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Call the Chelten Avenue McDonald’s (215-438-1244) and
tell them to raise the wage to $15 an hour?

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Own Our Solutions:
Raise the Wage

The fight continues to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania. We are concentrating on the McDonald’s owner at 29 E. Chelten Avenue to raise the pay of his employees to $15 an hour. From 3 to 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays of this month, we will knock on doors near Germantown and Chelten.

If you are interested in raising the wage, RSVP to knock on doors. Please call my office at 215-242-8171 and ask for Jihad.

Senator Art Haywood
Organizing Director Jihad Seifullah and I knocked on doors to ask for support to raise the wage at the Chelten McDonald’s.

PA Budget—Wins and Losses

Each fiscal year, there are wins and losses to get the state budget passed.

Wins this year:

  • an additional $15 million for my affordable housing PHARE fund legislation;
  • $400,000 increase for adult literacy funding;
  • $15 million to move people with intellectual disabilities off waiting lists;
  • $1.7 million increase for rape crisis programs; and
  • an additional $990,000 to domestic violence prevention programs.

The budget also expanded the mandatory school age to 6-18, transferred $317 million to the Rainy-Day Fund, and instituted a state-based health insurance exchange that will save ACA enrollees 5-10% in health costs.

Losses this year:

  • we failed to increase the minimum wage, staying at a poverty pay rate of $7.25 an hour;
  • the General Assistance program for very low-income people was also eliminated.

My office will continue to fight to increase to raise the wage for hardworking Pennsylvanians despite the setback during this year’s budget process.

Budget Facts

Back to School Celebration - August 17Be Prepared for Back to School

August is an important month as we prepare children for the upcoming school year. My office will have two events to help smooth the transition back into the classroom: our Telephone Town Hall with guest Xiomara Robinson on 8 August at 7:00 p.m., and the annual Back to School Celebration with The Regular Fellows Foundation on 17 August at 11:00 a.m. at Lonnie Young Recreation Center, 1100 E. Chelten Avenue. These events are designed to provide you with resources to help you and your child have a successful school year.

Please join us for both. Have a safe and successful school year!

Upcoming Events

Telephone Town Hall - August 8, 2019 - Particpate Here!8 August – 7:00 p.m. – Telephone Town Hall: Back to School with Xiomara Robinson - Particpate Here

12 August – 2-5:00 p.m. – Utility Clinic – Face to Face Germantown, 123 E. Price Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

12-28 August – 3:00-6:00 p.m. – Canvassing to Raise the Wage at Chelten Avenue McDonald’s – Office of Senator Art Haywood, 7106 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

17 August – 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Back to School Celebration with the Regular Fellows Foundation – Lonnie Young Recreation Center, 1100 E. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19138

Be the Light,

Art Haywood
State Senator
4th District

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Offices to Serve You
  District Office
1168 Easton Road
Abington, PA 19001
Phone: 215-517-1434
Fax: 215-517-1439
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
District Office
7106 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Phone: 215-242-8171
Fax: 215-242-6118
Monday-Wednesday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Harrisburg Office
10 East Wing
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 717-787-1427
Fax: 717-772-0572
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