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Ring Your Rep: Protect Pregnant Workers!

No one should have to choose between a healthy pregnancy and a paycheck.  

Today, too many pregnant workers are being fired from their jobs simply because they asked their employers for a temporary accommodation that would allow them to maintain a healthy pregnancy. This is pregnancy discrimination and it’s wrong. Our friends at the ACLU are fighting back, and we're joining the fight. 

Starting this week, our Ring Your Rep phone booths at our U.S. hotels are presenting a script, encouraging Congress to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. You can take action at home by calling your Senators and asking them to pass legislation without delay.

To reach your Senators, call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121, tell them the state you live in, and they’ll connect you. Then follow the script below:

Hi, my name is [first and last name], I live in [city, state], and I’m your constituent. I’m calling to urge you to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act right now and to stop delaying. 

Nearly 70% of women work during their pregnancies and none of them should be fired or put on unpaid leave just because they need a temporary change of job duties –like avoiding heavy lifting or climbing ladders – that would help prevent pregnancy complications. 

We need the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act so that workers can stay healthy, safe, and financially secure. Many organizations and businesses support this important legislation. 

Women and families need your help.  Please pass the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act now.  Thank you!

If you get a recording, leave a message.  Your voicemail message will be tallied.

If someone does answer, please be polite. It can be tough handling all those calls. 

You don’t have to say everything perfectly. It’s ok to add your own words, especially if you have a personal experience or know someone who needed a pregnancy accommodation. 


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