Morgan Cephas was elected to serve her first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in November 2016. A native of West Philadelphia and product of public school, Morgan has worked tirelessly in the public sector, building her community block by block. At an early age, Morgan realized that a community that offers safety, job security, access to quality education and multi-generational recreational activities are key components to ensuring a neighborhood’s success. In the General Assembly, Morgan’s priorities include increasing education opportunities and career pipelines for youth and young adults, creating jobs through business expansion, providing resources to seniors, expanding access to health care to improve health outcomes and ensuring women and girls are a priority in the assembly.
Since joining the PA House, Representative Cephas has introduced laws to end nuisance stop-and-goes, revers the trend of maternal mortality, expand financial relief for childcare expenses and to bring dignity for incarcerated women. Since her first term, she successfully secured over $12 million in state funds to improve local schools, parks, businesses and libraries and to jumpstart community development projects in her district. She currently sits on the Agricultural & Rural Affairs, Appropriations and Labor & Industry Committees, is a member of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus and chairwoman of the Women and Girls of Color subcommittee, a member of the Philadelphia Delegation and Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic Women’s Health Caucus.