Election Day is coming – make sure your voice heard.

(Oct 10, 2023)

Sometimes judicial elections get less attention than executive and legislative positions and can even fly under the radar. But every election matters. And each election gives voters an opportunity to exercise their right and share their voice. Read more


Stronger bluish-purple line needed

(Oct 07, 2023)

McClinton said she hopes the House and GOP-led Senate can agree on raising Pennsylvania’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour, which is not at all competitive with those of neighboring states.House Democrats have passed other good bills, with varying degrees of support from the GOP. Proposals to reform cyber charter schools, require safe health care staffing levels, improve rail safety, provide tax credits for low-income workers, fund school building repairs and protect collective bargaining rights are now in the Senate’s hands. Read more


6abc & WHYY's Reclaiming Our Streets: Community Voices

(Oct 05, 2023)

When it comes to gun violence people often talk about the problem, but what about the solutions? Read more


It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

(Oct 05, 2023)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! We kicked off October with a pink out of the Capitol fountain with the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Breast cancer knows no race, age, address or party and in our Commonwealth, we’re working together to beat cancer. Because of bipartisan efforts, Pennsylvania is the FIRST state to require insurers to cover the cost of preventative screening for high risk people! Schedule your mammogram today and if you’re too young to get one, give yourself an exam . Philadelphia Police Southwest Division Community Meeting The Philadelphia Police Department ’ s southwest division is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, Oct 11. My colleagues from city council and the Capitol will be joining to discuss recent issues impacting our neighborhoods with law enforcement and neighbors. I hope to see you there at Kipp Charter school, 5900 Baltimore Ave. SEPTA Updates Great news, SEPTA now accepts card payments ! Riders on SEPTA’s city and suburban buses, trolleys, Market-Frankford Line, Broad Street Line, and Norristown High Speed Line will be able to simply tap any credit or debit card, in physical form or through apps like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, at a turnstile and as they board a bus or trolley. Also, as of Oct. 1, open strollers are now allowed on SEPTA vehicles. For more information on safety Read more


Help our Neighbors with this weekend's Big Give!

(Sep 28, 2023)

Visit my mobile offices at the Yeadon Public Library every Thursday and at the Darby Rec Center the first Tuesday of the month! Read more


Fall 2023 Newsletter

(Sep 27, 2023)

Fall 2023 Newsletter for Representative McClinton Read more


Automatic Voter Registration, Community Events & more!

(Sep 21, 2023)

House fellowship applications are due Oct.1. Read more


Google awards $150,000 grant to Ardella’s House, supporting women’s reentry

(Sep 19, 2023)

“Our past don’t dictate what we are going to be. Now I want a second chance to do the things I didn’t use to value. A second chance at school. I don’t want to be judged by my felonies.” Read more


The Volpe Report- PA Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton

(Sep 18, 2023)

This week, Chuck welcomes back PA Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton to The Volpe Report. They discuss the important issues facing Pennsylvanians including school choice, the state budget and the 2024 election. Read more


Lifting Up Stories — The Incredible History of The Dennis Farm

(Sep 15, 2023)

America250PA’s Semiquincentennial Bell project aims to lift up the stories of communities that have been untold or not widely known, yet shaped the history of Pennsylvania. The first bronze, permanent Semiquincentennial Bell was unveiled on June 28th, 2023, at The Dennis Farm—a 200-year-old farm in Susquehanna County originally settled by the family of Prince Perkins, free African Americans who moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania from Connecticut in 1793, and later expanded by their descendants, the Dennis family. Learn more about The Dennis Farm’s incredible history and the importance of the Semiquincentennial Bell Dedications from special guests, Denise Dennis, President and CEO of The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust; George Stark, Director of External Affairs at Coterra Energy; Speaker of the Pennsylvania House Joanna McClinton; and Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy DeFoor. Read more


First woman speaker of Pennsylvania House praises colleagues, says compromise with Senate is in future

(Sep 15, 2023)

Six months ago, the Pennsylvania State House elected its first woman speaker as Democrats took control of the House in Harrisburg.Joanna McClinton has had a meteoric rise in politics. First elected in 2015, the former Philadelphia public defender quickly became her party's caucus leader, then minority leader of the state House and now the first woman speaker. Read more


Healthy Head to Toe, Statewide Education Tour & more!

