TAKE ACTION: Let’s talk about what women are paidPosted January 23rd, 2014 by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
Want to make a difference? All it takes is a phone, an ear, and a few minutes. Today, American women are still paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men (with mothers and women of color experiencing increased wage hits). Nine out of ten American workers don’t have paid family leave (maternity/paternity leave), and nearly 40 million people don’t have a single paid sick day. Plus – right now, childcare costs more than college in most states, creating a critical need for affordable, quality child care in this country.
This needs to change.
That’s why MomsRising, our allies, and our champions in Congress invite you to join us on Wednesday, January 29 for an unprecedented national conversation about these issues and the changes that will advance income equality and economic security for women and families in America.
The more people who are on this call, the louder a message it sends to Congress that it’s time to move forward on issues important to our families. In short, by adding your phone and your ear to a phone call where top Congressional leaders share the inside scoop, you can help build momentum for needed change.
Can you make it? All you need is your phone. Just click here to RSVP now:
Here are the details:
WHAT: Let’s Talk About It: Advancing Women and Families in 2014
A National Tele-Townhall Event on fair pay, paid leave, and access to child care. National leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be on this call, sharing the inside scoop and taking your questions!
WHEN: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (The anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act) 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT
WHERE: From the comfort of your phone! You can be anywhere and even be double tasking while you’re on the call. No numbers to dial, we’ll call you to connect to the event
WHY? Having thousands of people on this call will show elected officials that we expect them to prioritize our policy issues because they are priorities for our families, for our businesses, and for our economy.
RSVP FOR THE CALL NOW http://action.momsrising.org/
Fair pay, paid sick days, paid family and medical leave (maternity/paternity leave), and affordable child care are fundamental policy reforms that need to be on the national agenda.
Hear from – and ask questions of – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Lilly Ledbetter, working women from across America, and Congresswomen who are championing these critical issues.
RSVP now to join the Wednesday, January 29 call: http://action.momsrising.org/
Help make 2014 a year focused on advancing women and families in America.
Supporting organizations include: 9to5, AAUW, Alliance for Justice, Caring Across Generations, Caring Economy Campaign, Center for Law and Social Policy, Center for Popular Democracy, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Direct Care Alliance, Economic Opportunity Institute, Equal Pay Coalition NYC, Family Equality Council, Family Forward Oregon, Family Values @ Work, Feminist Majority, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Interfaith Worker Justice, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Labor Project for Working Families, MomsRising, National Alliance for Caregiving, National Association of Mothers’ Centers, National Association of Social Workers, National Consumers League, National Council of Jewish Women, National Council of La Raza (NCLR), National Organization for Women, National Partnership for Women & Families, National Women’s Law Center, NC Families Care, New York Paid Leave Coalition, Organizing for Action, OWL-The Voice of Midlife and Older Women, PathWays PA, Progressive States Network, Restaurant Opportunities Center, RESULTS, RI Women’s Fund, Rockefeller Family Fund, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), TakeAction Minnesota, The Voter Participation Center, UltraViolet, USAction, Washington Work and Family Coalition, Women Employed, and Working Families.