August 16, 2019: Governor Wolf has signed an executive order that directs state agencies to co-ordinate efforts to stop gun violence in Pennsylvania. Senator Williams says it’s the right thing to do.
June 10, 2019: Here’s Senator Williams’ latest Telephone Town Hall, during which he answers questions from callers who live in the 8th Senatorial District. You can listen to the entire Town Hall by clicking on the link below:
June 4, 2019: Senator Williams is among a group of legislators and activists who are calling for the passage of bills that would make voting easier for Pennsylvanians.
April 10, 2019: For the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Pennsylvania House and Senate came together in a joint session to hold a remembrance for a tragedy. Senator Williams was among the members who prayed and gave speeches honoring the 11 victims of the Oct. 27 shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
March 13, 2019: Senator Williams hosted a Telephone Town Hall, combining it with a live town hall meeting with Police Captain Scott Drissel of the 12th Philadelphia Police District. People attending the meeting live, as well as those listening on the phone, were able to ask questions of the Senator and his guest. You can hear the entire Town Hall by clicking on the link below.
February 5, 2019: Senator Williams reacts to Governor Wolf’s 2019 Budget Address
January 28, 2019: If a person serves jail time in Pennsylvania for a crime and then is released on parole, a “technical violation” of their parole could send them back to prison. Senator Williams is part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who say this defeats the purpose of parole.
November 12, 2018: In Pennsylvania, those interested in naturally braiding hair are required to attend cosmetology school in order to get a state license. Senator Williams is looking to remove that requirement.
October 1, 2018: Activists and lawmakers, including Senator Williams, gathered in the state Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg to remember the 117 women, men and children who lost their lives last year to domestic violence in Pennsylvania.
June 28, 2018: Governor Tom Wolf has signed into law legislation co-sponsored by Senator Williams that will give Pennsylvanians with minor criminal records a “Clean Slate.”
June 22, 2018: Senator Williams says a major accomplishment of 2018’s early state budget is the 60 million dollars committed to programs to help reduce violence in our communities and our schools
June 18, 2018: Senator Williams joined with a group of bipartisan legislators and members of the business community to call for the passage of “Clean Slate” legislation, which is currently pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Clean Slate” legislation aims to seal the criminal records of those who have committed low-level, non-violent crimes and have gone 10 years without an arrest.
June 15, 2018: Senator Williams reminds families that Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program — CHIP — covers all kids with quality health insurance.
May 18, 2018: May is Military Appreciation Month. Senator Williams encourages Pennsylvania’s veterans to take advantage of the benefits they’ve earned.
April 4, 2018: April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Senator Williams has information about Pennsylvania’s Child Abuse Hotline that could save a child’s life.
February 5, 2018: Senator Williams held another of his Telephone Town Hall meetings, in which residents of the 8th District were able to call in their questions. Senator Williams talked with callers about local taxes, gerrymandering and stop-and-gos, among other issues.
January 30, 2018: Democrats in the state Senate laid out their legislative priorities for Pennsylvania in 2018. Senator Williams talked about helping communities deal with violence.