PA Senate Refuses to Pass LGBT Pride Month Resolution for 3rd Year in Row. Senator Street Recognizes LGBTQ+ Pioneers for Years of Activism

Harrisburg, Pa. − June 7, 2019 − For the third year in a row, Senator Street (D-Philadelphia) attempted yesterday to offer a Unanimous Consent Resolution on the floor of the Senate recognizing June as LGBT Pride Month, and for the third year in a row, it was rejected by Senate leadership. This year was particularly important, as it also celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, who many in the LGBTQ+ Community recognize as the start of the modern LGBTQ+ civil...

State Senate Hearing in Philly on Ride-hailing Companies

Philadelphia, PA − June 6, 2019 – At the request of state Senator Anthony Hardy Williams (D- Philadelphia), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on ways to improve the accessibility, safety and reliability and working conditions for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft. “Accessible transportation within Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania is a crucial part of our state’s economy,” Williams said. “Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft are...

Senators Introduce TRU Bill

HARRISBURG – June 3, 2019 – Senator Sharif Street and fellow senators announced new legislation to address security needs and confront violence against faith-based organizations and those with diverse members. Street was joined by state Senators Andy Dinniman, Jay Costa, Judy Schwank, Katie Muth, Maria Collett and Tim Kearney in unveiling the Tolerance, Respect, and Understanding (TRU) Program, Senate Bill 676. “In all of the world, it was here in Pennsylvania 337 years ago that we made the...

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State Senate Hearing in Philly on Ride-hailing Companies

Philadelphia, PA − June 6, 2019 – At the request of state Senator Anthony Hardy Williams (D- Philadelphia), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on ways to improve the accessibility, safety and reliability and working conditions for...

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