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Senate Democrats Call for Action on Poverty and Income Insecurity

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats Call for Action on Poverty and Economic Insecurity in Pennsylvania April 4 marked the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. To honor Dr. King’s memory, Pennsylvania Senate Democrats...
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Sens. Hughes, Williams and POWER Interfaith support Marriott hotel workers in fight for fair, equitable working conditions

Philadelphia – April 5, 2019 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Senator Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) joined POWER Interfaith, UNITE HERE, the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Raise the Wage PA, and other supporters of the Marriott hotel workers...
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Sens. Hughes, Haywood, Williams and Street make call action addressing poverty and economic security in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Philadelphia – April 5, 2019 – Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia), Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), and Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) stood with local activists and advocates to announce the Senate Democrats...
Wage Theft

Senator Hughes proposes bills to increase worker protection against wage theft

Harrisburg – April 2, 2019 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) today proposed a pair of bills to help protect the paychecks of Pennsylvania workers by targeting wage theft, an act that costs employees across the commonwealth millions of dollars each...
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Sen. Hughes Joins Coalition, Calls for Immediate, $170 Million Investment to Improve Philly’s School Buildings

PHILADELPHIA − March 29, 2019 – Today, Senator Hughes joined a broad coalition of union leaders and elected officials convened by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. The group gathered at F.S. Key Elementary School to propose an immediate investment of $170...
Senator Vincent Hughes Hosts Free College Rally

Senator Hughes stands with Reps. Harris, Roebuck; hundreds of PASSHE students in call for free college through the Pennsylvania Promise initiative

HARRISBURG, PA, March 27, 2019 – Hundreds of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Students rallied with Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Representative Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia), Representative James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia),...

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Sens. Hughes, Williams and POWER Interfaith support Marriott hotel workers in fight for fair, equitable working conditions

Philadelphia – April 5, 2019 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Senator Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) joined POWER Interfaith, UNITE HERE, the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Raise the Wage PA, and other supporters of the Marriott hotel workers in a demonstration and prayer vigil Thursday as the workers continue to seek fair and equitable working conditions that breed family supporting
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Sens. Hughes, Haywood, Williams and Street make call action addressing poverty and economic security in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Philadelphia – April 5, 2019 – Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia), Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), and Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) stood with local activists and advocates to announce the Senate Democrats Call to Action on the Crisis of Poverty and Economic Insecurity. The call to action began April 4 as a tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and
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Marriott Strike

Senator Hughes, POWER Interfaith to stand with Marriott hotel workers

PHILADELPHIA − April 3, 2019 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) will stand with POWER Interfaith, UNITE HERE and other supporters of the Marriott hotel workers seeking better working conditions. The prayer vigil and protest of poor working conditions is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at 12th and Filbert Streets. Marriott hotel workers are seeking a fair
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April 2019

Crisis in Home Ownership Workshop

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Spring Clean your Financial House!

Senator Hughes invites you to his Spring Series Workshops! The Crisis in Home Ownership workshop will be held on April 29th from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Wynnefield Library located at 5325 Overbrook Avenue in Philadelphia.

Our homes become part of our fabric because they provide the foundation for many great memories over the years. Like everything in life, as a home ages, it begins to show the wear and tear. From heating, electrical and plumbing to energy costs and air circulation, there are a variety of signs to recognize and commonsense checks homeowners can conduct and programs to take advantage of.

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MLK Legacy in Action: Film Screening of “Keep Your Trash”

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
8E-A Capitol Building, 501 N 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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MLK Legacy in Action: The Dreamer is Gone but the Dream Lives On

The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats are hosting a screening of  the 1971 documentary “Keep Your Trash,” followed by a discussion on economic justice to close out the 30-day statewide Call to Action on the Crisis of Poverty and Economic Insecurity at the capitol.  The film screening will begin at 4:30 p.m. April 30 and will feature “Keep Your Trash,” which recounts the events surrounding the historic 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ strike and the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he fought for…

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May 2019

Navigating Retirement Workshop – Part 1

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wynnefield Library, 5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Spring Clean your Financial House!

Senator Hughes invites you to his Spring Series Workshops! Part 1 of Navigating Retirement workshop will be held on May 6th from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Wynnefield Library located at 5325 Overbrook Avenue in Philadelphia.

How much money do you need for retirement? When should you begin to collect Social Security? What investments are safe? What is my tax liability? How do I pay for medical expenses? All these questions will be addressed in this important 2-part session.

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Navigating Retirement Workshop – Part 2

May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wynnefield Library, 5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Retirement Money

Spring Clean your Financial House!

Senator Hughes invites you to his Spring Series Workshops! Part 2 of Navigating Retirement workshop will be held on May 6th from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Wynnefield Library located at 5325 Overbrook Avenue in Philadelphia.

How much money do you need for retirement? When should you begin to collect Social Security? What investments are safe? What is my tax liability? How do I pay for medical expenses? All these questions will be addressed in this important 2-part session.

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Montgomery County Residents! Changes are coming to your voting system

As you may know, Montgomery County is implementing a new voting system for the May 21, 2019 Primary Election. All Montgomery County residents will be voting with a new voter-verified paper ballot system beginning with the May 21, 2019 primary. The first opportunity for residents to become familiar with the new system will be Saturday, April 6 from 9am-12pm at
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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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Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
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