Press Releases

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. 

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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...

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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...

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Williams’ Request for Redistricting Hearing Rebuffed

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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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 addition to...

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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 letter,...

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Williams Sends HBO’s Oliver a “Dear John” Letter

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 the letter, Williams calls into question an assertion made in Oliver’s recent show that Pennsylvania’s “charter schools are terrible.” Williams also took exception to Oliver’s characterization that Pennsylvania has “the worst football fans, the worst bell, and the worst regional delicacy”.

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