State Sen. Art Haywood, State Rep. Smith-Wade-El Rally to Raise the Minimum Wage

LANCASTER, June 1: State Sen. Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Phila) and state Rep. Ismail Smith-Wade-El (D-Lancaster) today held a rally to raise the state minimum wage in Reservoir Park in Lancaster where Haywood announced the introduction of his Raise the Wage legislation, which calls for a $15 minimum wage.  The legislators were joined by...

Senators Art Haywood, Vincent Hughes Censored on Senate Floor for Calling Out Voter Suppression

Harrisburg, PA − May 4, 2023 − On Tuesday, 2 May, 2023, Senators Vincent Hughes and Art Haywood took to the Senate floor to speak in opposition to a bill that would appoint a non-elected special prosecutor to incidents involving SEPTA transit jurisdiction; SB 140. When speaking against SB 140, both Senators Hughes and Haywood asserted that...

Senator Haywood Encourages Commonwealth University to Admit 150 District Students Following College Expo

Philadelphia, PA – 18 April 2023 – Today, Senator Art Haywood hosted a College Expo in partnership with Commonwealth University. During the Expo, high school students from Senator Haywood’s 4th Senatorial District gathered to learn about the college application process and the ins and outs of college life. During the event, students had access to...

Philadelphia Public Officials Release Statement on Viral Video of Police Misconduct

PHILADELPHIA. PA- March 24, 2023 - Following reports of an incident involving police and a parked vehicle in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Councilmember Cindy Bass and State Senators Sharif Street and Art Haywood met with law enforcement to review body-cam video of the engagement.  The officials, who all represent portions of...

Senate Democrats Discuss Strategies to Prevent Youth Violence at Policy Hearing

READING, March 17, 2023 – State Senator Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks), Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, joined Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) and Senator Art Haywood (D-Montgomery/Philadelphia) earlier this week at Alvernia University in Reading to discuss strategies to engage youth to reduce violence and keep them out...

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

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