Anti Discrimination Legislation in PA
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With the continued lack of LGBTQ anti-discrimination protections, Pennsylvania is one of the few states that allows legalized discrimination within its borders. We cannot have real reform that benefits the citizens of Pennsylvania until every citizen is treated equally. Anti-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community need to become law in Pennsylvania.  That is why I have reintroduced anti-discrimination legislation this session. My remarks on the importance of passing anti-discrimination legislation in Pennsylvania are available here

Senate Committees

Senate committees are essential elements of the legislative process.  They are the first step in the creation of new policies and legislative proposals that can help citizens in my district and across the state.  To ensure that my district is well-represented, I sought appointment to critical Senate committees.  I am honored to be appointed to serve as Democratic chair of the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee and to seats on the Senate’s Banking and Insurance, Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, Rules & Executive Nominations, and Judiciary committees. More information on my appointment to the committees is available here.

Philadelphia School District Kindergarten Registration – Now Open!Philadelphia School District Kindergarten Registration – Now Open!

Do you know a child who will be 5 before September 1st? Philadelphia School District’s Kindergarten registration is now open. Children must be registered by May 31, 2019 for the upcoming school year.

For more information, click here.

Rebuilding and Revitalizing Our Neighborhoods

The Department of Community and Economic Development is now accepting applications for neighborhood and community improvement and revitalization projects in Philadelphia through the newly established Local Share Account. LSA will distribute a portion of slot machine license fees generated within Philadelphia. Funds are available for economic development, neighborhood revitalization, community improvement and other projects in the public interest within Philadelphia. For more information and eligibility, click here.

Rebuilding and Revitalizing out Neighborhoods

LIHEAP Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Enrollment

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 season. If you or someone you may know needs help with their heating bill, you may qualify for LIHEAP. Applications are accepted until April 12, 2019. For more information, questions, or help applying, please call or stop by my office for assistance. You can also visit the LIHEAP website by clicking here.

School Safety and Security Funding

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s (PCCD) School Safety and Security Committee announced the availability of state School Safety and Security funds for implementing projects to address the violence in Pennsylvania’s communities. For more information and details, click here.

Upcoming Events

Final Fridays: Werk It! At the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of ArtOn the last Friday of every month, the Philadelphia Museum of Art host an after-hours party. This month, the museum will host a celebration of LGBTQ ballroom culture and the Fabulous Fashion exhibition that is currently on view at the museum. The party will feature music, snacks, drinks, special tours, and more.

For more information and details, click here. Winter Jawn

Radio 104.5 Winter Jawn – Saturday 26, 2019

Xfinity Live will be having a free music festival on Saturday, January 26, 2019. This concert is free to all ages, but tickets are required.

For more information and a list of performing artists, click here.

Naval Foundry and Propeller Center Career Fair – January 26, 2019

If you or someone you know is looking for employment, check out The Naval Foundry and Propeller Center Career Fair being held on January 26th from 10am-3pm in the Double Tree by Hilton at the Philadelphia Airport.

For more information or to sed your resume, contact

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Offices of State Senator Larry Farnese | Contact Me
1802 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-952-3121
Fax: 215-952-3155
543 Main Capitol | Box 203001
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3001
Phone: 717-787-5662
Fax: 717-787-4531