Senator Hughes host fair housing community roundtable to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Senator Hughes, Senator Haywood host fair housing community roundtable to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Philadelphia – December 12, 2018 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D- Philadelphia/Montgomery) and State Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) joined, activists, advocates, and community organizations for a roundtable discussion on the Fair Housing Act of...
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Senator Hughes reelected to serve as Democratic Chairman of Appropriations Committee

Harrisburg, PA − November 14, 2018 – Democratic members of the Pennsylvania Senate reelected Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) as the Democratic chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “It is an honor to again be selected to represent the...
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Senator Hughes encourages educators, businesses to apply for $30 million in PAsmart grants

HARRISBURG, PA − November 2, 2018 − Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) encouraged innovators to apply for grants aimed at spurring K-12 computer science and STEM education, expanding registered apprenticeships, and supporting job training with Industry...
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Senator Hughes mourns loss of life in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

I am deeply saddened by the loss of life yesterday at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the 11 people killed, as well as the six others wounded in the hateful attack. Thank you to law enforcement officers, first...

Senator Hughes applauds PA Forward Student Loan Program launched by PHEAA

Harrisburg – October 22, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) praised a new Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority (PHEAA) program a new student loan program for Pennsylvania students who need help paying for college after exhausting...
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Senator Hughes applauds Representative Schlossberg’s mental health legislation, bill headed to Governor Wolf

Harrisburg – October 17, 2018 – Legislation that would support suicide prevention and mental health services at institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania today passed the state Senate and is headed to the governor’s desk, according to the bill’s author...

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Senator Hughes Announces $75,000 in school safety and security grants in the district

Harrisburg, PA − October 30, 2018 − Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery counties) announced that $75,000 in School Safety and Security Grants were awarded to school districts in the 7th Senatorial District. The Philadelphia School District (Philadelphia County), Colonial School District (Montgomery County), and Upper Dublin School District (Montgomery County) each received $25,000 in grants, which were awarded through the School
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Senator Hughes announces $200,000 grant for trail project in Whitemarsh Township

Harrisburg – October 25, 2018 – Senator Hughes thanked Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration following the announcement of a $200,000 grant that will fund a trail project in Whitemarsh Township. The grant will support the construction of 1-mile of the multi-use Cross County Trail on a large conserved property known as the Erdenheim Farm. The project will include installation of retaining
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Senator Hughes applauds PA Forward Student Loan Program launched by PHEAA

Harrisburg – October 22, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) praised a new Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Authority (PHEAA) program a new student loan program for Pennsylvania students who need help paying for college after exhausting their eligibility for gift aid, such as the PA State Grant Program, and low-cost federal student loans. The PA Forward State Grant Program is
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Senator Hughes applauds Representative Schlossberg’s mental health legislation, bill headed to Governor Wolf

Harrisburg – October 17, 2018 – Legislation that would support suicide prevention and mental health services at institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania today passed the state Senate and is headed to the governor’s desk, according to the bill’s author Representative Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh). “It’s vitally important that we take the correct steps to help ensure mental health problems are
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Sen. Hughes, Rep. Schweyer to protect health care for people with preexisting conditions

Harrisburg – October 16, 2018 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) was joined by Representative Pete Schweyer (D-Lehigh), Representative Tony DeLuca (D-Allegheny), Representative Helen Tai (D-Bucks) and Representative Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) Tuesday in a call to protect health care protections for individuals with preexisting conditions. The legislators expressed support for Senate Bill 958 and House Bill 2552, bills that would maintain
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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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Senator Hughes applauds $5 million in RACP projects awarded to the 7th District

PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 6, 2018 – The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) recently awarded $5 million in Commonwealth grant funding to six projects in 7th Senatorial District, represented by Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery). Senator Hughes thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for supporting development in the district, adding that he is pleased to have the investments and eager to see the
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March 2017

‘Turn Anger into Action’ at Upcoming Community Forum

March 1, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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December 2017

Holiday Party with a Purpose

December 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street
Philadelphia, 19104 United States
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Join Sheryl Lee and I as we team up with SHARE to battle hunger.  Help us feed those in need.  On Sunday, December 17 you are invited to join us at our “Holiday Party with a Purpose” from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street in Philadelphia.  Admission is free, but you can help feed the hungry by bringing a canned good or other donation.  We always have a great time at our party and…

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January 2018

Pathways to Pardons Expungement Expo

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shepard Recreation Center, 5700 Haverford Ave PA 19131 United States + Google Map

State Rep. Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., will partner with Lt. Gov. Mike Stack for an event designed to inform constituents about the possibilities of clearing their name from minor past convictions. The Pathways to Pardons Expungement Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at the Shepard Recreation Center, 5700 Haverford Ave., 19131. Cephas said those in attendance can learn how the pardon process works in Pennsylvania and how they can seek a pardon for…

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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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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

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Conshohocken Borough Hall
400 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
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Whitemarsh Township
616 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
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Upper Dublin Township
801 Loch Alsh Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034
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