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 Lab Statement on the Future of Community Corrections, pledging their support for significant reduction of […]

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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 violence epidemic runs far deeper than the tragedy at Parkland. The recent Florida shooting has […]

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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 the pieces of their lives back together,” said Williams. Expungement is a legal process that removes […]

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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 causing increasing issues between states’ rights and federal jurisdiction,” Williams said. “States have the right […]

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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 a gunlock give-a-way in Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.   The location for the […]

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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 hate crimes statute. Pending legislation in the Senate (SB 96)  and House (HB 505) would reenact […]

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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 this Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Philadelphia High School, […]

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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 drawing of maps,” Williams said today.

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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 following statement: “The dynamics behind the beverage tax are very complicated and there is a […]

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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 to support the continuation of the Obama Clean Power Plan. “The recent actions of President […]

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