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Meet Peter!

Born in 1978 in Allentown to John and Georgette Schweyer, Peter grew up as a working class kid in Center City.

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I have worked tirelessly to represent you, the citizens of Allentown, in Harrisburg. I have been a strong voice for our city and our school district. And I have never forgotten that at the end of the day, I am still that working class kid from Center City.

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An Important Message From Peter Schweyer

Rep. Schweyer calls President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program cruel and irresponsible.

DACA was authorized in 2012 by then President Obama as a compromise between his administration and Congress after the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act failed. DACA provides temporary deportation deferral to individuals who were brought to the United States illegally as children, known as “Dreamers,” who pass vetting so they may live, study and work legally in the only country they know as home.

“My neighbors of all diverse backgrounds and nationalities contribute to the fabric of Allentown, Pennsylvania and America. When we go to each other’s barbecues on our block, I don’t ask them their status. Why? Because we’re one community. We should be embracing our diversity. It’s high time for the federal government to take a stand on behalf of basic human decency,” said Schweyer.

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Rep. Schweyer congratulates Yorman De La Rosa on his mission to help others in the world. Yorman heads to Morocco via the PeaceCorps where he will live and work in cooperation with partnering organizations on sustainable, community-based development projects to improve the lives of the people in Morocco and as a way to develop leadership, technical and cross-cultural skills.  Read More.

Statement: Allentown Mayor Should Resign

August 2017

“As someone born and raised in the city of Allentown, someone who has dedicated my entire adult life serving the people of my city and is proud to follow in the footsteps of my father and his 33 years serving the city of Allentown, I am truly dismayed and saddened. Ed Pawlowski should tender his resignation as mayor immediately if he truly values Allentown and its people.

City Hall needs to be a place government works to move Allentown forward so it can remain an amazing place to live, work and raise a family.”

Statement Regarding August 12 th Domestic Terror Attack and Neo-Nazi Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

August 19, 2017 

“Like so many people on August 12th and in the days that followed, I took to Twitter. There I expressed my outrage at the Neo-Nazis and those leaders who encourage them, offered my sincere sympathy for those who died and restated my commitment to be part of the solution to America’s racial divide. But honestly, I had more to say.

First and foremost, the unspeakable hate, racism and violence expressed in Charlottesville by Neo-Nazis, the KKK, White Supremacist and other members of the ‘alt-right’ are disgusting and reprehensible. Those people and organizations that espouse those beliefs are un-American and must be defeated if we are ever able to move forward as one nation.

Further, Americans who are on the right side of unity, compassion, love and respect must soundly rebuke President Donald J. Trump, those in his Administration, members of Congress and others in positions of power who give quarter to the forces of racism, hatred and bigotry. As Elie Wiesel once said, we must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.

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2 weeks ago

Peter Schweyer

Today is Election Day friends and there are some VERY important races in Allentown s Lehigh County this year. So please VOTE.

And while you’re there thank the dedicated poll workers who pull a 14+ hour shift processing your vote. I bring them all amazing wonderful sugar in the form of MaryAnns!
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Today is Election Day friends and there are some VERY important races in Allentown s Lehigh County this year.  So please VOTE. 

And while you’re there thank the dedicated poll workers who pull a 14+ hour shift processing your vote.   I bring them all amazing wonderful sugar in the form of MaryAnns!

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Thanks Pete and thanks to all the dedicated poll workers

Your the best Rep. Peter Schweyer So thoughtful <3

ARY ANN ,S ARE WAY BETTER THAN DUNKIN YOU REPEAT TOO OFTEN ,MUST BE THE OIL BUT THEY ARE NOT CHEAP EITHER ,GO MARY ANN

3 weeks ago

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I will continue my fight to create jobs in Allentown, the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania.I have been fighting to create jobs since I was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and will continue doing so in the future. Every Allentow... ... See MoreSee Less

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I believe education policy needs to be a top priority in Pennsylvania. Check out my thoughts here.I've been a strong and vocal proponent of our public education system for years. As a parent of two young daughters, I have two children who are excelling wi... ... See MoreSee Less

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Coming out and join the festivities tonight at Oktoberfest in Allentown!

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! In just two days we'll be ringing in the season at Octoberfest. I would love to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! In just two days well be ringing in the season at Octoberfest. I would love to see you there!
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  • At the annual retired Steelworkers Veterans Day service in Southhellip
    1 week ago by peter_schweyer At the annual retired Steelworkers Veterans Day service in South Bethlehem. Thank you to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so very much for our Nation and all for which we stand.  #veteransday 
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    2 weeks ago by peter_schweyer Working up til the end of the night. Rain, cold ... whatever b/c we know that every vote counts
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    2 weeks ago by peter_schweyer How about some Rob Base this Election Day?
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