Shira is a life-long resident of Montgomery County, growing up in Abington and graduating from Abington High School. Shira went to college at the University of Michigan and law school at Yale, and is now raising her sons here in Montgomery County with her husband Alan Woronoff. Jason is a senior at Upper Dublin High School and Brandon is a freshman. Alan is a radiologist working at Abington Hospital, Jefferson Health System.Learning from an activist family of community volunteers, Shira has dedicated her career to fighting for stronger, safer, more equal communities. Following two federal clerkships and working as an associate at Ballard Spahr, Shira became one of the most recognized advocates in the state for her work for fair courts and equal access to justice at Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts. For the last five years, she has fought gun violence and for better gun laws as Executive Director of CeaseFirePA.As a committed public policy advocate, she knows how government works — or doesn’t work — and what it takes to break through the blockade of inaction. She knows how to raise the voices of those calling for change, and to bring together diverse partners working for a common goal. Her experience working with those who agree and disagree will serve her well in Washington, D.C., where our leaders too often cannot hear those with a different voice.Shira’s parents, who also live in Montgomery County, set an example of service. In addition to working in the public interest sector, Shira has been an active member of the legal community and has also served her community locally and nationally. Her participation in Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the National Young Leadership Cabinet of Jewish Federation of North America has helped her work to strengthen and support the Jewish community which has been a core part of her family’s life.