Senator Hughes

Opioid overdoses are occurring across the country, even here in Lancaster County. Millersville University will host a session on Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at The Ware Center to explore the impact of the opioid epidemic on the Lancaster community. Senator Vincent J. Hughes, who introduced Senate Bill 886 aimed at preventing fatal opioid overdoses in schools, will give the keynote address.

Opioid conferenceSenator Hughes has been a member of the Pennsylvania Senate for over 20 years. As a key member of the Democratic leadership team, he has been a champion for major policy issues such as expanding healthcare for low-income workers, raising the minimum wage, defending the right to vote, fighting for increased funding for public education and rebuilding the state’s distressed communities. As Democratic Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hughes also plays a major role in developing Pennsylvania’s annual $30 billion and guiding the state’s spending priorities.

This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. To register for this session, visit



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