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Sen. Vincent Hughes announces $250,000 grant for the Defender Association of Philadelphia to fund technology upgrades

Sen. Vincent Hughes announces $250,000 grant for the Defender Association of Philadelphia to fund technology upgrades

Philadelphia – February 13, 2020 — State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) joined Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey to announce the Defender Association of Philadelphia was the recipient of a $250,000 grant award. The Defender Association of...
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Wheatley, Hughes hold event recognizing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania

  HARRISBURG, February 5, 2020 – State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia/Montgomery, today held an event in Harrisburg recognizing Feb. 7, 2020, as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. “We...
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Gov. Wolf Announces Billion-Dollar Plan to Fix Toxic Schools, Address Lead Across Pennsylvania 

Harrisburg, PA – January 29, 2020 – Governor Tom Wolf today presented a series of proposed 2020-21 budget items totaling more than $1.1 billion to support reducing the risks to Pennsylvanians of lead and asbestos, and remediating existing toxins in schools,...
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Sen. Hughes, Rep. Fiedler applaud Gov. Wolf’s pledge to address school infrastructure needs in the 2020-21 budget

Philadelphia, PA − January 24, 2020 − State Senator Vincent Hughes and Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler jointly released the following statement, applauding Gov. Tom Wolf's pledge to address school infrastructure needs in the 2020-21 budget: "We are glad Gov. Wolf is...
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Sen. Hughes submits public comment to federal agency urging it protect, strengthen Community Reinvestment Act

HARRISBURG – January 23, 2020 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) recently submitted public comment to the federal government, opposing the proposed changes to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) recommended by the Office of the Comptroller of...
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Gov. Wolf’s 2020-21 Budget Will Further Protect Vulnerable Populations

Philadelphia, PA – January 22, 2020 − Governor Tom Wolf today outlined how his 2020-21 budget further demonstrates his commitment to protecting the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians by proposing to expand comprehensive training for direct care workers, reduce waiting...

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Sen. Vincent Hughes announces $250,000 grant for the Defender Association of Philadelphia to fund technology upgrades

Sen. Vincent Hughes announces $250,000 grant for the Defender Association of Philadelphia to fund technology upgrades

Philadelphia – February 13, 2020 — State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) joined Chief Defender Keir Bradford-Grey to announce the Defender Association of Philadelphia was the recipient of a $250,000 grant award. The Defender Association of Philadelphia represents approximately 70 percent of all people arrested in Philadelphia. Attorneys provided through the Defender Association of Philadelphia represent clients that include both children
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Wheatley, Hughes hold event recognizing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, February 5, 2020 – State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Vincent Hughes, D-Philadelphia/Montgomery, today held an event in Harrisburg recognizing Feb. 7, 2020, as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. “We like to think that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is over, but sadly, that’s far from the truth,” Wheatley said. “Today, over a million Americans are living
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December 2019

Senator Hughes and Share Food Program Team-Up for “Food-a-Thon” to Benefit Needy Children During the Holidays

December 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fox Street ShopRite, Fox St & Roberts Ave.
Philadelphia, 19129 United States
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Holiday Feed the Children Food-a-thon

NO CHILD SHOULD STARVE DURING THE HOLIDAYS...OR ON ANY DAY! State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County), Share Food Program, and local community partners & elected officials, will be hosting a food-a-thon event to collect non-perishable items at two local grocery stores to benefit children and families in need during the holidays. All donations guarantee entry to Sen. Hughes Community Holiday Affair later that evening.

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Senator Hughes and Share Food Program Team-Up for “Food-a-Thon” to Benefit Needy Children During the Holidays

December 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Fresh Grocer of Monument Road, 4160 Monument Road
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Holiday Feed the Children Food-a-thon

NO CHILD SHOULD STARVE DURING THE HOLIDAYS...OR ON ANY DAY! State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery County), Share Food Program, and local community partners & elected officials, will be hosting a food-a-thon event to collect non-perishable items at two local grocery stores to benefit children and families in need during the holidays. All donations guarantee entry to Sen. Hughes Community Holiday Affair later that evening.

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2019 Community Holiday Affair

December 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street
Philadelphia, 19104 United States
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Community Holiday Affair

Senator Vincent Hughes and Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes in partnership with SHARE invite you to a Community Holiday Affair. Lots of information, dancing, food & fun!

Music by DJ Tactics and Breakwater

Entry with donation of non-perishable food item or monetary donation to Share Food Program or with a voucher form a food donation already made. Information about food insecurity programs and other emergency care programs will be available.

For more information or toe RSVP, please contact Senator Hughes' Office at 215-879-7777 or RSVPHughes7@gmail.com.

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February 2020

Free Tax Preparation

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Overbrook Park Church of Christ, 7630 Woodbine Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151 United States
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Tax Event - February 2020

Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with Campaign for Working Families and the Overborrk Park Civic Assocation present Free Tax Preparation Event. 

Have your taxes prepared at no charge. File for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which could get you thousands in tax refunds.

In addition to free tax prep, there will be assistance for those filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit, credit repair, homeownership, utility assistance and more. Those coming to apply for onsite utility assistance should bring proof of income to the event.

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FREE tax preparation this Saturday with Senator Hughes!

FREE tax preparation this Saturday with Senator Hughes!

FREE tax preparation this Saturday with Senator Hughes! You can also get help with Earned Income Tax Credit filing, utility assistance and moreJoin us: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22
West Philadelphia Community Center
3512 Haverford Avenue You can RSVP for the event by calling 215-879-7777. For more information on what you need to bring Saturday, visit senatorhughes.com/smtm. In addition to free
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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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New Deal For A New PA

A New Deal for a New Pennsylvania means devoting resources and energy to policy that uplifts the people. Find out what state Senator Vincent Hughes wants to bring to Pennsylvania so it’s people can prosper.

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Pennsylvania needs a change. We need comprehensive policy solutions that address the issues our people face.

Pennsylvanians need economic security so they can work with dignity, pay their bills, and take care of their families and plan for a better life.

Pennsylvanians need quality, affordable housing to go home to after a long day’s work. They also deserve world class health care without ridiculously high premiums, hidden costs or inadequate coverage.

Pennsylvania's children deserve a high-quality education, which should start with our preschoolers and continue through college. Pennsylvania should provide the best educational opportunities for its people.

Pennsylvanians need voting reform so that young adults are automatically registered to vote when using state services. Voting should be accessible and inclusive.

Pennsylvanians need healthy environment with clean air, water and land. We must also move forward with the understanding that renewable energy and green jobs are our future.

In short, we need a New Deal for a New Pennsylvania!

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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