Press Releases

Senator Williams Applauds Reform of Philadelphia’s Civil Forfeiture Process

PHILADELPHIA, September 20, 2018 – Senator Anthony Williams applauds the City of Philadelphia’s decision to implement substantial reform to its civil forfeiture process. “For too long innocent residents of Philadelphia have been victim to an unfair process that allowed the ...
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Senator Williams Supports Removing Cosmetology School Requirement for Natural Hair Braiders

Harrisburg, July 18, 2018 – Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia) announced that he is sponsoring legislation that will remove the cosmetology school requirement for natural hair braiders. “The requirement for natural hair braiders to complete hundreds of hours of cosmetology ...
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Senator Williams Applauds Signing of Clean Slate Legislation

Harrisburg, July 3, 2018 – Last week, Senator Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia) joined Governor Tom Wolf, lawmakers, and advocates for the signing of House Bill 1419, also known as the Clean Slate bill. “There are too many people who have ...
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Senator Williams Highlights Nationwide Efforts to Reduce Citizens on Probation and Parole

Philadelphia, Pa. − May 17, 2018 − Today, 45 prosecutor leaders connected to Fair and Just Prosecution and from around the nation – – including over 30 current elected DAs and AGs – – signed on to Columbia University’s Justice ...
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Sen. Williams Joins Students for #WeCountToo Rally Against Gun Violence

HARRISBURG – February 27, 2018 – On Wednesday, February 28, Sen. Anthony Williams will join students from Boys’ Latin High School, Bartram High School and Motivation High School for the #WeCountToo rallies against gun violence. Williams said that America’s gun ...
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Williams Expungement Clinic Part of MLK Day of Service

HARRISBURG, January 19, 2017 – On Monday, Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) joined Rep. Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) to host an expungement clinic as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service efforts. “The expungement process helps individuals put ...
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Williams Proposes Measure to Reschedule Marijuana at Federal Level

HARRISBURG, January 17, 2018 – Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) announced that he is introducing a resolution urging Congress to reschedule marijuana from a Schedule 1 substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act. “Keeping marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance is ...
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Williams’ Gunlock Give-a-Way in Philadelphia on December 16

Chilling Events Involving Children, Accidental Deaths Involving Guns Prompt Action Harrisburg – December 11, 2017 − State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) in partnership with Sheriff Jewel Williams and Inspector Derrick Woods of the Southwest Police Division will be hosting ...
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Elected Officials and Advocates Stand Together for Expanded Hate Crimes Legislation

Harrisburg, PA – October 24, 2017 – This morning, elected officials stood with advocates to push for an expansion of Pennsylvania’s hate crime definition. As state law currently stands race, color, religion or national origin are protected classes under the ...
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Williams Kinship of Care Conference on Saturday

Harrisburg – September 22, 2017 − State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware), in conjunction with the Philadelphia Kinship Care Committee, Turning Points for Children and the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS), is presenting the 4th biennial Kinship Care Conference ...
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Williams’ Request for Redistricting Hearing Rebuffed

Pending litigation cited Harrisburg – September 19, 2017 – State Sen. Anthony H. Williams’ (D-Philadelphia) request for a hearing on redistricting reform measures was rejected by the chair of the Senate State Government Committee due to “pending litigation on the ...
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Williams Statement Following Philadelphia City Hall Hearing on Beverage Tax

Philadelphia – June 23, 2017 – The state Senate Local Government Committee met today in City Council Chambers in Philadelphia concerning the Philadelphia beverage tax, at the request of State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware). Following the hearing, Williams issued the ...
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Senate Democrats, Pittsburgh Mayor Advance Efforts on Climate Change Despite Trump

Harrisburg – June 13, 2017 – Committed to positioning Pennsylvania as a leader in the battle against global climate change, Sens. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) and Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware), along with Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto today outlined legislation ...
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Williams to Host a Discussion on Creating a Peaceful Community in Delaware County

Harrisburg – June 2, 2017 – State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) will be hosting a discussion on what it takes to build a peaceful community on Sat. June 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Delaware County ...
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TOMORROW: Williams, McClinton to Host Free Document Shredding Event

PHILADELPHIA, May 5, 2017 — State Sen. Anthony H. Williams and state Rep. Joanna McClinton are hosting a free document shredding event for local residents tomorrow. Constituents may bring documents that they no longer need to be safely shredded on ...
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