Roe v. Wade: Protests and rallies happening in Philadelphia

(May 04, 2022)

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Protecting Pennsylvania's Wildlife Habitats

(Apr 08, 2022)

Wildlife Habitat Protection Read more

 

Daley to participate in Zoom discussion on protecting Pennsylvania wildlife

(Apr 01, 2022)

HARRISBURG, April 1 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, will join PennEnvironment and wildlife experts Tuesday, April 5 on Zoom to discuss protecting Pennsylvania wildlife habitats. “Pennsylvania’s wildlife habitats are under threat from land conversion to other uses or changes in the ecosystem,” Daley said. “The goal of this Zoom presentation is to show Pennsylvanians what they can do to protect the commonwealth’s precious wildlife habitats.” This week, Daley’s resolution to study conservation corridors was reported out of the House Transportation Committee and advanced to the full chamber for consideration. Wildlife experts from the Audubon Society, Endangered Species Coalition, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, and Keystone Elk Country Alliance will be participating, along with representatives from PennEnvironment and Daley. The event is open to the public. To register to attend, click here . Read more

 

Daley resolution to study conservation corridors advances

(Mar 30, 2022)

“Taking a good look at conservation corridors would provide us with valuable information that would have benefits for both Pennsylvania residents and wildlife," Daley said. Read more

 

Free shred event on April 9

(Mar 24, 2022)

Free Shred Event Saturday, April 9 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Or until the truck is full) Magisterial Courthouse Parking Lot, 925 Motngomery Ave., Narberth Shredding old documents that contain personal information is a great way to protect your identity! Read more

 

Daley announces $34,000 grant for William Jeanes Memorial Library

(Mar 18, 2022)

I’m thrilled to see this funding awarded to help William Jeanes Memorial Library expand access to technology and provide valuable education to workers who need to update their digital knowledge,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. Read more

 

PA Women’s Health Caucus Applauds Medicaid Coverage Extension for Postpartum Individuals

(Feb 25, 2022)

PHOENIXVILLE, Feb. 25 -- The co-chairs of the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus (WHC) hosted a press conference today at Tower Health in Phoenixville to applaud the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ decision to opt in our Medicaid program for postpartum individuals. “As a public health expert, it is important that we prioritize our resources in ways that will ensure better health outcomes for all Pennsylvanians,” said Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti (D-17 Montgomery/Delaware) and co-chair of the Women’s Health Caucus. “Birthing individuals can experience health complications up to one year postpartum and beyond. By extending Medicaid coverage to one year, we are improving maternal mortality and morbidity, improving childhood health outcomes, and ensuring a healthy start for Pennsylvania families.” As part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, this provides a federal option for states to extend Medicaid coverage for postpartum individuals from 60 days to one year. The program will start on April 1, 2022 and be available for five years in Pennsylvania. "It's clear that 60 days of postpartum coverage is not only insufficient, it's also dangerous,” said Senator Judy Schwank (D-11 Berks) and co-chair of the Women’s Health Caucus. “By extending postpartum Medicaid coverage from 60 days to 12 months, Pennsylvania is seizing a major opportunity to address the shocking rate of postpartum Read more

 

Daley to introduce legislation to protect privacy of pregnant people

(Feb 15, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 15 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, plans to introduce legislation barring crisis pregnancy centers from sharing personal and health data gathered without permission from individuals. The legislation comes following an addendum to a 2021 report on CPCs and their use of taxpayer dollars to fund their operations. The addendum , released today, outlines the sophisticated collection of personal and health data being used to surveille pregnant people after going to a CPC. Since these centers typically do not provide any true medical services, they are not subjected to current laws surrounding patient privacy. “Now that we’ve seen citizens-turned-vigilantes empowered to take those seeking reproductive health care to court in other states, this mining of personal information can open the door for personal attacks on pregnant people looking for help,” Daley said. “Regulations must be put in place to protect the personal information of those who interact with a CPC.” According to the newly released report, CPCs are collecting information from individuals and sending it to the larger network of facilities. Daley says these “digital dossiers” could be used to prosecute women in a post-Roe world, as well as actively try to influence a person’s decision over reproductive health care. “These regional and nationwide groups are taking sensitive information and disseminating it through their Read more

 

The Daley News: Winter 2022

(Feb 11, 2022)

My winter newsletter with events, resources and more. Read more

 

PA Women’s Health Caucus Responds to Governor Tom Wolf’s Budget Address

(Feb 10, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 9 -- The co-chairs of the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus (WHC) applaud Governor Tom Wolf for his budget proposal that utilizes the nearly $6 billion budget surplus and puts Pennsylvania on the path to make historic investments in education, criminal justice, and public health. The WHC said it is proud to see numerous proposals related to the health and wellness of women and families across the Commonwealth, specifically: $8 million to extend postpartum coverage for birthing parents eligible for Medical Assistance to 12 months. $15 million, a 77% increase, to implement additional evidence-based home visiting and family support services to 3,800 additional families across the Commonwealth. $1.2 million to add postpartum depression as an eligible tracking category for early identification of need for early intervention services. $500,000, a 50% increase, to support “It’s On Us PA”, which promotes healthy relationships and protects students from sexual violence. $30 million to fund two new childcare options for state employees. $1 million for reentry services to women. Increase in the minimum wage: proposing an increase to $12 an hour effective July 1, 2022, with an annual increase of 50 cents until it reaches $15 in 2028. “I’m thrilled to see many proposals geared towards expanding healthcare coverage, increasing access to childcare, and broadening evidence-based home visiting,” said Senator Read more

