Meet Senator Art Haywood

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Senator Art Haywood is an advocate for everyday people. By getting everyday people organized to demand change, he believes we can make Pennsylvania work for us.

Senator Haywood has 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. He is a strong supporter of unions and is against the right to work. Senator Haywood has also sponsored legislation calling for single-payer health care to make ensure every Pennsylvanian has access to affordable, quality care.

Art currently serves on the following committees, Appropriations, Finance, Judiciary, Aging and Youth, Health and Human Services, Urban Affairs, Communications and Technology and Consumer Affairs and Licensing.

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.