Senior citizens and their family
members and caregivers are once again invited to the annual Senior
Citizens Expo in Roulette on Friday, Oct. 7. The free event will be held
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roulette Fire Hall, 12 Riverside Drive.
The event offers access to a wealth
of valuable information about issues such as health care, insurance,
nutrition and exercise, fire safety, financial planning, fraud
protection, government services and more, all in one convenient
location. Health screenings will also be offered, and door prizes will
be awarded. Lunch will be provided for all attendees and exhibitors.
I hope to see you there!
Taking a Look at PA’s Manufactured Home Industry
I joined the House Majority Policy Committee at Colony Factory Homes in
Clarion County to learn more about the manufactured housing industry
and its positive impact on the regional and state economies. The hearing
included a discussion about financing, transportation and building code
regulations, along with the challenge of finding skilled workers and
the need to expose students to the types of good-paying careers in the
building trades. After the hearing, we toured the facility to see the
various phases of modular home construction. I took the opportunity to
ask about where the company obtains the forest products it uses for
construction, and was happy to learn much of it comes from here in
Examining the Integrity of PA’s Election Process
The House State Government Committee
hosted a public hearing this week to discuss preparations for the
November General Election and ongoing efforts to protect and improve
election integrity throughout the Commonwealth.
At issue was ensuring that only
those individuals who are legally entitled to vote are able to cast
ballots during next month’s General Election and whether current
election technology is safe from potential outside influence.
Presentations included those by the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
Public Interest Legal Foundation, League of Women Voters of
Pennsylvania, Republican City Committee of Philadelphia and the
Committee of Seventy. Footage of the hearing is available at www.PAHouseGOP.com. Just click on the video button on the left navigation bar.
Remember These Upcoming Election Deadlines
The Department of State is reminding residents that the deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 11, and the deadline to submit absentee ballots is Friday, Nov. 4.
To legally register, individuals must be at least age 18 on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8,
and reside in their local voting precincts at least 30 days prior to
the election. Once registered to vote, you are not required to register
again unless you change your residence, name or political party
affiliation. To vote by absentee ballot, you must be unable to appear at
your local polling place for a specific reason, such as illness or
disability, work travel or vacation, or a college student living at
For more information, or to register to vote online, visit www.VotesPA.com. Information is also available at your local county’s Board of Elections.
Veterans Assistance Available
Please note: Veterans assistance
hours at the Bradford office, which were included in last week’s email,
have been canceled this month due to the Columbus Day holiday. They will
resume next month. I apologize for the inconvenience.
The November schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Dan Falls of the American Legion will be at the Coudersport office,
107 S. Main St. Appointments are required and should be made by calling 814-274-9769.
Monday, Nov. 7, 1-3 p.m. – Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the Kane office, 55 Fraley St. No appointments are necessary.
Monday, Nov. 14, 1-3 p.m.
– Melissa Davis of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be at the
Bradford office, 78 Main St. No appointments are necessary.
For information about future veterans outreach dates and locations, click here.
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