Senator Street Joins Senator Haywood, Councilwoman-Elect Kendra Brooks on People’s Budget Proposal

Philadelphia – December 2, 2019 – Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) joined Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) and local elected officials for a dual event focused on economic justice: Senator Haywood announced the People’s Budget and the completion of the Poverty Report at the Johnson House Historic Site in Germantown. “Through low wages, lack of accessible childcare, unreliable transportation, and poor workforce development efforts, poverty can box many in and the box is...

Street Family 39th Turkey Distribution a Success

PHILADELPHIA, PA − November 26, 2019 – On Thursday November 14th Senator Sharif Street hosted the 39th Annual Street Family Turkey Drive and Giveaway in partnership with Nicetown CDC to deliver 2,380 Turkeys to 119 organizations and 190 individuals including all 44 households on the 3700 Block of N. 15 Street, the recent site of the largest mass shooting of law enforcement in recent Philadelphia History. A family tradition started by Mayor John Street in the eighties, this marks Senator...

Senator Street Pleased at Cheyney’s Resurgence, in the wake of significant changes.

Philadelphia, November 25, 2019 –  Senator Street was pleased to learn that he Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaffirmed Cheyney University's accreditation removing the threat of losing federal student funding. For many years the future of Cheyney University has existed in a state of purgatory, imperiled by millions in debt and an inability to adhere to Middle States’ standards.  This placed the accreditation of one of the nation’s oldest institutions of learning for...
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Adult Use Cannabis Bill

State Senators Sharif Street and Daylin Leach recently announced legislation that would end Pennsylvania’s prohibition of cannabis and would ultimately legalize cannabis for adult-use in PA.  

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Medical Marijuana Card

Governor Wolf legalized medical marijuana in Pennsylvania on April 6, 2016, and on February 15, 2018 medical marijuana became available for patients at dispensaries across the commonwealth.

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Clean Slate Law

The Clean Slate Law gives people a second chance at life, after being unjustly burdened after paying their debt to society. Criminal histories can be cleared from your record for certain offenses.

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Street Family 39th Turkey Distribution a Success

Street Family 39th Turkey Distribution a Success

PHILADELPHIA, PA − November 26, 2019 – On Thursday November 14th Senator Sharif Street hosted the 39th Annual Street Family Turkey Drive and Giveaway in partnership with Nicetown CDC to deliver 2,380 Turkeys to 119 organizations and 190 individuals including all 44...

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LGBTQ+ Rights are Human Rights

Honoring Stonewall 50th Anniversary

On June 28, 1969, a mass protest broke out in front of the Stonewall Inn in New York City against the discriminatory practice of the police raiding bars that were frequented by members of the LGBT community.  The demonstration gathered more attention and community support as members of the community clashed with police forces for the following six days, leading the “Stonewall Riots” to become one of the most-well known catalysts for the LGBT Rights Movement in the United States.

50 years after this iconic display of community solidarity against discrimination, we recognize and honor the elders of the 
LGBT Rights Movement who have lived their lives to ensure that LGBT+ Rights are indeed counted as Human Rights for all. 

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