Poverty Listening Tour

At its core, poverty is the lack of adequate money and financial resources to meet basic needs.  To better understand the depth and breadth of poverty and how it affects our communities, Senator Art Haywood visited multiple regions throughout Pennsylvania in 2019.

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Senator Haywood Hosted Dual Event in District on Poverty Solutions

Philadelphia – December 2, 2019 – Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) joined local elected officials for a dual event focused on economic justice: Senator Haywood announced the People’s Budget and the completion of the Poverty Report at the Johnson House Historic Site in Germantown. “Through low wages, lack of accessible childcare,...

Senator Haywood and Fellow Elected Officials Hosted Ribbon Cutting for the Cedarbrook Plaza Bus Shelter

Cheltenham – November 25, 2019 – State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) joined fellow elected officials, and Cedarbrook Plaza developers for a ribbon cutting for the Cedarbrook Plaza bus shelter, newly repaved parking lot, and the expansion of beauty store Hair Town. “I am proud to be here today to celebrate a safety and security...

Members of The PA General Assembly Hosted Press Conference Following Senate Passage of Minimum Wage Legislation

Harrisburg – November 20, 2019 – Today, State Senator Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia), joined State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia), State Representative Patty Kim (D-103), State Representative Chris Rabb (D-200), and advocacy organization State Innovation Exchange (SiX) for a news conference.  This media event was in...

Senator Haywood Comments on Legislation in Support of Child Abuse Survivors

Harrisburg – November 20, 2019 – State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) released the following statement about legislation expanding the statutes of limitations and penalties for child abuse survivors: “Survivors deserve a chance to be heard and compensated for past abuse.  The best way this can happen is with a combination...

Senator Haywood Opposes Restrictions on Women’s Right to Choose

Harrisburg – November 18, 2019 – Democratic Chair of the PA Senate Health and Human Services Committee State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) released the following statement opposing Down Syndrome abortion legislation: “Termination of a pregnancy is an extremely difficult decision for a woman and her family to make for any...

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Raise the Wage

Fighting to Raise the Minimum Wage in PA! The time to increase the wage is now!

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Clean Water

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