Subscribe to enewsletter. January 2015

New Year, New Beginning

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for a New Year that promises some great things in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties.

My staff and I are committed to serving our constituents, so we did not want to wait until after I was sworn-in to open our office. We have been serving constituents since 8 December and look forward to assisting you.

Senator HaywoodCome visit us and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or tea while we serve you.
Roslyn Office Hours:
Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1168 Easton Road
Abington, Pennsylvania

Mobile Office Hours (Beginning 23 January):
Friday from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Center in the Park
5818 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
*Make an appointment at 215-517-1434*

We are diligently searching for an office in Philadelphia to further serve constituents in the 4th Senatorial district, as well as additional mobile office locations. We will keep you posted on this exciting initiative. Until then, we are prepared to serve all of our constituents in our current locations.

Legislative Updates

appoint a special prosecutor whenever there is a deadly force incident involving a police officer. Watch the press conference.On 19 December, I held my first press conference at Germantown Life Enrichment Center, to announce my intent to sponsor legislation that will require the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever there is a deadly force incident involving a police officer.  Watch the press conference.

The law enforcement community does a courageous job every day to protect the public, but the perception of bias in these cases is eroding our trust in the justice system. We must restore trust within our communities. I am meeting with community members and leaders, my fellow legislators, and law enforcement officials to develop a path to that end.

In addition to my work to restore trust in our justice system this month, I attended a national meeting of American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention in Washington D.C. I will continue to work with my fellow legislators to develop solutions to the challenge of gun violence, particularly where domestic violence is involved.


Swearing In

I was sworn-in on January 6, 2015 in Harrisburg. I am honored to be your Senator and want to thank you for your support. You made it possible, and I am committed to serving you and hearing your ideas about how my staff and I can improve.

Constituent Service Corner

Did you know that our office can help you obtain assistance paying your heating bill this winter? If you qualify for a grant to pay energy bills (LIHEAP), we can help you fill out the application. The deadline for completing the application is April 3, 2015. Please stop by the office and we will be happy to assist you.

We had a great turnout at our first community engagement meeting.
We had a great turnout at our first community engagement meeting.

Community Engagement Meetings

On 4 December we held a meeting to develop an action plan to build support for raising the minimum wage.  Public support for raising the minimum wage is crucial to getting legislation passed.

Next week, we will hold our second community engagement meeting to raise the wage. I invite you to attend.

Raise the Wage Engagement Meeting
12 January from 7-8 PM
Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House
20 East Mermaid Lane
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19118

We had a great turnout at our first community engagement meeting.
Our staff feeding those in need at Calvary Baptist Church in Germantown.

I will be holding regular community engagement meetings in the future where we will turn your participation into power. You can sign up for our community engagement meeting notifications here.

Community Outreach Activities

My staff and I look forward to caring with you. We will be involved in a variety of outreach projects in our district, and invite you to join us as we serve our neighbors. If you have suggestions for community outreach activities that my staff and I can become involved in, please email me at

You can sign up for our Community Outreach activity notifications here.

Dare to care,

Art Haywood
State Senator
4th District


Offices to Serve You

  District Office
1168 Easton Road
Abington, PA 19001
Phone: 215-517-1434
Fax: 215-517-1439
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Harrisburg Office
457 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-787-1427
Fax: 717-772-0572
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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