Press Releases

Sen. Williams, Powell Family, State and Local Officials to Unveil “Jay Alerts” Legislation

Harrisburg – February 10, 2017 – State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware), the family of Jayanna Powell and state and local officials will be holding a news conference on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Ren’s Auto Repair …
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Senate Democrats Call for Special Session on Property Tax Relief or Elimination

Harrisburg – February 1, 2017 – State Senate Democrats said that Gov. Tom Wolf should call a special session of the General Assembly to ensure that legislation that results in significant property tax relief or total elimination is passed and …
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Williams, Special Guest WRNB’s Lady B to Host Meeting Promoting Peaceful Communities

Harrisburg – January 17, 2017 – In an effort to promote peaceful communities, state Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) along with WRNB’s Lady B will host a meeting with elected officials, police chiefs and concerned citizens on Jan …
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Williams, McClinton to Host Criminal Record Expungement and Sealing Clinic

Harrisburg – January 10, 2017 – A free criminal record expungement and sealing clinic has been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Myers Recreation Center in Philadelphia, according to the program’s sponsors, state Sen …
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Williams Introduces Legislation to Bar State Assistance to White Nationalists Groups

Harrisburg – January 5, 2017 – In an effort to bar white nationalist groups from gaining tax advantages or financial assistance from the state, state Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) said today that he was authoring legislation to prohibit hate …
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Sen. Williams and Friends Host “Day Of Giving”

Philadelphia – December 23, 2016 – On Dec. 20, state Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) embarked on a two-day effort called the “Day of Giving” to deliver fresh made holiday meals to firefighters at fire stations throughout his district in …
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Williams Comments on State Grant for New Riverfront Trail in Southwest Philadelphia

Harrisburg − Sept. 30, 2016 − A new riverfront trail between Grays Ferry Avenue to the area just south of Passyunk Avenue will be funded through a $1.5 million grant from the state, according to state Sen. Anthony H …
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Sen. Williams Calls for Special Legislative Session on Curbing Gun Violence

Philadelphia – Sept. 22, 2016 – State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Delaware/Phila.) is requesting that Gov. Tom Wolf call a special legislative session to focus on gun violence in Pennsylvania. Following is the text of the senator’s letter to the …
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Sen. Williams’ Comments on Weekend Gun Violence in Philadelphia

Harrisburg, September 20, 2016 − State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) released the following statement in reaction to a shooting rampage in Philadelphia over the weekend. In the tragic incident a 25-year old woman was killed, multiple civilians and two …
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Williams Hosts Mobile Constituent Service Day on September 27

Harrisburg, Sept. 19, 2016 − The Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library will serve as the host site for state Sen. Anthony H. Williams’ (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) Mobile Constituent Service Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m …
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Williams Expresses Concerns about A.G. Confirmation Process

Harrisburg, Aug. 30, 2016 − State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf and his Senate colleagues today raising concerns about the process being used to confirm the governor’s nominee for Attorney General. In the …
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Williams Sends HBO’s Oliver a “Dear John” Letter

Critique of Charter Schools, Liberty Bell, Cheesesteaks, off base Harrisburg – Aug. 25, 2016 – State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadephia/Delaware) released the following letter that he sent to John Oliver, host of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” In …
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Williams: More Than $4 Million in Housing Tax Credits Approved for Area Projects

Harrisburg, July 15, 2016 − More than $4.3 million in tax credits to aid in the development of affordable housing in South, Southwest and West Philadelphia were approved by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), state Sen. Anthony H. Williams …
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Williams Says Philadelphia to get $1.2 million for Bicycle Infrastructure

Harrisburg, July 1, 2016 − Already ranked as the most bike-friendly city in America, Philadelphia will be receiving $1.2 million in state grants to improve its bicycle infrastructure, state Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) announced today. The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved …
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Williams’ Releases Letter to Saccone on Stolen Valor Legislation

Harrisburg, June 24, 2016 − State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) released the letter that he sent to state Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny) in reference to Williams’ stolen valor legislation. Williams has been involved in the issue since 2011 when …
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