 

Daley celebrates $350K affordable housing investment

(Jan 11, 2022)

“Investing in affordable housing in Conshohocken means more families will be able to own homes and keep a roof above their head for years to come.” Read more

 

Daley announces $219K grant for Miles Park projects

(Dec 30, 2021)

WHITEMARSH TOWNSHIP, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced a $219,000 grant has been awarded to Whitemarsh Township for development projects at Miles Park. Work at the park will include building a pavilion, basketball courts and pedestrian walkways; installation of play equipment with required safety surfacing and lighting; ADA access, landscaping, and other improvements. “After 20 years, the playground at Miles Park is getting the upgrade it deserves,” Daley said. “It’s important to provide children with outdoor play spaces amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These upgrades ensure children and families can safely enjoy the outdoors for years to come.” Daley said the funds are part of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant program, which pulled from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund to award this grant. More information on DCNR grant programs can be found on the department’s website . Read more

 

Daley applauds Wolf administration investment in tourism recovery

(Dec 16, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 16 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, minority chair of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee, commended Gov. Tom Wolf’s dedication of more than $17 million to Pennsylvania’s travel and tourism sectors. The funds come to Pennsylvania in the form of a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration as part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act. “This kind of investment in inclusive tourism marketing is unprecedented in the commonwealth,” said Daley, D-Montgomery. “These kinds of short-term strategies to invite people to travel to Pennsylvania will massively boost our state’s tourism economy in the long term, as well. I commend the Wolf administration’s vision and plan for boosting this industry.” The Pennsylvania Tourism Office at the Department of Community and Economic Development will invest the $17,086,197 ?in the following ways: $10 million to increase ?the PA Tourism Cooperative Marketing Advertising Program in 2022 and 2023 to create advertising opportunities for destination marketing organizations and industry associations by matching or possibly doubling their investment. $6.8 million toward new initiatives to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in marketing, messaging? and product development to capture greater market share and, most importantly, in the approach to how the state welcomes travelers to the commonwealth, leaving a positive Read more

 

Daley, Cephas celebrate $23K grant for sexual assault prevention

(Dec 10, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 10 – State Reps. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, and Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., have announced that Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia is the recipient of $23,593 through the It’s On Us grant program. The funds aim to support Pennsylvania college campuses in combatting instances of sexual assault. “A safe environment is key in helping students thrive in furthering their education,” said Daley. “This grant will help St. Joe’s create a safer campus and community free from sexual violence.” "Every student who sets out to get an education to create a life and livelihood for themselves ought to be able to walk about a college campus without being assaulted, harassed or abused," Cephas said. "This grant awarded to St. Joe's will help make strides in the direction of creating a campus culture free from such threats. This is great news for the entire community, on campus and beyond." Since 2016, the Wolf administration has awarded over 190 It’s On Us PA grants totaling nearly $4 million to more than 75 postsecondary institutions, including public and private two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Learn more about It’s On Us here . Read more

 

Daley announces $1M grant for expansion of AIM Academy

(Dec 08, 2021)

WHITEMARSH TOWNSHIP, Dec. 8 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today announced that the AIM Academy has been awarded $1 million in state funds for redevelopment and expansion projects from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. The grant will go toward a new two-story addition to the academy, including new classroom spaces, offices and collaboration spaces, as well as replacing a parking lot with green space. “AIM Academy’s use of novel and innovative means of teaching is helping our young people achieve long-term success,” said Daley. “I’m delighted to see the academy receive this money and continue to grow in being a top-tier institution in our community.” AIM Academy is a Research-to-Practice School focusing on children in grades 1-12 with language-based learning differences. Other projects at AIM Academy impacted by this funding will include renovations to the existing training and board rooms, cafeteria, and kitchen, as well as changes to the building’s fourth floor and lighting replacements. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is a commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. Read more

 

State Reps. Hanbidge and Daley announce $2 million grant for Gwynedd Mercy project

(Dec 06, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 – In an effort to help get a Gwynedd Mercy University renovation project off the ground, state Reps. Liz Hanbidge and Mary Jo Daley today announced a $2 million state grant that will be used to launch phase 1 of the Triplex Project, the renovation of Loyola Hall. The funding is being awarded to the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority through the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. “Universities across the nation are competing to attract the best and the brightest students, and many are struggling to offer both a quality education and a modern and exciting campus experience,” Hanbidge said. “The expansion project happening at Gwynedd Mercy University continues to transform the campus in exciting ways, and I am delighted to help secure this $2 million in state funding to help see it through.” According to the lawmakers, the renovation project will upgrade residential living/learning rooms, common spaces, meeting spaces, utility and technology rooms, and bathrooms. The relocation of workspace for residence life and health and wellness will increase residential capacity by eight rooms. Renovations include upgrades to electric, installation of WiFi, asbestos abatement, improvements to exterior masonry deficiency, ADA bathroom facilities, and installation of HVAC/Ventilation that meets COVID-19 pandemic requirements. "Investment in Read more

