Senator Sharif Street & Advocates Rally To End Life Without Parole

Harrisburg, Pa. − March 28, 2018 − Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) and allies rallied to end life without parole in Pennsylvania, as outlined in his bill, Senate Bill 942.   “For those out there who believe in the power of God to change the hearts, minds, and souls, we need to acknowledge that and we have the opportunity for those redeemed souls to reunite with their families and that we do not waste taxpayer money incarcerating those who do not need to be incarcerated,” said Senator...

Senator Sharif Street Presents $500,000 Grant to the Uptown Theatre

Philadelphia, Pa. − February 1, 2018 − Senator Sharif Street today presented a $500,000 check to the Uptown Theatre following the successful award of Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funds from Governor Tom Wolf. “The Uptown Theatre has historically been a hub for cultural and economic activity in North Philadelphia and throughout the Philadelphia region.  I am pleased to be able to marshal resources to assist in the reimagining of this iconic space on North Broad.” said Sen. Sharif...

State Senate Committee Discusses Ways to Prevent Street Harassment

Philadelphia – November 1, 2017 – At the request of state Sen. Lawrence Farnese (D-Phila.), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a roundtable discussion at City Hall on strategies for preventing street harassment. “It is really important to have this meeting at a time when we’re talking about this on a national level and at a state level,” Farnese said. “Street harassment is not a new problem but by bringing it to light and making it a policy issue, it’s my hope we can empower...

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