Pennsylvania Call for Executive and Legislative Support

June 5, 2020

Pennsylvania Call for Executive and Legislative Support

As nonprofits face unprecedented financial challenges due to COVID-19, your action is needed in requesting the State of Pennsylvania to waive the remaining 50% reimbursable unemployment charges after the 50% provided in the CARES Act. Contact Governor Wolf and your legislators via phone and email asking the following:

We are requesting a waiver from the State of Pennsylvania’s requirement that reimbursing employers reimburse the State for unemployment charges when those charges are for COVID-19 related unemployment claims.

FIRST, please contact your legislators which can be found at the following site: Once you identify your legislators, call and email asking for their support. It is crucial to let them know that many nonprofits will go bankrupt if the State of Pennsylvania does not grant this waiver.

SECOND, contact Governor Wolf and key staff:

Govorner Tom Wolf

Department of Labor and Industry Secretary W. Gerard Oleksiak
Complete and submit this form

THIRD, contact key committee chairmen within the Pennsylvania General Assembly:

House Labor & Industry Committee

Representative Jim Cox (R-Berks), Chairman
Capitol office 717-772-2435
District office 610-670-0139

Representative Patrick Harkins (D-Erie), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-7406
District office 814-459-1949

House Health Committee

Representative Kathy Rapp (R-Warren), Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-1367
District office 814-723-5203

Representative Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-705-1875
District office 412-422-1774

House Human Services Committee

Representative Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery), Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-6886
District office 215-674-3755

Representative Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-1407
District office 215-291-5643

House Aging & Older Adult Services Committee

Representative Gary Day (R-Lehigh), Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-3017
District office 610-760-7082

Representative Steve Samuelson (D-Northampton), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-705-1881
District office 610-867-3890

House Children & Youth Committee

Representative Karen Boback (R-Luzerne), Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-1117
District office 570-675-6000

Representative Joseph Petrarca (D-Westmoreland), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-5142
District office 724-567-6982

Senate Labor & Industry Committee

Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-1463
District office 724-225-4380

Senator Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia), Minority Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-1141
District office 215-533-0440

Senate Health & Human Services Committee

Senator Michele Brooks (R-Mercer), Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-1322
District office 724-588-8911

Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery), Minority Chairman
Capitol office 717-787-1427
District office 215-242-8171

Senate Aging & Youth Committee

Senator Judy Ward (R-Blair), Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-5490
District office 814-695-8386

Senator Maria Collett (D-Montgomery), Minority Chairwoman
Capitol office 717-787-6599
District office 215-368-1429

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