Philadelphia Takes Control of Schools, but State Still Owes Pupils

Op-ed by Vincent Hughes Mayor Kenney said he wanted to end state oversight of the School District of Philadelphia as a necessary step toward reclaiming local control of our public schools. Now, with the action by the School Reform Commission to disband, control of the...

Hughes Applauds Mayor Kenney’s Plan to End State Oversight of Phila. Public Schools

PHILADELPHIA, November 2, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement on Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s announcement that he will seek to end state oversight of the School District of Philadelphia: "I applaud Mayor's Kenney...

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Open Enrollment Runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 Enrollment is now OPEN for individuals and families who need health coverage through the Affordable Care Act for 2018. The ACA has improved the lives of a million Pennsylvanians, helping 711,000 individuals access coverage...

Lawmakers Applaud Measure Creating Trust Fund for Youth Impacted by Prison System

HARRISBURG, October 31, 2017 — A bipartisan group of state lawmakers and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel applauded the passage of legislation to establish a public charitable trust to aid children impacted by the prison system and reverse...

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Hughes Statement on Scheduled School Reform Commission Vote

Philadelphia – November 16, 2017 – State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement concerning the scheduled vote to disband the School Reform Commission (SRC) and return control of the schools to local officials. Hughes was slated to speak at a PFT rally today to celebrate the end of the SRC. Hughes’s statement follows: “The move to disband
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Hughes Applauds Mayor Kenney’s Plan to End State Oversight of Phila. Public Schools

PHILADELPHIA, November 2, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement on Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s announcement that he will seek to end state oversight of the School District of Philadelphia: "I applaud Mayor's Kenney initiative in asking for the School Reform Commission members to vote to disband and return Philadelphia to a locally-controlled school board. I
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Lawmakers Applaud Measure Creating Trust Fund for Youth Impacted by Prison System

HARRISBURG, October 31, 2017 — A bipartisan group of state lawmakers and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel applauded the passage of legislation to establish a public charitable trust to aid children impacted by the prison system and reverse the direction of youth who may be on a path leading to incarceration in Pennsylvania. The measure, authored by state
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Hughes: Legislation Addresses ‘Stop-and-Go’ Liquor, Fixes City AVI

HARRISBURG, October 24, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) issued the following statement on the passage of legislation that addresses problematic “stop and go” liquor businesses. The measure also establishes a fix for the city’s Actual Value Initiative (AVI) calculation which impacts future state funding for city schools. The provisions were included in the state’s Fiscal Code (House Bill
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January 2017

Swearing In

January 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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March 2017

‘Turn Anger into Action’ at Upcoming Community Forum

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Center Theater at Montgomery County Community College, 340 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422 United States
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PHILADELPHIA, February 22, 2017 — State Sen. Vincent Hughes invites the public to participate in an upcoming community forum that will focus on public engagement on legislative issues in Harrisburg and Washington, DC. The community forum will take place on Wednesday, March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Science Center Theater at Montgomery County Community College, located at 340 Dekalb Pike in Blue Bell. “People are engaged in democracy and want to take the next step and get…

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October 2017

Public Safety Awareness Day

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Parkwest Town Center, 1575 N 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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State Senator Vincent Hughes, Parkside Association of Philadelphia, Inc. & Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. present a Public Safety Awareness Day. The event will be held on Saturday, October 7 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Parkwest Town Center. Sponsored By: State Senator Vincent Hughes, State Representative Vanessa Brown, Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., Always Best Care, The Consulting Group, NHS Parkside Recovery, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Sherriff’s Department, Philadelphia City Controller’s Office, Office of Emergency Management, Town Watch Integrated…

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Neighborhood Fall Festival

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
High School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Ave,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 United States
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State Senator Vincent Hughes, Sheryl Lee Ralph Hughes, The City Ave Special Services District, and the Senator Hughes Team invite you to our Neighborhood Fall Festival. The event will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the High School of the Future.  A shredding event will be held from 9:00 am - noon. RSVP to Omar Sabir 215-879-7777 or omar.sabir@pasenate.com Day of Activities Health & Wellness Station Kids Zone Resistance Information Sassy Seniors Pavilion Food,…

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November 2017

Get Covered: Rally to Save The Affordable Care Act

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
ShopRite, 2385 W. Cheltenham Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19150 United States
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Join Senators Haywood, Hughes and Tartaglione, along with other elected officials and dignitaries, at a rally to encourage ACA enrollment. The rally will kick off a statewide ACA Mobile Enrollment Tour intended to fight back against the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine enrollment.

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ACA Mobile Enrollment Tour

November 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Fox Street ShopRite, Fox St & Roberts Ave.
Philadelphia, 19129 United States
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 14, 2017 – The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats’ ACA Mobile Enrollment Tour will make a stop in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 16. Constituents can come to enroll in the individual insurance marketplace or Medicare. Enrollment experts will be there to answer any questions and guide users through the process. WHEN: Thursday, November 16 at 1:30 pm WHERE: Fox Street ShopRite, Fox St & Roberts Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19129 Media is encouraged to attend at any point through the day. This…

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Sign Up for Affordable Care Act Coverage this Thursday!

Enrollment is now OPEN for individuals and families who need health coverage through the Affordable Care Act for 2018, but only through Dec. 15. If you want to enroll and need assistance, I’m hosting an open enrollment event this Thursday, Nov. 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Shop Rite at Fox Street and Roberts Avenue in Philadelphia. Certified enrollment
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Sign Up Today for ACA Health Coverage

Open Enrollment Runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 Enrollment is now OPEN for individuals and families who need health coverage through the Affordable Care Act for 2018. The ACA has improved the lives of a million Pennsylvanians, helping 711,000 individuals access coverage through Medicaid expansion and another 426,000 who purchased coverage on the individual marketplace. But the Trump Administration is
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‘Pathways to Pardons’ Event This Thursday at Drexel University

I’m teaming up with Lt. Gov. Mike Stack along and state Rep. Donna Bullock to host a “Pathways to Pardons” event this week to explain the process for obtaining a pardon or expungement of a past criminal conviction in Pennsylvania. Join us this Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dornsife Center at Drexel University, 3509 Spring
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Join Us at Neighborhood Fall Festival Oct. 14

Everyone is invited to join me, my staff and the City Ave Special Services District to my upcoming Neighborhood Fall Festival, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at High School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Ave. in Philadelphia. This event is a neighborhood festival with a purpose. It’s an opportunity for folks to talk to me and my
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