Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act!

Mamas! It’s not often that we get the chance to band together and help to protect our fellow moms – pregnant moms who are forced to work without accommodations like stools, water bottles and modified tasks. No one should have to choose between supporting their family and maintaining a healthy pregnancy.

What is the Act?

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a bi-partisan effort that helps protect moms by requiring employers to give pregnant women reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

What can you do?

Our very own Senator Mark Kirk has not yet signed on as a supporter of the bill! Help him make this choice by telling him how much his support would mean.

Call him: 

  • Chicago: 312-886-3506
  • Springfield: 217-492-5089
  • Washington, D.C.: 202-224-2854

Message him: http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=comment_on_legislation

Sample Tweets: @SenatorKirk

  • Bipartisan support means #PWFA has a much bigger shot at passage. Let Congress hear how important this is to you
  • Having a healthy pregnancy should not have to mean giving up a paycheck. #PWFA is justice for pregnant workers. #MissionPossible
  • Fired for drinking water? Or for asking not to lift heavy boxes? This should never happen. Protecting workers with #PWFA is #MissionPossible
  • Most people agree pregnant workers shouldn’t be pushed off the job right when they need work most. #PWFA would help keep them on the job.
  • @SenatorKirk, pregnant workers need your support. Will you join @KellyAyotte & @SenDeanHeller in co-sponsoring #PWFA?
  • We are counting on @SenatorKirk to stand w/pregnant workers. @KellyAyotte & @SenDeanHeller co-sponsor #PWFA —will you?
  • @SenatorKirk, IL did it and so should Congress. Join @KellyAyotte & @SenDeanHeller to co-sponsor #PWFA. Will you sign on?

Letter to Senator Kirk:

PWFA-Letter to Sen. Kirk from Illinois coalition in support of PWFA

Senators Casey (D-PA), Shaheen (D-NH), Ayotte (R-NH), and Rep. Nadler (D-NY) - Heller (R-NV) not pictured
Senators Casey (D-PA), Shaheen (D-NH), Ayotte (R-NH), and Rep. Nadler (D-NY) – Heller (R-NV) not pictured

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