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Senator Street and Senate Democrats Applaud PA Supreme Court Decision to Halt Evictions/Foreclosures Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

HARRSIBURG, March 18, 2020 – Today Senator Street joined colleagues in the Senate Democratic Caucus in Harrisburg to formally enact rules to allow the Senate to convene remotely and submit a  request the Pennsylvania Supreme Court halt all eviction and foreclosure during the COVID-19 Pandemic The Senate convened to enact rules to allow us to convene remotely, acknowledging the importance of social distance during this unprecedented health crisis, said Senator Street, “as we urge constituents...

Coronavirus Testing & Treatment in PA to be Covered by All Major Insurance Companies

Philadelphia, March 13, 2020 –Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), PA Senate Democratic Chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee, announced today that all major Insurance companies in Pennsylvania will provide comprehensive medical coverage in the commonwealth to cover medically appropriate COVID-19 diagnostic testing and associated treatment with no  copays or deductibles. “In the wake of this unprecedented pandemic, it is vital government respond quickly and efficiently to create...

Safe Injection Sites: Saving Lives & Keeping Communities Safe

Philadelphia, PA  – February 27, 2020 – Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) today sent the following letter expressing  support for  efforts to create a process to give local governments control over the siting of supervised injection sites within their jurisdictions and to ensure real public participation in those decisions:  "The announcement yesterday by Safehouse to open the first supervised injection site in the country at the Constitution Health Plaza on South...
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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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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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