Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Take Action: Stop Big Business From Vetoing Local Laws!

Right now in Pennsylvania, big businesses are trying to take away local rights to pass earned sick days and domestic violence leave laws.  Below is more information about this attempt, and ways that you can take action:
Don't Limit Our Rights in Pennsylvania
I want to have a voice in my community – that’s why I vote, take part in local hearings, and go to school board meetings.

I’m not alone. Pennsylvanians value our ability to make decisions that affect our schools, our neighborhoods and our communities. We know what works best in our backyards.
But some legislators in Harrisburg think they know better. They are trying to limit our rights and silence our voices with statewide legislation. What’s worse is that this legislation introduced by Rep. Grove (York) would hurt middle class and working women and families, like mine.

What we really need is for Harrisburg to stand up for all of us. To fight for policies that help create good jobs statewide, not to try to put an end to local efforts to support our families and strengthen our economy.

To read more and sign this petition, please visit

No corporate veto on our local laws
Right now in Pennsylvania, some legislators are trying to deny us our right to decide democratically what's best for our local communities. They are working with corporate lobbyists to push statewide legislation that would stop cities and counties from passing laws about paid sick days, living wages and other workplace reforms that would help middle class and working women and families – families like yours.

Instead of trying to block local efforts to support our families and strengthen our economy, our legislators should be working in Harrisburg to create jobs.
Tell them to stand up to the corporate lobbyists to vote against these efforts to stop local communities from voting on earned sick days, decent wages and other modern workplace reforms.
Please call your state representative right now and ask him/her to oppose HB 1807.
To find the phone number for your legislator, please visit

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