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Our Solutions: Saving for Retirement

Senator Art Haywood
Senator Haywood joins Rep. Driscoll, owner and General Manager of The Dining Car Nancy Morozin and Treasurer Torsella for a Retirement Roundtable on 20 September

1 in 3 Americans age 65 have $0 to $5,000 saved, 2.1 million Pennsylvanians work in a place without a retirement plan. Senator Pat Browne and I are introducing legislation to create the Keystone Savers Plan to help people save for retirement, similar to the 529 College Savings Program.

The bipartisan, bicameral initiative will create a place for employees in a workplace without a retirement plan to save pre-tax dollars by automatic payroll deductions. Funds will be professionally managed, can never be touched by the Commonwealth, and accounts travel with the employee. Illinois, California and Oregon have similar plans.

With your support, we can pass this legislation and help our neighbors prepare for their retirement years.

McRaise the Wage

We postponed our Friday, 27 September rally at the McDonald’s in Germantown because several owners asked to meet with us to discuss raising pay. POWER, Raise the Wage PA!, We The People PA, and my office are leading the effort to get McDonald’s to raise the minimum pay to $15 per hour. Our meeting with McDonald’s owners is scheduled for Friday, 25 October. Please follow me for updates and join our movement by signing the petition at

McRaise the Wage Press Conference

Criminal Justice Reform

Senator Bartolotta, State Representatives Jordan Harris and Sheryl DeLozier, and I recently received the Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life in Pennsylvania for bipartisan and bicameral leadership on criminal justice reform. Pennsylvania has had some success with criminal justice reform.

Nearly 3 million Pennsylvanians have criminal records that hurt and often prevent employment, housing, and access to higher education and public benefits. We passed the Clean Slate law last year to help remove certain nonviolent offenses on people’s records. We can and must do much more to provide reform to deserving citizens.

Pictured left to right: Allegheny College president Dr. Hilary Link, Rep. Jordan Harris, Rep. Sheryl DeLozier, Sen. Bartolotta, Sen. Haywood, and president and CEO of the PA Chamber of Commerce Gene Barr

Recent Grants to the District

We are pleased to announce grants for Montgomery County and Northwest Philadelphia. Grants awarded to the district include:

  • Senator Haywood Presents check to Salus University$75,000 to the Borough of Jenkintown for the revitalization of Cedar Street pocket park;
  • $500,000 to Salus University in Cheltenham for their physician assistant program;
  • $650,000 to Summit House in Jenkintown for 64 energy-efficient senior housing units;
  • $500,000 to United Lutheran Seminary in Mt. Airy for development and expansion of campus buildings; and
  • $1 million from the PA Housing Finance Agency to the Women’s Community Revitalization Program in Germantown for 35 affordable housing units

Register to Vote

Upcoming Events

7 OctoberDeadline to Register to Vote

10 October – 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Citizen Advocacy & Political Change Course hosted by the Mt. Airy Learning Tree United Lutheran Seminary – 7301 Germantown Ave., Rm 301 *must register through the Learning Tree -

14 October – Office Closed for Indigenous People’s Day

15 October – 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. – Telephone Town Hall – Retirement Savings with guest Senator Pat Browne

17 October – 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – Clean Slate Criminal Record Screening – Belfield Recreation Center – 2109 W. Chew Avenue

24 October – 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Free Narcan Training – Pleasant Playground – 6757 Chew Avenue

Be the Light,

Art Haywood
State Senator
4th District

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