PA Women’s Health Caucus applauds defeat of anti-abortion constitutional amendment by Kansas voters

(Aug 03, 2022)

This victory in Kansas shows the power collective action has in defeating these minority-held, antifreedom policies. We hope this wakeup call will deter the Pennsylvania constitutional amendment from receiving a vote next session, and we can instead focus on legislation that would actually help our constituents like increasing the minimum wage, requiring paid family leave, and requiring insurance coverage for contraceptives. Read more

 

Policy hearing continues discussion of navigating post-Roe Pennsylvania

(Jul 26, 2022)

The House and Senate Democratic Policy Committees continued a series of hearings Tuesday to further discuss the impacts of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and what the future of reproductive healthcare looks like in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Daley congratulates Conshohocken on Green Light-Go grants

(Jul 19, 2022)

HARRISBURG, July 18 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today congratulated the Borough of Conshohocken for its awards of several state grants to address local traffic signal projects. “These state grants help keep borough costs low as we return more state tax dollars home to our communities,” Daley said. “I’m grateful to see this investment in our communities, and I hope that given our new state budget, we will see continued opportunities for community growth and improvement.” Borough officials echoed Daley’s sentiment. “The Borough of Conshohocken would like to express its sincere gratitude to Governor Wolf for the PennDOT Green Light-Go Grant. We were thrilled to learn that our borough was selected as a recipient. Grant funding of this magnitude will have a meaningful effect on safety and mobility in the borough by improving operation and efficiency along Elm Street. We are deeply appreciative of the governor’s support!” Funded by the state’s Green Light-Go program, grants awarded today to the city included: $319,315 for traffic signal at West Elm Street and Oak Street. $373,150 for traffic signal at East Elm Street and Harry Street. $391,071 for traffic signal at West Elm Street and Maple Street. $424,930 for traffic signal at West Elm Street and Colwell Lane. Green Light-Go grants are Read more

 

Vice President Harris joins House & Senate Democrats to protect the rights of citizens

(Jul 17, 2022)

Harris traveled to Philadelphia Saturday to meet with more than three dozen state House and Senate Democrats, plus members of the state’s congressional delegation, to join the lawmakers in a call to action and to discuss the relentless effort of right-wing extremists to take away rights, starting with the right to abortion and reproductive health care. Read more

 

Lawmakers seek protections for PA abortion care providers, out-of-state patients

(Jul 11, 2022)

“As the majority party in Harrisburg continues to circumvent the governor with constitutional amendments to remove and restrict rights for Pennsylvanians, it is more important than ever that Governor Wolf uses the tools he has to protect rights and combat these extremist efforts to ban abortion,” Daley said. “Only by working together can we counter these attacks and protect the rights of our citizens.” Read more

 

Daley: More Women Will Die

(Jun 28, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, Co-Chair of the PA General Assembly’s bipartisan, bicameral Women's Health Caucus, knows that abortion is still safe and legal in Pa., but she also knows that we must all be vigilant so that it remains so. What happened in the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday is not what the majority of voters want. Rep. Daley and her colleagues with the Women’s Health Caucus will continue to fight for a woman’s right to reproductive healthcare. Read more

 

Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus Co-Chairs and Members of State Senate Democratic Caucus Slam Supreme Court Decision, Call for Action to Preserve Abortion Access in Pennsylvania

(Jun 24, 2022)

The ruling eliminates the constitutional right to an abortion recognized by the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Since a draft of the opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked and its authenticity subsequently confirmed by the court, advocacy groups, elected officials, and stakeholders have been issuing dire warnings about what such a radical decision would mean and the detrimental impact it would have on the health of millions of Americans. Read more

 

Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers Are Collecting Troves of Data That Could Be Weaponized Against Women

(Jun 22, 2022)

“It’s just nuts,” says Mary Jo Daley, a Democratic state representative in Pennsylvania, who introduced a bill directed at pregnancy centers. “They’re collecting all this information, and you don’t know how they’re gonna use it because they’re not health care providers. And women don’t know that. It’s frightening.” Read more

 

Policy hearing discusses status of electric vehicles in Pennsylvania

(Jun 06, 2022)

Electric vehicle use is skyrocketing in the commonwealth. Of the 12 million registered vehicles in Pennsylvania, nearly 30,000 are electric passenger vehicles, a number that’s more than doubled in the past five years. Read more

 

Daley: Failure to enact workplace accommodations for nursing mothers is exacerbating the baby formula shortage

(May 31, 2022)

We are facing a baby formula crisis in which mothers searching for formula are visiting stores with empty shelves or are paying grossly overcharged amounts to simply provide nutrients for their babies. There is a confluence of reasons why this is occurring, including a recall by one of the industry's largest manufacturers, persistent supply-chain issues, and a market dominated by only a few manufacturers. While supply-chain issues caused by the pandemic are unavoidable, there are still policy choices that have long caused a dependence on baby formula. Currently, in Pennsylvania, without a comprehensive paid family leave law, mothers can be forced back into work quickly after birth. Once they are at work, nursing mothers may not be guaranteed to have a reasonable accommodation to pump breast milk. Without time to breastfeed at home or the ability to pump breast milk in a private and sanitary place during work, the opportunity to breastfeed is nonexistent for far too many new mothers. My legislation, H.B. 1739, would require reasonable accommodations for nursing mothers. These accommodations include providing a private, sanitary space – not a restroom – where an employee can express milk and providing unpaid break time or allowing an employee to use paid break, mealtime, or both to express milk. The refusal of the majority party to even call up H.B. 1739 hurts children and mothers. The formula shortage is bringing those harms to light. This Read more

 

Daley: We Need to Take Action

(May 26, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley is looking to take action on meaningful gun violence prevention bills to help protect and save lives. She says that the Pa. House Republicans are willing to give moments of silence, their thoughts and prayers, but not willing to take any action. Read more

 

Roe v. Wade: Protests and rallies happening in Philadelphia

(May 04, 2022)

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Protecting Pennsylvania's Wildlife Habitats

(Apr 08, 2022)

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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

 

PA Women’s Health Caucus applauds defeat of anti-abortion constitutional amendment by Kansas voters
Aug 03, 2022

Policy hearing continues discussion of navigating post-Roe Pennsylvania
Jul 26, 2022

Daley congratulates Conshohocken on Green Light-Go grants
Jul 19, 2022

Vice President Harris joins House & Senate Democrats to protect the rights of citizens
Jul 17, 2022

Lawmakers seek protections for PA abortion care providers, out-of-state patients
Jul 11, 2022

Daley: More Women Will Die
Jun 28, 2022

Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus Co-Chairs and Members of State Senate Democratic Caucus Slam Supreme Court Decision, Call for Action to Preserve Abortion Access in Pennsylvania
Jun 24, 2022

Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers Are Collecting Troves of Data That Could Be Weaponized Against Women
Jun 22, 2022

Policy hearing discusses status of electric vehicles in Pennsylvania
Jun 06, 2022

Daley: Failure to enact workplace accommodations for nursing mothers is exacerbating the baby formula shortage
May 31, 2022

Daley: We Need to Take Action
May 26, 2022

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