Friday, August 26, 2011

Take Action TODAY: Paid Sick Days: Healthy Families, Stronger Workforce, Stronger Economy

From our friends at 9to5. Join PathWays PA and the Coalition for Healthy Families and Workplaces at our event today at Wired Beans Cafe to celebrate businesses who provide sick days for workers, and show your support for paid sick days!

Join 9to5’s Day of Action on August 26! Celebrate Women’s Equality Day (when women won the right to vote in 1920) by joining the movement for Paid Sick Days.

Here are some possible ways to get involved, we welcome your ideas!
  • Hand out flyers or buttons at a community event, your PTA, neighborhood gathering or women’s center
  • Host a social gathering for friends and neighbors and collect Paid Sick Days petition signatures
  • Submit your personal story of the benefits of having paid sick days or the impact of not having them.

How to get started? Fill out the form below to receive an Action Packet of materials. Questions or suggestions? Contact Asha Leong, Day of Action Organizer, at Asha@9to5.org or call 1-818-277-4333.

9to5's Annual Day of Action for Healthy Families is coming up soon! Mark your calendars for these amazing events across the country! Don't see your city on the list? Sign up below to take action for healthy families with 9to5!

Atlanta, GA - Friday, August 26, 5:30-8:30 PM. Ria's Bluebird, 421 Memorial Drive. Join us for food, prizes, a raffle, music, and fellowship!

Denver, CO - Thursday, August 25, 6:00-10:00 PM. Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax. This year is 9to5 Colorado’s 15th Anniversary Year! Join us for dinner, silent auction, live music and dancing!

Iowa City, IA - Friday, August 26, 12:00-1:00 PM. Meet outside the Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn Street (the west door by the playground) to canvass and gather signatures in support of the Healthy Families Act!

Long Island, NY - Friday August 26, 7:00-9:00PM. We will meet at a member's home in Long Island. Join us for food, fun, fellowship and letter writing to our members of congress.

Los Angeles, CA - Friday, August 26, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Farmer's Market at Wilshire/Vermont Metro Station, 3191 Wilshire Boulevard. Join us as we gather signatures in support of the Healthy Families Act!

Milwaukee, WI - Friday, August 26, 3:00PM-6:00PM. Join us for an afternoon of education, workshops, canvassing, food and fun! We will meet at Our Next Generation at 3421 W Lisbon Ave.

Minneapolis, MN - Friday, Aug 26th, ALL DAY. Join 9to5 members and the Minnesota ALF-CIO for a day of outreach at the Minnesota State Fair. Come volunteer and staff the Day of Action table for a couple hours in the Labor Pavillion. Free entry to the state fair provided.

Philadelphia, PA - Friday, August 26th, 12:00-1:00PM. Support the businesses that support paid sick days! Join us for the first placement of our Earned Sick Days Decal for businesses that offer paid sick days. Join us at the Wired Bean Cafe 6736 Germantown RD Philadelphia, PA 19119.

Sacramento, CA - Monday, September 5th, 11:00AM-3:00PM. Join 9to5 members for the annual Labor Day Picnic! This will be a fun gathering of family, friends, and good food! Join us at the William Land Park at 1401 Sutterville RD (near the intersection of Sutterville RD and Land Park DR). This event is sponsored by the Sacramento Labor Council.

San Antonio, TX - Friday, August 26th, 9:00AM-12:00PM. Meet at the University of the Incarnate Word at 4301 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209 for canvassing and petition gathering in support of the Healthy Families Act!

San Jose, CA - Friday, August 26, 7:00 AM-9:00 AM. Annual Women's Equality Day Breakfast, sponsored by Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women, India Community Center, 525 Los Coches Street, Milpitas, CA 95035, 510-676-4301. Join 9to5 volunteers in passing out information on paid sick days before the event, and then stay for a fantastic panel discussion! If you'd like to volunteer to hand out information before the event, please contact Cathy at 213-389-1816 or cathyd@9to5.org. Purchase tickets for this event.

San Jose, CA- Friday, August 26, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Join us to canvass at the Downtown Farmer's Market at San Pedro Square, between Santa Clara & St. John's Street, and gather signatures in support of paid sick days!

Washington, DC - Friday, August 26, 6:30 PM-8:00PM. We will meet at a member's home right by the Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro. Join us for food, fun, fellowship and letter writing to our members of congress.

Need location details? Contact Asha Leong, Day of Action Organizer, at Asha@9to5.org or call 1-818-277-4333.

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