Nikil Saval
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Nikil Saval



What is one life experience you have that voters should know about?

I come from the organized labor movement, founded the most effective progressive organization in Philadelphia, and have led statewide coalitions to successfully fight for housing security, criminal justice reform, and worker's rights across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

What sets you apart from other candidates?

I’ve put in the work for working families. In the past four years, I have been the most effective freshman legislator in Pennsylvania. I led a statewide coalition to pass the first-in-the-nation Whole-Home Repairs program that has already helped thousands of Pennsylvanians stay safe, warm, and dry in their homes. I have been a tireless champion for workers, be it walking the line with striking union members at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, pressuring administrators to pay graduate students at Temple University a living wage, canvassing South Philadelphia in support of Teamsters Drivers for UPS, and helped build broad support among local politicians for UNITE HERE workers at the School District of Philadelphia during contentious contract negotiations. I have been the foremost advocate for expanding and preserving Philadelphia’s public spaces, driving $125 million in investments to projects in my district.

How do you plan to work across ideological lines to achieve shared goals?

.Nikil was the only freshman Democrat named to the Appropriations Committee, which is far and away the most active and powerful committee in the Senate. He chairs the Urban Affairs and Housing Committee which has allowed him to serve as the leader of the caucus's housing policy platform. He also serves on several other committees (Aging and Youth, Local Government, Comm and Tech).

What would be your top three policy priorities in office?

Expand Whole-Home Repairs.
Increase the supply of permanently affordable housing. Pennsylvania needs a generational investment in affordable housing to provide homes to multi-generational Pennsylvanians as well as new immigrants. This will require a whole-of-government approach at all levels, and has the opportunity to provide good jobs and invest in green, comfortable homes.

Criminal Justice and Safety
End the Death Penalty.
Make Compassionate Release Less Cruel and More Compassionate.
Fund Proven Anti-Violence Initiatives.

Clean Transportation for All.
Fight for Utility Justice.
Transition off Fossil Fuels.

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