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Sen. Hughes joins Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission for campaign launch commemorating 400 Years of African American history in Pa. 

Harrisburg, PA —August 21, 2019 – To honor the deep, rich, and impactful contributions of African Americans in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) joined the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum...
Gov. Tom Wolf Signs Executive Order on Gun Violence

The majorities in the PA House and Senate must stop ignoring gun violence

  People have been shot on college campuses. People have been shot in grade schools, middle schools and high schools. People have been shot in churches. People have been shot in mosques. People have been shot in synagogues. People have been shot in movie...
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Sen. Hughes releases statement supporting Gov. Wolf’s executive order to reduce gun violence, calls for majority leaders to act on existing gun legislation

Philadelphia, PA − August 16, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement supporting Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order to reduce gun violence: “As a result of some excellent policing along with a few miracles, no police...

Senator Hughes announces upcoming legislation to address wrongful convictions, imprisonment in PA

Harrisburg, PA – August 14, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced plans for two pieces of legislation aimed at curbing wrongful convictions and imprisonment in the commonwealth. The first piece of legislation would set guidelines...
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Senator Hughes issues statement following weekend shootings in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA − August 12, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement Monday following a rash of weekend shootings in Philadelphia that left 12 injured and one person dead: I am deeply saddened by the continued...
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Senator Hughes issues statement after urging Senate Judiciary Committee strongly consider his universal background checks bill to help curb gun violence

“As a longtime advocate for gun safety in Pennsylvania, I am heartened to hear Senate Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Lisa Baker’s willingness to hold public hearings to address gun violence and find effective remedies to protect our communities. I am hopeful the...

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Sen. Hughes joins Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission for campaign launch commemorating 400 Years of African American history in Pa. 

Harrisburg, PA —August 21, 2019 – To honor the deep, rich, and impactful contributions of African Americans in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) joined the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) Tuesday to launch a social media campaign commemorating the history of African Americans in Pennsylvania. The first marker highlighted in this campaign was the Pennsylvania
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Sen. Hughes releases statement supporting Gov. Wolf’s executive order to reduce gun violence, calls for majority leaders to act on existing gun legislation

Philadelphia, PA − August 16, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement supporting Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order to reduce gun violence: “As a result of some excellent policing along with a few miracles, no police officers or citizens died in Wednesday’s horrifying confrontation in Philadelphia. I really don’t believe people comprehend how tragic that
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Senator Hughes announces upcoming legislation to address   wrongful convictions, imprisonment in PA

Senator Hughes announces upcoming legislation to address wrongful convictions, imprisonment in PA

Harrisburg, PA – August 14, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced plans for two pieces of legislation aimed at curbing wrongful convictions and imprisonment in the commonwealth. The first piece of legislation would set guidelines for interrogation practices, mandating that the entirety of an interrogation is recorded. Having a record of each interrogation would serve to protect the
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April 2019

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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July 2019

Know Your Rights – Consumer Protection

July 23 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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Know Your Rights

Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with NET Community Care-CUA 7 presents Know Your Rights 6 week Series.

Consumer Protection • Housing Rights • Homeownership 101 • Police Relations • Family Law • Voting Rights

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4th Annual Jazz Legacy Awards

July 26 @ 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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On behalf of my wife, Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes, and I, we want to invite you to the Fourth Annual Jazz Legacy Awards.  This year's honorees, Bernard Purdie, Helen Haynes, Gloria Galante, and Germaine Ingram, through their artistic accomplishments, prove that the genius of this music, created on these shores, infused with the toil, strife, and ultimate triumph of the African American journey, is a mirror image of what is best in the humanity of the American story. As always, this…

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August 2019

Know Your Rights: Homeownership 101

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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Know Your Rights - Homeownership

Join State Senator Vincent Hughes’ Know Your Rights Workshop on Homeownership!

QUESTIONS: What programs are available to support first time homebuyers?

Partner Organizations: Clarifin, Office of Congressman Dwight Evans, Bryn Mawr Trust,  Operation HOPE,  Sell Fast Realty

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Know Your Rights: Police Relations

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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Know Your Rights - Police Relations

Join State Senator Vincent Hughes’ Know Your Rights Workshop Series. 

Organizations: 22nd Police District – Crisis Intervention Training, PPD – Defender Association of Philadelphia –Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations – Civil Rights Attorney – North Central Victims’ Services

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2019 District Day

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tustin Recreation Center, 5901 W Columbia Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19151 United States
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District Office Day

It is my pleasure to host the Annual District Day at Tustin Recreation Center on Saturday, August 17 from noon till 8 p.m. It is exciting to partner with West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution, State Representative Morgan Cephas & Councilman Curtis Jones Jr.on this annual celebration in the heart of our districts!

Along with the fun and entertainment provided, featuring Urban Guerilla Orchestra, we hope you’ll take advantage of the many resources that are available in the areas of education, health, employment and community engagement. I encourage you to meet new friends and catch up with your neighbors, interact with your elected representatives and visit our resource tables. I have invited several organizations to share their amazing work with you in the hopes that you can utilize their services in the future and work with them to improve our community.

I hope to see you around the event and throughout the district as we continue to strengthen our communities for a better tomorrow!

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Know Your Rights: Family Law

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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August 20 - Family Law

QUESTIONS:
What is the process for obtaining child support or child custody?
What resources are available for grandparents and other relatives serving as parents?
What resources are available for foster parents and children in the foster care system?

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Gov. Tom Wolf Signs Executive Order on Gun Violence

The majorities in the PA House and Senate must stop ignoring gun violence

People have been shot on college campuses. People have been shot in grade schools, middle schools and high schools. People have been shot in churches. People have been shot in mosques. People have been shot in synagogues. People have been shot in movie theaters. People have been shot at concerts. People have been shot in recreation centers. And people are
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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