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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 11:16 PM

tweet Barbra Streisand on #paidsickdays? (NYC)


Another incredible rapid-response opportunity on paid sick days has appeared. We did it with Susan Sarandon and with Olivia Wilde -- who's game for one more?

Here's the scoop. Today, BARBRA STREISAND met with NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn to talk about women's health equity. From Politicker: "Ms. Streisand gave a speech discussing unequal treatment women get when it comes to medical care." Paid sick days is all about making sure working people -- and particularly working women -- have decent access to health care and the ability to take care of themselves and their families.

So here's our opportunity: let's tweet at Barbara Streisand and ask her to join us in calling on Speaker Quinn to take action on paid sick days. Adding new high-profile women leaders to the campaign is incredibly important.

Here are some sample tweets -- or write your own. (And if you've got any really good ideas, send 'em to me.)

TY @barbrastreisand for standing up for women's health. Please help & ask @ChrisCQuinn to support #paidsickdays #fem2

.@barbrastreisand will you join @GloriaSteinem and @SusanSarandon and call on @ChrisCQuin to allow a vote on #paidsickdays?

Even a funny girl needs #paidsickdays. @barbrastreisand, no one should have to choose between job and family's health. bit.ly/RFFTFL

I'm a huge fan, @barbrastreisand, but I need your help. Plz call on @ChrisCQuin to support women's health and pass #paidsickdays #p2

79% of #NYC women support #paidsickdays. @barbrastreistand, do you? bit.ly/QSX00z #fem2

Half of women miss work when a kid is sick, and half of them lose pay. We need #paidsickdays. @barbrastreisand, can you help? #1u

.@barbrastreisand, plz join @GloriaSteinem in calling for #paidsickdays in #nyc http://nyti.ms/PQqooF

Thanks for your help. We'll need LOTS of people weighing in to make this work. Spread the word!

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