We are very happy to co-sponsor this event on March 14 (more information below) to encourage New York lawmakers to pass paid childcare and sick leave legislation. Please consider attending and please forward to anyone you think might be interested. Children Welcome!
Information from A Better Balance
You know that parenting is hard work, but did you know . . .
That new parents in California and New Jersey get paid leave, but state lawmakers have failed to pass paid family leave in New York?
That half of public school parents in New York City don’t have any paid sick days to care for their kids (your child’s classmates)?
That employment discrimination based on family responsibilities on the rise in New York?
That part-time workers, disproportionately women, are routinely denied access to fair pay and benefits?
That in New York City, the cost of child care is increasing $1,612 per year?
New York is failing to address the needs of its families!
On March 14, Ann Crittenden, author of The Price of Motherhood, will be moderating a discussion among New York parents regarding work-family balance. Join other parents to call for change and to let elected officials know how they can better support families like yours. Human Rights Watch and A Better Balance will also share the latest on legislative campaigns and work-family research.
Bring your children to participate in the political action! There will be free pizza.
When: Monday, March 14, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm Where: Old First Reformed Church, Park Slope 729 Carroll Street (at the corner of 7th Avenue) RSVP by visiting A Better Balance’s facebook page or by sending an email to ABBEvents@gmail.com.
Sponsors: A Better Balance, Human Rights Watch, and the New York State Paid Family Leave Coalition
Co-Sponsors: NYC Dad’s Group, Center for Children’s Initiatives, National Physicians Alliance – NY, New York Women’s Liberation, Park Slope Parents, Public Health Association of New York City, ROC-NY, The What to Expect Foundation, Women of Color Policy Network, Working Families Party