CPAFE March Meeting

  • March 05, 2014
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Giant Super Foods Community Room, 3301 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • 27


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Quiet Women Rarely Make History: How to Make Your Voice Heard


Gabrielle Sedor, Communications Director, PAR 
and Susan Shanaman, Attorney




Quiet Women Rarely Make History: How to Make Your Voice Heard

Gabrielle Sedor & Susan Shanaman

Every CPAFE member has an issue they are passionate about. But not everyone may know what they can do about it, especially when they see that lawmakers are supporting (or not supporting) that issue in a piece of legislation.

-Who do I call??

-What do I say??

-Why would it matter??

It¹s easy to get confused by the legislative process - there are a lot of moving parts. But that means there are also many opportunities for you to make your voice heard. Join us to learn how to have an effective and compelling conversation with your elected official, and to explore free resources to keep track of legislation you care about and in touch with the legislators who represent you. By the end of our presentation we hope you see advocating for yourself and your business as:


-not scary

-and worth doing


Gabrielle Sedor is the Communications Director for PAR, Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability. She has been a part of the PAR team since 1998 and has over fifteen years of experience in intellectual disability policy, advocacy, coalition building and working with stakeholders including families and self-advocates. As Communications Director, Gabrielle serves as the association¹s liaison to the press, the general public and the General Assembly. She is a registered lobbyist and President of the Pennsylvania Association for Government Relations.

Susan Shanaman currently lobbies for several organizations, including the Coroners of Pennsylvania. She has served as the first legal intern and woman attorney to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. After serving as counsel to the Pennsylvania Senate Republicans, she was appointed as the first woman to Chair the PUC. Upon conclusion of her term, she became the first woman to be endorsed by the Republican Party to run for statewide office.  Her daughter, Melissa McCaleb, is also a member of CPAFE.


Kathleen Ellis LifeStyle Design

Kathleen Ellis is seeking to create a movement where women change their world by taking possession of the unique feminine power GOD gave them to create lives of Beauty, Balance & Brilliance.  Through her Revive Your Dreams, Transform Your Life events, workshops, speaking & writing, she inspires, teaches and empowers women to Create & Live the Beautiful Life They Dream Of.


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