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Daley advocates for affordable, reliable child care

(1 day ago)

Pa. state Rep. Mary Jo Daley, co-chair of the Women's Health Caucus, encourages Governor Wolf to allocate the $302 million allocated for PA for child care in December's federal relief package during a recent forum with Public Citizens for Children & Youth. Read more

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Rape survivor helped change law to remove obstacle in terminating rapist's parental rights

(Jan 11, 2021)

Horrified by the possibility her rapist could seek visitation rights in prison, the woman, with the help of the Women’s Resource Center in Scranton, began a two-year battle to convince state legislators to alter the Adoption Act. Read more

Cephas appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women by Governor Wolf

(Jan 07, 2021)

Cephas said the group is responsible for advising the governor on policies and legislation; economic and civic opportunities; mentorship programs; and resources that benefit women and girls. Read more

Daley: Why I wear my mask

(Dec 21, 2020)

I just am not interested in sacrificing the time I have put in staying masked, socially distant and with very clean hands to COVID-19. I am sticking with the public health experts because, as they see it, the best that can happen is we all commit to wearing our masks, we get COVID-19 under control and, combined with vaccinations, we return to relative normalcy once again. Read more

Cephas, Davis and Jones renew bipartisan effort to restore dignity to incarcerated women during virtual roundtable discussion

(Dec 03, 2020)

"Our bipartisan plan is meant to build on the support already put in place by the state Department of Corrections in hopes of preventing further trauma and instead providing these women with the resources they need to serve their debt to society and get back to their loved ones safely." Read more