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In the Public Interest:
A List of Troubled Nursing Homes
When a family makes the hard decision to seek nursing home services for a loved one, they deserve to know if a facility under consideration suffers from systemic shortcomings. Learn more…

Welcome to the first edition of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs Newsletter.  Our goal is to use this newsletter to inform, engage, and support the African American Community in Pennsylvania.

We welcome your response and feedback at jalparker@pa.gov.


[October 19, 2018]
The NAACP’s Derrick Johnson discussed his organization’s efforts to increase African-American turnout in the 2018 midterm elections.


 Small Diverse Businesses Program
The PA State NAACP has joined with the PA Department of General Services to provide SMALL DIVERSE BUSINESS opportunities and information to your Small Business. The Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion & Small Business Opportunities (BDISBO) verifies self-certified Small Businesses that wish to participate as Minority, Woman, Veteran, Service Disabled Veteran, LGBT, and Disability-Owned Business Enterprises through the Small Diverse Businesses program. Eligible Small Business must hold certifications as diverse businesses with one of the Department’s approved third-party certification entities.
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  NAACP PA Response to Redistricting 


 A Resource: Navigating the Election Process for Students and First Time Voters
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Opposition to Gerrymandering: Could PA become a model for gerrymander reform?
A contentious fight is playing out in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A growing number of regular citizens are fed up with rigged election districts and showing up at the state capital to say so. And a first of its kind lawsuit argues that state legislators have violated their own state constitution. Help us tell the story about citizens standing up for voting rights.   Learn more >> 


Pennsylvania Equity and Inclusion Toolkit : PA Department of Education Download >>
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Pennsylvania Ranks Fourth in the Nation for Hate Groups. View List >>