Senator Haywood Reintroduces Special Prosecutor Legislation

Harrisburg – May 1, 2019 – State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) released the following statement after reintroducing his legislation calling for independent investigation of police involved shootings today: “The acquittal...

Haywood Responds to Approval of Crime Victims Legislation in Senate Judiciary Committee

Harrisburg – May 1, 2019 –State Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) released the following statement in support of criminal justice reforms with the Crime Victims Act passing the Senate Judiciary Committee today: “Victims of...

Senators Haywood, Street, Moms Demand, Ceasefire Welcome Team 26 to Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa. − April 29, 2019  −  Moms Demand Action and CeaseFire PA joined Senator Street, Philadelphia Councilwoman Cindy Bass and Senator Haywood at Temple in leading a community rally to welcome Team 26 to...

Auto-IRA would help millions of Pennsylvanian save for retirement

By State Treasurer Joe Torsella and Senator Art Haywood

Waiting tables. Cleaning restrooms. Bagging groceries.

These are jobs that need to be done, and plenty of Pennsylvanians put in an honest day’s work doing things just like this. But most of us want something else for ourselves when we reach the end of our working lives.

Fighting to Raise the Minimum Wage in PA

Pennsylvania workers continue to be left behind as this state continues to have a minimum wage that keeps workers below the poverty line,” Sen. Art Haywood said. “The time to increase the wage is now!”

Senator Haywood to Host Telephone Town Hall

On Thursday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m., Senator Haywood will hold a live Telephone Town Hall Meeting discussing jobs in Pennsylvania. Participants will also be able to ask questions as well as listen to a discussion about issues that are important to our area.


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