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Attorney General Josh Shapiro Announces Partnership with Sandy Hook Promise to Implement State-Wide School Safety Reporting Program

HARRISBURG — At the Sara Lindemuth/Anna Carter Primary School in Harrisburg today, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced a partnership with Sandy Hook Promise to roll out and operate the Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System for every school across the...
Michelle Roberson

Michelle Roberson is a #WomanMakingADifference

Bianca Roberson’s tragic death on June 28, 2017 could have been the end of her story, but her mother, Michelle Roberson, is fighting to prevent another senseless road-rage shooting like the one that claimed her daughter’s life. Michelle worked with numerous...
Senator Hughes calls for ban loaded guns in vehicles

Senator Hughes, Representative Comitta call for ban on loaded firearms in vehicles at request of mother of road-rage shooting victim

HARRISBURG, PA – September 25, 2018 – Moved by the tragic death of Bianca Nikol Roberson, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Representative Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) called for a ban of firearms in vehicles as a means of preventing future deaths...
Senator Hughes stands with his mother, Ann, and Lincoln University President Barbara A. Allen after receiving an honorary doctorate from Lincoln University and was the commencement speaker this past May.

Cheyney and Lincoln universities deserve celebration during HBCU week and throughout the year

Did you know this week is designated to honor the 101 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the U.S.? Thousands will take to our capitol to exchange information and share innovation to keep alive the spirit on which HBCUs were founded:...
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American’s rights are in danger if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court

Our recent progress in areas such as health care, women’s rights, affirmative action, the environment and many others are at risk if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. As the hearings proceed and U.S. senators probe the president’s...
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Senator Hughes asks Health Secretary Levine to create training program for first responders who encounter synthetic opiates while treating overdose patients

Harrisburg, PA – September 4, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) wrote a letter to Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine requesting a new training program for the state’s first responders who may be exposed to synthetic opiates while treating...

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Hughes: Recycling Grants Approved for Philadelphia, Conshohocken, Whitemarsh, Upper Dublin

Harrisburg – October 12, 2018 – State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) said today that nearly $1 million total in grant funding to aid recycling efforts has been approved for several municipalities in his senatorial district. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) approved grant funding for Philadelphia ($350,000), Conshohocken ($212,363), Whitemarsh ($94,057) and Upper Dublin ($328,849). The funds will
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Senator Hughes Announces Multimodal Project Selected in the 7th Senatorial District

Harrisburg, PA – October 3, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced a project in the 7th Senatorial District was selected for a grant through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. The Philadelphia Streets Department was awarded $2,682,934 for critically needed traffic safety improvements to a Vision Zero High Injury Corridor on Parkside Avenue. The funds will be used for pedestrian islands,
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Senator Hughes, Representative Comitta call for ban on loaded firearms in vehicles at request of mother of road-rage shooting victim

HARRISBURG, PA – September 25, 2018 – Moved by the tragic death of Bianca Nikol Roberson, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Representative Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) called for a ban of firearms in vehicles as a means of preventing future deaths in road rage shootings. Bianca was fatally shot during a road rage incident June 28, 2017. Her killer had a
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Senator Hughes praises nearly $1 million in Commonwealth Finance Authority grants awarded in the district

PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 18, 2018 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced Tuesday that $953,659 in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants were awarded to five projects in the 7th Senatorial District. The projects will address local water quality, a sewer system and existing recreational improvements. Senator Hughes thanked the CFA, under the direction of Gov. Tom Wolf, for investing
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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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Less than 12 hours left to register to vote!

The midterm election is right around the corner and there are less than 12 hours left to register. That means there is still time to get it done, check your status and find your polling place ahead of next month’s election. Only a few hours are left to beat the Oct. 9 deadline. Make sure you can vote and have
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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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Conshohocken, PA 19428
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