Senators Street and Laughlin Introduce First Bi-Partisan Bill to Legalize the Adult Use of Cannabis in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA −  October 12, 2021 − State Senator Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) and State Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) introduced bipartisan legislation this week to legalize the adult use of marijuana in Pennsylvania.  The bill establishes rational and fair protocols for the legal sale, regulation, consumption, and taxation of cannabis while prioritizing safety, patients, community reinvestment, social and economic equity, and agriculture. Senator Street described the end of...

Coded By Kids for North Philadelphia

Coded by Kids (CbK) has officially launched their 1Philadelphia Innovation League which will kick off this fall. CbK is currently in the process of recruiting 100 students from across the city of Philadelphia to participate in this league which is designed to teach children about coding and career opportunities in the tech industry.  Students ages 12-18 have the opportunity to enroll in this free after school program (on a first come, first serve basis), which has...

Low Vaccination Rates in Phila. Black & Latino Communities Demand Call to Action

PHILADELPHIA − September 16, 2021 – On Wednesday, September 15th Senator Street joined former Mayor John Street, Esperanza Health Center and trusted community messengers to underscore the importance of communities of color getting vaccinated. The Philadelphia Black Clergy, Nilda Ruiz of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha and Reverend Bonnie Camarda of the Salvation Army and Latino Clergy were among trusted messengers. There have been reports of numerous majority black and brown communities...
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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.

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REAL ID

Beginning May 3, 2023, 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.

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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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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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