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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: May 11, 2016 10:20 AM
From: Senator Camera Bartolotta
To: All Senate members
Subject: Community Action Month Resolution
In the near future, I will introduce a resolution recognizing May 2016 as “Community Action Month” in Pennsylvania.

Community Action agencies are nonprofit, private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty.

Presently, there are approximately 1,000 Community Action agencies, serving the poor in every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Trust Territories. For 52 years, these agencies have enhanced the lives of people throughout every county in the Commonwealth by providing essential, life-changing services and opportunities such as affordable housing, economic development, health care, energy assistance, natural disaster relief and recovery. Community Action statistics underscore a positive impact these agencies have had on our local neighborhoods.

Despite budget cuts, shrinking resources and increased demands for services during these challenging economic times, Community Action in Pennsylvania has been remarkably successful in assisting low-income veterans, senior citizens, families, children and students to achieve and maintain economic security.

For these reasons, I ask you to join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as SR375