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February 2020

Coffee with Collett in Warrington

February 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Warrington Starbucks, 270 Easton Road
Warrington, PA 18976 United States
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Join me for Coffee with Collett event is this Sunday, February 9th at the Warrington Starbucks (270 Easton Road). Stop by any time between 1:30pm and 3:00pm to chat about the state and local issues that matter most to you. Hope to see you there!

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PFAS in Pennsylvania Panel

February 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Delaware Valley University – Life sciences auditorium, 700 E Butler Ave
New Britain, PA 18901 United States
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PFAS in Pennsylvania Panel

Delaware Valley University is a leader in agricultural and environmental science. I am honored they asked me to talk with their students about the state of PFAS contamination in Pennsylvania and what we can do to address it. My fellow panelists and I will give a broad overview and field student questions.

This panel is open to the public and is perfect for those of you who don’t know much about the topic yet and want to learn the basics.

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Fastnacht Day

February 19, 2020
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Fastnacht Day

Fastnachts are diamond-shaped, donut-like pastries originally made by the Pennsylvania Dutch to use up all of their sugar and fat before the Lenten season began. Tuesday, February 25 is Fastnacht Day (also Fat Tuesday), and bakeries around our district are offering these delicious treats. Make sure to pre-order this week if you plan to purchase a dozen or more! I’m looking forward to making some fastnachts myself with the Little Zion Lutheran Church in Telford. You can order their homemade…

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March 2020

Consumer Protection Open House

March 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gwynedd Corporate Ctr, 1180 Welsh Road, Suite 130
North Wales, PA 19454 United States
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Consumer Protection Open House

Do you need to file a consumer complaint? Questions about fraud? Visit my North Wales office for a Consumer Protection Open House on Monday, March 2 between 2pm and 5pm. Representatives from the PA Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protections will be available to assist with consumer complaints, signing up for scam prevention text alerts, and answering any consumer-related questions.

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Coffee with Collett in Ambler

March 12, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Wake Coffee Roasters, 133 S. Main Street
Ambler, PA 19002 United States
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Coffee with Collett in Ambler

Save the date for our next Coffee with Collett event in Ambler at Wake Coffee Roasters! Stop by on Thursday, March 12 anytime between 8:30am-10am to chat about the local issues that matter to you.

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Dark Waters Screening & Panel

March 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hatboro Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Road
Horsham, PA 19044 United States
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Dark Waters Screening & Panel

On Sunday March 15, join us for a free screening of Dark Waters, a Mark Ruffalo film about PFAS contamination in West Virginia. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with myself, State Rep. Todd Stephens, the Buxmont Coalition for Safer Water, and more. Register for your free tickets before they’re gone here.

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March 2021

Filing Taxes During COVID: What You Need to Know

March 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Do you have questions about filing your 2020 taxes? Join me for a virtual tax prep town hall event on Friday, March 19! Panelists from the IRS and Temple Ambler’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will walk you through how unemployment, stimulus checks, and charitable donations may impact your returns and what resources are available to help you file. We’ll also answer your tax questions live.  Click here to submit your question.

Tune in at 12pm on March 19 at facebook.com/senatorcollett or senatorcollett.com/taxes. A captioned version of the town hall will be available on my website following the event.

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COVID Vaccine Virtual Town Hall

March 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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COVID Vaccine Virtual Town Hall

Although more and more Pennsylvanians are being vaccinated every day, there are still many questions that remain for those still waiting. The PA Senate Democrats are partnering with experts to host several virtual town halls to answer questions about eligibility, timing, side effects, and more. 

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June 2021

Summer Food Drive

June 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - July 2, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
District Office – North Wales, Gwynedd Corporate Center, 1180 Welsh Rd, Suite 130
North Wales, 19454
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Summer Food Drive

This Hunger Awareness Month, I’m partnering with TruMark Financial Credit Union to collect kid-friendly, nonperishable food for Philabundance, benefitting kids throughout our region.

We’re accepting donations at our district offices during business hours (M-F, 9am-4:30pm) from Monday, June 7 to Friday, July 2:

  • North Wales Office: Gwynedd Corporate Center, 1180 Welsh Rd, Suite 130, North Wales, PA 19454
  • Warminster Office: 1410 W Street Rd, Suite A, Warminster, PA 18974

Donation bins will be just outside our offices for contactless drop-offs.

