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Earlier this week, the former First Lady announced her plans to travel across the US to register voters ahead of the 2018 midterms. "There's too much at stake to sit on the sidelines, not just in this election but in every election, and we need...
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Senator Hughes and Senator Fontana to introduce bill regulating 3D-printed guns

PHILADELPHIA, August 1, 2018 — Looking to stop the spread of undetectable and untraceable 3D-printed guns, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) and Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) plan to introduce a bill to ensure Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act applies to...
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Sen. Hughes Announces Brand New $60M School and Community Anti-Violence Initiative

Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Hughes helped create a $60 million grant program to address school and community violence, as well as an anonymous threat reporting system that empowers people to report potentially unsafe behavior at schools. Gov. Tom Wolf recently...

Hughes, Haywood, Street and Johnson Celebrate Largest Summer Reading Program Ever

PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2018 – Senator Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County), along with Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County), Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-Philadelphia) and community partners,...

Sen. Hughes Statement on Arrest of Black Teen Outside Philadelphia Zoo

PHILADELPHIA – July 7, 2018 — Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement concerning a widely publicized incident that occurred outside of the Philadelphia Zoo that resulted in the arrest of a black teenager. “There needs to be...

Sen. Hughes Hails $15 Million for Emergency Cleanup and Repair of “Toxic” Schools

PHILADELPHIA, June 29, 2018 – The $15.6 million investment to help eliminate threats from lead, asbestos and mold in Philadelphia schools announced today by Gov. Tom Wolf, state Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia), other local and state elected officials, and...

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Senator Hughes and Senator Fontana to introduce bill regulating 3D-printed guns

PHILADELPHIA, August 1, 2018 — Looking to stop the spread of undetectable and untraceable 3D-printed guns, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) and Senator Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) plan to introduce a bill to ensure Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act applies to 3D-printed guns. The proposal from Senator Hughes and Senator Fontana would amend the definition of a “firearm” in Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act
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Sen. Hughes and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Honor Local Jazz Legends

PHILADELPHIA, July 17, 2018 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County) and his wife Sheryl Lee Ralph will honor musical legends at their 3rd annual Jazz Legacy Awards, which takes place on July 27 at Noon at the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, 738 S. Broad St. in Philadelphia. This year’s honorees are saxophonists Benny Golson, Bootsie Barnes,
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Hughes, Haywood, Street and Johnson Celebrate Largest Summer Reading Program Ever

PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2018 – Senator Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County), along with Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County), Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-Philadelphia) and community partners, came together to celebrate the largest enrollment to date of their intensive summer reading program, Summer Reads: Read to Succeed. This year’s reading program boasts an enrollment of nearly 500 students entering the
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Sen. Hughes Statement on Arrest of Black Teen Outside Philadelphia Zoo

PHILADELPHIA – July 7, 2018 — Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement concerning a widely publicized incident that occurred outside of the Philadelphia Zoo that resulted in the arrest of a black teenager. “There needs to be a complete, public, and transparent investigation of this incident,” Hughes said. “But this incident raises a series of other issues
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March 2018

Financial Freedom for Working Families

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Parkwest Town Center, 1575 N 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with PA Treasurer Joe Torsella and the Campaign for Working Families, Inc. are hosting a Financial Freedom for Working Families FREE EVENT on March 13, 2018 from 10 am til 2 pm. The event will be held at the Parkside Association of Philadephia. We will have experts available to: Prepare your taxes for FREE (annual income less than $54,000) File for Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) Apply for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) Search for unclaimed…

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Money Moves…Make Your Money Work For You

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Parkside Association of Philadelphia Parkwest Town Center, 1575 N. 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Money Moves…Make Your Money Work For You

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Haverford Library, 5543 Haverford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19139 United States
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Money Moves…Make Your Money Work For You

March 26 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mt. Pisgah Ame Church, 428 N. 41st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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April 2018

Money Moves…Make Your Money Work For You

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salvation Army Kroc Center, 4200 Wissahickon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129 United States
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Money Moves…Make Your Money Work For You

April 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Prince of Peace Baptist Church, 1844-1898 N. 32nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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May 2018

Home Buyer’s Housing Event

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Enterprise Center, 4548 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139 United States
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Home Buyers Housing Fair

Interested in buying a home? We’re here to help I’ve spent this week focusing on modern-day redlining and the impact it has had on potential homebuyers in Philadelphia and now I want to take the time to offer some assistance and resources to buying your first home. Stop by our free home buyer’s housing fair at 5 p.m. Monday, May 7. The event will be at the Enterprise Center at 4548 Market Street. Everyone is welcome for guidance and support…

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Mental Health First Aid Workshop & Certification

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Spectrum Health Care, 5201 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19139 United States
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Mental Health First Aid Workshop & Certification

Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Black Women’s Health Alliance presents a Mental Health First Aid Workshop & Certification free event. Learn the skills to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. FEATURING: Trainer Victoria Wilmore from The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services To register, email the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter at health@phillyalumnae-dst.org or call the Black Women's Health Alliance at 215-382-3292. Space is limited so register today! Download…

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July 2018

Sen. Vincent Hughes and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Honor Local Jazz Legends

July 27 @ 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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3rd Annual Jazz Legacy Awards

PHILADELPHIA, July 17, 2018 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County) and his wife Sheryl Lee Ralph will honor musical legends at their 3rd annual Jazz Legacy Awards, which takes place on July 27 at Noon at the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, 738 S. Broad St. in Philadelphia.

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August 2018

District Day

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tustin Recreation Center, 5901 W Columbia Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19151 United States
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District Day

It is my pleasure to host the Annual District Day at Tustin Recreation Center on Saturday, August 18 from noon till 8 p.m. It is exciting to partner with the Honorable Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. of the 4th councilmatic district and the Honorable PA State Representative Morgan Cephas of the 192nd legislative district on this annual celebration in the heart of our districts! Along with the fun and entertainment provided, we hope you’ll take advantage of the many resources that…

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Sen. Hughes Announces Brand New $60M School and Community Anti-Violence Initiative

Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Hughes helped create a $60 million grant program to address school and community violence, as well as an anonymous threat reporting system that empowers people to report potentially unsafe behavior at schools. Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed Senate Bill 1142 in to law, establishing the $60 million grant program to help prevent, reduce and address school
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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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