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COMMUNITY NEWS: Parenting, Pizza, and Political Action - March 14

Brooklyn parents,

I just got an email about the following event . . . it looks very interesting.

EVENT: Parenting, Pizza & Political Action on 3/14!

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 pregnancy discrimination and unfair treatment of mothers at work is 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 $1612 per year?

New York parents are invited to
speak out!

You may be tired . . . but we’re all sick and tired of politicians who talk about family values but don’t value our families.

Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street
(corner of 7th Ave.)
Monday March 14th, 2011

Join other parents to let our public officials know that supporting families is good for workers, good for business, and good for our economy.
Release of “Failing our Families,” a new report from Human Rights Watch, Presentation of A Better Balance’s Working Families Bill of Rights, speak out moderated by Ann Crittenden—author of The Price of Motherhoodand information on campaigns around paid leave that are going on right now.

Bring your kids and join us for free pizza and political action!

Please RSVP by visiting A Better Balance’s events page on Facebook or by sending an email to ABBevents [at]

Sponsored by: A Better Balance, Human Rights Watch, and the New York State Paid Family Leave Coalition
Co-Sponsors: Center for Children’s Initiatives, Park Slope Parents, Public Health Association of New York City, Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York, Women of Color Policy Network, The What to Expect Foundation, Working Families Party, NYC Dad’s Group, National Physicians Alliance - NY

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