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October 2021

Shredding Event for Montgomery Township Residents

October 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
William F. Maule Park At Windlestrae, 1197 Kenas Rd19454
North Wales, PA 19454 United States
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Shredding Event for Montgomery Township Residents

Montgomery Township and Senator Maria Collett are partnering to offer a FREE Shredding Event to Residents of Montgomery Township. *Limit is 4 file sized boxes (9" x 12" x 18") ** Paper, paperclips, and staples ONLY

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November 2021

Hatfield Health Fair & Toys for Tots Donation Drive

November 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 40 N Main Street
Hatfield, PA 19440 United States
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2021 Hatfield Health Fair & Toys for Tots Donation Drive

Join us for our first health fair and donation drive of 2021! We will have giveaways, free health screenings, veteran discount ID registration, and wellness resources for all ages. We are also collecting new toy donations for our local branch of Marines Toys for Tots. Thanks in advance to all who donate! Please note: Masks will be required for all participants. Flu Shots & COVID-19 Vaccines Flu shots & Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines will be provided by Skippack Pharmacy. Appointments are…

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Willow Grove Health Fair & Shred Event

November 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Willow Grove YMCA, 3300 Davisville Road
Hatboro, PA 19040 United States
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2021 Willow Grove Health Fair & Shred Event

Join us for our Willow Grove Health Fair & Shred Event! We will have giveaways, free health screenings, interactive demos, and wellness resources for all ages. From 11am-1pm, free paper shredding will be available in the parking lot. Please note: Masks will be required for all participants. Shredding Free drive-thru paper shredding will be provided by Richter Mobile Shredding from 11am-1pm in the YMCA parking lot. There will be a three box limit per car. Please take a look at…

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December 2021

12th District Town Hall

December 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Horsham Township Community Center, 1025 Horsham Rd
Horsham, PA 19044 United States
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12th District Town Hall 12/15

I'm hosting an in-person 12th District Town Hall on Wednesday, December 15 at 7pm in the Horsham Township Community Center (1025 Horsham Rd). I will be sharing legislative and constituent service updates and listening to your questions and concerns. The town hall will also be live streamed on Facebook: facebook.com/senatorcollett.  Questions? Contact our office at senatorcollett.com or 215-368-1429.

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Pennie Health Care Enrollment Town Hall

December 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Pennie Health Care Enrollment Town Hall

Join Senator Collett and Pennie representatives for a virtual town hall event on Thursday, December 16 at 4pm. Learn more about Pennie, Pennsylvania’s ACA health insurance marketplace, how to select the best plan for you and your family, and if you may be eligible for financial assistance. You can watch live on Senator Collett’s Facebook page or here on senatorcollett.com/pennie.   Pennie’s presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A. Submit your questions here:

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January 2022

Pennie Healthcare Enrollment Event

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Senator Collett will host a Pennie healthcare enrollment event this January. You will have the opportunity to meet with a Pennie broker who will help navigate the healthcare marketplace, answer questions, and find the plan that is right for you and your family.

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February 2022

PA Budget Breakdown Virtual Town Hall

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Budget Breakdown Virtual Town Hall - February 15, 2022

Want to learn more about the Pennsylvania budget process? Join Senator Maria Collett and Representative Nancy Guenst for their PA Budget Breakdown Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, February 15 at 5pm. The legislators will discuss Governor Wolf’s proposed spending plans, share their own priorities for the budget season, and answer your questions about the process.

To participate, register for the Zoom event or watch the livestream at senatorcollett.com/budget or Senator Collett’s Facebook page.

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March 2022

2021 Tax Prep Town Hall

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Tax Prep Town Hall - March 11, 2022

Want to know more about how unemployment, child tax credits, or charitable donations may impact your 2021 tax return?

Senator Collett hosted a virtual town hall event to answer your questions and connect you to local resources available to help you file. Panelists include representatives from the IRS and Temple Ambler’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Watch the livestream on Friday, March 11 at 12pm at Facebook.com/senatorcollett or here on this webpage, senatorcollett.com/taxes.

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Community Blood Drive

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Horsham Township Community Center, 1025 Horsham Rd
Horsham, PA 19044 United States
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Community Blood Drive - March 21, 2022

The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade, threatening patient care. Together, we can help! I’m teaming up with the Red Cross to host a blood drive on Monday, March 21 from 2pm-7pm at the Horsham Township Community Center (1025 Horsham Rd).

Appointments are required. Sign up at redcrossblood.org and enter the code “community” or call 1-800-733-2767.

Interested in donating blood but can’t make it to our event? Find a donation site and schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org.

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April 2022

Policy Hearing: #ItsOnUs: Combatting Sexual Assault on Campus

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Policy Hearing - #ItsOnUs: Combatting Sexual Assault on Campus

On April 7th, 2022, Senators Muth, Cappelletti, Schwank, Collett, Hughes, and Santarsiero will host a hearing on the movement against sexual assault on college campus and the Governor's It's On Us package of bills designed to address this issue.

