Gender Equality

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Invite to our April meeting on

April 11, 2019, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 
at Peter Becker Community, 815 Maplewood Drive, Harleysville, PA 19438  

What is Pennsylvania’s agenda for women and why it is important for both, women and men? Two State Legislators and the Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project discuss obstacles and opportunities for women and men.
According to UNICEF, gender equality “means that women and men, and girls and boys, enjoy the same rights, resources, opportunities, and protections. It does not require that girls and boys, or women and men, be the same, or that they are treated exactly alike”.

Speakers are:

  • Mary Jo Daley, Pennsylvania State Representative 148th district
  • Morgan Cephas, Pennsylvania State Representative, 192th distict
  • Carol E Tracy, Attorney and Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project


CAROL E TRACY, Attorney and Executive Director of the Women’s Law Project

Carol has been working to advance women’s rights for the past thirty years.  In 1990, she became the Executive Director for the Women’s Law Project, where she has presided over major legal victories in the areas of discrimination in employment, education, athletics, welfare, and reproductive rights.

Her recent work has focused on improving institutional response to violence against women.  Carol is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and the Bryn Mawr School of Social Research.  She has served on numerous boards of non-profit agencies in Philadelphia, is active in the public interest legal community, is the recipient of many awards and honors, and is frequently featured in local and national media.  In June 2017, she was the recipient of the Sandra Day O’Connor Award, a prestigious award that recognizes legal work in advancing the rights of women and girls.  Carol is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned her law degree from Temple University School of Law.

MARY JO DALEY, Pennsylvania State Representative 148th District since 2013

Mary Jo serves on the House Ethics, Environmental Resources, and Energy Finance and Health committees.  She also serves as Democratic House chair of Women’s Health Caucus.  Pennsylvania was second to last, only behind Mississippi, in electing women, and so Mary Jo and her colleague Rep. Tina Davis co-founded “Emerge Pennsylvania”.  Emerge Pennsylvania is changing the face of PA politics by identifying, training and encouraging women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office.

Mary Jo and her husband live in Naberth.  She has an AS degree from Gwynedd Mercy College, BBA from Wharton School and MPA from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.  In 1992 she was elected to serve on Narberth Borough Council.  For twenty years she served as a member of the council, eight years as the “lone” Democrat and 10 years as the Council President.

MORGAN CEPHAS, Pennsylvania State Representative, 192th District, Philadelphia County

Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives since 2017 to date.  Her committee assignments are: Aging and Older Adults Services, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Appropriations and Labor and Industry.  On March 1, 2019, she also started her new role as deputy Democratic Caucus chair for the 2019-2020 legislative session.

Prior to her joining the legislature, Morgan served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to 4th District Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. in Philadelphia after she graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Virginia in 2006.  As Deputy Chief of Staff, Morgan helped ensure the families in the district were able to live, work and play in thriving neighborhoods. Morgan serves on the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission for Women. Recently, Morgan has been the recipient of several awards, including being named one of The Philadelphia Tribune Magazine’s “10 Under 40 to Watch in 2016”.



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