Pennsylvania Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus in 2019

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Take Steps to Avoid Infection

Harrisburg, PA –  September 18, 2019 –  Pennsylvania’s first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2019 has been detected in a Philadelphia resident. Samples are being sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing. The Departments of Health and Environmental Protection strongly recommend that all residents minimize their exposure to mosquitoes.

PennDOT Accepting Applications for Transportation Improvement Projects to Enhance Mobility Statewide

Harrisburg, PA – September 9, 2019 −The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that applications will be accepted to fund improvement projects that will enhance Pennsylvania roadways, bridges, transit facilities, park and ride facilities, sidewalk, crosswalk safety improvements, bicycle lanes and route designations under the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) through November 8, 2019. “The Multimodal Transportation Fund creates opportunities for local...

Sen. Street & Rep. McClinton Vow to Fight PA Commission on Sentencing’s Risk-Assessment Tool

HARRISBURG, PA − September 6, 2019 − Following their votes to reject the new risk-assessment tool by the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, state Rep. Joanna McClinton and Sen. Sharif Street said they vow to push for their legislation that would repeal the commission’s mandate to create a risk-assessment tool. “I voted to reject the risk assessment tool because I have serious concerns that it is not the best way to reduce recidivism and keep people safe in my community and across...

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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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Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities

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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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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