Press Conference on Racist Comments Made by Penn Professor

Philadelphia – January 13, 2022 – Senator Sharif Street (D- Philadelphia) joins Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D- Philadelphia/Delaware) and numerous local officials and activists hosted a press conference today to discuss the racist comments made by tenured University of Pennsylvania Law professor, Amy Wax. “I am profoundly disturbed by such hateful comments made by tenured University of Pennsylvania Law professor, Amy Wax. In this country, in this city, must condemn hate whenever it surfaces, and...

Sen. Street’s Statement on President Biden’s Call to Defend US Democracy

Philadelphia, PA − January 11, 2022 − Today President Biden forcefully advocated for protecting the foundation of American democracy, the right to vote and have that vote counted in a free, fair, and secure election free from partisan manipulation.  He stood in the courtyard of my alma mater, Morehouse College, a place steeped in civil rights history, in the Atlanta University Center Consortium and called on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act...

Sen. Street’s Statement on Tragic Fire “Housing Scarcity Must Be Addressed”

Philadelphia, PA − January 5, 2022 − Senator Sharif Street released the following statement following his visit with family at the site of this morning’s tragic fire in the Fairmount community that killed 13 people: “I, like many, am filled with remorse following this morning’s devastating news of a fire in Fairmount which killed thirteen people, including seven children.  Government can and must do better. The number of people inhabiting the duplex was many times that which it should...
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Press Conference on Racist Comments Made by Penn Professor

Press Conference on Racist Comments Made by Penn Professor

Philadelphia – January 13, 2022 – Senator Sharif Street (D- Philadelphia) joins Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D- Philadelphia/Delaware) and numerous local officials and activists hosted a press conference today to discuss the racist comments made by tenured University of...

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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 
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