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Can you meet on Wednesday, January 5 at the state capitol in Hartford (in the first floor rotunda) at 11am? Hope you can come! (And feel free to bring friends and kids too).

Why? Because we need to make sure that every legislator in Hartford knows that paid sick days are a priority for Connecticut families and that we expect them to pass the paid sick days bill this year. So we’re going to Hartford on the first day of the legislative session to hand deliver a “hand-sanitizer-o-gram” - your personal stories about the need for paid sick days along with a bottle of custom printed hand sanitizer. Each legislator will get this special package along with this message: Even Super Moms can't fight all germs: We need paid sick days!

Can you join us in Hartford next week? Say you will!  Email me at to give me a heads up that you'll be there. (The more, the merrier!)

Coming out to help deliver the “hand-sanitizer-o-grams” along with messages from MomsRising members across Connecticut will help make sure that your legislators see how important paid sick days are for Connecticut families.

*Want to add a note of your own about the importance of paid sick days that will be delivered in-person with “hand-sanitizer-o-grams” on the 5th? Click here:

We'd love to have you join us as we deliver these cards and messages from MomsRising members across CT. Say you'll join us—RSVP today by emailing me at:

Here are all the details:

WHAT: MomsRising “hand-sanitizer-o-gram” delivery!

DAY: Wednesday, January 5, 2011

TIME: 11:00 AM

WHERE: The Capitol, meet at the first floor rotunda, Hartford, CT 06106

Paid sick days would help protect the health of our children and families and also provide real economic security to some of the most vulnerable working families. Outrageously, forty percent of all workers in Connecticut have no paid sick days. [1] And even worse, workers without paid sick days are concentrated in the service industry -- the people who cook and prepare our food, look after our children and care for the sick and elderly. When those workers have to work sick, it isn't healthy for any of us.

Tell CT legislators: We want the paid sick days bill passed this session!

*And don't forget to RSVP to and say you can join us on the 5th. (Hope to see you! And feel free to bring friends & kids too.)

Thanks for all you do for Connecticut families!

[1] IWPR Report: “Valuing Good Health in Connecticut: The Costs and Benefits of Paid Sick Days”, Kevin Miller, Ph.D., and Claudia William, April 2010

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