Senator Hughes to Host Telephone Town Hall

On Tuesday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m., Sen. Hughes will hold a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting. Participants will be able to ask questions as well as listen to a discussion about important issues in the district and around the state.

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Senate Approves Legislation to Boost Interest in Career and Technical Education

HARRISBURG – May 8, 2019 – The Senate approved bipartisan legislation today that would help generate more interest in Pennsylvania’s career and technical education programs. Senate Bill 89, sponsored by Senators Vince Hughes (D-7) and Ryan P. Aument (R-36), would...
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Sens. Hughes and Mensch applaud Labor and Industry committee for supporting forward facing employment bill

May 7, 2019 – Harrisburg, PA – State Sens. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Bob Mensch (R-Berks/Bucks/Montgomery) thanked the Senate Labor and Industry Committee for supporting Senate Bill 91, which requires to Department of Labor and Industry (L&I)...
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Senator Hughes says legislators must work together to enact recommendations of Advisory Committee and Task Force Report on Lead Exposure

Harrisburg, May 7, 2019 − Senator Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) stood with legislative members of the Task Force on Lead Exposure for a press conference to discuss the legislative recommendations that were part of ‘Lead Exposure Risks and Response in...
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Breast cancer survivors exhibit coming to 30th Street Station; will honor Sen. Hughes staffer

Visit a one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring women from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, which will be unveiled at a free reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the North Waiting Room of 30th Street Station. The exhibit will share the women’s photos and quotes...
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Legislation Would Provide Financial Incentives to Small Businesses

Harrisburg – May 6, 2019 – With National Small Business Week (May 5- 11) now underway, state Sens. John Blake and Vincent J. Hughes today unveiled legislation that would create financial incentives to help small businesses succeed.One bill in the package would create tax-deferred savings accounts for small businesses to shift their tax burden.  The measure would allow profits to be deposited into tax deferred accounts.  If the money deposited in the account is subsequently used for job creation, then the dollars could be used tax free.

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Senator Hughes praises Senate Judiciary Committee for unanimously supporting bill to extend resources for crime victims

Thank you to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for supporting Senate Bill 502 and moving it to the full Senate for consideration. Additional thanks to Senator Art Haywood and Senator Camera Bartolotta for supporting this bill. Crime victims and their families...

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Legislation Would Provide Financial Incentives to Small Businesses

Senators Blake and Hughes sponsor bill package Harrisburg – May 6, 2019 – With National Small Business Week (May 5- 11) now underway, state Sens. John Blake and Vincent J. Hughes today unveiled legislation that would create financial incentives to help small businesses succeed. One bill in the package would create tax-deferred savings accounts for small businesses to shift their
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Sens. Hughes, Williams and POWER Interfaith support Marriott hotel workers in fight for fair, equitable working conditions

Philadelphia – April 5, 2019 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Senator Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) joined POWER Interfaith, UNITE HERE, the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Raise the Wage PA, and other supporters of the Marriott hotel workers in a demonstration and prayer vigil Thursday as the workers continue to seek fair and equitable working conditions that breed family supporting
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Sens. Hughes, Haywood, Williams and Street make call action addressing poverty and economic security in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Philadelphia – April 5, 2019 – Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia), Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia), and Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) stood with local activists and advocates to announce the Senate Democrats Call to Action on the Crisis of Poverty and Economic Insecurity. The call to action began April 4 as a tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and
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Marriott Strike

Senator Hughes, POWER Interfaith to stand with Marriott hotel workers

PHILADELPHIA − April 3, 2019 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) will stand with POWER Interfaith, UNITE HERE and other supporters of the Marriott hotel workers seeking better working conditions. The prayer vigil and protest of poor working conditions is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at 12th and Filbert Streets. Marriott hotel workers are seeking a fair
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Wage Theft

Senator Hughes proposes bills to increase worker protection against wage theft

Harrisburg – April 2, 2019 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) today proposed a pair of bills to help protect the paychecks of Pennsylvania workers by targeting wage theft, an act that costs employees across the commonwealth millions of dollars each year. Wage theft occurs when employers misclassify their workers, denying them pay and access to benefits; some pay below the
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MLK Day of Action

Senate Democrats to Launch Poverty and Economic Security Call to Action Honoring Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

