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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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...

Senator Haywood Announces $256,600 Grant Awards for Recreation and Conservation Efforts

Harrisburg – November 15, 2019 – Senator Art Haywood (D- Montgomery/Philadelphia) announced today the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources awarded $256,600 to Abington Township and Jenkintown Borough for improvements to community parks.“I am glad to announce these grants to Abington and Jenkintown that will enhance the safety and...

Senator Haywood Announces $850,000 for Transportation Improvements

Harrisburg – November 12, 2019 – Sen Art Haywood (D- Montgomery/Philadelphia) announced today that $850,000 had been awarded to Chestnut Hill College for transportation improvements. “Chestnut Hill College is a great stakeholder in this community, and I am very pleased that the roadway improvements to their campus are receiving the funding from...

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Raise the Wage

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

Gun Violence Prevention

Senator Haywood supports efforts to ensure dangerous people do not have access to guns. 


Saving youth through mentoring is vital to build successful citizens for tomorrow.

Clean Water

Ensuring clean, safe water in our homes and schools.

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Take the step towards participating in our democracy by talking with your elected leaders. 

Neighborhood Activism

You can take an active role in strengthening our community.

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