ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Nerissa

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WHERE I COME FROM

I grew up in Northwest Pennsylvania in Corry, a small town like any other. My family was split and I spent time in two households that worked hard for their money, but both sometimes struggled to pay the bills. Even then I felt lucky because others didn’t have as much as we did.

When I had children of my own, I worked, but my little family also had to rely on credit as well as different forms of public assistance to get by. We did our best with what we had, but sometimes it just wasn’t enough and I’m glad we had those systems in place to help us work our way out. I’m so lucky that I was able to do that, but it took years of hard work and advancements in the workplace. Many people don’t have those same opportunities.

With your help, I plan to work toward a more level playing field for those who spare no effort to provide for themselves and their families yet still somehow can’t seem to get ahead. It’s time our government worked for us, and the best way to make that happen is to elect people like us.

WHERE I WANT TO TAKE US

I’m running for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for District 6 to represent you. I’m a working-class family woman who is tired of the feeling that people like you,  me, and so many others aren’t being represented in Harrisburg. I’m not a politician -  I’m just a regular woman who wants to see a fair and balanced Pennsylvania where everyone can feel like they have a seat at the table.

For far too long, our district has languished in poverty and with working family households living paycheck to paycheck. We need change, but to see change, we need action. I won’t stand by and wait for economic health and prosperity to come to us. I will go out and get it for us. The systems are failing us because the systems are broken. The status quo is no longer enough.

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Endorsements

PROGRESSIVE
TURNOUT
PROJECT

I am thrilled to have the support of  Progressive Turnout Project this election! Protecting access to the ballot is a key component to protecting our democracy. I am committed to fighting for the protection and expansion of voting rights for all Pennsylvanians.

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FREETHOUGHT EQUALITY
FUND

I'm honored to have earned an endorsement from the Freethought  Equality Fund. The FEF PAC supports candidates who identify as humanist, atheist, agnostic, and who share our goals of protecting the separation of church and state and defending the civil liberties of all Americans.

REPRESENT PA

Represent PA has generously endorsed me as a candidate for progress and change in Pennsylvania. Represent PA promotes progressive women in the Pennsylvania Legislature.

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PSEA PACE

PSEA is the Pennsylvania State Education Association which serves 1.5 million school children in PA. PSEA recognized my commitment to education and I am thrilled to receive this recognition and endorsement for my race.

AFSCME

AFSCME is the union of public employees. I've been recommended as the candidate who will fight for their best interests as working-class Pennsylvanians.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Pennsylvania Political Action Committee
 

Planned Parenthood provides reproductive healthcare in the US and globally. The PP PA PAC has recognized me as the candidate who will fight for access to reproductive health care for everyone in Pennsylvania.