Summer 2023 Reading Report

The summer reading activities for 2023 have concluded. Two programs were active in Northwest Philadelphia: The Reading Revolution operated by Mt Airy CDC, sponsored by Senator Art Haywood, and Read to Succeed, sponsored by Senator Vincent Hughes. Children lose months of learning every summer without reading activities. This is known as the summer...

Senator Art Haywood Joins Phila. Ceasefire for Joint Press Conference on Northwest Peace Plan

Philadelphia, PA − July 19, 2023 − Senator Art Haywood (D-4) announces the activities, programs, and current partners involved in one of the first city-wide efforts to increase public safety by means of the Safe Summer 2023 campaign in partnership with Philadelphia Ceasefire, and Community Capacity Development which co-leads Safe Summer...

Seventeen Years and Counting – Senate Democrats Continue to Fight to Raise PA’s Minimum Wage

Harrisburg, PA – July 7, 2023 − Sunday, July 9th, marks seventeen years since Pennsylvania lawmakers last raised the minimum wage. On July 9th, 2006, Governor Ed Rendell was joined by Senator Christine Tartaglione, Senator Vincent Hughes, and Senator Jay Costa, to sign Senate Bill 1090, Senator Tartaglione’s legislation that raised PA’s minimum...

Senator Art Haywood Responds to The Supreme Court Decision on Student Loan Forgiveness

HARRISBURG – June 30, 2023 − Senator Art Haywood (D-4) issued the following statement in response to the US Supreme Court Decision to prohibit the student loan forgiveness by the executive branch: “Today, the Supreme Court decision to prohibit the executive branch from enacting student loan forgiveness means that over 40 million Americans will...

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Latest Episode – Celebrate Pride Month
Senator Art Haywood sits down with Preston Heldibridle, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Youth Congress. Together they discuss issues facing the LGBTQIA community and how to be more accepting of one another.


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Raise the Wage

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

Find Good Jobs & Careers

Working to increase awareness of the many options including skilled trades!

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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