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๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—ž ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ to @cityandstatepa for this feature! It is truly an honor to be alongside these inspiring and remarkable women.

๐Ÿ“ฐ: @cityandstatepa 

๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ:
https://www.cityandstatepa.com/power-lists/2022/11/pennsylvania-power-diversity-women-100/380073/
I am honored to serve as Interim President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania State Senate.

https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/sen-kim-ward-of-hempfield-makes-history-as-first-female-pro-tempore-of-pa-senate/
Those who live in freedom will always be grateful to those who helped preserve it.

Thank you, veterans.

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Tomorrow is Election Day! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ

Find your polling place here:

https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/PollingPlaceInfo.aspx
I am proud to have sponsored legislation requiring sex traffickers to register as sex offenders in Pennsylvania under our stateโ€™s Meganโ€™s Law.

It was signed into law today as Act 144 of 2022.

This will offer one more resource to reduce such heinous acts, and I hope other states will follow.

We must serve as advocates for these victims. โค
It's #HispanicHeritageMonth!

๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฌ...

๐Ÿ’› There are 42,148 Hispanic-owned businesses in PA.

๐Ÿ’œ Nearly 1 in 4 new businesses is Hispanic-owned.

๐Ÿงก According to Census 2020, PA is home to 1,049,615 Latinos.

๐Ÿ’š PA is in the top 10 states where the most business loan applications from Latinos originated.

๐Ÿค A 2020 report found that during pre-pandemic times, Latino-owned businesses generated nearly $500 billion in annual revenue & employed 3.4 million people. #smallbiz

๐Ÿ“ฒ Hispanic Chambers of Commerce develop, promote & advocate on behalf of Hispanic businesses & professionals.
Find them on Twitter:
PGH: @PMAHCC Philadelphia: @GPHCC
My district office is still collecting non-perishable items to be given to food banks in our communities for ๐™ƒ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š๐™ง ๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™.

Neighbors helping neighbors is the best form of charity & one of the many traditions that make our country great.

Please consider donating to help a family in need by stopping by 1075 South Main Street in Greensburg w/ pantry items.

Thank you! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก
Today, we took a major step in the fight against breast cancer by passing 2 bills out of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

I was proud to sponsor Senate Bill 1330, which requires health insurance policies to cover, w/o patient cost-sharing, genetic counseling & genetic testing for BRCA 1 & BRCA 2 gene mutations.

Advancing this legislation from committee puts us one step closer to providing more resources for high-risk individuals to take proactive steps to monitor their potential for breast & ovarian cancer by removing the financial burden.

Senate Bill 1225, sponsored by 
@senatormensch requires health insurance policies to cover, w/o patient cost-sharing, an annual supplemental breast screening for women w/ a high lifetime risk of breast cancer.

These bills now advance to the full Senate for consideration.

EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES. ๐Ÿ’—

@pabreastcancer
235 years ago today, the Founding Fathers signed our Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ๐Ÿ””

Happy Constitution Day! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโœ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“œ

#paproud
September is National Preparedness Month.

During this time of year PA experiences a higher risk of flooding.

Get tips on how you can prepare for the unexpected at ready.pa.gov/NPMย 
#PreparedInPA
This morning, I listened to American heroes, and family members of American heroes who died, who worked to save others and to save our nation on September 11, 2001, the morning we will never forget. Unending gratitude to each of them. We will never forget their sacrifice nor the evil forces who attacked our homeland that morning.
According to Feeding Pennsylvania, nearly 2 million Pennsylvanians โ€“ or one in nine โ€“ are struggling with hunger and 500,000 of them are children.

The pandemic has caused an even greater need.

Iโ€™m asking for everyone who can to donate non-perishable items to their local food banks. My legislative district office is collecting donations from anyone who wishes to give, with those collections to be given to food banks in our communities. Thank you. โ™ฅ
A service dogโ€ฏhelps a person with a disability lead a more independent life. #NationalServiceDogMonth ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ

There are many roles of a service dog, including:

โ™ฅ Hearing & mobility
โ™ฅ Diabetic alert 
โ™ฅ Seizure response
โ™ฅ Psychiatric service
โ™ฅ Autism support
โ™ฅ Allergy detection

๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“€ ๐“Ž๐‘œ๐“Š to these furry heroes!
Itโ€™s back to school time in Pennsylvania!

Wishing all students a year filled with success, friendship & growth. ๐Ÿ“šโœ๏ธ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿ““๐ŸŽ

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