AmerisourceBergen

Senator Hughes thanks Gov. Wolf for working to keep AmerisourceBergen in Montgomery County, which will bring than more 550 new jobs to the area

HARRISBURG – June 7, 2018 –  State Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and the Borough of Conshohocken for helping keep AmerisourceBergen in Montgomery County and prioritizing jobs for the 7th District. AmerisourceBergen, a...
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Senator Hughes, Representatives Roebuck and Harris Introduce Legislation Pushing for Free and Affordable College

HARRISBURG – June 6, 2018 – Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Representative James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia), and Representative Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) introduced legislation for the Pennsylvania Promise initiative, a program that would...

We must act to stop crumbling schools in Philadelphia, across Pa.

Our schools are crumbling. Before the Inquirer reported on the deplorable conditions in Philadelphia schools, I heard that message from parents and students and even viewed it with my own eyes while visiting city schools. Seeing the conditions in which some of our...

Missed our homeowner workshop? Here is some information about buying a home

Just in case you missed the Free Home Buyer’s Housing Fair sponsored by the Urban League of Philadelphia in partnership with my office, PNC Bank and the Enterprise Center, we’re still here to help. Here are some tips about buying a home, interest rates and...
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Hughes, Farnese Call for Creation of Pennsylvania Center for Gun Violence Research

Harrisburg – May 3, 2018 – Horrific school shootings have prompted calls for banning assault weapons, posting armed guards in school buildings and other school safety upgrades. Two Philadelphia senators say we need to do more. Sen. Vincent J. Hughes...

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Senator Hughes thanks Gov. Wolf for working to keep AmerisourceBergen in Montgomery County, which will bring than more 550 new jobs to the area

HARRISBURG – June 7, 2018 – State Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and the Borough of Conshohocken for helping keep AmerisourceBergen in Montgomery County and prioritizing jobs for the 7th District. AmerisourceBergen, a global health care solutions provider and Fortune 12 Company, announced it is expanding its headquarters in Conshohocken. This will create more than 550
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Small Business Development Focus of Senate Democratic Legislative Package

Hughes, Blake sponsor legislation to create financial incentives Harrisburg – June 7, 2018 – New legislation designed to aid small business through specific financial incentives such as tax-deferred savings accounts and exemptions from certain business fees was unveiled today by Senators Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia) and John Blake (D-Lackawanna). “Small business is the backbone of our economy and we need
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Senator Hughes, Representatives Roebuck and Harris Introduce Legislation Pushing for Free and Affordable College

HARRISBURG – June 6, 2018 – Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Representative James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia), and Representative Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) introduced legislation for the Pennsylvania Promise initiative, a program that would make college free and affordable to many students across the state. The legislators were joined by guests from the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) President
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Senator Hughes, Representative Roebuck and Representative Harris introduce PA Promise initiative to provide free and affordable college opportunities to Pennsylvania college and university students

HARRISBURG – June 5, 2018 – Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Representative James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia), and Representative Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) will hold a press conference ahead of introducing the Pennsylvania Promise initiative, legislation to make college free and affordable for Pennsylvania students. The press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 6 in the Capitol Media Center. The legislators will
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January 2018

Senator Hughes to Stand with Advocates for Affordable College Education

January 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
East Wing Rotunda, 501 N 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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HARRISBURG, January 22, 2017 –  Senator Hughes will join members of the House of Representatives and the Association of State College and University Faculty (APSCUF) for the release of the Keystone Research Center’s report on “Pennsylvania Promise,” a plan to make college affordable for all Pennsylvania students. WHEN: Tuesday, January 23 at 11:30 am WHERE: East Wing Rotunda WHO: Senator Vince Hughes            Ken Mash, president, APSCUF            Keystone Research Center  …

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February 2018

Telephone Town Hall

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Tuesday, February 6th at 6:00 p.m., Sen. Hughes will hold a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting. Participants will be able to ask me questions as well as listen to a discussion about important issues in the district and around the state. Click here to participate →

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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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Combatting racism on the golf course and across Pa.

Senator Vincent Hughes is working with the “Grandview 5” to hold golf club ownership responsible for an incident of discrimination that made national news. The incident involved five African American women who said they were discriminated against based on their race or gender: Sandra Thompson, Myneca Ojo, Sandra Harrison, Carolyn Dow and Karen Crosby. They were playing golf on April
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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

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545 Capitol Building
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579

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Conshohocken Borough Hall
400 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
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616 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
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Fort Washington, PA 19034
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