Innamorato announces $100,000 grant for Etna Community Organization

(Mar 30, 2022)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced the Etna Community Organization has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Department of Community and Economic Development. Read more

 

Catch up on the discussion from my latest Telephone Town Hall

(Mar 17, 2022)

Find out what your friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter to the community. Read more

 

House and Senate Lawmakers Announce Relief Plan for Rental Assistance Fund

(Feb 17, 2022)

Lawmakers from the state House and Senate held a news conference today to outline plans to restore Pennsylvania’s depleted Emergency Rental Assistance Program and help thousands whose incomes were affected by the pandemic. Read more

 

Welcoming PA Caucus introduces bill to create Office of New Pennsylvanians

(Feb 09, 2022)

Joined by immigration advocates across Pennsylvania, members of the Welcoming PA Caucus unveiled legislation Wednesday to establish the Office of New Pennsylvanians. Read more

 

Innamorato: $475,000 in grants awarded for economic development projects

(Jan 28, 2022)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced $475,000 in grants has been awarded to three community organizations to help fund economic development projects. Read more

 

Innamorato, Struzzi introduce legislation to establish Syringe Service Programs in Pa.

(Jan 27, 2022)

To compassionately address the rise in opioid overdose deaths during the pandemic, state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, and Rep. Jim Struzzi, R-Indiana, introduced bipartisan legislation that will allow for local Syringe Service Programs in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Fiedler, Innamorato and Krajewski introduce legislation to keep Pennsylvanians in their homes

(Jan 14, 2022)

Philadelphia, Jan. 14 – State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., announced today that, with colleagues Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, and Rep. Rick Krajewski, D-Phila., she is introducing legislation to allocate $500 million in federal funds to keep people across the state in their homes. The legislation would invest $500 million in American Rescue Plan dollars to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Thus far, 179,915 applications have been received across the commonwealth, but the need has far exceeded the existing ERAP funding. Fiedler said that by distributing $500 million in ARP dollars to counties whose funds have been exhausted, these Pennsylvanians can get the help they need. This is a companion bill to legislation being introduced by Sen. Vincent Hughes and Sen. Nikil Saval, both D-Phil., and Sen. Art Haywood, D-Philadelphia/Montgomery . In many counties, including Philadelphia, Delaware and Berks, more applications have been received than funding is available. The lawmakers said this funding shortfall has a very human cost: leaving people who rent unable to pay their bills and vulnerable to becoming homeless during the pandemic. Fiedler said, “Funding the Emergency Rental Assistance Program is a good investment in public health and in the people of Pennsylvania. Investing this money in rent assistance will help ensure people who pay rent, and their children, can stay in their homes.” Read more

 

Innamorato applauds state funding for park acquisition, water trail management plans

(Dec 30, 2021)

Grants awarded through Pa. DCNR Read more

 

Lawmakers, doctors announce efforts to improve access to fertility care in PA

(Dec 14, 2021)

“In Pennsylvania, a family’s decision if and when to start a family shouldn’t be dependent on their employer, being independently wealthy, or relying on the charity of others,” Innamorato said. Read more

 

Innamorato announces $750,000 in redevelopment funding for Etna Borough

(Dec 06, 2021)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced $750,000 has been awarded to 51 Bridge Street LLC in Etna Borough to help fund the redevelopment project at that site. Read more

 

$500K+ awarded to local groups for transportation, recreation projects

(Nov 19, 2021)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced three grants have been awarded to community organizations that will help install sidewalks, renovate a local park, and address needs along the Three Rivers Water Trail. Read more

 

Innamorato: $1M in state tax credits awarded to local communities

(Nov 10, 2021)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, announced several local community organizations are receiving more than $1 million in state tax credits to develop affordable housing, overhaul public infrastructure and support workforce development, among other projects. Read more

 

Legislators continue fight for menstrual equity in recognition of Period Action Day

