Your donation will help our two pronged strategy 1) to get re-elected to lead the fight and 2) to Turn PA Blue to win the fight.

Now is the time to stand.  It is time to fight to raise the minimum wage in Pennsylvania.  It is time to ban and confiscate semi-automatic rifles.  It is time to get back to basics in educating our youth. It is time to turn PA around.

I have seen many hard working men and women that can’t make ends meet, stuck in poverty pay jobs. The rich get tax breaks and we pay the difference. Students and families continue to incur high debt on student loans as they seek to pursue a higher education. The state funds higher education as if it is 1999. And our youth are subject to gun violence like never before.

We owe each other more than that. We owe it to each other to fight for our families, our communities and our children. We can do better.

First, I ask for your support of my 2018 re-election campaign to continue the fight for a compassion agenda that focuses on the changes that matter most to everyday Pennsylvanians. The compassion agenda is building support for 1) raising pay to at least $15 per hour, 2) banning and confiscating semi- automatic rifles and 3) investing in the education and mentoring of our youth.  The compassion agenda also means working together to rebuild our sense of community.  

Four years ago, when we started the Campaign for Compassion, we did so to help bring compassion into the advocacy for everyday people. At the age of 56  with no institutional support from the Democratic party and with an unknown base of supporters, I was labeled the “protest candidate” with no chance to win.

But, door to door and neighbor to neighbor, we turned our message of compassion into action and, we won.

I am proud to be an advocate for the community during my first three years in office:

·         Over $8 million in state grants to the districts to create jobs

·         Over 450 children participated in my summer reading camps at recreation centers and schools to stop the summer slide and over 1,000 books distributed in the summer of 2017

·         Assisted thousands of neighbors with utility, notary, property rebates and SEPTA senior passes

·         Fighting to raise the minimum wage and prevent gun violence

But, the fight is not over and there is still much to be done.

Second, the campaign cannot be realized without getting more Democrats elected to the Pennsylvania state house and senate.  We need more Democrats in the state legislature, who reflect our values to advance the campaign. With only 16 Democratic Senators currently in the State Senate, out of 50 members, we need to gain at least 2 more seats for Democrats in PA in 2018.  We are at a veto proof minority in the state senate and that must change.  

I am responding.  What started as a small group of resistance activists in my living room in response to the 2016 election, grew into a larger movement, called Turn PA Blue.  Our mission is to match engaged activists with state house and senate candidates who can beat Republicans in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  As a proud founder of Turn PA Blue, I am dedicated to supporting new Democratic candidates who have risen from the Resistance to take back the state and the nation.

Your donation will make a real difference. $4 allows us to get 14 campaign buttons. $24 buys 23 yard signs. $54 buys two phones for volunteers to phone bank. And $104 buys 1,000 door hangers to help get the message out.

I ask for your support of this campaign.

Now is the time to rise up, come together and participate in the change we care about.  Now is the time to act on what not only affects us, but our neighbors, our friends and our community. Because when we come together, we have power! And we win.  

It’s our turn.

Keep caring.

Art

For more information on the campaign, please visit haywoodforsenate.com


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Chika Mora endorsed

    “Mr. Haywood is truly a man with vision. I believe that to understand "what could be" you first need to understand both "what was" and "what is." This is what he does best! He takes the time to listen and learn about what is going on around him. I am inspired by the intention behind and the pride he has in his work. The current political climate has left many (on all sides) doubtful of whom they can trust and I say with great confidence that Art Haywood is a trustworthy (and hilariously funny) man.”

  • Nicholas Feden endorsed

    “We are incredibly lucky that someone as talented and intelligent as Art represents us in the legislature. I know Art personally and professional and it is my great honor to endorse him here and anywhere else I’m able to.”

  • Mindy Browarnik endorsed

    “Art has been a steadfast and truly courageous voice at a time when our city, our state, and our nation need it most. I am so grateful for his leadership and integrity.”

  • Laura Morris Siena endorsed

    “Art is one of the highest-quality people it's been my privilege to get to know. He's visionary, energetic, caring, super-smart and dedicated to making our slice of the world more equitable for all.”

  • Nathan Kleinman endorsed

    “Art's one-of-a-kind. If the rest of our politicians had just half of Art's compassion and empathy, this would be a completely different world. Keep putting people first Art! Good luck with the campaign.”

  • Sandra L Jenkins endorsed

    “Im a proud Marine Mom who supports State Senator Art Haywood. I know first hand when I see a Politician who exemplifies the bedrock of character. This is to honor a leader who owns what it really means to care for others. Art Haywood is the man who is compassionate and exemplifies the ultimate in ethical and moral living standards for all people Art Haywood is the heart that beats for his District. Thank you Mr. Senator for all that you do!”

  • Andrea Koplove endorsed

    “I endorse State Senator Art Haywood because he is a champion of progressive values in Harrisburg and because he believes in the power of our collective voices to bring about change in our democracy. I am enormously grateful for his tireless efforts to help us rebuild our democracy from the ground up.”

  • Olivia Haywood endorsed

    “Art Haywood is one of the coolest guys I know. Deeply cares for people and the community. I'm so glad to be in this fight with you! 2018 here we come.”

