Jazz Legacy Awards – You’re invited!

On behalf of my wife, Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes, and I, we want to invite you to the Fourth Annual Jazz Legacy Awards.  This year's honorees, Bernard Purdie, Helen Haynes, Gloria Galante, and Germaine Ingram, through their artistic accomplishments, prove that the...
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Sen. Hughes applauds $120K in fresh fruit, vegetable grants for schools in the 7th Senatorial District

Philadelphia − July 15, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) praised more than $120,000 in grants to help provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students in the 7th Senatorial District during the school day. Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration...
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PA Legislators Work as ‘Servers for an Hour’ in Push for Minimum Wage Increase for Working Families

Philadelphia, PA (July 12, 2019) — A record number of state legislators waited tables for an hour Friday afternoon at a restaurant in downtown Philadelphia in support of the federal Raise the Wage Act nationwide and One Fair Wage in the state.

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Senator Hughes says Act 58, which authorizes “concurrent jurisdiction” for AG in Philadelphia, distracts from fight against gun violence

The major drug bust Tuesday of nearly 200,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl, along with the continued shootings across the city of Philadelphia, should send a message to all of us that the issues around who authored the "concurrent jurisdiction" language in Harrisburg...
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Senator Hughes Applauds Wolf’s Swift Action to Fund Voting Security Upgrades

I am pleased Gov. Tom Wolf is moving forward with a funding plan for new voting systems across the commonwealth. The governor’s funding plan is similar to the Senate Democrats’ June proposal, which would have reimbursed counties for 100 percent of all costs to acquire...
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Senate Democrats Highlight Funding for Affordable Housing in the PA 2019-2020 Budget

Harrisburg – July 1, 2019 – The just-passed state budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 included a large increase in funding for the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund (PHARE). Several members of the Senate Democratic Caucus...

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Fruit and Vegetable

Sen. Hughes applauds $120K in fresh fruit, vegetable grants for schools in the 7th Senatorial District

Philadelphia − July 15, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) praised more than $120,000 in grants to help provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students in the 7th Senatorial District during the school day. Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration announced the grants, which were awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). In total, $5.5.
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PA Legislators Work as ‘Servers for an Hour’ in Push for Minimum Wage Increase for Working Families

Tipped Workers Share Stories, Denounce Wage Theft, Gender-Racial Wage Gaps and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Philadelphia, PA − July 12, 2019 — A record number of state legislators waited tables for an hour Friday afternoon at a restaurant in downtown Philadelphia in support of the federal Raise the Wage Act nationwide and One Fair Wage in the state. At
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Senator Hughes proposes legislation to repeal of Act 58, which establishes concurrent jurisdiction in Philadelphia with AG, DA

PHILADELPHIA – July 10, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced plans to introduce legislation that would repeal the recently granted concurrent jurisdiction given to the Pennsylvania Attorney General in gun-related crimes, such as illegal possession and sales. Act 58 give the Attorney General’s office concurrent jurisdiction in such cases for two years. Other counties in the commonwealth are
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July 2019

Know Your Rights – Consumer Protection

July 23 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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Know Your Rights

Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with NET Community Care-CUA 7 presents Know Your Rights 6 week Series.

Consumer Protection • Housing Rights • Homeownership 101 • Police Relations • Family Law • Voting Rights

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4th Annual Jazz Legacy Awards

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, 736 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States
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On behalf of my wife, Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes, and I, we want to invite you to the Fourth Annual Jazz Legacy Awards.  This year's honorees, Bernard Purdie, Helen Haynes, Gloria Galante, and Germaine Ingram, through their artistic accomplishments, prove that the genius of this music, created on these shores, infused with the toil, strife, and ultimate triumph of the African American journey, is a mirror image of what is best in the humanity of the American story. As always, this…

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Jazz Legacy Awards – You’re invited!

Jazz Legacy Awards – You’re invited!

On behalf of my wife, Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes, and I, we want to invite you to the Fourth Annual Jazz Legacy Awards. This year's honorees, Bernard Purdie, Helen Haynes, Gloria Galante, and Germaine Ingram, through their artistic accomplishments, prove that the genius of this music, created on these shores, infused with the toil, strife, and ultimate triumph of the African
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One of the most troubling challenges facing many students and families across Pennsylvania is the high cost of education.  This is often such a high hurdle that many students simply forgo a college education and are prevented from acquiring the skills necessary to gain better positions with higher wages.

collegeThe education gap caused by a lack of access to college or advanced education is, for many low-and-middle income students, the one faction preventing them from gaining traction in the workplace.   In our increasingly complex and high-tech economy, it is essential that we make, then fulfill, the promise to Pennsylvania students:  YOU will have access to a high-quality education without the burdens of crippling debt.

That’s what the Pennsylvania Promise is all about.   The Pennsylvania Promise is available to students with family incomes of $110,000 or less.  It provides for grants of at least $1,000 per year for community college students for two years and a minimum of $2,500 per year for four years to Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Schools and state related institutions.

The program also provides $50 million for adults in families whose incomes are less than $110,000 to acquire up to four years of postsecondary credit.

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