Fiedler, Daley introduce plan to help childcare centers survive COVID-19 pandemic

(12 hours ago)

HARRISBURG, April 8 – While child care centers remain closed across the commonwealth to combat the spread of COVID-19, state Reps. Elizabeth Fiedler (D-Phila.) and Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) are introducing legislation to help Pennsylvania’s childcare centers and workers weather this crisis. A recent survey found nearly one-third of the 605 childcare providers who serve more than 44,000 children in Pennsylvania would not be able to reopen if their facilities are closed for more than a month. Fiedler, the mother of two young children said: "Right now to help save lives, we need to stay home if we can. So many working families, including my own, rely on quality childcare in our community to educate and care for our children. We need to act now, so that when our families go back to work, childcare centers and workers will have their doors open, ready to care for our state’s children.” Fiedler and Daley’s plan would provide: Funding for childcare centers to cover costs, including payroll, benefits, utilities and loss of tuition payments associated with COVID-19 closure. Resources for Pre-K and Head Start, allowing these programs to extend into the summer and alleviate early childhood learning losses for students. "The closing of childcare centers was among the many difficult decisions made by our governor in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but I believe it was the Read more


Rep. Daley's response to Speaker Turzai's April 2 Inquirer column

(1 day ago)

Governor Wolf and Dr. Levine are not only battling COVID-19 without adequate reserves, they’re also doing so with an anemic general fund, a frustrating and now dangerous hallmark of your majority’s control. Read more


COVID-19 support for PA business

(Apr 03, 2020)

A collection of information and links to assist local businesses during this COVID-19 crisis. Read more


Fill out the 2020 census!

(Mar 30, 2020)

Our population count determines our voice in government and how much federal funding we’ll receive for education, health care, transportation and more. Read more


Links, resources and helpful information related to COVID-19

(Mar 27, 2020)

Here is a collection of information I hope you find helpful. Read more


Latest links and resources related to COVID-19

(Mar 20, 2020)

While my office is physically closed, my staff and I continue to work on your behalf. If you need our assistance, please email us at and we will get back to you as soon as are able. You can also leave us a message at 610-832-1679. We will be retrieving our voice messages daily. Read more


Daley announces temporary district office closure, cancellation of two events

(Mar 12, 2020)

“The safety and health of my staff and my constituents is of utmost importance right now, and that is why we are taking the preventative measures,” Daley said. “We will be able to assist constituents via phone and email, and special arrangements can be made if an in-person meeting is required.” Read more


Frankel, DeLissio, Daley call for postponement of transgender youth hearing

(Mar 11, 2020)

Trio cite concerns over testifier availability Read more


Daley lauds nearly $200K in safety and security grants for local nonprofits

(Mar 11, 2020)

“I cannot stress enough the importance of safety and security, especially at places of worship, institutions of education and anywhere folks gather to better themselves,” Daley said. “This was a new and highly competitive grant program, and I’m grateful our area is so well represented. Hate has absolutely no place in our community.” Read more


Daley celebrates $100K grant for Montco workforce development

(Mar 06, 2020)

“Whether statewide or right here at home through the MontcoWorks program, whatever we can do to prepare young people for better jobs and increased opportunity benefits everybody,” Daley said. “This is an investment that will pay off by strengthening our future workforce, and I thank all who contributed to helping Montgomery County secure its funding.” Read more


School safety grants awarded around Montgomery County

(Feb 26, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 26 – Montgomery County state representatives today announced school safety and security grants awarded to school districts throughout the county. The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s School Safety and Security Committee awarded a total of $53.7 million in school safety grants. Montgomery County awards are as follows: Abington School District: $455,550 Agora Cyber Charter School: $143,226 Cheltenham Township School District: $45,000 Colonial School District: $45,000 Hatboro-Horsham School District: $45,000 Jenkintown School District: $30,000 Lower Merion School District: $45,000 Lower Moreland Township School District: $40,000 Methacton School District: $221,370 Norristown Area School District: $467,756 North Montco Technical Career Center: $150,000 North Penn School District: $45,000 Perkiomen Valley School District: $45,000 Pottsgrove School District: $40,000 Pottstown School District: $490,000 Souderton Area School District: $460,437 Springfield Township School District: $40,000 Spring-Ford Area School District: $45,000 Upper Dublin School District: $45,000 Upper Merion Area School District: $45,000 Upper Moreland School District: $40,000 Upper Perkiomen School District: $40,000 Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center: $72,994 Wissahickon School District: $45,000 Below are reactions from Democratic state Read more


Voting in 2020: What you need to know

(Feb 26, 2020)

Act 77 allows more convenient and secure voting. Most voters can now vote by mail-in ballot, and voters have more time to register to vote and to return their absentee or mail-in ballots. Read more


A replay of Daley's telephone town hall from Feb. 19

(Feb 21, 2020)

A replay of my Feb. 19 telephone town hall is available through a link in this post. Read more


Miss my latest Tele-Town Hall? Check out the discussion here.

(Feb 20, 2020)

Click to listen to what our friends and neighbors -- and Commissioner Val Arkoosh -- had to say about the issues that matter to you. Read more


The Daley News: February 2020 edition

(Feb 19, 2020)

Read about the 2020 Census, funding initiatives for the 148th, legislative updates, info about upcoming events, and a lot more. Read more


Daley helps promote Highway Safety Law Awareness Week

(Feb 14, 2020)

“The health and safety of vulnerable highway users is clearly of critical importance, which is why we just passed H.B. 1536 by an overwhelming majority,” Daley said. “I’m grateful to PennDOT for highlighting other crucial laws that are designed to make our roadways safer for everybody, and I’m happy to help promote the message.” Read more


Daley reacts to Gov. Wolf's budget address

(Feb 05, 2020)

PA state Rep. Mary Jo Daley responds to Gov. Wolf's budget proposal, including his commitment to address the issue of toxic schools and his bold ideas for PASSHE that would keep more of our young people in Pennsylvania. Read more


Daley supports limiting solitary confinement for most vulnerable

(Feb 03, 2020)

As the Democratic chairwoman of the Women’s Health Caucus, Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley joined her colleagues in supporting legislation that would limit solitary confinement for vulnerable individuals who are incarcerated. She explained why passing this bill is a critical component to criminal justice reform efforts in the commonwealth. Read more


Winter 2020 Newsletter

(Jan 31, 2020)

Read my 2020 Winter Newsletter. Read more


Daley announces $120K in funding for local first responders

(Jan 29, 2020)

“Funding in support of our local first responders is critical to the well-being of our entire community,” Daley said. “This helps ensure that the men and women who keep us safe can do so with greater efficiency and with their own safety better secured. Thank you to all who helped secure these grants.” Read more