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District Offices
21 N. Main Street, Unit 9
Coopersburg, PA 18036

Phone: (610) 282-0160
Fax: (610) 282-3955

191 Main St., Suite 104
Emmaus, PA 18049
Phone: (610) 965-5830
Fax: (610) 282-3955

56 W. Fourth St., 2nd Floor
Red Hill Borough Building
Red Hill, PA 18076
Phone: (215) 679-3152
Fax: (215) 679-3155
 
Capitol Office
5 East Wing
PO Box 202131
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2131
Phone: (717) 783-1673
Fax: (717) 705-7012
Free Shredder Event on Saturday
5/17/2019
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Free Paper Shredding Event Set for Saturday

Don’t forget about our annual paper shredding event on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. The free service will be available in the parking lot of my district office in Coopersburg, located at 21 N. Main St., Unit 9. It’s our way of helping to prevent identity theft.

This event is for residents only; no businesses, please. Residents can bring documents that contain sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers, medical data or bank account numbers, to be shredded at no cost to them. The limit per vehicle is five 30-gallon garbage bags or copy paper boxes of paperwork.
 
 
Supporting Our National Guard Members and Their Families

Recognizing the sacrifices made by the families of PA National Guard Members, the House approved legislation to provide them with education benefits.

House Bill 1324 would extend our current Pennsylvania National Guard Military Education Program by including a Guard member’s spouse or child in this benefit program. The benefit would pay for 10 semesters/quarters, or five years equivalent, at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education tuition rate.

The Guard member could earn these educational benefits for his or her spouse and/or children by committing to a second obligation of six years with the Pennsylvania National Guard. This would help retain current National Guard members and attract transitioning military service members to Pennsylvania while also supporting Guard families.

The bill now moves to the Senate for its consideration.
 
 
May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Working to support people struggling with depression or other mental health conditions, the House recently designated May as “Mental Health Awareness Month” in the Commonwealth.

Mental illness is not always visible, but it affects Pennsylvanians from all walks of life. This invisibility can make people feel isolated and unable to share their experiences.

Only about half of people impacted by mental illness seek treatment, and too many people struggle in silence. It is important that all Pennsylvanians understand mental illness is a biologically based disorder that requires medical attention. Learn more here.
 
 
In the District

My thanks to the Phoebe Institute on Aging for inviting me to be one of the guest speakers at its spring conference last week at DeSales University. I talked about mental health legislation we’ve enacted recently and my own personal story.

Photos courtesy: Phoebe Institute on Aging 2019 Spring Conference
                                     
 
Fish for Free Next Weekend

If you’ve been thinking about trying fishing or wanting to introduce your child or a friend to the joys of fishing, you’ll have a great chance to do so next weekend.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will host the first of its two annual Fish for Free Days next Sunday, May 26. On Fish for Free Days, anyone – resident or non-resident – can legally fish on all Pennsylvania waterways without a license. All other fishing regulations will still apply.

For your convenience, there are even opportunities to borrow equipment from certain sites at state parks and other locations. You can find those locations by clicking here.

The second Fish for Free day is scheduled for Thursday, July 4.
 
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Office Locations
21 N. Main Street, Unit 9, Coopersburg, PA 18036 | Phone: (610) 282-0160
191 Main St., Suite 104, Emmaus, PA 18049 I Phone: (610) 965-5830
 56 W. Fourth St., Second Floor, Red Hill, PA 18076 I Phone: (215) 679-3152
5 East Wing, PO Box 202131, Harrisburg, PA 17120-2131 | (717) 783-1673
Email: jsimmons@pahousegop.com
TTY: 855-282-0614 
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