(Oct 08, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 8 — State Reps. Danielle Friel Otten and Sara Innamorato and several of their House and Senate colleagues rekindled the discussion on period poverty and menstrual equity in the Pennsylvania legislature by reintroducing legislation that would provide basic menstrual hygiene products to students. Otten’s H.B. 1954 would require public schools throughout the commonwealth to make period products freely available to students in grades six through 12. Similarly, Innamorato’s legislation aims to provide complimentary pads and tampons in all of Pennsylvania’s public college and university bathrooms. “Pads and tampons are not luxury items; they are necessities that every individual who menstruates needs and deserves access to,” Otten said. “Students in middle school or high school who don’t have access to period products may resort to making their own products out of old clothes or paper towels because they have no other option, and could miss school when these homemade alternatives are unavailable or inadequate. We can and must do better for the children of Pennsylvania and provide them with basic supplies while they’re at school. This is an equity issue. It is not acceptable for someone to miss out on their education because they lack access to these essential products.” “Periods happen, and not having access to basic, hygienic period products shouldn't be a barrier in navigating the Read more

 

Policy Committee Hears Support for Closing Hazardous Waste Loopholes

(Sep 30, 2021)

Sen. Muth and Rep. Innamorato hosted a policy hearing on legislation that would close the hazardous waste loophole in Pennsylvania state law Read more

 

Innamorato to participate in Senate Dems Policy Hearing on Closing Hazardous Waste Loophole in PA

(Sep 29, 2021)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, will join state Sen. Katie Muth, D-Berks/Chester/Montgomery, chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Policy Committee, for a public hearing in Harrisburg to discuss legislation to close the hazardous waste loophole in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Burgos, other lawmakers introduce bill for inclusion of African American and Latino history in school curriculum

(Sep 29, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 29 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., has introduced legislation (H.B. 1931) that would include the teaching of African American and Latino history in PA school curriculum. Joining Burgos on the bill are state Reps. Joe Hohenstein, D-Phila., Regina Young, D-Phila./Delaware, and Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny. Burgos said the purpose of requiring African American and Latino history in school curriculums is to make sure that Pennsylvania students receive the full and true history of these cultures and their experiences. Often, he said, the only time they are covered is during Black History Month or Latino Heritage Month. “African American and Latino history are American history. The story of these underrepresented groups must go beyond Black History Month and Latino Heritage Month,” Burgos said. He continued, “Knowing and understanding the history of our nation is of vital importance to our democracy and identity as Americans. Yet, our educational system does not currently paint an accurate or full portrayal of our rich history where all of our students can see themselves.” Read more

 

Innamorato supports DEP’s Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan

(Sep 23, 2021)

State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, offered support for the Department of Environmental Protection’s newly announced Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan 2021, an initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and slowing down climate change. Read more

 

Three House Dems to introduce legislation requiring eviction, foreclosure protections during COVID-19 emergency following U.S. Supreme Court ruling

(Aug 31, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31 – Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler and Rick Krajewski, both D-Phila., and Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, will introduce legislation to protect Pennsylvanians struggling to stay housed during the ongoing COVID-19 emergency from evictions and foreclosures. “Hundreds of millions of dollars of unused Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds are still available to tenants and landlords who desperately need the funds,” Fiedler said. “That’s why we will be introducing legislation to protect tenants from evictions related to the COVID-19 emergency. We know that homeowners are still struggling, too, and we know that this legislation would put in place protections for homeowners facing mortgage foreclosure. “Our legislation would ensure that tenants and homeowners behind on their payments are connected with assistance programs before they are evicted – helping people stay in their home, assisting renters and landlords in paying their bills, and protecting individual and public health,” Fiedler added. Specifically, the bill would require landlords seeking to evict for nonpayment to first apply for Emergency Rental Assistance Program funds and provide tenants with information about the program in the tenant’s language of choice. It would require courts to grant a continuance of 60 days until the application for rental assistance is approved or denied. It would require mortgage servicers to stop foreclosure Read more

