Gun Violence Deserves Disaster Declaration in PA

Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus have sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf requesting a disaster declaration for gun violence.

The members believe a declaration is necessary to raise public awareness and establish a statewide approach to combating gun violence in communities.


Pennsylvania has not raised it’s minimum wage since 2009, the year the federal minimum wage was set to $7.25. 

For those who work full-time making this wage, it means living under the federal poverty line. This is unacceptable and it is time to
raise the wage.

Poverty Listening Tour

Sen. Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia) has embarked on a statewide listening tour to learn how to best address poverty and the issues that surround economic insecurity in Pennsylvania.

“Before Senators make decisions that may change someone’s life, we need to try and understand them,” said Senator Haywood. “I am thankful to all the speakers I have heard on the tour thus far for their courage, it will make a difference.”

Election and Voting Reform

The integrity of our government depends on the integrity of our elections.

Whether it is the local, state, or federal level, we must work to create an election system that is inclusive, accessible, and transparent to the people it serves and is held to the standard of Democracy our nation seeks to promote.

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