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State Senate Policy Hearing on the Impact of COVID-19 on the African American Community

Harrisburg – June 4, 2020 – At the request of state Senators Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware, Vince Hughes (D-Philadelphia), and Shariff Street (D-Philadelphia), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a virtual public hearing to discuss the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African-American community. “This hearing is intended to find out why so many African Americans are dying from COVID-19,” Haywood said. Hughes...

PGW Rate Increased Amid Pandemic and Record Unemployment ill-timed

Philadelphia, PA − June 3, 2020 − State Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) provided the following testimony on Public Input Hearings on Philadelphia Gas Works Rate Increase Request:  Good Afternoon: My name is Senator Sharif Street. I represent the 3rd Senate District in Philadelphia. I submit this testimony in opposition to increasing the Philadelphia Gas Works current rates. Philadelphia is the poorest major city with a poverty rate that has hovered at 26 percent for the past five...

The Murder of George Floyd Must Not Go Unpunished

We are a nation of laws. It is often said that “Justice delayed is justice denied”. Clearly, this is a sentiment shared by the family of George Floyd and many people in Minnesota, as well as across this nation and world. Our frustration and anger are warranted as this is not the first time as a nation, we have witnessed an atrocity such as this. Only six years ago we saw incensed communities fill the streets of Ferguson and America. Only six years ago we heard Eric Garner’s pleas “I can’t...
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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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The Murder of George Floyd Must Not Go Unpunished

The Murder of George Floyd Must Not Go Unpunished

We are a nation of laws. It is often said that “Justice delayed is justice denied”. Clearly, this is a sentiment shared by the family of George Floyd and many people in Minnesota, as well as across this nation and world. Our frustration and anger are warranted as this...

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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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