Raise the Wage Rally

Senator Hughes joins Gov. Wolf, at rally to raise Pa.’s minimum wage

Philadelphia — February 8, 2019  – Governor Tom Wolf today held a Raise the Wage rally with legislators and advocacy groups as a reminder that it’s past time to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 an hour. The boost in pay would enable tens of thousands of...
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Sen. Hughes, Reps. Harris and Roebuck renew push for free college

Harrisburg — January 30, 2019 — Renewing their call for free college for all Pennsylvanians, Senator Vincent Hughes, (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia), Rep. James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia) and APSCUF President Ken Mash announced the next...
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Senate Democratic Caucus Details Local Impacts of Federal Shutdown, Outline State Remedies

HARRISBURG, PA − January 16, 2019 −Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus stood together Wednesday, outlining the impacts of the federal shutdown on their constituents and addressing potential remedies at a state level. “In my county of Allegheny, we have...
Bank

State Senators Write Banks Asking Institutions to help 12,000 Federal Employees Working without Pay

  Harrisburg, PA – January 10, 2019  – On behalf of the 12,000 Pennsylvania federal employees, contractors and subcontractors who are not receiving a paycheck during the partial federal government shutdown, Senator Vincent Hughes...
Business Education

Senators Haywood and Hughes Jointly Announce Business Education Partnership Grants

Philadelphia — January 10, 2019 —Today, State Senators Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced the award of grant funding from the Department of Labor and Industry for Business Education Partnerships across...
Healthcare is a Human Right

Senate Democrats introduce legislation to protect health care for Pennsylvanians

Harrisburg – December 20, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus continues its fight to protect the major tenets of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) through two legislative proposals that would ensure comprehensive, quality and affordable...

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Raise the Wage Rally

Senator Hughes joins Gov. Wolf, at rally to raise Pa.’s minimum wage

Philadelphia — February 8, 2019 – Governor Tom Wolf today held a Raise the Wage rally with legislators and advocacy groups as a reminder that it’s past time to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $12 an hour. The boost in pay would enable tens of thousands of people to work their way off of public assistance, saving taxpayers hundreds of
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Sen. Hughes, Rep. Wheatley hold event recognizing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – February 4, 2019 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Representative Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) held an event to recognize Feb. 7, 2019 as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day started as a grassroots effort with hundreds of organizations. This year marks the 19th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, an initiative targeting
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Senator Hughes proposes legislation to fight mortgage discrimination in Pa.

Harrisburg – February 4, 2019 – Continuing his fight against modern day redlining, Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) has proposed legislation to prevent mortgage discrimination on the basis of race in Pennsylvania. Sen. Hughes is seeking co-sponsors for the Pennsylvania Community Reinvestment Act to provide additional safeguards in the residential mortgage market. The proposal is modeled after the federal Community Reinvestment
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March 2018

Money Moves…Make Your Money Work For You

March 13, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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December 2018

Breaking the Silence: Focus on You/Focus on Family

December 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Ave,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 United States
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Breaking the Silence

Did you know that nearly 7 million African-American people were diagnosed with a mental illness in the last year? That’s more than the entire populations of Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia combined! That’s why it’s time to break the silence and shatter the stigma about this serious issue affecting our community. My wife and I would like to invite you to take part in Breaking the Silence: Focus on You/Focus on Family on Saturday, December 15th  8:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m. This special conference will…

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Senator Lindsey Williams, Senator Vincent Hughes, Gov. Tom Wolf

Raise the minimum Wage NOW!

Time for an economic New Deal for Pa. workersOn Jan. 30, Senator Hughes stood with Gov. Tom Wolf as he introduced his proposal to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour by July 1. Gov. Wolf’s proposal also called for annual until the minimum wage reaches $15 an hour in 2025. Having fought for working families since joining the
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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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