Senators Saval and Street Announce Legislation to Prohibit Use of Private Contractors in Enforcing Evictions

Philadelphia, PA- March 30, 2023- In response to the shooting of a Philadelphia resident by a private contractor during an attempted eviction, Senators Nikil Saval (D–Philadelphia County) and Sharif Street (D–Philadelphia County) today announced legislation to ensure that public offices, not private entities, are tasked with serving and enforcing writs of possession, alias writs, and other orders stemming from Landlord-Tenant cases. In Philadelphia, the Municipal Court grants authority to a...

Philadelphia Public Officials Release Statement on Viral Video of Police Misconduct

PHILADELPHIA. PA- March 24, 2023 - Following reports of an incident involving police and a parked vehicle in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Councilmember Cindy Bass and State Senators Sharif Street and Art Haywood met with law enforcement to review body-cam video of the engagement.  The officials, who all represent portions of the Germantown community, released the following joint statement:  “We unequivocally condemn the actions of the officer which are inconsistent...

Senator Street: Governor Shapiro’s PA Budget Invests in People Now & for the Future

Harrisburg, PA – March 8, 2023- Following Governor Shapiro’s inaugural 2023-2024 budget address, Senator Sharif Street issued the following statement: “After another violent weekend of shootings in Philadelphia and in the wake of the death of Temple Officer Christopher Fitzgerald, I was extremely pleased to hear Governor Shapiro champion a commitment to keeping communities safe in his inaugural budget address. As we work through the budget process, I’ll be calling for an additional $500...
Gun Violence Grants & Funding

Gun Violence Grants & Funding

On September 6, 2022, PCCD announced the availability of $100.5 million in FY 2022-23 Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) funding for two grant programs.

Adult Use Marijuana Legalization

Adult Use Cannabis Bill

The Laughlin-Street Bipartisan Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill prioritizes safety, social and economic equity and, engages Pennsylvania’s agricultural industry.

real id


Beginning May 7, 2025, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation that requires ID.


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.

Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill

The Laughlin-Street Bipartisan Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill prioritizes safety, social and economic equity and, engages Pennsylvania’s agricultural industry. Their proposal ensures the vitality of Pennsylvania’s world-class medical marijuana industry while creating thousands of jobs and generating hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue for the Commonwealth.

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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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