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A PROVEN LEADER. AN EFFECTIVE ADVOCATE.
A NEIGHBOR YOU CAN TRUST.
I get it. I’ve lived paycheck to paycheck, counting the pennies to make sure I had enough food to put on the table every week.
It wasn’t always easy, but I put myself through school while balancing work and single parenthood. You do what you have to do. We all do. That’s what helped me find the grit and resourcefulness to make change happen. As your State Senator, I’m taking on the issues that hit us hard every day. Things like job creation, livable wages, public school funding, and treating the addiction epidemic like the mental health crisis it is.
Like so many others, I got my start in community activism when I encountered a problem no one else was fixing.
As a young mom, I fought to get school bus access for the children in our neighborhood. The group we formed grew to address many other issues facing local residents – giving regular people a voice in making government work for them. Now it’s time to rally the community again. Please join me.
5 days ago
Tons of plastics and litter are dumped into our waterways every year. The debris can last a long time. A plastic bottle can take up to 450 years to degrade. Some plastics never completely degrade. Instead, they breakdown into many tiny pieces called microplastics that end up in the food chain.
Marine debris also damages marine habitats, which serve as the basis of marine ecosystems and are critical to many other species. The impact of the debris is vast as it causes economic loss, habitat damage, wildlife entanglement, vessel damage, and navigation hazards.
We need to be more thoughtful about where and how we dispose of our garbage to keep our waterways, our planet and ourselves healthy.
For more information, visit the NOAA Marine Debris Facebook page. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Our work to confront the opioid epidemic head-on continued Tuesday afternoon when Governor John Carney signed three bills into law, one of which I championed personally.
Senate Bill 161 is as important as it is simple. This legislation will allow police officers to connect anyone who has experienced an overdose or attempted suicide with behavioral health treatment services through the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
Empowering police officers to make those referrals will reduce the time it takes people in crisis to get the help they need and ensure we’re reaching the people who need those services the most.
Combined with House Bill 220, which will allow for more affordable drug and alcohol treatment, and House Joint Resolution 6, which will help increase the number of treatment providers, we have taken some key steps this week in addressing this issue.
Thank you to Gov. Carney, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Delaware State Police, DSAMH, atTAcK Addiction, Rep. David Bentz, Rep. Ray Seigfried and everyone who is working to get our residents the help they need. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Senator for all of the hard work you put into this. And thanks to all who have worked diligently on this.
Thank you, Senator!
Thank you Senator.
Thank you for caring! Keep up the excellent work!
Affordable ???? This means those that can’t afford fall through the cracks and die
Thank you Sen Hansen.
How about cracking down on the illegal drugs and increasing penalties stop with the plea bargains
Well Done 👍 Start putting the dealers in Jail!!
Why does it say most relevant is selected so some comments may have been filtered out ? Everyone comments are relevant why are you filtering out comments ?
Are police competent to do this?
Thank you Senator Hanson. 👍🏻
We are making great headway on our Multicultural Festival! Within the past 24 hours, two new vendors and the band Celtic Harvest signed on to participate.
We have participants from many faiths and cultural backgrounds including Irish, Indian, Hispanic, African, Christian, Muslim, Jewish and many other communities. I want to thank all the dedicated Multicultural Coalition members who attended last night’s planning meeting and who continue to work hard to make our festival a success.
I'm excited to see so much early enthusiasm for this event and can't wait to join my friends in celebrating our diverse cultures through food, arts, music, clothing, jewelry, cultural demonstrations and educational material.
We still have a few spots available for your community/cultural organization or vendors who want to get in on this first-time event. We have 10’ x 10’ location sites in the park for you to set up a table and display your items for sale, demonstration or discussion. If you would like to participate in the festival, please contact my assistant Jennifer Parrish at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 744-4039.
Remember to mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less
So sorry I’m going to miss it by a week!
Great meeting! It’s going to be a fantastic event.
Great Idea. I would be interested in volunteering.
Code Purple Kent County Delaware would like a table!
2 weeks ago
Looking for a job? Dot Foods is the largest food redistribution company in North America and they are moving to our area soon. This is a big deal and will have a noticeable impact on our economy, roads, and more.
As we near the opening date of their facility near the intersection of Red Lion and Wrangle Hill roads, Dot will be holding a few very important events.
TONIGHT, at the Aetna Fire Hall, there will be a community update and information session for all local residents who are interested or have questions about the impact Dot will have on the region.
Later this month - on August 17, 20, and 21 - there will be hiring events at the Route 9 Library in New Castle. If you are interested in applying for a job with Dot, be sure to make one of those dates! They will be interviewing people on the spot, so bring a resume and be prepared. Dozens if not hundreds of people will be needed to fill positions in the warehouse, work as drivers, fill office/admin roles, and more.
Please take a look at the flyer below and SHARE it to your friends and neighbors looking for employment. ... See MoreSee Less