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Silence is Sanction

Silence is Sanction

"Our view of prejudice is often shaped by the most extreme examples of bigotry. But expressions of intolerance and cultural stereotypes are insidious and equally as dangerous. As a Black man who is a muslim in America, I am personally acquainted with bigotry and...

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Senate Democrats Urge Leadership on Adult Use

Senate Democrats Urge Leadership on Adult Use

HARRISBURG, PA − July 9, 2020 − The pandemic has created unprecedented budget challenges in Pennsylvania. Senator Street sent the following letter to Governor Wolf and Senate leadership at urging them to consider legalizing cannabis to raise revenue in the fall. ...

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PA Senate Passes Two Major Law Enforcement Reform Bills

PA Senate Passes Two Major Law Enforcement Reform Bills

HARRISBURG, PA − June 24, 2020 − The Pennsylvania Senate today unanimously passed two major pieces of police reform legislation, both sponsored by members of the Senate Democratic Caucus: Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. (D-Allegheny) and Senator Sharif Street...

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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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