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State Senate Hearing in Philly on Ride-hailing Companies

Philadelphia, PA − June 6, 2019 – At the request of state Senator Anthony Hardy Williams (D- Philadelphia), the Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a hearing on ways to improve the accessibility, safety and reliability and working conditions for...

Senate, House Members Unveil Elections Reform Proposals

Harrisburg PA – June 4, 2019 – State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Rep. Sara Innamorato (D-Pittsburgh) led House and Senate Democrats in announcing several voting reform proposals Tuesday in the Main Capitol Rotunda.  The legislators were...

Senator Williams Applauds PLCB Decision on Stop-N-Go in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa. − May 15, 2019 − Today, Senator Anthony H. Williams applauded the decision of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to refuse to renew the license of the “Stop-N-Go” located at 5747 Christian Street in Philadelphia. “I commend the PLCB...

Senator Anthony Williams Announces $1.5 Grant for Folcroft Borough

Folcroft, Pa. − May 7, 2019 − Senator Anthony Williams today announced the award of $1.5 million in state funds for Folcroft to develop a new municipal complex. “This investment from the Commonwealth speaks to the importance of our local governments and the...

In Black Face or A Black Face, Mummers Should be Better

PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 3, 2019 – The mummer comic performance “Made in America” was racially offensive and a continuation of a dark and disgraceful aspect of mummer history.   Using a black man to depict Jay Z leading a white man on a leash depicting Mayor Kenney was as offensive as if the spoof had been done in black face.  In fact, on first glance many of the African Americans who called me with objections, thought exactly that….assuming the “Jay Z” performer was in black face. 

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 done their time and have...