Daley hails $1 million grant for Conshohocken

(Oct 17, 2016)

CONSHOHOCKEN, Oct. 17 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, applauded a Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant totaling $1 million to help transform a former brownfield site in Conshohocken into office space and create high-paying jobs. Daley said the grant will assist in paying for the construction of a 300,000-square-foot office building along the Schuylkill River. The project is expected to generate thousands of medical, technological and education jobs for the c ommonwealth within the next three years. "These jobs will keep Pennsylvania competitive, and will also give our young people an incentive either to stay in our area or return home once they finish college," Daley said. "I’m happy this project converts land that has been only marginally useful into improved, state-of-the-art business space that could provide a positive economic impact to our community." Daley thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for approving the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant. The RACP grant program is administered by the G overnor’s Office of the Budget to foster economic, cultural, civic and historical projects with significant potential for improving economic growth and new jobs. Read more

 

Daley to host free paper shredding event Saturday, Oct. 15

(Oct 11, 2016)

CONSHOHOCKEN, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced she will host a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 in the Magisterial District Court parking lot next to Staples at 901 Montgomery Ave., Penn Valley. "This event is always a great success and my constituents appreciate an easy and safe way to destroy unwanted documents that contain their personal information,” Daley said. "I'm pleased that my staff and I can provide this public service to protect constituents from identity thieves.” Unwanted items that should be shredded include credit card statements, credit card applications, bank statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance records and retirement or pension fund information. Residents are asked to not bring items that include plastics, such as page protectors, binders and checkbook covers; and metals, such as large spring clips, wire from wire-bound notebooks and file folders with metal prongs. Cassettes, binders, plastics, magazines, newspapers and books also will not be accepted. This event is only for residential documents. Business documents will not be accepted. Documents will be shredded on site. For more information, residents may call Daley’s office at 610-832-1679. Read more

 

Voting info available by text; Deadlines approaching; Voter intimidation against the law

(Oct 11, 2016)

An estimated 2 million eligible Pennsylvanians aren't registered to vote. Oct. 11 is the deadline to register before the Nov. 8 election, when candidates for president, U.S. senator and other offices will be on the ballot. Pennsylvania now has online registration at www.votespa.com . Other important deadlines: Nov. 1: Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot; and Nov. 4: Last day to return a completed civilian absentee ballot. To be eligible to vote in Pennsylvania, you must be at least 18 on or before the next election and be a U.S. citizen and resident of the district you are registering in for at least one month before the upcoming election. Pennsylvania recently launched a voter registration text messaging service. Eligible Pennsylvanians can text the word "PA" to "2Vote" (28683) on their smartphones. The user will receive a link that provides direct access to the online voter registration application, voter registration status, polling place locator and link to contacts for county offices and the Department of State. Also, despite a common misconception, people convicted of a crime may still have the right to vote. More information about voting with a criminal conviction in Pennsylvania can be found here . The Department of State’s website votespa.com , available in English and Spanish , offers printable voter registration applications , and a polling place locator . It also includes tips for first-time Read more

 

Daley Celebrates Area Veterans

(Sep 30, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley held a Veterans Tribute Breakfast to honor the local men & women who selflessly served our country. Michael Hansen of Power Home Remodeling was the guest speaker, highlighting their veterans employment program. Read more

 

Laws to help working moms who breastfeed still meet resistance

(Sep 20, 2016)

To spread the net even wider, State Rep. Mary Jo Daley (D., Montgomery) has been fighting for state legislation since 2014. Her most recent effort, House Bill 1100, introduced in May 2015, has remained in the Labor and Industry Committee since a hearing in the spring. Read more

 

Summer 2016 Newsletter

(Aug 19, 2016)

Read Rep. Daley's summer newsletter here. Read more

 

Daley commemorates World Breastfeeding Week in Pa.

