Bipartisan & Bicameral Legislative Support

The Honorable State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams (D)

Prime Sponsor of Senate Bill 476
Pennsylvania Organizing Committee (SOC)
2019 Hero of the Year

Few things in life bring more joy than the opportunity to raise children and witness them become the best versions of themselves. Every parent deserves that reality.

Too often, children across Pennsylvania grow up without the benefit of both parents through no fault of their own. In many instances, institutional barriers play a limiting role in what could otherwise be positive and meaningful parent-child relationships.

The parent who receives too little attention in conversations about the family structure tends to be the father. If we continue to overlook the vital role all fathers, regardless of social status play in the development of their children, we will continue to see a decline in the societal 

Structure, grounded in love and respect we’ve all come to cherish.

Each of us has a responsibility to encourage and, where possible, facilitate healthy family relationships; and, there must be a greater focus on the father’s role in the family. I introduced legislation to create a Commission on Greater Father Family Involvement not to minimalize the extraordinary value mothers bring to the family, but to recognize that a child’s development will never be whole until the father is allowed to participate in a complete and authentic way. I’m grateful for your concern and support in this endeavor. Our collective strength can make all the difference.


Pennsylvania Senate

The Honorable Ryan P. Aument (R)
State Senator 36th District

Co-Sponsor S.B. 476

The Honorable James R. Brewster (D)
State Senator 45th District

Co-Sponsor S.B. 476

The Honorable Patrick M. Browne (R)
State Senator 16th District

Supporter of S.B. 476

The Honorable Jay Costa, Jr. (D)
State Senator 43rd District

Supporter of S.B. 476

The Honorable Andrew E. Dinniman (D)
State Senator 19th district

Co-Sponsor S.B. 476

The Honorable Art Haywood (D)
State Senator 4th District

Co-Sponsor S.B. 476


Proposed Amended Senate Bill 476


House of Representatives

The Honorable Lori A. Mizgorski (R)
State Representative 30th District

Prime Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Donna Bullock (D)
State Representative 195th District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Danilo Burgos (D)
State Representative 197th District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Lynda Schlegel Culver (R)
State Representative 108th District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Austin A. Davis (D)
State Representative 35th District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Gary Day (R)
State Representative 187th District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Edward C. Gainey (D)
State Representative 24th District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Rich Irvin (R)
State Representative 81st District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Stephen Kinsey (D)
State Representative 201st District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Joanna E. McClinton (D)
State Representative 191st District

House Democratic Caucus Chair & Supporter

The Honorable David R. Millard (R)
State Representative 109th District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Thomas P. Murt (R)
State Representative 152nd District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Harry Readshaw (D)
State Representative 36th District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872

The Honorable Jake Wheatley (D)
State Representative 19th District

Co-Sponsor H.B. 2872


House Bill 2872