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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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March 2019

Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Roxborough Library, 6245 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Tax Return

Come Prepared: What you need to bring!

For a quick and easy tax filing bring the following documents for you, your spouse, and anyone you are claiming as dependent.

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Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Light Community Center, 75 Green Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19127 United States
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Tax Return

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Financing Your College Education

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Philadelphia High School, 4901 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139 United States
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Financing Your College Education

If you’re a high school student thinking about going to college, time is running out! Senator Hughes has put together an all-star group of organizations and resources with the goal of helping you finance your college education. All you need to do is show up!

Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with PHEAA, College Roundtable & Philly Goes 2 College present Show Me the Money, Financing Your College Education. The event will be held on March 16th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the West Philadelphia High School.

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Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Falls of Schuylikll Free Library, 3501 Midvale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129 United States
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Tax Return

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Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parkwest Town Center, 1575 N 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Tax Return

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April 2019

Show Me My Money Workshop

April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 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! The first workshop will be held on April 1st from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Wynnefield Library located at 5325 Overbrook Avenue in Philadelphia.

Get empowered to take charge of your financial well-being! Identify spending habits, broaden money management skills, and create new tools to help stay on track and manage your financial future.

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MLK Legacy in Action

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
“MLK at Lancaster” Mural, 4000 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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MLK Day of Action

April 4, 2019 is the 51st anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - to mark this occasion, Senator Hughes is one of four members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus hosting events across the state to honor King's legacy.

King was killed in Memphis, Tennessee where he had traveled to stand with sanitation workers, as he launched his Poor People's Campaign across the U.S.

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Understanding your Credit Report, Debt Collections and Consumer Rights Workshop

April 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wynnefield Library, 5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Credit Report

Spring Clean your Financial House!

Senator Hughes invites you to his Spring Series Workshops! Understanding your Credit Report, Debt Collections and Consumer Rights Workshop will be held on April 8th from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Wynnefield Library located at 5325 Overbrook Avenue in Philadelphia.

Learn the importance of using credit responsibly, the factors that lenders use to determine your creditworthiness and how to read and understand your credit report.

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Budgeting & Banking like a Boss Workshop

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wynnefield Library, 5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Budgeting

Spring Clean your Financial House!

Senator Hughes invites you to his Spring Series Workshops! The Budgeting & Banking like a Boss workshop will be held on April 15th from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Wynnefield Library located at 5325 Overbrook Avenue in Philadelphia.

Answer ‘where does my money go?’ as you start budgeting – timing and amount of your income, adding savings, paying bills on-time, and creating an allowance to cap spending.

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Student Leadership Summer Fellowship Information Program

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Marcus Foster Student Union Building, 1837 University Circle
Cheyney, PA 19319 United States
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Summer Leadership Summer Fellowship Information Program

Senator Vincent Hughes, Cheyney University and Urban League of Philadelphia to host a Student Leadership Summer Fellowship Information Program on April 16th at 2 pm. To RSVP contact Jenne Ayers in Senator Hughes office Jenne.Ayers@pasenate.com or call 215.879.7777. Download Flyer →

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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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2401 North 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778

Harrisburg Office

545 Capitol Building
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579