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For the first time in a long time, the State Assembly experienced an efficient budget process. 

Though no budget is perfect, this one will help us protect our children from violence and continue our efforts to reduce illegal gun violence in our streets.

The budget includes $60 million to fund public school and community safety measures to ensure our kids can feel safe at school.

I was also encouraged by the nearly ten percent increase in funding for the Joint State-Local Firearm Task Force in Philadelphia.  Since its inception more than ten years ago, this task force has served as a critical component in reducing illegal gun violence in Philadelphia.  I was proud to have supported its creation at that time and I continue to be proud of the efforts made by our state and local law enforcement officers to get illegal guns off our streets.

There is no higher priority for an elected official than ensuring the safety of our community.  I will continue my efforts to bring peace to our streets no matter the cost. 

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Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams
8th Senatorial District
Philadelphia/Delaware Counties

Clean Slate Legislation Passes

Gov. Wolf signs clean slate legislationAfter many years and countless contributions from dedicated citizens, the PA State Assembly finally passed Clean Slate legislation with House Bill 1419. This landmark law will allow low-level offenses to be sealed following 10 years of crime-free living. People who were arrested but never convicted of a crime can have their record sealed immediately.

Pennsylvania is the first state to pass Clean Slate legislation of this kind. It is a necessary first step to provide relief to those who have done their time, have worked to become fully integrated members of their community, but are held back due to past convictions.

As a prime sponsor of this legislation, I wholeheartedly believe that this is a critical step forward in reducing recidivism and bringing fairness to our criminal justice system.

Gun Buyback Event a Success

Gun Buyback

Gun violence has long been a public health crisis in our community. It seems that every day comes and goes with another story of a child taken too soon. It is easy to feel powerless in the face of this violence. But, it is within our power to combat the scourge of gun violence in our streets.

Gun BuybackI was proud to partner with Abiding Church Ministries, the Philadelphia Police Department, and other elected officials in what became Philadelphia’s most successful gun buyback in recent memory. Nearly 300 guns were turned over to the police and are now safely off the streets.

I was overwhelmed by the number of people who turned in their guns to help us bring an end to the cycle of violence. 

The gun buyback represents only a small step in the fight to reduce gun violence. We must continue to do more to protect our children and ourselves.

Join us for Our Upcoming Events

Williams to Host a Shredding Event Saturday, August 4

Shredding Event Williams to Host a Shredding Event Saturday, August 4th Together with State Representative Joanna McClinton in partnership with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, we will be hosting a FREE Shredding Event.

The FREE EVENT will be held on Saturday, August 4 from 10 AM until 1 PM at Mercy Fitzgerald East Campus located at 1515 Lansdowne Ave., Darby, PA.

Properly shred unneeded papers from your taxes, financial and medical records, and other papers with personal information.

Please remove all paper clips from the paper to shred. This event is for individuals only, not businesses.

Staff of Sen. Williams & Rep. McClinton will also provide help with state issues such as applying for PennDOT, Medicaid and the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program.

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Summer of Peace Family Fun Day on August 25

Summer of Peace Summer of Peace - Download Flyer In partnership with the City Council woman Jannie Blackwell, join us for the 2018 Summer of Peace Family Fun Day!

This FREE EVENT takes place Saturday, August 25 from 10 AM until 4 PM at the Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave., Phila. PA.

Event filled with lots of fun and activities including free food, moon bounces, water ice and much more!

Special Thanks To Our Community Partners the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, PA Chapter (NABCJ) and Concerned Black Men (CBM).

For more information, contact Desaree K. Jones at (215) 492-2980 or

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N2N Street Festival Coming in September

N2N Street Festival - Sepetember 8, 2018

Offices of State Senator Anthony H. Williams

Open Monday thru Friday. See hours below.
Senate Box 203008
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-787-5970
Fax: 717-772-0574
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main District
2901 Island Ave. | Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Phone: 215-492-2980
Fax: 215-492-2990
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
South Philadelphia
2103 Snyder Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-755-9185
Fax: 215-952-3375
Mon. - Thurs. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Delaware County
419 Church Lane
Yeadon, PA 19050
Phone: 610-284-7335
Fax: 610-284-5955
9:00 am - 5:00 pm