  • Julie Haywood endorsed

    “I endorse my husband, State Senator Art Haywood as he continues to stand with the community to raise the minimum wage, reduce gun violence and support education for our children. As a husband and father, he cares deeply, acts boldly and knows that caring for each other matters. Please stand with us, walk with us, knock on doors with us; these simple actions show we care. We owe nothing less to each other.”

  • Arthur Haywood endorsed

    “I support State Senator Art Haywood because as his son I understand the dedication he has for renewing care in Pennsylvania. Even with the many acccomplishments he and his office have achieved I continue to observe how he is consistently and effectively advocating for further positive changes in the local and statewide community. I look forward to how the community will embrace compassion from his continued advocacy as a State Senator.”

November 28, 2017

Donation Match EXTENDED!

#GivingTuesday MATCH DONATIONS EXTENDED TO 11PM !! With just four hours left of #GivingTuesday, all donations made by 11pm will be MATCHED up to a total of $500!

Let's keep this energy going. Please SHARE our campaign with friends, family and chip in $4 or whatever you can to help us raise $2,500 by 11pm!

A BIG thank you to everyone who has shared our page and contributed so far!

November 28, 2017

DOUBLE Your Impact Before The Clock Hits 8!

Hey everyone,

Thanks to a generous donor, from now until 8pm, all donations will be MATCHED up to a total $500!

Let's keep this momentum going. Please share the campaign with friends, family and chip in $4 or whatever you can to help us raise $2,500 by 8pm! We are only $1,300 away! 

Your donations will make a real difference in helping us purchase yard signs and buying digital ads to get our message out.

We have the energy, the motivation and the courage. Let's keep the fight going strong for 2018! We must take back PA. It's our turn.

Thanks for fighting with me.

Art

November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday!

Today’s the day! Giving Tuesday is the official start of the giving season.

As a grassroots supporter, you’ve played a critical role in my campaign, and I can’t thank you enough. Today, to reach our goal of buying 5,000 yard signs, we’re hoping to raise $5,000.

If everyone reading this chips in just $4, we’ll easily hit our goal. 

Please chip in $4 or whatever you can afford.

This holiday season, I’m grateful to have folks like you in my corner. Together, I know we can advance a compassion agenda for everyday Pennsylvanians and Turn PA Blue.  

Thank you for your support! 

Keep caring,

Art

September 16, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Chika Mora endorsed

    “Mr. Haywood is truly a man with vision. I believe that to understand "what could be" you first need to understand both "what was" and "what is." This is what he does best! He takes the time to listen and learn about what is going on around him. I am inspired by the intention behind and the pride he has in his work. The current political climate has left many (on all sides) doubtful of whom they can trust and I say with great confidence that Art Haywood is a trustworthy (and hilariously funny) man.”

  • Nicholas Feden endorsed

    “We are incredibly lucky that someone as talented and intelligent as Art represents us in the legislature. I know Art personally and professional and it is my great honor to endorse him here and anywhere else I’m able to.”

  • Bonny Davis endorsed

  • Jennifer O'Mara endorsed

  • Mindy Browarnik endorsed

    “Art has been a steadfast and truly courageous voice at a time when our city, our state, and our nation need it most. I am so grateful for his leadership and integrity.”

  • Laura Morris Siena endorsed

    “Art is one of the highest-quality people it's been my privilege to get to know. He's visionary, energetic, caring, super-smart and dedicated to making our slice of the world more equitable for all.”

  • Nathan Kleinman endorsed

    “Art's one-of-a-kind. If the rest of our politicians had just half of Art's compassion and empathy, this would be a completely different world. Keep putting people first Art! Good luck with the campaign.”

  • Sandra L Jenkins endorsed

    “Im a proud Marine Mom who supports State Senator Art Haywood. I know first hand when I see a Politician who exemplifies the bedrock of character. This is to honor a leader who owns what it really means to care for others. Art Haywood is the man who is compassionate and exemplifies the ultimate in ethical and moral living standards for all people Art Haywood is the heart that beats for his District. Thank you Mr. Senator for all that you do!”

  • Andrea Koplove endorsed

    “I endorse State Senator Art Haywood because he is a champion of progressive values in Harrisburg and because he believes in the power of our collective voices to bring about change in our democracy. I am enormously grateful for his tireless efforts to help us rebuild our democracy from the ground up.”

  • Enaja Grant endorsed

  • Olivia Haywood endorsed

    “Art Haywood is one of the coolest guys I know. Deeply cares for people and the community. I'm so glad to be in this fight with you! 2018 here we come.”

  • Julie Haywood endorsed

    “I endorse my husband, State Senator Art Haywood as he continues to stand with the community to raise the minimum wage, reduce gun violence and support education for our children. As a husband and father, he cares deeply, acts boldly and knows that caring for each other matters. Please stand with us, walk with us, knock on doors with us; these simple actions show we care. We owe nothing less to each other.”

  • Arthur Haywood endorsed

    “I support State Senator Art Haywood because as his son I understand the dedication he has for renewing care in Pennsylvania. Even with the many acccomplishments he and his office have achieved I continue to observe how he is consistently and effectively advocating for further positive changes in the local and statewide community. I look forward to how the community will embrace compassion from his continued advocacy as a State Senator.”

  • David Marshall endorsed

  • Arthur Haywood endorsed