Carol Tracy, executive director of the Women’s Law Project, will give the keynote address at the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition’s 2014 Conversation with Elected Officials on Friday, April 4 in Warrington, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:00 a.m.).
Tracy is expected to focus her remarks on the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women’s Health, a package of bills introduced in December by more than 30 state lawmakers in the state’s bipartisan Women’s Health Caucus that hopes to ensure that women in Pennsylvania will be able to live longer and healthier lives.
Tracy has been Director of the Women’s Law Project (WLP) since 1990. She has presided over major legal victories with national impact in the areas of reproductive rights and has led major advocacy efforts to reform law enforcement and judicial response to sexual and domestic violence in Philadelphia. WLP is a Pennsylvania-based a public interest law center committed to improving the legal, economic and health status of women through high-impact litigation, policy development, public education and systems reform. The Law Project works in a broad range of issues, including reproductive rights, welfare, violence against women, family law and family court reform, and gender-based discrimination in employment, education, athletics and insurance.
The Conversation with Elected Officials is an annual event that is open to the public. Local, state, and federal officials who represent Bucks County residents attend and participate in a dialogue with partners and guests regarding opportunities to work together to improve the lives of women and families in Bucks County.
To register to attend the 2014 Conversation with Elected Officials and hear Carol Tracy’s remarks, please click here.