MomsRising to Congress: Read Up on Why Families Need Paid Sick Days
July 27, 2010
Moms and Kids to Deliver Collection of Stories from Parents in Every State
MomsRising, the online and on-the-ground grassroots organization for moms and everyone who has a mom, will deliver a “summer reading assignment” to members of Congress to educate them about the need for paid sick days. Moms and kids will deliver a collection of stories from parents in every state across the country who need paid sick days, along with hand sanitizer, after meeting at:
11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 28
Rayburn House Office Building
Independence Avenue Entrance
The book, Even Super Moms Can’t Fight All Germs! We Need Paid Sick Days, shares the moving personal stories of parents who need paid sick days to care for children and other loved ones. They come from front lines of motherhood from every state in the nation, and speak of the impossible choices, struggles, and the sometimes improbable triumphs of mothers and fathers to care for their children and other loved ones.
More than 50 million employees – almost 40 percent of workers in the United States – are not allowed by their employers to earn paid sick days. MomsRising, a nationwide organization that supports family-friendly policies, generated the stories in the book through a series of nationwide e-outreaches to its members.
MEDIA NOTE: MomsRising Campaign Director Donna Norton will be on-site and available for comment.