Thursday, May 12, 2011

How do you like THEM apples, City Council? #EarnedSickTime Campaign delivers baskets of apples, moms' stories to Council

Fun science factoid: an apple a day doesn't keep the doctor away.

If you've ever been a working mom with a tickle in your throat just receiving a call at work from the school nurse breaking the news that there are two sniffling, puking, flu-ridden kids sitting in his office waiting for a ride home and maybe some antibiotics, you almost certainly don't need me to tell you that.

But it seems like Mayor Nutter and some members of City Council would benefit from the info.

That's why moms, faith leaders, JwJ activists, and other supporters spent this morning making special deliveries to councilpeople. The delivery? Apple-o-grams--baskets containing apples and some pretty heartbreaking stories from local moms, gathered by Moms Rising.

Here's Councilman Bill Greenlee, accepting his basket and promising that "this bill will get done!"

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