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Sen. Hughes joins Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission for campaign launch commemorating 400 Years of African American history in Pa. 

Harrisburg, PA —August 21, 2019 – To honor the deep, rich, and impactful contributions of African Americans in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) joined the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum...
Gov. Tom Wolf Signs Executive Order on Gun Violence

The majorities in the PA House and Senate must stop ignoring gun violence

  People have been shot on college campuses. People have been shot in grade schools, middle schools and high schools. People have been shot in churches. People have been shot in mosques. People have been shot in synagogues. People have been shot in movie...
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Sen. Hughes releases statement supporting Gov. Wolf’s executive order to reduce gun violence, calls for majority leaders to act on existing gun legislation

Philadelphia, PA − August 16, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement supporting Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order to reduce gun violence: “As a result of some excellent policing along with a few miracles, no police...

Senator Hughes announces upcoming legislation to address wrongful convictions, imprisonment in PA

Harrisburg, PA – August 14, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced plans for two pieces of legislation aimed at curbing wrongful convictions and imprisonment in the commonwealth. The first piece of legislation would set guidelines...
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Senator Hughes issues statement following weekend shootings in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA − August 12, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement Monday following a rash of weekend shootings in Philadelphia that left 12 injured and one person dead: I am deeply saddened by the continued...
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Senator Hughes issues statement after urging Senate Judiciary Committee strongly consider his universal background checks bill to help curb gun violence

“As a longtime advocate for gun safety in Pennsylvania, I am heartened to hear Senate Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Lisa Baker’s willingness to hold public hearings to address gun violence and find effective remedies to protect our communities. I am hopeful the...

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Sen. Hughes joins Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission for campaign launch commemorating 400 Years of African American history in Pa. 

Harrisburg, PA —August 21, 2019 – To honor the deep, rich, and impactful contributions of African Americans in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) joined the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) Tuesday to launch a social media campaign commemorating the history of African Americans in Pennsylvania. The first marker highlighted in this campaign was the Pennsylvania
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Sen. Hughes releases statement supporting Gov. Wolf’s executive order to reduce gun violence, calls for majority leaders to act on existing gun legislation

Philadelphia, PA − August 16, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement supporting Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order to reduce gun violence: “As a result of some excellent policing along with a few miracles, no police officers or citizens died in Wednesday’s horrifying confrontation in Philadelphia. I really don’t believe people comprehend how tragic that
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Senator Hughes announces upcoming legislation to address   wrongful convictions, imprisonment in PA

Senator Hughes announces upcoming legislation to address wrongful convictions, imprisonment in PA

Harrisburg, PA – August 14, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced plans for two pieces of legislation aimed at curbing wrongful convictions and imprisonment in the commonwealth. The first piece of legislation would set guidelines for interrogation practices, mandating that the entirety of an interrogation is recorded. Having a record of each interrogation would serve to protect the
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Know Your Rights: Voting Rights

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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Join State Senator Vincent Hughes’ Know Your Rights Workshop Series. 

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Gov. Tom Wolf Signs Executive Order on Gun Violence

The majorities in the PA House and Senate must stop ignoring gun violence

People have been shot on college campuses. People have been shot in grade schools, middle schools and high schools. People have been shot in churches. People have been shot in mosques. People have been shot in synagogues. People have been shot in movie theaters. People have been shot at concerts. People have been shot in recreation centers. And people are
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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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