The Issues Jonathan cares deeply about the issues facing 182nd district and across PA -- and is already hard at work trying to fix them for his neighbors. Strengthening our Economy for All Jonathan has fought and won for small businesses, unions, and working families across America. His years of economic advocacy have prepared him to prioritize delivering more opportunity and fair taxation that helps strengthen our Commonwealth and our city by investing in initiatives to improve your quality of life. Small, local, and diverse-owned businesses are our district’s strongest asset, and they will never have a stronger champion than Jonathan. Jonathan is eager to carry his union card on the floor of the PA House of Representatives as one of the strongest champions for unions, working people, and our economy that we’ve had in a long, long time. Equity, Equality, and Economic Opportunity “Equality of opportunity is key to everything,” said Jonathan, in a 2021 magazine article titled “How Jonathan Lovitz Is Helping Lead Pennsylvania’s Blue Wave.” No one is more prepared to help his neighbors than the person who has passed more than 25 laws improving economic opportunities for businesses across the country, and here in PA. Jonathan has seen and experienced firsthand the power of building a bigger table, adding chairs to that table and coming together to bake more pie to share with everyone at that table. That is how you have an equitable recovery– and the strongest economy and society ahead. READ JONATHAN’S METRO PHILLY OP-ED SUPPORTING UNIONS Ending Gun Violence & Saving Lives Advocating for sensible gun laws that protect our neighborhoods and families is personal to Jonathan. As an ardent support of Students Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, and Cease Fire PA, Jonathan will continue advancing effective gun policies to keep our families and communities safe. Lives are at stake. Livelihoods and businesses are in peril—and, as the lifeblood of our economy, this threat to them risks the economic recovery and growth that Philadelphia so desperately needs. Let’s make a difference for our city before it’s too late. We can—and we must. READ JONATHAN’S OP-ED ON GUN VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS Healthcare, Housing, and Environmental Protections Jonathan is already delivering on public health equity across all communities, health care access, women’s healthcare, and LGBTQ health and wellness. Green, sustainable jobs, housing affordability and community-led assistance for homelessness and combatting climate change are directly tied to a healthier, safer Philadelphia. Most Saturday mornings you’ll find him in a yellow vest serving as a patient escort volunteer at the Planned Parenthood in Center City Philadelphia. The women of Philadelphia deserve someone who will fight with all they have to protect them and ensure their freedom of choice and right to privacy is always defended — and they’ll always have that in Jonathan. Improving Schools & Supporting Teachers Working to fix the funding formula that starves our schools of resources is critical to Jonathan’s campaign as the son and brother of teachers. Making our schools safer, smarter, and better, as well as improving teacher salaries and access to technological resources is key to our kids’ success. Jonathan also loves to volunteer as a mentor and trainer for young leaders, especially those looking to learn how to use their voices for the causes that inspire them to make a difference. He will create a pipeline of young, diverse leaders through community programs that leverage mentors from Center City and across Pennsylvania. Protecting Your Vote Your voice is your power, and Jonathan will always defend it. That is why he helped found the PhillyVoting.org initiative in 2020, expanding voter registration and civic confidence in his city of Philadelphia during the toughest days of the pandemic. He fought tirelessly for a free and fair election for all his neighbors. By hitting the streets with some extraordinary volunteers, Lovitz helped register and galvanize nearly a thousand new voters during the most important election of our lifetime in Pennsylvania. WATCH JONATHAN DISCUSS PHILLYVOTING ON 6ABC Investing in Arts & Culture Jonathan is experience in raising millions in grants and donations to support arts programs and the communities they serve. District 182 has some of the greatest artistic treasures in PA — including the Kimmel Center and the University of the Arts. As a former performing artists and arts fundraiser, Jonathan will be one of the strongest arts champion in Harrisburg. The arts inspire creativity and empathy; the arts create jobs; the arts drive strong economies. Philly’s artistic treasures deserve a champion who knows how to fight for them and promote their importance when budgets are being decided. This is our time to ensure progress for the arts in Philadelphia continues and is as vital a priority as the other essential social, cultural, and political goals we all share.