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The Stakes for PA

After four years of division and an attempted coup at the Capitol, our country is at a crossroads. Working families, from Philadelphia to Erie, from Scranton to Johnstown, and from Bethlehem to Uniontown, are struggling and leaning on each other for help. Pennsylvanians are resilient, but we shouldn’t be in this fight for a more equal, more just country alone.

Our government should be working for us—not special interests, the ultra-wealthy, or the well-connected. But for too long, government hasn’t worked for Pennsylvanians because there aren’t enough working people in government. Malcolm Kenyatta knows what it’s like to see eviction notices on the door and to work a minimum wage job in order to help support his family.

We can bring a New Day to Pennsylvania—one that realizes the American promise not just for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but for us as well. We need more than talk of a better future – we need economic fairness, racial justice, and to meet the climate crisis head on.

Malcolm Kenyatta is running for Senate to be a transformative voice for the future that lifts up ALL Pennsylvanians; no matter where they are from, who they love, how they identify, or how they worship. He will fight for a commonwealth that sees and lifts up all of us.

The Fighter We Need

Representative Malcolm Kenyatta currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Philadelphia Delegation, as a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention, and on a host of committee leadership positions. As the first openly LGBTQ+ person of color and one of the youngest members elected to the PA General Assembly, he is deeply committed to creating an equitable and inclusive society. As a legislator, he has championed proposals to address generational poverty, raise the minimum wage, protect workers' rights, increase access to mental healthcare, stem the rise of gun violence, and protect our digital infrastructure.

In 2016 and in 2020, he was elected as Delegate to the Democratic Convention, both times garnering the second-highest vote total of any delegate in the Commonwealth. He has also appeared on local and national media outlets to discuss systemic poverty, affordable education and childcare, and making government more accountable to citizens. He was the subject of an award-winning short documentary about his election run, ‘Going Forward’ produced by Seven Knot Productions, which premiered on ‘The Atlantic Magazine Selects’ in 2018. In 2020, he was chosen by President Joe Biden to give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention along with a group of other ‘Rising Stars.’ He was one of twenty Electoral College votes cast for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, in Harrisburg on December 14, 2020.

Malcolm was deeply involved in fighting for his neighbors from a young age—as a community activist and junior block captain, a former board member of Smith Playground, and a leader of the Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Malcolm lives in the same neighborhood he grew up in North Philadelphia with his partner, Dr. Matt.

Voters in Philadelphia need to see and hear that Malcolm Kenyatta grew up in a working-class family in Philadelphia. He worked minimum wage jobs, put himself through college and was one of the youngest people elected to the state legislature. In the legislature, he fought to raise the minimum wage, protect workers’ rights, and combat gun violence. Malcolm says we can’t expect the Senate to work unless we send a working person to the Senate. In the Senate, Malcolm fought to protect a woman's right to choose, for voting rights, for a fair justice system, and for good paying union jobs.