PHILADELPHIA, February 4, 2010 – Senator Lawrence Farnese will appear Sunday February 7, 2010 with host Natasha Brown on the CBS 3/CW57 public affairs show “Speak Up.” The 30-minute show airs at 8am on broadcast UHF channel 57.

Senator Farnese will discuss several of his initiatives, including helping shelter animals through a partnership with the Pennsylvania SPCA. Senator Farnese’s first annual Valentine’s “Have a Heart for the Animals” blanket and towel collection drive will benefit shelter animals at the PSPCA. There is a tremendous need for warm blankets and clean towels for the dogs and cats at the shelter, especially during the winter months. The details will be announced at a news conference on Wednesday February 10, 2010 at 11am at Senator Farnese’s District Office, 1802 South Broad St.

“Shamus,” a German Shepherd mix waiting for his forever home will appear on the set with Senator Farnese, PSPCA CEO Sue Cosby and Natasha Brown.

Senator Farnese will also discuss several other initiatives including his resolution to keep funding intact for mammograms for women beginning at age 40, his initiative to teach Financial Literacy as part of the school curriculum, a bill that would prohibit using live fowl or animals for trapshooting and his partnership with Philabundance to provide emergency provisions for those in need.

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