Op-ed

PA must be sure to re-open in just, equitable way

PA must be sure to re-open in just, equitable way

By Sen. Art Haywood

While small businesses owners and politicians have demanded that the state reopen quickly, the reopen health risks are largely on black, brown and white low paid workers.  Essential grocery store, restaurant, food service public transit workers stayed on the job to save us as many of us stayed at home, even worked from home.

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After the surge

After the surge

The Covid-19 pandemic has rocked the pillars of our nation. We face challenges that threaten our health and economic well-being while our democracy struggles to respond to the immense suffering. Our society, culture and normal daily life has been turned upside down. 

Across our nation, thousands have tragically died, and hundreds of thousands have gotten sick.  The coronavirus has touched each of us personally. Social distancing has become the norm and our most formidable frontline defense.  What we are doing, in separating from each other, is working.

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Auto-IRA would help millions of Pennsylvanian save for retirement

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.

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