 

Daley announces nearly $30,000 in grants awarded to Whitemarsh Township projects

(Nov 19, 2021)

WHITEMARSH TOWNSHIP, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded $29,939 in grants to two projects to improve water quality and sewer infrastructure in Montgomery County. The projects receiving funding are: Whitemarsh Township: $20,000 – funds to install a rain garden at the township building to treat stormwater generated before it runs off into the Wissahickon Creek. Whitemarsh Township Authority: $9,939 – funding to complete a revision of the existing sewage plan and study the potential need to upgrade or build new facilities. “These grants will go a long way in addressing a number of issues in our area,” Daley said. “Keeping our waterways clean and seeking how to improve our current infrastructure are all projects that are well-deserving of this funding and attention.” The grants are part of the CFA Act 13 grant programs and the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund grant program, which fund initiatives across Pennsylvania to improve greenways, recreational areas and water quality, as well as improvements to transportation infrastructure. For more information on the Commonwealth Financing Read more

 

Daley to host drive-thru fair supporting seniors, honoring veterans Nov. 19

(Nov 04, 2021)

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Nov. 4 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, will be providing information and support for seniors, as well as thanking and honoring veterans, at an event later this month. The Drive-Thru Senior & Veterans Fair will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19 in Plymouth Meeting. Attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles when they arrive, and members of Daley’s staff will provide information from state and county agencies and local organizations, as well as a special gift to military veterans in attendance. “It’s important to still connect with seniors amidst the continuing pandemic and offer them support and access to critical state and local resources,” Daley said. “This drive-thru event is the best way to keep safety at the forefront, while also helping our neighbors and celebrating our local veterans.” Boxed lunches will be provided for all who RSVP and attend. An RSVP is required . Those interested should call Daley’s office at 610-832-1679 or email RepMaryJoDaley@pahouse.net to receive the event address. Read more

 

Daley, others to host free shred event Nov. 14

(Nov 03, 2021)

LOWER MERION, Nov. 3 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, will host a free drive-thru document shredding event to help residents properly dispose of unneeded documents. The shred event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Welsh Valley Middle School, 325 Tower Lane, Narberth . State Reps. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware/Montgomery, Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, and Pamela DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Philadelphia, are joining Daley to co-host the event. “Shredding old documents and items containing sensitive information is a crucial step in identity protection,” said Daley. “Identity theft and credit and debit card fraud happen every day, and this event provides a secure way to be proactive in preventing these damaging crimes.” There is a limit of four boxes or bags per household, and no electronics will be accepted at this event. Attendees should stay in their vehicles and open their trunks while staff unload items to be shredded. All documents will be securely shredded on-site, and all paper is recycled. Items that are recommended to be shredded include bank statements, credit card statements and applications, canceled or voided checks, income tax information, insurance records, and retirement or pension information. For more Read more

 

Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus: Statement on Leaked Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion
May 04, 2022

Roe v. Wade: Protests and rallies happening in Philadelphia
May 04, 2022

Protecting Pennsylvania's Wildlife Habitats
Apr 08, 2022

Daley to participate in Zoom discussion on protecting Pennsylvania wildlife
Apr 01, 2022

Daley resolution to study conservation corridors advances
Mar 30, 2022

Free shred event on April 9
Mar 24, 2022

Daley announces $34,000 grant for William Jeanes Memorial Library
Mar 18, 2022

PA Women’s Health Caucus Applauds Medicaid Coverage Extension for Postpartum Individuals
Feb 25, 2022

Daley to introduce legislation to protect privacy of pregnant people
Feb 15, 2022

The Daley News: Winter 2022
Feb 11, 2022

PA Women’s Health Caucus Responds to Governor Tom Wolf’s Budget Address
Feb 10, 2022

Daley celebrates $350K affordable housing investment
Jan 11, 2022

Daley announces $219K grant for Miles Park projects
Dec 30, 2021

Daley applauds Wolf administration investment in tourism recovery
Dec 16, 2021

Daley, Cephas celebrate $23K grant for sexual assault prevention
Dec 10, 2021

Daley announces $1M grant for expansion of AIM Academy
Dec 08, 2021

State Reps. Hanbidge and Daley announce $2 million grant for Gwynedd Mercy project
Dec 06, 2021

Daley announces nearly $30,000 in grants awarded to Whitemarsh Township projects
Nov 19, 2021

Daley to host drive-thru fair supporting seniors, honoring veterans Nov. 19
Nov 04, 2021

Daley, others to host free shred event Nov. 14
Nov 03, 2021