State Rep. Dean will host a panel on abating gun violence on Thursday at Abington Friends.
State Rep. Madeleine Dean
Monday, May 6, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Check out a few things happening in around Upper Dublin this week.
Temple University will present “The Vagina Monologues” at the Act II Playhouse on Wednesday and Thursday. The women of Temple University Ambler will provide a rallying cry to stop the violence against women as they present their own benefit performance of “The Vagina Monologues” at 7:30 p.m. at the Act II Playhouse, 56 East Butler Avenue, Ambler. Tickets are $10 and proceeds from the performances will support the Montgomery County Women’s Center and Laurel House. -- The Temple Ambler Campus will hold its spring blood drive Wednesday and Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bright Hall Lounge. Click here for more information. -- State Rep. Madeleine Dean will host a public policy hearing on the privatization of state liquor stores on …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
State Rep. Madeleine Dean, in a proposed resolution, urges the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to require the completion of 50 hours of pro bono service before receiving a license to practice law.
State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, this week circulated among House colleagues proposed language for a resolution urging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to require aspiring lawyers to perform pro bono work before practicing law Dean said the idea behind the resolution started in part because of similar successful mandates in other states. Beginning in 2015, aspiring New York lawyers will be required to complete 50 hours of free legal service before practicing law. Although New York has taken the lead in establishing these requirements for bar admission, 21 national law schools require students to complete pro bono work to fulfill graduation requirements, according to The Wall Street Journal. "Since many aspiring lawyers currently provide …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, has been appointed to serve on the appropriations, finance, human services, and judiciary House committees for the 2013-14 legislative session. Dean will also serve as the Democratic vice chairwoman of the finance committee and will serve as the subcommittee chairwoman on mental health within the human services committee. She also was appointed to the ethics committee, which is not a standing committee. “These posts ensure a productive session for me and my staff,” she said. “Through service on these committees, I feel I am better positioned to advance legislation important to my district’s constituents, as well as all Pennsylvanians. It’s with pride and humility that I begin work on each appointment. "…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
State Rep. Madeleine Dean: ‘I don’t buy into the horse race.’
State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, hit the polls early to cast her vote. Dean voted this morning at Abington Library, along with throngs of other voters at polling place 11-1. The line to vote was just about out the door. It was something of a different feeling for Dean; the last time she voted for herself she was involved in a special election to fill the unexpired term of then-State Rep. Josh Shapiro. “There’s a whole lot of people running with me this time,” Dean said. “In the special election it was very much unknown. But now we have such a wave of people running … I don’t know, I feel very enthusiastic.” She also said felt excited about the chances of the Democrats today. “I feel really strongly about [the Democrats’ chances],” …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
State Rep. Dean reacts to the Voter ID law delay
State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, said earlier this afternoon that she was pleased that Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson issued a preliminary injunction on the state’s beleaguered voter ID law this morning. Via telephone, Dean said, “I am relieved and pleased that the courts recognized what we’ve been saying all along — that this bill disenfranchises hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania Voters. It’s a sad and cynical bill as well as costly and disruptive.” The law wasn’t shot down entirely. The preliminary injunction will only last until the general election. Simpson will rule on a permanent injunction after the election. For more information on the preliminary injunction, click here. Dean said she is still working to make sure …
Monday, September 10, 2012
State Rep. Madeleine Dean to host five GTGs.
On the heels of a “town hall” conference call, in which every registered voter in State Rep. Madeleine Dean’s district received a phone call, Dean, D-153, announced the dates for five real town hall meetings. Note: the Sept. 13 meeting has a new time. “I hope to hear from as many residents of the 153rd Legislative District as possible as I prepare to head back to Harrisburg when the House reconvenes this fall,” Dean said in a press release. “We’ll be discussing everything from the budget and new legislation to the issues affecting us here in our community, including the voter ID law and education funding.” The schedule for the meetings is below: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Dean said the law could affect 4,200 voters in her district.
Moments ago, State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, reacted to the recent ruling that upheld Pennsylvania’s voter identification law. Pennsylvania passed the law in March requiring all registered voters to show a valid and "acceptable" photo ID before voting. This is one of the strictest voter ID laws in the nation. “I’m disappointed with Judge [Robert] Simpson’s ruling,” Dean said. “It is a law that’s aimed to combat voter fraud, and there’s no evidence of in-person voter fraud. It’s a little incredulous, and it’s a little costly.” According to Dean, the law is estimated to cost between $5 million and $12 million to implement. “This happened at a time when we just went through budget season — programs were cut from needy citizens, and now …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, explains why she voted to table House Bill 1776.
Last week, the House Finance Committee, of which I am a member, voted to table House Bill 1776, which would partially eliminate school property taxes (school property taxes will remain for debt service and this bill will not eliminate township, fire, or county property taxes). [See the bill in the pdf section] After multiple hearings on this bill and over 13 hours of debate in committee – including over two hours last week at a meeting intended to vote on the proposal – the committee voted 13-11 to table this bill. Let me explain why I voted to table: Two of my top priorities since taking office last month after a special election have been to ensure that our schools have the proper support from the state and that seniors are not being …