Clean Slate Legislation Passes
After many years and countless contributions from dedicated citizens, the PA State Assembly finally passed Clean Slate legislation with House Bill 1419. This landmark law will allow low-level offenses to be sealed following 10 years of crime-free living. People who were arrested but never convicted of a crime can have their record sealed immediately.
Pennsylvania is the first state to pass Clean Slate legislation of this kind. It is a necessary first step to provide relief to those who have done their time, have worked to become fully integrated members of their community, but are held back due to past convictions.
As a prime sponsor of this legislation, I wholeheartedly believe that this is a critical step forward in reducing recidivism and bringing fairness to our criminal justice system.
Gun Buyback Event a Success
Gun violence has long been a public health crisis in our community. It seems that every day comes and goes with another story of a child taken too soon. It is easy to feel powerless in the face of this violence. But, it is within our power to combat the scourge of gun violence in our streets.
I was proud to partner with Abiding Church Ministries, the Philadelphia Police Department, and other elected officials in what became Philadelphia’s most successful gun buyback in recent memory. Nearly 300 guns were turned over to the police and are now safely off the streets.
I was overwhelmed by the number of people who turned in their guns to help us bring an end to the cycle of violence.
The gun buyback represents only a small step in the fight to reduce gun violence. We must continue to do more to protect our children and ourselves.
Join us for Our Upcoming Events
Williams to Host a Shredding Event
Saturday, August 4
Together with State Representative Joanna McClinton in partnership with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, we will be hosting a FREE Shredding Event.
The FREE EVENT will be held on Saturday, August 4 from 10 AM until 1 PM at Mercy Fitzgerald East Campus located at 1515 Lansdowne Ave., Darby, PA.
Properly shred unneeded papers from your taxes, financial and medical records, and other papers with personal information.
Please remove all paper clips from the paper to shred. This event is for individuals only, not businesses.
Staff of Sen. Williams & Rep. McClinton will also provide help with state issues such as applying for PennDOT, Medicaid and the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.
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Summer of Peace Family Fun Day on August 25
In partnership with the City Council woman Jannie Blackwell, join us for the 2018 Summer of Peace Family Fun Day!
This FREE EVENT takes place Saturday, August 25 from 10 AM until 4 PM at the Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave., Phila. PA.
Event filled with lots of fun and activities including free food, moon bounces, water ice and much more!
Special Thanks To Our Community Partners the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, PA Chapter (NABCJ) and Concerned Black Men (CBM).
For more information, contact Desaree K. Jones at (215) 492-2980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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