The local grassroots group Parents for Paid Leave is working hard to get this important issue in the hearts and on the minds of our state and federal representatives. And they need your help! Tomorrow! Even if you're at the Laurelhurst Garage Sale, or a T-ball game. Or driving to the coast. All you need is a cell phone and the handy call-in script to participate in this "call-in." Make it a group playdate or just call from wherever you happen to be. I love this group! How easy could they make it?
Come to the play date at 10 AM Saturday 6.14.08 at Urban Grind East (NE 22nd & Oregon St - 2 blocks north of Sandy Blvd). Bring the kids - they have a great play space full of toys. And bring your cell phone, if you have one. We'll be making 3 quick calls, but would love to chat a bit about the progress of paid family leave in Oregon, too, if you're into it. Details here.
Can't join us? No worries. Make a call from, well, anywhere: We'd love to see your paid leave supporting self, but if you can't make the play date, not to worry! Because you can call from anywhere. Just visit this site and get everything you will need to call on your own (a call script and phone numbers). Best if you can do it sometime tomorrow, but if you can't, any other day will work too.
This is the time mamas. With a federal bill in committee and one in the works in Oregon, we have a sneaking suspicion that this is finally going to happen! Please, make your calls, show your support, and continue to track the progress of paid leave here.
Read on for the call scripts and call numbers for Oregon Senators and Congresspersons.