(Sep 14, 2023)

Join us on Friday, September 29, for our Health from Head-to-Toe event for our wisest neighbors! Read more


Great News for Our Students!

(Sep 08, 2023)

The most important investments our state can make during the annual budget process, are the investments we make in our students. Directing funds to programs that help our next generation of innovators, business leaders and public servants can help the whole community thrive for years to come. Read more


Celebrating workers' rights, Back to School Recap + Job Fairs

(Sep 07, 2023)

Speaker of the House State Rep. Joanna McClinton 191st Legislative District | Philadelphia/Delaware County Website Constituent Services News Contact Me LABOR DAY 2023 I was proud to join my House Democrat colleagues to celebrate Labor Day 2023 and support our incredible partners in Labor! Union members work every day to ensure that workers are treated with dignity and paid a living wage, and we stand in solidarity with them! THANK YOU! Thank you for attending our back-to-school events! We hope that these events provided students and neighbors of all ages with the resources and materials needed to succeed. A very special thank you to our volunteers, sponsors and community partners that help make our events! Job Fairs happening 9/9, 9/13 & 9/18 SEPTA is hosting a career fair on Saturday, 9/9 from 11 a.m. to 2.p.m at SEPTA Headquarters – 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. More information can be found here . Read more


DelCo Back to School Community Fair, Welcome Back Students & More!

(Aug 31, 2023)

The district office will be closing tomorrow at 1 and closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. Read more


Hundreds of kids get back-to-school supplies at West Philadelphia community fair

(Aug 31, 2023)

State Representative Joanna McClinton and Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jamie Gauthier hosted the back-to-school and job fair on 60th and Walnut streets, closing down the block for the all-day event. Read more


Hundreds get new bookbags at Cobbs Creek fair

(Aug 30, 2023)

With the block closed for three hours between Walnut and Chestnut sts. along 60th St., more than 300 neighborhood kids grabbed bookbags filled with school supplies during a day of fun at a Back-to-School community fair on Saturday (Aug. 26). Read more


McClinton, Young applaud $400K for Schuylkill Banks expansion

(Aug 29, 2023)

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29 – Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton and state Rep. Regina Young, both D-Phila./Delaware, are applauding a new $400,000 investment to extend the Schuylkill Banks trail in southwest Philadelphia. “Extending the Schuylkill Banks trail not only further beautifies our city but helps us build healthier and stronger communities by creating a safe place for neighbors to meet up, exercise and enjoy the outdoors, while also connecting communities along the river and providing additional transportation options,” McClinton said. “This project promotes wellness and connects people, neighborhood to neighborhood,” Young said. “We’re so excited about this funding and the benefits it presents to our community. The Schuylkill Banks trail is a vital resource in our city, and my office looks forward to its completion in the near future.” The lawmakers said that the funding, awarded by the Shapiro administration to local nonprofit Schuylkill River Development Corp., will be used to acquire the land to extend the Schuylkill Banks trail approximately 3,400 feet south from the area of 61st Street to Passyunk Avenue, providing a safe and reliable transportation system to more residents. SRDC is working to transform the Schuylkill Banks into a thriving greenway to spur economic development, connect vibrant neighborhoods and improve public health for local communities. Additional information about local Read more


My First Six Months as Speaker of the House

(Aug 28, 2023)

As August closes, it also concludes my first six months serving as Pennsylvania’s first woman speaker of the House. Every day, I am just as grateful to serve my neighbors in Harrisburg as I was when I was first elected in 2015. It is a privilege to advocate for issues and advance policies that not only strengthen the communities that I represent in Philadelphia and Delaware County, but that will benefit neighborhoods across Pennsylvania. Read more


On campus

(Aug 26, 2023)

LORETTO — Saint Francis University student Makenna Murphy of Altoona participated in a Women and Politics “New Leadership” program the week of June 4-9 at Chatham University, Pittsburgh.During the weeklong program, Murphy and the other young women traveled to the state’s capital in Harrisburg to meet, interact and network with several Pennsylvania legislators. During this trip, Murphy had the honor meeting and talking with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton. Read more