Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) continued to push support for his bill, Senate Bill 942, that would end life without parole sentences in Pennsylvania.
The PA Senate Democrats have collected the top photos from July, highlighting events hosted and attended by our members.
A joint state Senate-House Democratic Policy Committee hearing was held today in Wilkinsburg to focus on proposals aimed at improving community-police relations. Held locally at the request of Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa and Rep. Ed Gainey, the hearing was aimed at finding ways to boost training opportunities and enhance community-police relations.
In acknowledgement of the gun violence epidemic declared in Philadelphia by Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware) and Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen. Williams joined with the 12th and 18th Philadelphia Police Districts to host a “no questions asked” Safe Summer Gun Buyback event.
State Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) led a Families Belong Together protest at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, PA. More than 300 people attended the event.
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.