HARRISBURG, Sept. 15, 2014 – As Philadelphia and many communities throughout the country prepare to mark Peace Day next week, state Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today urged residents to attend one of the many free events planned this week in the 1st Senatorial District.

Farnese introduced a Senate resolution today to officially recognize Sept. 21 as International Peace Day in Pennsylvania. The proposal was unanimously adopted.

“Jimi Hendrix once said that ‘When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace’,” Farnese said today. “The world seems to show us too often that segments of society favor the love of power. Conflict continues. Ideologies collide. We are failing to try to understand each other and we fight.

“Peace Day Philly is offering many opportunities this week to help us clear our minds, be at peace and begin to work better together as a community,” the senator said. “I support and endorse these efforts.”

In his resolution, Farnese noted how the commonwealth’s founding father, William Penn, established Pennsylvania on the principles of peace, freedom and equality.

“On Sept. 21, People in cities across the world will come together through diverse peace education activities, non-violent skill-building, music, marches, spiritual activities, arts projects and community events all for the purpose of forwarding a culture of tranquility. Fortunately for Philadelphians, we will get to participate in these good things all of this week,” Farnsese said.

Peace Day Philly’s calendar of events for this week is available here.

Sen. Larry Farnese was elected to the Senate in 2008 to represent Pennsylvania’s First Senatorial District which contains some of Philadelphia’s most unique and vibrant neighborhoods from Port Richmond on the Delaware River to Fairmount Park on the Schuylkill River and South Philadelphia, Center City, the Navy Yard, Philadelphia International Airport. Senator Farnese serves as the Democratic Chair of the Communications and Technology Committee.  He is also a member of the Appropriations Committee, Banking and Insurance Committee, and the Judiciary Committee. His District Office is located at 1802 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA (ph: 215-952-3121) and his Harrisburg Office is located at 543 Main Capitol in Harrisburg, PA (ph: 717-787-5662).  More information about the Senator and his initiatives is available at www.senatorfarnese.com.

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