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Rep. Bob Freeman Named a 2011 'Legislative Hero'

Keystone Progress honors Freeman and 19 other state lawmakers

The man who represents Easton in Harrisburg has been named one of Pennsylvania’s 2011 Legislative Heroes by a liberal advocacy group.

PoliticsPa reports that state Rep. Bob Freeman is among 20 Democrats honored by Keystone Progress for their work on health care, unemployment compensation, the environment, voting rights, education and more.

Keystone Progress will honor the lawmakers in February at the annual Pennsylvania Progressive Summit, to be held this year in Philadelphia.

Freeman was among a handful of legislators who voted against the Castle Doctrine, which condones an individual's right to use a gun or other deadly force in self defense outside a person's home or business.  Under the old law, use of deadly force was not justifiable if a person could safely retreat, except when the threat is made inside a home or business. 

, has a constituent service office at 215 Northampton St. in Easton. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: 610-253-5543

Daniel E. Cohen January 05, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Congratulations, Rep, Freeman! There is no one in Harrisburg with more integrity and more concern for all of our citizens than Bob Freeman.
Armen Elliott January 05, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Bob Freeman certainly deserves the title "Legislative Hero". Congratulations and thank you for all your good work representing Easton!
Revs. Timothy Hare and Earl Ball January 05, 2012 at 04:02 PM
While Rep. freeman partially earned this award, his constituents born non- heterosexual like us would only partially congratulate him. He chooses to define full civil marriage to exclude ours and those Americans born like us who are married in other states. Ask him why - his reasons for choosing to deny marriage equality for all Pennsylvanians could shock and disappoint you as they have us. Revs. Timothy Hare and Earl Ball, Easton Together in love 35 years, married in Canada
Blackdemon January 10, 2012 at 07:25 PM
A Hero "REALLY?" He voted against law abiding citizen being allow to protect themselves in places they are allowed to be. How can voting for criminals make him a hero. He also voted for illegal aliens. Y'all had better put "Z" in front of that, instead of a "H".

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