Introducing: Extended weekend hours at 12 recreation centers

From mid-August to mid-October, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will extend hours at 12 recreation centers. The extension is a partnership with the Managing Director’s Office of Violence Prevention (OVP). It aims to support community well-being and connection. During the extended hours, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff will provide high-quality, structured programming, including: sports & athletics, visual arts, outdoor education, and other social activities. Beginning August...

Senator Street Offers Legislation to Restrict Military Grade Weapons in wake of Philadelphia Shooting 

Philadelphia, PA − August 15, 2019 – Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), today joined Philadelphia Mayor Ji Kenney, Senator Bob Casey, Congressman Evans and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Ross along with a host of elected officials from every level of government to condemn the inaction of state and federal leaders in the wake of chronic gun violence and mass murder, prefaced by the largest mass shooting of Philadelphia law enforcement in recent history.  Six police officers were shot, and dozens more held at bay for hours by a single armed assailant with an assault weapon.                   

Senator Street, PHA Host Mobile Constituent Services

Philadelphia, PA – August 13, 2019 – Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), joined the Philadelphia Housing Authority to host mobile constituent services at three PHA locations on Monday, August 12th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Taking it to the streets gave us an opportunity to bring resources to elders or those who may not necessarily attend community meetings, or have time to visit the office “said Senator Street, “It’s great for me to be able to do this in North Philadelphia, not far from...

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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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Cannabis Opportunities Conference

September 27 – 28, 2019 // Temple University

The 2019 Cannabis Opportunities Conference (COC) is a platform to bring cannabis experts and community stakeholders together to learn about trends in the emerging cannabis industry. The COC aims to include topics, job fair, vendors, exhibitors special veteran, condition specific (I.e.Sickle Cell) and disability seminars, and speakers that are relevant to helping to educate and empower marginalized communities.

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Senator Street Offers Legislation to Restrict Military Grade Weapons in wake of Philadelphia Shooting 

Senator Street Offers Legislation to Restrict Military Grade Weapons in wake of Philadelphia Shooting 

Philadelphia, PA − August 15, 2019 – Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), today joined Philadelphia Mayor Ji Kenney, Senator Bob Casey, Congressman Evans and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Ross along with a host of elected officials from every level of government to condemn the inaction of state and federal leaders in the wake of chronic gun violence and mass murder, prefaced by the largest mass shooting of Philadelphia law enforcement in recent history.  Six police officers were shot, and dozens more held at bay for hours by a single armed assailant with an assault weapon.                   
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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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