People represented by PA House Representative Puskaric (District 39) and Representative Jason Ortitay (District 46) should be aware of two upcoming public town halls recently scheduled for next week. If you are unsure what district you reside in, click here.
CCJ seeks to empower and encourage the residents of those communities to attend these town halls and bring forth questions to their elected officials regarding the health impacts of petrochemical development as well as increased oil and gas development. Although inquiries have been made to increase national research on Ewings Sarcoma, little has been said about the health impacts of the petrochemical development and oil and gas development that is increasing in our communities right now.
In addition, increasing the minimum wage is currently being debated in the state legislature and folks should press these legislators to increase the wage for hard-working Pennsylvanians and to support labor unions in their fight to create and maintain safe, good jobs for the people in our region.
For the Residents of PA House District 39-
Representative Michael J. Puskaric, PA House District 39, serving parts of Washington and Allegheny Counties, will be holding a public town hall at the Somerset Township Satellite Office, 615 Vanceville Road, Eighty-Four, PA 15330, on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 12:00 PM. CCJ encourages residents to attend. Representative Puskaric serves on the Education, Insurance, and Labor and Industry Committees. He is also the Chairperson for the Commerce Subcommittee on Housing.
To learn more about the legislation Rep. Puskaric has sponsored and cosponsored, visit his biography here from the PA State Legislature’s website.
Given that Representative Puskaric is holding his town hall at noon on August 5th, many working Pennsylvanian’s may be unable to attend. Folks unable to attend should use this online form to send a comment to the legislator’s office or call them directly at 412-382-2009.
For the Residents of PA House District 46-
Representative Jason Ortitay of PA House District 46, serving parts of Washington and Allegheny Counties, will be holding a public town hall at the Canton Township Municipal Buildin, 1265 W Chestnut St., Washington, PA 15301, on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 7:00 PM. CCJ encourages residents to attend. Representative Ortitay serves on the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee as well as the Gaming Oversight Committee. In addition, he is the chairperson for both the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and the Education Subcommittee on Higher Education.
To learn more about the legislation Rep. Ortitay has sponsored and cosponsored follow this link to the PA Legislature’s official website.