DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for the Lehigh Valley and Southeastern Counties on July 19, 2019

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Friday, July 19, 2019, for the Lehigh Valley (Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties) and the southeast region (encompassing the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia). A strong ridge of high pressure will bring sunshine and excessive heat to the commonwealth Friday into...

Senator Street Joins Governor Wolf as Historic Healthcare Legislation is Signed into Law

Harrisburg, PA – July 2, 2019 – Senator Sharif Street (D- Philadelphia) joined Governor Tom Wolf today to sign into law House Bill 3, historic legislation which creates a Pennsylvania based health insurance exchange for individual market plans. As Democratic Chair of the Senate Banking & Insurance Committee, Senator Street worked closely with the Wolf Administration, the Insurance Department, key stakeholders, and other Senators on both sides of the aisle to help move this important bill...

Wolf Administration Awards Environmental Education Grants

Harrisburg, PA – June 28, 2019 – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded $205,000 in Environmental Education Grants to 45 projects addressing environmental justice, climate change, and water quality. “Supporting these projects will provide children and adults in urban, rural, and suburban communities with knowledge of the natural world, the importance of a healthy environment, and the value of environmental protection,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell....

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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.

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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