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Sen. Hughes says push for 100 percent renewable energy is about the children

  Harrisburg – June 19, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) was joined by several hundred people at a rally, including dozens of child “lobbyists,” looking to bring 100 percent renewable energy to Pennsylvania by 2050. The rally,...
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Senator Hughes, Health Officials Respond to Report on Toxic Lead Levels in Pennsylvania, Call for Immediate Action

PHILADELPHIA – June 14, 2019 − In response to an in-depth report by the Joint State Commission Report on Lead Risks and Exposure in Pennsylvania, State Senator Vincent Hughes (D, Philadelphia/Montgomery County) convened a gathering of fellow elected officials,...
Senator Vincent Hughes Hosts Fair Share Tax Press Conference

Senators Haywood, Hughes, and Muth Hosted a Fair Share Tax News Conference

Harrisburg – June 12, 2019 – State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia), State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) State Senator Katie Muth (D-Berks/Chester/Montgomery), and PA Budget and Policy Center Director Marc Stier hosted a press...
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Senator Hughes thanks Senate Education Committee members for their support of trauma-informed education initiative

I am grateful to the Senate Education Committee for its support of Senate Bill 200. Research has revealed the devastating effects of trauma on our communities, which is why we want to create policy and curriculum around trauma-informed education initiatives. We have...
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Join the fight for fair education funding at the PA Capitol June 12

On Wednesday, June 12th, hundreds of people will converge on the State Capitol in Harrisburg with one thing in mind: Replace Pennsylvania's system of EDUCATION APARTHEID with entirely fair school funding. Representatives from POWER in faith will...
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Senator Hughes thanks colleagues for supporting SB 502, extending resources for crime victims

I am grateful to have support of my colleagues on Senate Bill 502, which provides a clearer and less difficult path for crime victims and their families as they deal with the justice system. SB 502 will help ensure victims are provided with complete information about...

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Sen. Hughes says push for 100 percent renewable energy is about the children

Harrisburg – June 19, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) was joined by several hundred people at a rally, including dozens of child “lobbyists,” looking to bring 100 percent renewable energy to Pennsylvania by 2050. The rally, organized by Penn Environment, was a part of 100% Renewable Energy PA Lobby Day 2019. The rally highlighted Pennsylvania’s largest annual environmental
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Senator Hughes, Health Officials Respond to Report on Toxic Lead Levels in Pennsylvania, Call for Immediate Action

PHILADELPHIA – June 14, 2019 − In response to an in-depth report by the Joint State Commission Report on Lead Risks and Exposure in Pennsylvania, State Senator Vincent Hughes (D, Philadelphia/Montgomery County) convened a gathering of fellow elected officials, world-renowned pediatricians and other home health officials, to call for immediate legislative action to address the issue of toxic lead in
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Senator Vincent Hughes Hosts Fair Share Tax Press Conference

Senators Haywood, Hughes, and Muth Hosted a Fair Share Tax News Conference

Harrisburg – June 12, 2019 – State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia), State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) State Senator Katie Muth (D-Berks/Chester/Montgomery), and PA Budget and Policy Center Director Marc Stier hosted a press conference announcing the Fair Share Tax legislation introduced earlier this week. “Every day Pennsylvanians have the system rigged against them,” said Senator Haywood. “The rich are not
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April 2019

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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Keys to Homeownership Workshop

April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wynnefield Library, 5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Home Buyers

Spring Clean your Financial House!

Senator Hughes invites you to his Spring Series Workshops! The Keys to Homeownership workshop will be held on April 22nd from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Wynnefield Library located at 5325 Overbrook Avenue in Philadelphia.

Learn the key steps in purchasing a home including how to prepare for the homeownership process including the mortgage process, but also the ongoing costs associated with homeownership.

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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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Retirement

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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Breast Cancer Photo Exhibit

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
30th Street Station, 2955 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Breast Cancer Photo Exhibit - May 9

Join us on May 9th at 5 pm at the 30th Street Station for a Breast Cancer Photo Exhibit, 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania. Click here to RSVP or call 1-800-377-8828 x 3040.

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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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Join the fight for fair education funding at the PA Capitol June 12

On Wednesday, June 12th, hundreds of people will converge on the State Capitol in Harrisburg with one thing in mind: Replace Pennsylvania's system of EDUCATION APARTHEID with entirely fair school funding. Representatives from POWER in faith will rally at Noon in support of House Bill 961 - The 100% Fair Funding Bill. HB 961 will divide 100% of Pennsylvania's Basic
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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