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 police seize their property without due process,” said Williams. “I am pleased that the City […]

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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 school instruction is completely unnecessary,” said Williams. “My legislation will eliminate this burdensome requirement that […]

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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 worked to become fully integrated members of the community but […]

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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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