Two good things to do today without even leaving the house!April 28, 2008 at 9:38 am | Posted in politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: Fair Pay Act, PPD
Click here to read about and sign two online petitions. Normally I’m not really sure how much good online petitions do (as a purely practical matter, for example, who gets them? and in what format?), but both of these issues are important enough to at least read about. One concerns the Melanie Blocker-Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care Act, which expands research and education about PPD (those who oppose the bill wrongly believe that it requires new moms to take drugs…Tom Cruise has more influence than we think!). The other petition lets John McCain know that his comments about the Fair Pay Act (which the Senate failed to pass) are both uninformed and insulting. Though he didn’t even bother to vote on the bill, he said that women don’t need legislation that allows them to ask for equal pay, but instead just need “education and training.” You can also send him your resume.
Thank you, Susan, for the link!