PHILADELPHIA − April 2, 2019 – As a tribute to the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for poor and working people, members of the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus are launching a 30-day campaign to address poverty and economic insecurity in the commonwealth. The senators will kick off the Call to Action on the
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Sen. Hughes Joins Coalition, Calls for Immediate, $170 Million Investment to Improve Philly’s School Buildings

PHILADELPHIA − March 29, 2019 – Today, Senator Hughes joined a broad coalition of union leaders and elected officials convened by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. The group gathered at F.S. Key Elementary School to propose an immediate investment of $170 million to make immediate, critical repairs to Philadelphia's school buildings. The coalition's proposed investment is separate from the billions
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Senator Vincent Hughes Hosts Free College Rally

Senator Hughes stands with Reps. Harris, Roebuck; hundreds of PASSHE students in call for free college through the Pennsylvania Promise initiative

HARRISBURG, PA, March 27, 2019 – Hundreds of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Students rallied with Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery), Representative Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia), Representative James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia), and other officials to make collective call for free college through the Pennsylvania Promise initiative. Senator Hughes is sponsoring Senate Bill 111 and Reps. Harris and Roebuck are sponsoring House Bill
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Senator Hughes announces nearly $7 million in development grants awarded in the 7th Senatorial District

HARRISBURG, PA, March 27, 2019 – Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) today announced nearly $7 million grants for construction projects in the 7th Senatorial District. The projects will address transportation improvements and pedestrian safety, construction of mixed-use facilities, and to help build a new school structure that will be certified green and energy efficient. “These projects will help keep pedestrians safe,
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Democrats Introduce Package of Legislation to Curb Workplace Harassment

HARRISBURG, PA, March 26, 2019 – Democrats from the Pennsylvania House and Senate today introduced a package of legislation aimed to curb harassment in the workplace, along with support from Governor Tom Wolf and Victim’s Advocate Jennifer Storm. “As a caucus, we’ve worked with stakeholders and advocates and our own employees to craft a package of legislation that we believe
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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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February 2019

Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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Show Me the Money - February 28, 2019

Come Prepared: What you need to bring!

For a quick and easy tax filing bring the following documents for you, your spouse, and anyone you are claiming as dependent.

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March 2019

Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Roxborough Library, 6245 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Tax Return

Come Prepared: What you need to bring!

For a quick and easy tax filing bring the following documents for you, your spouse, and anyone you are claiming as dependent.

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Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Light Community Center, 75 Green Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19127 United States
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Tax Return

Come Prepared: What you need to bring!

For a quick and easy tax filing bring the following documents for you, your spouse, and anyone you are claiming as dependent.

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Financing Your College Education

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Philadelphia High School, 4901 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139 United States
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Financing Your College Education

If you’re a high school student thinking about going to college, time is running out! Senator Hughes has put together an all-star group of organizations and resources with the goal of helping you finance your college education. All you need to do is show up!

Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with PHEAA, College Roundtable & Philly Goes 2 College present Show Me the Money, Financing Your College Education. The event will be held on March 16th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the West Philadelphia High School.

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Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Falls of Schuylikll Free Library, 3501 Midvale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129 United States
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Tax Return

Come Prepared: What you need to bring!

For a quick and easy tax filing bring the following documents for you, your spouse, and anyone you are claiming as dependent.

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Tax Prep/EITC Information Session

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parkwest Town Center, 1575 N 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Tax Return

Come Prepared: What you need to bring!

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April 2019

Show Me My Money Workshop

April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wynnefield Library, 5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Spring Clean your Financial House!

Senator Hughes invites you to his Spring Series Workshops! The first workshop will be held on April 1st from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Wynnefield Library located at 5325 Overbrook Avenue in Philadelphia.

Get empowered to take charge of your financial well-being! Identify spending habits, broaden money management skills, and create new tools to help stay on track and manage your financial future.

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Pennsylvanians deserve affordable higher education

Senator Hughes’ fervent push to address soaring college tuition costs and rising amounts of crippling student loan debt is kicking into high gear this week as he declares March 25-29 “Higher Education Affordability Week”. Senator Hughes remains motivated to address college costs, which have risen 45 percent in the past 10 years, as a means to help millions of Pennsylvanians
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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