On 2022 MLK Day of Service, We Face a Generational Challenge

On 2022 MLK Day of Service, We Face a Generational Challenge

On 2022 MLK Day of Service, We Face a Generational Challenge We must continue to take a stand to protect the rights of marginalized Americans As we pass the one-year anniversary of the infamous insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol, we must now prepare for what...
Don’t Wait. Sign Up to Get the Shot Today

Don’t Wait. Sign Up to Get the Shot Today

Don’t Wait. Sign Up to Get the Shot Today Vaccination rates are headed up, but we’re not there yet. Pennsylvania has more than half of its citizens over 12 years old vaccinated. We can do better! Senator Vincent Hughes urges you to sign up right now for this local...
May Day Challenge

May Day Challenge

Saturday  •  May 1 APPOINTMENT REQUIRED Bluford Chrter School720 Media StreetIn partnership with Jefferson Health Register Here or Call 215-512-2173 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine City Avenue4190 City AvenueIn partnership with Main Line Health REGISTER...
Federal government, Pa. extend income tax filing deadline

Federal government, Pa. extend income tax filing deadline

Federal government, Pa. extend income tax filing deadline The Internal Revenue Service and the Pennsylvania Department have announced that they have extended tax filing deadlines to May 17 for 2020 taxes. This extension is meant to give additional time for taxpayers...

Naked Ballots

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Summary of the Act 35 of 2020 Primary Election Report – August 1, 2020

Total Mail-in and Absentee ballots voted – 1,459,555 Total In-Person votes cast – 1.3 Million Total registered voters – 8,599,294 Total numbers of voters in Primary – 2,880,499 (about 33% of registered voters cast a ballot, which is far greater than in 2012 –...
What state benefits are available to those in need?

What state benefits are available to those in need?

What state benefits are available to those in need? The $600 UI benefit has expired, here are some programs that can help The $600 weekly federal unemployment benefit expired July 25 and thousands of vulnerable Pennsylvanians will likely be without a...

Gov. Wolf extends moratorium on evictions and foreclosures to Aug 31

Gov. Wolf extends moratorium on evictions and foreclosures to Aug 31 Apply for housing assistance today! Gov. Tom Wolf has extended a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures through August 31, ensuring that thousands of Pennsylvanians across the commonwealth will not...
2019 District Day scheduled for August 17th

2019 District Day scheduled for August 17th

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...
The 2019-20 budget moves us forward, but isn’t enough

The 2019-20 budget moves us forward, but isn’t enough

Senator Hughes shared his thoughts on the spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year moments before the Pennsylvania Senate Democrats passed the 2019-20 budget Thursday. In his address, Senator Hughes pointed to several areas where the budget moved us forward:  ...

A new set of technology/innovation grants are here to help the community

On Nov. 2, Gov. Tom Wolf announced $30 million in new PAsmart grants. These grants aim to spur K-12 computer science and STEM education, expand registered apprenticeships, and support job training with Industry Partnership programs in the commonwealth and make us a...
Parking Amnesty Program Begins March 1st

Parking Amnesty Program Begins March 1st

In December 2017, Philadelphia’s City Council passed a bill that forgives parking tickets issued before 2013. Enrollment in the amnesty program will begin March 1 and run through April 30. On March 1st, please visit www.phila.gov/parkingamnesty to find out more information and enroll online.

Emergency Heater Repair Hotline

The ECA Heater Repair Hotline is a year-round program that assists low-income homeowners in Philadelphia County that are in need of immediate, minor repairs to their heating systems. The program uses a combination of public funding sources and a partnership with the...