(Aug 04, 2016)

HARRISBURG, Aug. 4 – State Reps. Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) and David Parker (R-Monroe) today announced that they have introduced House Resolution 965 in support of “World Breastfeeding Week” during the first week of August. “Rep. Daley and I have joined forces to stress the need for our workplaces to improve accommodations for breastfeeding mothers,” Parker said. “In addition to this resolution, we have introduced House Bill 1100, which would enable more breastfeeding mothers to have a sanitary place to privately express breast milk for their baby at their workplace. That measure is still pending in the House Labor and Industry Committee.” House Resolution 965 designates Aug. 1–7, as World Breastfeeding Week. This weeklong effort to raise awareness to the health benefits of breastfeeding was designed by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, a group which advocates for a concerted global action to support women who breastfeed. This year’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week is on raising awareness of the links between breastfeeding and the Sustainable Development Goals. By recognizing that breastfeeding is a key to sustainable development, we will value our wellbeing from the start of life, respect each other and care for the world we share. “Study after study makes it abundantly clear – both mothers and children benefit from breast milk,” Daley said. “For most babies, Read more

 

SEPTA implements modified schedule; delays expected

(Jul 05, 2016)

Starting today and throughout the week, SEPTA has announced it will operate on a modified Saturday schedule. Approximately one-third of SEPTA’s fleet of railcars are out of service due to a defect that was discovered early Friday morning and found to impact all Silverliner Vs cars. The modified Saturday schedule will remain in place until further notice. SEPTA has alerted customers that they should expect crowded conditions on trains and once trains reach capacity, they will not make stops to pick up additional passengers. You can find the full modified schedule at SEPTA’s website . Transit riders are also encouraged to look into alternate forms of transportation using buses, trolleys and subways. Information on services to and from each rail station can be found here . Please give yourself extra time if you travel using SEPTA services, as the impact of losing one-third of its rail fleet is expected to be substantial. SEPTA is working with the manufacturer to address the issue, but it is unknown how long the repairs will take. I will continue to provide you with updates on this situation as I receive them from SEPTA, but if you have questions or concerns you may contact SEPTA at this site . Read more

 

Daley Fights For Women's Rights

(Jun 30, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley and members of the legislature's Women's Health Caucus today called for Pennsylvania to repeal a strict abortion law to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and to put women's health first. Read more

 

Daley: A Woman’s Health is Between Her and Her Doctor

(Jun 21, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley speaks out against an effort to pass an unconstitutional law that would give Pennsylvania the most restrictive abortion law in the country, telling the real-world stories of women whose lives and families would have been negatively impacted by this new law. Read more

 

Daley invites constituents to her fourth annual Senior Fair

(May 31, 2016)

CONSHOHOCKEN, May 31 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced she will host her fourth annual Senior Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 17 at Colonial Elementary School, 230 Flourtown Road, Plymouth Meeting 19462. Daley said there will be information on health care, the state Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, prescription drug plans, finding unclaimed property and more. There also will be free health care screenings and refreshments, giveaways and door prizes. “The Senior Fair provides a one-stop shop for seniors to access helpful resources in their community,” Daley said. “This is one of the best-attended events that my office hosts and I always look forward to speaking with the seniors who attend.” Registration is not necessary to attend, but Daley said constituents with any questions should contact her office at (610) 832-1679. Read more

 

Daley announces mobile office changes

(May 13, 2016)

I want to inform you that my staff and I are making some changes to my mobile offices. Read more

 

Daley: Background Checks Make Sense

(May 10, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley says it's time for common sense background checks for firearms purchases to keep guns out of the hands of people living with mental illness or criminals as well as a 48-hour check and waiting period for guns purchased at gun shows. The House Democratic Policy Committee heard from law enforcement and firearms experts about House Bill 1010 that would create these standards in use in other states. Read more

 

A great day in PA - Medical Marijuana now law

(Apr 17, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley took part in Sunday’s bill signing ceremony making Medical Marijuana legal in Pennsylvania – a historic step that will help deliver vitally needed medicine to hundreds of thousands of sick people all across the state. She talks about how compassion was what brought this bill through the legislature and into law. Read more

