Your phone has super powers in Philadelphia!
UPDATE: Great news! The Earned Sick Days bill passed the Philadelphia City Council last week by 1 vote! Congratulations to the Coalition for Health Families and Workplaces and all the Moms Rising members who took the time to send stories and contact City Council members.
Did you know that your phone has super powers? It does when you use it to call Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and urge him to let the earned sick days bill become law!
Take one minute (we timed it, that's all it takes, one minute) to call the Mayor’s office and urge him to let the earned sick days bill become law: 888-892-2110
Here is a sample script you can use when you call: “I am calling today to let Mayor Nutter know that I strongly support the earned sick days bill and I want to see it become law in Philadelphia. Do you where the Mayor stands on the bill?”
Once you’ve made the call, let us know how it went! We’re tracking calls in the comments section of this blog post. Share how your call went and read about others in the comments below!
Your call is needed! Unfortunately, two out of five Philadelphia employees cannot earn paid sick days.  We can change that! The Philly City Council passed the earned sick days bill last Thursday by one vote. But we still need Mayor Nutter to allow the earned sick days bill to become law and according to reports he may be leaning against supporting this common sense, family friendly policy. Mayor Nutter doesn’t have to sign the earned sick days bill for it to become law: Earned sick days will become law as long as Mayor Nutter doesn’t veto the bill.
We know Mayor Nutter has heard plenty from the opponents of earned sick days, but he also needs to hear from parents and care givers like you across Philadelphia that need an earned sick days policy so that they are not forced to chose between a day’s pay, and possibly their jobs, when they need to take a day off of work to care for themselves or for a sick family member.
Your calls can make the difference! Take sixty seconds now to tell Mayor Nutter you support the bill and want to see it become law: 888-892-2110. Then let us know how the call went by leaving a comment below.
Together we’ll make sure that Mayor Nutter knows moms and families are counting on him to do the right thing and allow the earned sick days bill to become law!
 Amy Traub, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, “Paid Sick Time: Healthy for Philadelphia Workers and Businesses,” 2010
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