Jessica Scarane Is the Right Choice for U.S. Senator

I am proud to endorse Jessica Scarane for U.S. Senate. As an elected official, who has served seven terms, I am often asked for my opinion of different candidates vying for elected office. It would be presumptuous of me to try to define the sincerity of an individual candidate’s intentions or motives for attaining office or the ideals that motivate them. However, it is logical for me to examine the historical record of elected officials’ performances and positions and let the public know my appreciations or concerns. Jess Scarane has […]

Letter of Support and Commitment to Delaware’s Black Community and the Delaware Legislative Black Caucus

Delaware General Assembly State of Delaware 411 Legislative Avenue Dover, Delaware 19901 We, the undersigned, submit this open letter as elected Delaware legislators who have been appalled by police actions of the last few weeks. We have been equally appalled by the attempt to shift focus to “looters”, seemingly to distract attention from the cry of racism and black disenfranchisement. The recent events surrounding and following the brutal public murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by four members of that city’s police force have once more brought into focus a […]

Resources for COVID-19 in Delaware

Voter Information and Voting by Mail Stay-at-Home Resources for Kids and Families Medical, food, employment, and other government services: Additional resources for COVID-19: Coronavirus information from the State of Delaware Resources from the Delaware House Democratic Caucus Resources and learning activities from the Delaware Department of Education Homeowner assistance and other resources from the Delaware State Housing Authority Learn more about COVID-19 from the CDC:

Close child care centers to all but essential workers’ children

It’s time for Delaware leadership to get serious about protecting its population from the spread of the deadly coronavirus. It is no longer an option to claim that child care facilities are safe places or “controlled environments” or that children are less likely to contract the virus. The reality that a positive test for the virus has occurred in a child care center sounds a vivid warning that Delaware must act quickly and resolutely. New Jersey’s Governor has issued an executive order (Executive Order 110) to close child care centers […]

News Journal spreading false information on coronavirus at daycares

I have repeatedly questioned the Department of Health and Social Services and the Governor’s office recording their ongoing promulgation of erroneous data and misrepresentations in their recommendations to childcare providers. Although I have made available well sourced studies that challenge the validity of their persistent pronouncements that daycares are “controlled environments” that are able to limit infectious contacts and behaviors, the Governor’s office and now the News Journal have doubled and tripled down on the falsities that they continue to spread. These misrepresentations of the truth not only misinform the […]

DHSS daycare guidance puts our communities at risk

UPDATE: The News Journal is now spreading the same false information as the governor. Read my most recent post about the misinformation on the risks at daycares. DHSS and the governor have continued recommending that PRIVATE child care settings not be closed. They previously released a press release supposedly issuing “Guidance for Childcare Providers on Coronavirus”. Yet this information is not about providing guidance to child care providers. This is about telling parents to continue sending their children to child care “for structure” and “keeping non-public school childcare open helps […]

Amazon’s corporate extortion supported by the “Delaware Way”

Once again Delaware taxpayers can bear witness to the ugliness and venality of the so called “Delaware Way.” Amazon, the multi-billion dollar conglomerate owned by the one of the richest individuals on the planet, Jeff Bezos, is asking for $4.5 million in Delaware taxpayer money to “establish its operations in Wilmington.” This is another “prime” example of wealthy corporations seeking corporate welfare from ordinary working families who struggle each day to afford basic essentials. Throughout my entire tenure as an elected State Representative, I have dedicated myself to exposing these […]

Christina School Board election on April 14

This Tuesday, May 14, there is a very important election scheduled for a Christina School Board position. John Young is an extremely intelligent and dedicated advocate for public school children, educators and families. He has consistently shown the willingness and courage to confront the mercenary corporate reformists who are causing irreparable damage to Delaware public schools. He has used his experience, intellect, and work ethic to allow the public to see the intimate details and harmful effects of Standardized Testing, Common Core curricula, the dismantling of neighborhood schools, and the […]

Support the Christina School District referendum on April 30th

Dear friends, On April 30th, you will have an opportunity to vote on a subject of critical importance to our future. I am personally asking all of you to cast a vote for one of the most important issues facing our children, our families, and our community. The Christina School District is holding an operating referendum to provide funding for over 20,000 children in our community, whether they attend a Christina school, a charter school, or a public school in another district. Christina School District has worked tirelessly to trim costs […]

City of Newark Election Information for April 9th

Dear neighbor, I hope you will get to the polls and cast your vote in the Newark election today, April 9th. I will be voting for Catherine Ciferni for Mayor of Newark, and I also urge you to support Mark Morehead for Council District 1. Additional information about the election is below. John Kowalko State Representative 25th District Newark Letters of support for Catherine Ciferni and Mark Morehead Elections for the City of Newark are today—April 9, 2019—for Mayor and Council Districts 1 and 2. Polls are open from 7 a.m. […]