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5K Turkeys Delivered Across Philly & Pennsylvania in Thanksgiving Distribution

PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 16, 2020 – On Thursday and Friday (Nov. 13th & 14th) Senator Sharif Street hosted the 40th Annual Street Family Turkey Drive and Giveaway in partnership with Nicetown CDC to deliver 5,000 Turkeys to more than 225 organizations throughout Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This is the largest distribution which reached across the Commonwealth delivering turkeys to: Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Montgomery County, York, Harrisburg, Reading,...

Senator Sharif’s Statement on Killing of Walter Wallace

Every time someone is shot and killed in our community it should be taken seriously. This is even especially important when that life has been taken by officers sworn to serve and protect the community. I am encouraged that the District Attorney has initiated an investigation of the killing of Mr. Walter Wallace, Jr. Moreover it is important to note that the Police Department has taken these officers off of the street and is conducting it's own investigation. There must be accountability in...

Breonna Taylor’s Life Matters

Philadelphia, PA − September 24, 2020 − Senator Sharif Street released the following statement regarding the grand jury decision announced on Breonna Taylor: “Deeply disappointed, though not surprised, that the special prosecutor in Louisville has chosen to use his charging authority in a way that, is misguided in some ways and in others inadequate. Only charging one officer, essentially with reckless endangerment, because he put the lives of others at risk, while simultaneously not holding...
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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.


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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