The Issues Jonathan cares about the issues facing 182nd district and across PA -- and is already hard at work trying to fix them for his neighbors. Equity & Opportunity “The ongoing violence against our communities, especially against our trans and BIPOC neighbors, is a stunning reminder that our work together continues across Pennsylvania. And that is why my campaign will be guided by community leaders with lived experiences that inform every decision we make. That is also why you’ll see every possible element of my campaign be sourced from Philly-based small, minority, and LGBTQ-owned businesses. I will live up to the same commitment to inclusion we should expect at every level of government.” -Jonathan Lovitz Taxation & Strengthening our Economy Helping to strengthen small business and drive economic recovery after COVID. Jonathan’s years of economic advocacy have prepared him to prioritize delivering 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 Ending Gun Violence Advocating for sensible gun laws that protect our neighborhoods and families. 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. Healthcare & Housing Delivering on public health equity across all communities, health care access, women’s healthcare, and LGBTQ health and wellness. Housing affordability and community-led assistance for homelessness are directly tied to a healthier, safer Philadelphia. Improving Schools Working to fix the funding formula that starves our schools of resources. 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. Investing in Arts & Culture 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.