 

Daley Urges Hearings on Catastrophic Attack on Women’s Rights

(Apr 06, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley says the people deserve a real public hearing on a proposed bill that would put historic restrictions on women’s reproductive rights – the GOP majority pushed the bill through from introduction to committee passage to the House floor in a few days and refused to hold any public hearings or input from medical professionals. Read more

 

Daley to host free paper shredding event April 16

(Apr 06, 2016)

CONSHOHOCKEN, April 6 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley announced she will host a free shredding event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16 in the old “Annie Sez” parking lot next to Staples at 925 Montgomery Ave., Narberth. "This is a great opportunity for my constituents to destroy unwanted documents that contain personal information which could be used by identity thieves,” Daley said. "I'm pleased that my staff and I can provide this public service." Unwanted items that should be shredded include credit card statements, credit card applications, bank statements, canceled checks, income tax information, insurance records and retirement or pension fund information. Residents are asked to not bring items that include plastics, such as page protectors, binders and checkbook covers; and metals, such as large spring clips, wire from wire-bound notebooks and file folders with metal prongs. Cassettes, binders, plastics, magazines, newspapers and books also will not be accepted. This event is only for residential documents. Business documents will not be accepted. Documents will be shredded on site. For more information, residents may call Daley’s office at 610-832-1679. Read more

 

Town hall meeting presentation

(Apr 04, 2016)

Check out my power point presentation from my recent town hall meetings. It highlights the state budget, gerrymandering, upcoming events, and more. Read more

 

Daley to host town hall meetings on budget, gerrymandering

(Mar 17, 2016)

CONSHOHOCKEN, March 17 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, will host three town hall meetings for residents of the 148th Legislative District later this month. Daley said during these meetings, she will provide constituents with an update on the 2015-16 budget and discuss the recent budget hearings for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Daley also will address the issue of gerrymandering, which is attempting to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan-advantaged districts. “Many of my constituents had expressed their concerns regarding Pennsylvania’s current budget status. They see the political struggles that we are facing in Harrisburg to provide the commonwealth with a fully funded and responsible budget,” Daley said. “I have also heard from many residents on the need for redistricting reform in Pennsylvania. “By hosting these town hall meetings, I can have more intimate dialogue on these important issues and receive input from my constituents that I will take back to Harrisburg.” Daley’s town hall meetings will be held: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 24 , Ambler Borough Hall, 122 E. Butler Pike, 19002. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 , Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Road, 19004. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 31 , Conshohocken Borough Hall, 400 Fayette St., 19428. Daley said she invites all of her Read more

 

Daley Supports Redistricting Reform

(Mar 16, 2016)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley joined members of the House and Senate in calling for redistricting reforms now, allowing time to enact the potential changes before the next redistricting process in 2020. Read more

 

Daley lauds bipartisan support for redistricting reform

(Mar 16, 2016)

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, today joined House and Senate Democrats and Republicans at the state Capitol to rally support for redistricting reform legislation. The bipartisan and bicameral redistricting reform group and its legislation has seven core principles: Assign redistricting authority to an independent citizens commission; reform both congressional and legislative redistricting; prohibit districts from being drawn to favor or discriminate against a political party or candidate; use statistically sound methodology when setting district boundaries; ensure transparency in the process with meaningful opportunities for active public participation; make all districts as equal in population as possible with a minimum range of deviation; and respect political subdivisions and communities of interest. "The political representation currently in Pennsylvania has made the commonwealth a national example of gerrymandering at its worst," Daley said. "Redistricting should result in a fair map, putting aside partisan interests and protecting the interests of the voters." Daley added that as a member of the redistricting reform group, she has authored legislation ( H.B. 878 ) that would create more openness and fairness in the redistricting process. "My legislation would require a commission to consider plans drawn by Pennsylvania residents, hold public meetings on those plans, and establish a website to share the Read more