Bipartisan Coalition & 400 Advocates Join PA Senator Sharif Street in Support of Senate Bill 942, Reforming Parole in PA

Harrisburg, PA, October 3, 2018 – PA Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) was joined by over 400 advocates, led by the Coalition to End Death by Incarceration and a bipartisan coalition to pass Senate Bill 942 which empowers the Parole Board to review life sentences in PA.  Attendees included the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Prosperity, victim advocates Mothers In Charge and hundreds of advocates from across Pennsylvania. The morning Judiciary Committee meeting which...

Sharif Street’s district office is helping people register for medical marijuana

Billy Penn | By Sarah Anne Hughes

So far, the Philly state senator appears to be the only PA legislator to offer this service.

Inside state Sen. Sharif Street’s office in North Central, the walls are covered in posters advertising assistance programs and brochures scattered about the space offer every kind of constituent service.

A flier on the front desk now promotes a new one: “APPLY FOR A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD.”

Senator Street and PA Sentencing Commission Table Controversial Vote

Philadelphia, Pa. − June 14, 2018 –  On Wednesday June 7th, Senator Sharif Street (D- Philadelphia), and members of the PA Sentencing Commission received testimony on the pending vote to adopt a proposal for a new Risk Assessment tool guide judicial sentencing throughout Pennsylvania.  Senator Sharif Street had previously met with opponents of the tool to hear their concerns.  Opponents of adoption spent more than a week targeting Commission members: State Rep. Joanna McClinton; Senator Sharif...

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