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...
Rally to Free Our Elders SB835
4th Annual Cannabis Opportunities Conference : Policy Summit
Sen. Street Urge Community Groups to Apply for Anti-Violence Grants
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...
Senator Street Visits Multi-Agency Resource Center to Provide Assistance to Residents Affected by Hurricane Ida
Business Leaders Demand Funding in Ida Aftermath
Wolf Administration Requires Masking in Schools, Early Learning and Child Care Settings to Keep Students Safely in Classrooms and Delta Variant Out
Harrisburg, PA – With a focus on protecting students and keeping them in classrooms, Governor Tom Wolf joined the departments of Health, Human Services and Education today to discuss the current state of COVID-19 and a new Secretary...
Senate Democrats Urge State Supreme Court to Take Action on Evictions for Tenants with Pending ERAP Applications
Sen. Street Delivers $192K to Philly Boys & Girls Club
$20 Million Now Available to Help Image/Hair Care Businesses
PHILADELPHIA, August 19, 2021 – Image and hair care businesses that were hit hard by the pandemic are now eligible for $20 million in relief funding, state Sen. Vince Hughes, House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton and other state leaders announced today. At a news...
Your Voice, Your Vote: People Deserve Fair Districts
Senator Street Announces $192K in Grants for the Philadelphia Boys & Girls Club
PHILADELPHIA – August 2, 2021 – Today Senator Sharif Street announced a grant of more than $192,000 from the Keystone Communities Program for the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia. This project will have a profound impact in the Nicetown community where 40 percent...
Sen Street – The People’s Investment- Free the Funds
Street Joins Gov. Wolf and Law Enforcement to Announce Police Misconduct Database
Harrisburg, PA – July 16, 2021 – As part of his ongoing law enforcement reform efforts, Governor Tom Wolf today joined the Pennsylvania State Police to announce the launch of a new electronic database for use by law enforcement agencies in the hiring of law...
With a Just Cause and Clear Vision, Street Joins Biden to Defend Democracy
Philadelphia, PA − July 13, 2021 − On Tuesday, July 13th Senator Sharif Street was among guests invited to join President Biden at the National Constitution Center to defend the right to vote. Senator Street offered the following statement on President Biden’s visit:...
Senator Street Joins Members of Congress to Discuss Improving Philly Communities & Infrastructure
Philadelphia, PA − July 13, 2021 − Senator Street joined members of Congress from Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware for a round-table discussion and tour of highway-divided neighborhoods following the recent passage of the $3 billion Reconnecting Communities bill...
We Have The Money to Save Our Communities
My Nephew was a real person
A Time for Action
The fight against gun violence cannot be won alone
I buried A Child…Again
Gun Violence Touches All Communities
John Lewis Voting Rights Act a Mandate after SCOTUS Ruling
PHILADELPHIA, July 1, 2021 – Senator Sharif Street offered the following statement after today’s ruling by the U.S Supreme Court upholding Arizona's voter restrictions and further eroding the landmark Voting Rights Act: “Today’s ruling underscores the urgency of the...
The PA Gen Assembly must complete the People’s Budget
Senator Street’s Statement on Budget Passage
Harrisburg, PA − June 26, 2021 − The Pennsylvania state budget for the upcoming year is deficient at many levels, leaving more than $5 billion of unspent American Rescue Plan funds at a time when every level of society is in desperate need. Ultimately it received my...
Sen. Street Amends PA Medical Marijuana Program Improving Patient Access and Affordability
Harrisburg, Pa. – June 26, 2021 – During budget negotiations Senator Sharif Street offered amendments to HB 1024 impacting Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program Fund (MMPF). Street also championed an amendment that allows those with felony convictions to be...
Senator Street Offers Amendment on PA Medical Marijuana Program
Senator Street Remarks on PA Medical Marijuana Program
PA Approves $30 Million for Community Violence Prevention Programs
Harrisburg, Pa. – June 25, 2021 – The Pennsylvania Legislature has allocated $3o million dollars for community violence prevention programs in the approved 2021-2022 fiscal year budget. The Block Grants will be managed by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and...