Have you heard? I’m in an intense fundraising competition with Senator Rafferty, where we are seeing who could raise the most money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
Help me put the squeeze on Senator Rafferty and donate to my stand at www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1447639.
Know About Events!
Alex’s Lemonade Stand
June 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Haverford Township Free Library
1601 Darby Rd
Havertown, PA 19083
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Haverford Guild of Craftsmen Summer
Fine Art and Craft Show
June 9 and 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Agnes Irwin School
Ithan Avenue and Conestoga Road
Rosemont, PA 19010
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Senator Leach’s Kids’ Fair
August 23, 2018
5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA 19401
RSVP at 610.768.4200 or at email@example.com
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Know Our Constituent Services!
- Check out my new website at www.SenatorLeach.com. You can learn about important legislative issues, services offered through my office, and view tons of videos and pictures of me!
- The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) works to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free nutritious meals and snacks that meet federal nutrition guidelines are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children. Reach out to my office or call 1.866.3.HUNGRY for assistance.
|Senator Leach presented Tami Peterson (L) and Jenifer Phillips (R) with the Librarian of the Year award at his annual LOTY award ceremony at Bonefish Grill King of Prussia.
Know Your Legislation
Eliminate Felony Murder from Pennsylvania Law
On June 4th, the PA Senate Judiciary Committee hosted a hearing for my bill on eliminating felony murder in Pennsylvania. You can view the hearing and more information at www.senatorleach.com/sb293.
Under current law, if you are involved as an accomplice in any felony, and someone is killed during the commission of that felony, you are guilty of second degree murder. This is true even if you did not kill anyone, and even if you did not know that anyone would be killed or even could be killed. In other words, if more than one person is involved in the perpetration of a felony, each person involved is legally responsible for a criminal homicide that occurs as a result. A guilty verdict for second degree murder requires a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
One of the foundational principles of justice is that we must punish people for crimes they commit or intend to commit in a way commensurate with the crimes. The felony murder statute violates that principle, in that it imprisons for life people who did not kill or intend to kill anyone. Such an unjustified punishment undermines the effectiveness of our justice system and the public’s faith in it. Furthermore, paying to imprison someone for life, despite a lack of intent to kill anyone, is a bad deal for taxpayers, as it’s enormously costly but does not make the public safer.
SB 293 amends the law so that an accomplice can only receive a conviction of felony murder, if the accomplice knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly disregards the risk of death, and it results in the death of another human.
Upcoming Mobile District Office Schedule for June
Thursday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Outreach at the Montco Senior Adult Activities Center
Thursday, June 21, 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.
Outreach at New Horizons Senior Center
Thursday, June 21, 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Outreach at the Montco Norristown Public Library