Senator Art Haywood is an advocate for everyday people. By getting everyday people organized to demand change we can make Pennsylvania work for us.
Senator Haywood expanded support for raising the minimum wage and sponsored legislation to increase funds for public education with a severance tax on national gas drillers. He hosted the first annual Gun Violence Awareness Day in the capitol in June 2015.
Senator Haywood is an emerging leader in the Senate serving on the Select Committee Senate Address that considered the removal of Attorney General Kathleen Kane. He is Democratic Chair of the Aging and Youth Committee and also serves on the Senate Finance and Judiciary Committees.
In his Senate District his office provides state government problem solving assistance to constituents in the community each week at grocery stores and libraries in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Senator Haywood sponsors several summer reading camps for elementary school children in Philadelphia Recreation Centers. He promotes shopping local, reading aloud to children and if you see something say something in neighborhoods.