Art on the Issues

Raise the Wage

  • The minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is poverty pay
  • As a member of Raise the Wage PA Coalition, Haywood has co-sponsored legislation to raise the wage to $15
  • Raising the wage will stimulate our economy with new consumer spending
  • Raising the wage will cut government spending on public assistance by over $200 million a year
  • Haywood was recognized as pro labor legislator of the year by the AFL-CIO in 2016
  • Haywood received the Economic Justice Award by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project in 2017

Invest in Education

  • Underfunded public schools leave thousands of children behind in Pennsylvania
  • We have the country’s largest gap between well-funded and poorly funded schools
  • Pennsylvania has the 2nd highest student loan debt in the nation
  • Investing in education will attract businesses
  • Haywood has introduced the “fair share tax proposal” to fully fund education

Prevent Gun Violence

  • Thousands of our neighbors are shot each year
  • We need to build a citizens movement that will compete with the gun rights groups
  • Pass common sense legislation for background checks and handgun licensing
  • Erode the culture of violence by mentoring youth
  • Haywood received a Hero for Gun Violence Prevention by the Charles Foundation in 2016

Protect the Environment

  • Climate change is threatening the planet
  • Build on sustainability plans in Philadelphia and Cheltenham
  • Make the transition to renewable energy sources
  • Haywood earned a 100% rating by Penn Environment in 2016