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Senator Hughes to Host Telephone Town Hall

Senator Hughes will hold a telephone town hall meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24. Senator Hughes will be discussing toxic schools and guns in Philadelphia. Joining the conversation will be Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFire PA.

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Sen. Hughes announces $330K in development grants in the 7th Senatorial District

PHILADELPHIA – September 18, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced that $330,000 in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants had been awarded to three projects in the 7th Senatorial District. Sen. Hughes thanked Gov....
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Investments in our communities are the start of a #NewDeal4NewPA

  When Senator Hughes led the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus on a monthlong focus on poverty and economic insecurity in April, one thing became incredibly clear: Pennsylvanians all across the commonwealth are struggling because of a lack of quality,...
The children of Philadelphia are desperate for change in their school environments. We hope our plan to tour the toxic schools our students attend will show our colleagues across the Commonwealth the dire conditions our children face and finally spur action in Harrisburg to help fund our facilities.

State Senator Vincent Hughes issues statement following Fund Our Facilities Coalition call for $100 million in funding

Philadelphia, PA − September 11, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) issued the following statement after the Fund Our Facilities Coalition called for $100 million in funding for immediate asbestos and lead remediation in toxic...
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Our children desperately need solutions to toxic schools

    We rang the bell and started another school year Tuesday, Sept. 3. Public school students all over the city of Philadelphia were welcomed to their schools with high fives, handshakes and words of encouragement from city officials, public servants,...
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Gov. Wolf Announces Initiative for a Lead-Free Pennsylvania with Support from Sen. Hughes

Philadelphia, PA – August 28, 2019 − Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled his initiative to create a lead-free Pennsylvania by calling on the legislature to increase access to blood testing for children in alignment with federal guidelines, increasing local response...
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Sen. Hughes announces plans to introduce bill that would protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault from additional trauma

Harrisburg, PA – August 28, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced plans to introduce new legislation that would add safeguards to help prevent revictimization and additional trauma to victims of domestic violence and sexual...

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Sen. Hughes announces $330K in development grants in the 7th Senatorial District

PHILADELPHIA – September 18, 2019 − State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced that $330,000 in Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants had been awarded to three projects in the 7th Senatorial District. Sen. Hughes thanked Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration, as well as the CFA, for the investing in projects aimed providing growth opportunities to numerous initiatives across the Pennsylvania.
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Gov. Wolf Announces Initiative for a Lead-Free Pennsylvania with Support from Sen. Hughes

Philadelphia, PA – August 28, 2019 − Governor Tom Wolf today unveiled his initiative to create a lead-free Pennsylvania by calling on the legislature to increase access to blood testing for children in alignment with federal guidelines, increasing local response efforts, and planning for training of more certified lead abatement professionals. The governor was joined at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s
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Sen. Hughes announces plans to introduce bill that would protect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault from additional trauma

Harrisburg, PA – August 28, 2019 – State Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced plans to introduce new legislation that would add safeguards to help prevent revictimization and additional trauma to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in certain criminal cases. The proposed legislation would limit the circumstances in which material warrants can be issued. Under current law, material witness
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May 2019

Breast Cancer Photo Exhibit

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
30th Street Station, 2955 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Breast Cancer Photo Exhibit - May 9

Join us on May 9th at 5 pm at the 30th Street Station for a Breast Cancer Photo Exhibit, 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania. Click here to RSVP or call 1-800-377-8828 x 3040.

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Navigating Retirement Workshop – Part 2

May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wynnefield Library, 5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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Retirement Money

Spring Clean your Financial House!

Senator Hughes invites you to his Spring Series Workshops! Part 2 of Navigating Retirement workshop will be held on May 6th from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at the Wynnefield Library located at 5325 Overbrook Avenue in Philadelphia.

How much money do you need for retirement? When should you begin to collect Social Security? What investments are safe? What is my tax liability? How do I pay for medical expenses? All these questions will be addressed in this important 2-part session.

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July 2019

Know Your Rights – Consumer Protection

July 23 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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Know Your Rights

Senator Vincent Hughes in partnership with NET Community Care-CUA 7 presents Know Your Rights 6 week Series.

Consumer Protection • Housing Rights • Homeownership 101 • Police Relations • Family Law • Voting Rights

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4th Annual Jazz Legacy Awards

July 26 @ 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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On behalf of my wife, Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes, and I, we want to invite you to the Fourth Annual Jazz Legacy Awards.  This year's honorees, Bernard Purdie, Helen Haynes, Gloria Galante, and Germaine Ingram, through their artistic accomplishments, prove that the genius of this music, created on these shores, infused with the toil, strife, and ultimate triumph of the African American journey, is a mirror image of what is best in the humanity of the American story. As always, this…

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August 2019

Know Your Rights: Homeownership 101

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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Know Your Rights - Homeownership

Join State Senator Vincent Hughes’ Know Your Rights Workshop on Homeownership!

QUESTIONS: What programs are available to support first time homebuyers?

Partner Organizations: Clarifin, Office of Congressman Dwight Evans, Bryn Mawr Trust,  Operation HOPE,  Sell Fast Realty

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Know Your Rights: Police Relations

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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Know Your Rights - Police Relations

Join State Senator Vincent Hughes’ Know Your Rights Workshop Series. 

Organizations: 22nd Police District – Crisis Intervention Training, PPD – Defender Association of Philadelphia –Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations – Civil Rights Attorney – North Central Victims’ Services

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2019 District Day

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tustin Recreation Center, 5901 W Columbia Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19151 United States
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District Office Day

It is my pleasure to host the Annual District Day at Tustin Recreation Center on Saturday, August 17 from noon till 8 p.m. It is exciting to partner with West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution, State Representative Morgan Cephas & Councilman Curtis Jones Jr.on this annual celebration in the heart of our districts!

Along with the fun and entertainment provided, featuring Urban Guerilla Orchestra, we hope you’ll take advantage of the many resources that are available in the areas of education, health, employment and community engagement. I encourage you to meet new friends and catch up with your neighbors, interact with your elected representatives and visit our resource tables. I have invited several organizations to share their amazing work with you in the hopes that you can utilize their services in the future and work with them to improve our community.

I hope to see you around the event and throughout the district as we continue to strengthen our communities for a better tomorrow!

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Know Your Rights: Family Law

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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August 20 - Family Law

QUESTIONS:
What is the process for obtaining child support or child custody?
What resources are available for grandparents and other relatives serving as parents?
What resources are available for foster parents and children in the foster care system?

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Know Your Rights: Voting Rights

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
LP Hill Elementary School, 3133 Ridge Ave #2
Philadelphia, PA 19121 United States
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August 27 - Voting Rights

Join State Senator Vincent Hughes’ Know Your Rights Workshop Series. 

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September 2019

Souls to the Polls: Voting Machine Demonstrations

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Calvary Baptist Church, 6122 Haverford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151 United States
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Sen. Hughes is partnering with the city commissioners to give constituents the chance to get hands-on experience with the new digital voting machines.

Come out to learn how to use the machines before election day in November.

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Investments in our communities are the start of a #NewDeal4NewPA

When Senator Hughes led the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus on a monthlong focus on poverty and economic insecurity in April, one thing became incredibly clear: Pennsylvanians all across the commonwealth are struggling because of a lack of quality, affordable housing. The Keystone State is in the middle of the pack for housing affordability, according to the National Low Income Housing
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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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District Office

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