Press Releases

Senator Street Statement on Refusal  to Seat Senator Brewster

Senator Street Statement on Refusal to Seat Senator Brewster

HARRISBURG − January 5, 2021 – Senator Sharif Street today issued the following statement on Pennsylvania Senate Republicans refusal to sit duly elected Senator Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland): “Today I joined colleagues in being sworn in to a second term in...

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Senator Sharif’s Statement on Killing of Walter Wallace

Senator Sharif’s Statement on Killing of Walter Wallace

Every time someone is shot and killed in our community it should be taken seriously. This is even especially important when that life has been taken by officers sworn to serve and protect the community. I am encouraged that the District Attorney has initiated an...

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Breonna Taylor’s Life Matters

Breonna Taylor’s Life Matters

Philadelphia, PA − September 24, 2020 − Senator Sharif Street released the following statement regarding the grand jury decision announced on Breonna Taylor: “Deeply disappointed, though not surprised, that the special prosecutor in Louisville has chosen to use his...

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DEP Offers $400,000 in Grants for Environmental Education Projects, Free Webinar on How to Apply

DEP Offers $400,000 in Grants for Environmental Education Projects, Free Webinar on How to Apply

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has $400,000 in grant funding available for youth and adult environmental education projects in 2021-22 and will hold a free webinar on October 14 on how to apply. Environmental Education Grants are available to schools, colleges, nonprofit community and environmental organizations, county conservation districts, and businesses.

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DEP Increases Permitting Efficiency, Maintains Environmental Protection Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

DEP Declares Drought Watch for 16 Counties

Harrisburg, PA – After a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today declared a drought watch for 16 counties: Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fayette, Huntingdon,...

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Senator Sharif’s Statement on Killing of Walter Wallace

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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