Glenside, PA Last week, Rep. Dean spent her busy district week connecting with different diverse groups across the 4th Congressional District. 

On Thursday February 20, Census Recruiters Garland I Patterson, Sonia Patterson and our very own – Val Scott-Cooper, provided over 25 constituents with the tools to succeed as census workers. From registration to general questions, the event proved the importance of an accurate count during this year’s 2020 Census as it directly impacts the allocation of federal dollars for education, infrastructure and transportation.

On Friday, Rep. Dean attended the LOVE WINS Gala, hosted by Montgomery County’s LGBT Business Council. Rep. Dean presented LGBTQ+ activist, Ricky Buttacavoli, with a Congressional citation and enjoyed meeting fellow champions for equality and acceptance.

Salem Baptist Church’s Green Book, a highlight reel of the African American owned businesses, inspired yesterday’s event. On February 24, Rep. Dean hosted a Black-business roundtable to discuss race and inclusion in business. The discussion included the following participants:

  • Rev. Marshall Paul Hughes Mitchell, Pastor of Salem Baptist Church
  • Bernard Chavis, Chavis Enterprises
  • Gary Shepherd, Third Level Media
  • Desmin Daniels, Rose Petal Café
  • Napoleon Nelson, Cheltenham Township
  • Charles Thomas, Tie the Knot
  • Rev. Frank Legette, Pastor of Grace Tabernacle Church

This Black History Month and in the months to follow, Rep. Dean will continue to advocate for policies and legislation that empower black-business owners.

Inspired and excited, Rep. Dean returned to Washington D.C., carrying with her the stories from constituents, black business owners, and LGBTQ+ activists.

Rep. Madeleine Dean is a mother, grandmother, attorney, professor, former four-term member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and U.S. Representative for the Fourth District of Pennsylvania.