Wednesday, April 10, 2013

One Day. One Vote. One Chance to Make a Difference. Just Make One Call.

On April 11, Philadelphia City Council will hold a vote that can change the lives of 200,000 Philadelphians who have no access to earned sick days.

With 77 percent of Philadelphians supporting an override of the Mayor's veto, now is the time for City Council to stand up and lead on the issue of earned sick days.

11 Councilmembers are already on board. It only takes one more yes vote to keep Philadelphia's families financially secure.

Will you help us get there?

Here is what you can do to join the community in support of earned sick days:

-Call your Councilmembers right now and ask for their support on earned sick days.

click-to-call from the web

-Ask your friends, family members, colleagues, and members to do the same.

-Join our Twitter rally at 1 PM EST on April 10.

-Come out to City Council on Thursday, April 11, at 10 AM in support of earned sick days.


To reach City Council, you can use our Click-to-Call feature (above) where you can enter your contact details to be connected to the Councilmembers.

You can also reach the Councilmembers using our toll-free Earned Sick Days Hotline at 888-376-5807.

You can call the members directly using the numbers below:
1st District Councilman Squilla: (215) 686-3458 or (215) 686-3459
At-Large Councilman Kenney: (215) 686-3450 or (215) 686-3451
At-Large Councilman O'Brien: (215) 686-3440 or (215) 686-3441
Looking for the right words to say?
"Hi, my name is [NAME].
I live/work in Philadelphia, and as a constituent, I am calling to tell the Councilman that I support earned sick days for all Philadelphia workers and to ask him to overturn the Mayor's veto.
Paid sick days are about justice. Families need to know that one flu won't cost them their jobs or their financial security."
If you have a personal story about earned sick days, share it with the staffer.
You can also ask the person who answers the phone if the Councilman plans to vote to override the veto.

After your call, please report back on how it went!

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