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URGENT! Mayor Nutter Needs to Hear From You on Paid Sick Days

Telephone model PTT24-IMG 9919We are so close! After years of coalition building, months of campaigning, weeks and weeks of in-person visits and phone calls, the Philadelphia City Council passed an Earned Sick Days policy last Thursday on a very close 9-8 vote. This could not have happened without your hard work to let our elected representatives know that over 70% of us support this common sense approach to investing in and strengthening Philadelphia's workers and their families.

But we're not done yet! Mayor Nutter still hasn't come out in support of this policy, and we've got to ask him to sign the bill into law.

Take one minute, right now, to call the Mayor's office and let him know you support the Earned Sick Days bill and want to see it become law by calling 888-892-2110!

Here's 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 know where the Mayor stands on the bill?"

Coalition partner Moms Rising has set up this toll-free number to the Mayor's office, complete with some short talking points, so it's super-easy to make your voice heard.

Once you've made the call, let us know how it went! Share how your call went and read about others here:

Your call is needed! We know Mayor Nutter has heard plenty from the opponents of earned sick days, but he also needs to hear from people 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) and then share how the call went here:

And be sure to forward this email to your friends and family who live and/or work in Philadelphia so they can call Mayor Nutter too!

Together we'll make sure that Mayor Nutter knows moms and families are counting on him to do the right thing by allowing the earned sick days bill to become law!


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