The It’s On Us campaign is a national initiative started by the Obama Administration to raise awareness about sexual assault; teaching participants that assault includes non-consensual sex, advising them on how to identify dangerous situations, empowering them to intervene, and urging them to create an environment of support for victims and survivors. 

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Policy Hearing: Innovations for Economic Recovery: Childcare and College Students

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Policy Hearing - Innovations for Economic Recovery

On April 28th, Senators Collett, Cappelletti, Schwank, and Comitta will hold a hearing to discuss the challenges facing student and staff at institutions of higher education surrounding childcare. Lack of affordable and accessible childcare has impacted every industry and become dire during the pandemic. Colleges are in a unique position to help bolster the childcare space while preparing current and future economic contributors for the challenges and opportunities in a COVID-endemic world. The hearing will explore the need: with testimony…

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May 2022

Ida Insurance Meeting

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maple Glen Elementary School, 1581 Fort Washington Avenue
Maple Glen, PA 19002 United States
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Meeting with the Insurance Department Officials

Are You Having Ida-Related Insurance Issues? 

This Thursday, May 5 at 6pm, I am cohosting a meeting with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and Representatives Stephens and Sanchez for interested community members who suffered property damage during the 2021 tornado that struck Horsham and Upper Dublin. Many families are still struggling to restore their lives and continue to have trouble with their insurance claims.

The meeting will take place at Maple Glen Elementary School, 1581 Fort Washington Ave. in Maple Glen.

There will be a briefing by the Insurance Department on trends which have emerged from complaints made by residents over the last 7 months. If you would like to file a formal complaint but have not already done so, compete the form and bring it along with you to the meeting.

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Coffee with Collett at Hatboro Dish

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Hatboro Dish, 102 S York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040 United States
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Coffee with Collett at Hatboro Dish

Join Senator Collett and her staff at Hatboro Dish on Friday, May 6 between 8:30am-10am to learn more about the Senator’s work in Harrisburg and around the district and chat about the issues that are on your mind over fresh coffee.

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Coffee with Collett at Be Well Bakery & Café

May 12 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Be Well Bakery & Café, 2651 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 United States
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Coffee with Collett at Be Well Bakery & Café

o Join Senator Collett and her staff at Be Well Bakery & Café on Thursday, May 12 between 8:30am-10am to learn more about the Senator’s work in Harrisburg and around the district and chat about the issues that are on your mind over fresh coffee.

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Drive Thru Shred Event

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Upper Gwynedd Township Building, 1 Parkside Place
North Wales, PA 19454 United States
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Drive Thru Shred Event with Sen. Collett & Rep. Hanbidge

Senator Collett & Rep. Hanbidge are hosting a FREE drive thru paper shredding event in the Upper Gwynedd Township Building parking lot on Saturday, May 21 from 10am-1pm. This is a great opportunity to safely dispose of sensitive documents and protect your identity. There will be a three paper bag limit per vehicle, and we cannot accept plastic bags, three ring binders, ledger books, cardboard, x-rays, CDs or large binder clips.

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June 2022

Policy Hearing – Student Voices in Education

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Norristown Area School District | Administration Building, 401 North Whitehall Road
West Norriton, PA 19403 United States
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Policy Hearing - Student Voices in Education - June 3, 2022

On June 3rd, Senators Kearney, Muth, Cappelletti, and Collett will hold a hearing on student voices in education. Legislators, stakeholders, advocates, and parents dominate the vast majority of Pennsylvania’s public debate on hot button issues around education, including equity in schools, school climate, and student mental health. Rarely do the students who are the subjects of these debates get to weigh in on the issues themselves. This hearing will be an opportunity for students from 8 diverse school districts in Montgomery County who have been engaged in dialogue and data-driven research on these critical issues to present their research and experiences to policy makers. Specifically, students will present findings from research projects they conducted using the Psychological Sense of School Membership survey within their schools, that speak to questions of belonging within schools and equity between different student groups. The hearing will give policy makers a deeper understanding of school environments that affect youth mental health, school climate and safety, and inequality – all of which have been identified as top education concerns for policy development by members of the Education Committee and the caucus at large.

This hearing will be held at Norristown Area School District | Administration Building | 401 North Whitehall Road, West Norriton, PA 19403 with a ZOOM option for those who wish to participate virtually.

If participating virtually, register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlde-tpz8uHtFraJyxOfzrnbeuesjcXHh-

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