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The following message has just arrived from Take Back Your Time, the work/life balance advocacy group in the United States. Please read and, if you are an American Citizen, please take action!
Dear Take Back Your Time Supporter
NOW IS THE TIME TO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN WINNING PAID VACATION TIME FOR AMERICAN WORKERS!!!
WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS!!!
As you may know, on May 21st, Congressman Alan Grayson introduced H.R. 2564, The Paid Vacation Act of 2009. With other TAKE BACK YOUR TIME board members Joe Robinson and Bill Doherty, I spoke at the news conference introducing the bill. We were joined by economist John Schmitt, family practice doctor Arnold Pallay, and simple living advocate Wanda Urbanska, in addition to Congressman Grayson himself.
We understand that this bill is much more modest than what TAKE BACK YOUR TIME originally called for, yet is in a hugely important step in the right direction and we urge you to support it now. You can let Congress know if you think it should be strengthened, but please register your support for the bill. A full explanation of the bill and rebuttals of the main opposition arguments can now be found on our Web site at:
Or just go to http://www.right2vacation.org/ and check out the second item in BREAKING NEWS.
PLEASE WRITE OR CALL YOUR U.S. REPRESENTATIVE
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URGING THEM TO CO-SPONSOR AND/OR SUPPORT H.R. 2564, THE PAID VACATION ACT OF 2009.
WE VERY MUCH NEED CO-SPONSORS, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE HOUSE TOURISM CAUCUS—SEE IF YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IS A MEMBER AT:
IF YOU CAN, SEND A LETTER (MOST EFFECTIVE), AND OTHERWISE SEND CALL THEIR OFFICE OR SEND AN EMAIL.
Make your letter or email as personal as possible. Tell your representative why this is important to you. You can draw from the information on our Web site at:
URGENT REQUEST: PLEASE SUPPORT TAKE YOUR TIME NOW!! Donate at: http://www.timeday.org/. It’s simple!
I’m sorry, we’re not equipped to immediate connect you to your representative as many Web sites are. Unfortunately, TAKE BACK YOUR TIME is dancing on the edge of debt. We are funded entirely by members and supporters at this time and our fund are running out just as we are making major strides in helping to achieve vacation legislation and build our National Vacation Matters Summit. We really need your support now. Please make a donation today online at: http://www.timeday.org/ or by sending a check to CRESP/TAKE BACK YOUR TIME at
TAKE BACK YOUR TIME
PO BOX 19852
SEATTLE, WA 98109
In these hard economic times, your fully tax-deductible donation is needed more than ever. PLEASE DONATE TODAY!
For more information, don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com.
Act now! There’s no present like the time!
Thank you for all you do,
John de Graaf
TAKE BACK YOUR TIME