A Big Week This Week
The momentum is growing here in the keystone state. Do you feel it?
Dozens of blogs are talking about the problem of "maternal profiling" here and in 27 other states; thousands signed the online petition; and lawmakers might just be waking up.
Yes, people care about the fact that it is legal -- in the majority of states in this country -- to ask someone in a job interview if they are married or have kids and decide to hire that job applicant, or not, based on their answers. (Ugh. I hate writing that, every time I type it, it makes me madder. I just can't believe it is true.)
BUT, it is true.
Yes, we don't like it, Mr. and Ms. PA state rep. and state senator.
This week, Kiki plans to hand deliver the first installment of what we hope will be many, overflowing online petitions to the guys who are sitting on the legislation that would make this discriminatory practice illegal in Pennsylvania. They can't ignore thousands of voices, can they?
This week look for a few things from us: a front line report on how those lawmakers reacted to our nice, hefty online petition; inside intelligence on what some insiders are saying about our chances in Harrisburg; feedback from the over 40 blog conversations going on about these issues right now; and some personal stories from people who have faced maternal profiling recently and in the past.
It's a busy, critical week, so check back tomorrow (well, every day) as progress is made in Pennsylvania.