SR62, the study of the Cliff Effect that the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition (BCWAC) has been working on for four-years with PA Senator Chuck McIlhinney, today passed out of committee unanimously and will now go to the Senate for a final vote, according to Tam St. Claire, BCWAC President.
This bill does not have to go to the House. The Coalition believes SR62 is an important bill to get passed so that we have data to mitigate the Cliff Effect. Combined with the Beyond Poverty report that the House is working on with State Rep. David Reed, the information will be a solid base to make systemic changes that will help women and families achieve economic self sufficiency.
“We will be pushing now to get the full Senate to pass SR62 this month,” St. Claire says.
“Take a moment and savor this milestone and success for our Coalition. This is really a big accomplishment, and it all started here in Bucks County. We will continue to work with other groups across the state to gather more support for real change,” she adds.
Read more information on the Cliff Effect and pending legislation.