 

Innamorato and Muth call on Wolf administration to finish the job after incomplete announcement on radioactive landfill testing requirement

(Jul 27, 2021)

The Wolf administration announced Monday it would soon require all Pennsylvania landfills to conduct quarterly testing for radiological contaminants, nearly six years after the Department of Environmental Protection produced a report on TENORM. State Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Katie Muth, D-Montgomery, said they strongly support this requirement, but remain concerned due to the lack of details on the testing methods. Read more

 

The power of solar is highlight of Policy Committee tour and roundtable discussion in Millvale

(Jul 26, 2021)

MILLVALE, July 26 -- State Rep. Sara Innamorato hosted the House Democratic Policy Committee for a look at how Millvale is crafting sustainable community solutions that could be models for the rest of the state. Zaheen Hussain, former director of sustainability and Millvale Ecodistrict coordinator and Joseph McLaughlin, microgrid educational program coordinator provided a tour of Millvale Food and Energy Hub, showcasing their community sustainability efforts, including their solar energy microgrid. “The community of Millvale is no stranger to the harmful effects of pollution and has become a leader in community efforts to move toward cleaner, renewable energy. It’s important for residents to have a say in the future of their neighborhoods,” said Innamorato. “That’s why I am pleased to host the House Democratic Policy Committee in Millvale to talk about the positive impacts community-led initiatives on solar and renewable energy can have on our state. Our tour of the Millvale Food and Energy Hub will drive important legislation to help make Pennsylvania a cleaner, greener place to live, work, and play.” Chairman Ryan Bizzarro added, “This was a great opportunity to see how communities can be revitalized, while maintaining affordability for those in the community. Economic opportunities, family-sustaining jobs, and growth are at the center of green-collar prospects, and I thank Rep. Innamorato for hosting the committee to see Read more

 

Innamorato announces $100,000 grant for Etna Community Organization
Mar 30, 2022

Catch up on the discussion from my latest Telephone Town Hall
Mar 17, 2022

House and Senate Lawmakers Announce Relief Plan for Rental Assistance Fund
Feb 17, 2022

Welcoming PA Caucus introduces bill to create Office of New Pennsylvanians
Feb 09, 2022

Innamorato: $475,000 in grants awarded for economic development projects
Jan 28, 2022

Innamorato, Struzzi introduce legislation to establish Syringe Service Programs in Pa.
Jan 27, 2022

Fiedler, Innamorato and Krajewski introduce legislation to keep Pennsylvanians in their homes
Jan 14, 2022

Innamorato applauds state funding for park acquisition, water trail management plans
Dec 30, 2021

Lawmakers, doctors announce efforts to improve access to fertility care in PA
Dec 14, 2021

Innamorato announces $750,000 in redevelopment funding for Etna Borough
Dec 06, 2021

$500K+ awarded to local groups for transportation, recreation projects
Nov 19, 2021

Innamorato: $1M in state tax credits awarded to local communities
Nov 10, 2021

Legislators continue fight for menstrual equity in recognition of Period Action Day
Oct 08, 2021

Policy Committee Hears Support for Closing Hazardous Waste Loopholes
Sep 30, 2021

Innamorato to participate in Senate Dems Policy Hearing on Closing Hazardous Waste Loophole in PA
Sep 29, 2021

Burgos, other lawmakers introduce bill for inclusion of African American and Latino history in school curriculum
Sep 29, 2021

Innamorato supports DEP’s Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan
Sep 23, 2021

Three House Dems to introduce legislation requiring eviction, foreclosure protections during COVID-19 emergency following U.S. Supreme Court ruling
Aug 31, 2021

Innamorato and Muth call on Wolf administration to finish the job after incomplete announcement on radioactive landfill testing requirement
Jul 27, 2021

The power of solar is highlight of Policy Committee tour and roundtable discussion in Millvale
Jul 26, 2021