December 30, 2020 10:00 am - 11:15 am
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FREE EVENT, Zoom In and Chat With Our Legislators
December 30 from 10:00 to 11:15 am
We are delighted to announce that our two speakers for our Dec. 30 are State Rep. Tim Briggs and State-Senator Elect Amanda Cappelletti
Representative Tim Briggs was first elected in 2008 to serve as state representative for the 149th Legislative District, which consists of Upper Merion Township, Bridgeport and West Conshohocken Boroughs, and parts of Lower Merion and West Norriton townships.
During his time in the House, Briggs has become a strong progressive voice, especially for children. He has consistently advocated for public education and early childhood education, and he has introduced legislation focused on improving the lives of children and strengthening Pennsylvania for the future. As a freshman lawmaker, he was able to get a law enacted that helps keep siblings in foster care together when they are placed into foster homes.
Briggs was also successful in authoring legislation that has addressed the dangers student-athletes face from concussions, improved gender equity in school sports, and required suicide awareness and education training for our educators. He has also introduced bills to implement anti-bullying policies in our public schools, protect children from accessing firearms, and increase the transparency of campaign finances. He has taken the lead on addressing our throwaway society and recycling habits through the Zero Waste PA package of legislation.
Briggs serves as the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He was a proud member of the Green Dog Caucus, a strong coalition of environmentally conscientious legislators in the House, and a founding member of the House Climate Caucus and he has previously been ranked the top environmental legislator in Pennsylvania by the Sierra Club’s Pennsylvania Chapter.
State Senator-Elect Amanda Cappelletti
Amanda Cappelletti will be inducted State Senator for the 17th State Senatorial District in January. The State Senatorial Seventeenth District lies in Montgomery and Delaware Counties, representing Haverford and Radnor Townships in Delaware County, and the boroughs of Bridgeport, Narberth, and Norristown, and the townships of East Norriton, Lower Merion, Plymouth, Upper Merion, West Conshohocken, and Whitpain in Montgomery County.
She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the East Norriton Board of Supervisors. Cappelletti is an attorney with a Master’s in Public Health, and has worked in Harrisburg to advance progressive policy. She worked with Representative Donna Bullock and as a Fellow for the ACLU of Pennsylvania. She was a member of the first group awarded the William Penn Fellowship through the Governor’s office: first as an advocate for children at the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, and then at the Department of Human Services as a policy specialist tracking legislation to assess implementation. Most recently, Amanda served as Director of Policy for Planned Parenthood advocating for proactive reproductive legislation.
Each legislator will update attendees on current developments within Montgomery County, and Pennsylvania, and then welcome any questions you may have! Ryan Rosenbaum, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, will facilitate the conversation.
This is a FREE event, registration requested so we can email you the Zoom login information.
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