2017 Update-July 8th to 27th

I attended a Public Leadership Institute conference in Washington DC on July 7th to 9th. I served on a panel exploring how legislatures are ensuring that women have control over their reproductive rights. On Monday the 10th I joined a morning conference call with the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence, on whose board I serve. I met with DSEA that afternoon to discuss education reform, and joined a call with the Governor’s staff to plan for the upcoming bill signing. On Wednesday the 12th I hosted my monthly constituent coffee at Caffe’ Gelato, and afterwards had another meeting on education reform.

On Monday the 17th I joined the groundbreaking for the Newark Train Station project, had a second call to plan for the library bills signing, and attended a meeting at the Newark Free Library of a group that spun off from the January Women’s Marches. On Tuesday the 18th I joined a conference call regarding wireless antenna policy for the City of Newark. On the 19th I participated in the bill signing at the Newark Free Library for two library bills I prime-sponsored. Afterwards, I met with a member of the Governor’s staff to discuss economic policy and strategy. On Thursday morning I attended a viewing of the mother of one of my legislative colleagues. That afternoon I addressed the Senior Surfers Club at the Newark Senior Center. Our discussion focused on the state budget which had been adopted earlier this month.

On Tuesday the 25th I hosted an online, Facebook Live town hall. On Wednesday I joined a conference call regarding the End of Life Options Act legislation. On Thursday Pam and I attended Governor’s Day at the State Fair in Harrington.

Emails—In the past few weeks the pace of emails has calmed down. I had a lot of emails and phone calls regarding the orphanage property on Route 4 which the county was considering acquiring for a future park.

I had emails about a safe communities campaign, about upcoming bill signings, setting up future meetings, teacher turnover in urban versus suburban schools, open carry policy, implementation of HB190 which amends the Coastal Zone Act, income tax policy, City of Newark meetings on stormwater control and flood map changes,

I began door knocking and constituent meetings this month, and after door knocking I often have emails following up on concerns raised by residents, related to water pipe replacement, shrubbery trimming, prohibiting trucks on Thompson Station Road, pothole repairs, and traffic control at the Deer Park