August in PA-05: What You Might Have Missed

For our team, much of the month of August was dedicated to helping Americans and Afghan allies get to safety. It was a privilege to meet with some incoming evacuees at Philadelphia International Airport and to see the systems put in place to welcome individuals and families arriving in the United States.

Here is what else you might have missed:

Important Votes

H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Advancing the Build Back Better agenda

Committee Activity

House Judiciary Committee: Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: Potential Legislative Reforms

Visits Around PA-05

Matthew XXV Garden at St. Cornelius Church

Vigil to Protect Voting Rights

Delaware River tour

Delaware County Community College

7th Street business corridor in South Philly

FY22 Community Project Funding visits

The Darby Free Library, established in 1743, is the oldest library providing continuous service in the country. This historic gem needs urgent structural repairs, plus other upgrades to make the building accessible for patrons with disabilities.

Federal funding would help add a green roof to the new community center Upper Darby is developing. The project would transform a completely paved property into much-needed green space, which can serve as an educational tool, event space, and climate resiliency project.

Pass the Love food distribution

Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Vigil

Hanson Aggregates

“Vacc to School” event at Penn Wood Middle School

The Delta variant is very real, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. Now is the time to get vaccinated.

Mary Gay Scanlon currently serves a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District.

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