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Contact person: Lourdes Swarts @ 570 842 3205
Gouldsboro, PA — The Pennsylvania Family Coalition is seeking nominations for the Pennsylvania Parents’ of the Year.
Since the creation of this annual day of commemoration, local groups and activists in communities large and small have creatively launched many activities around the theme of Parents’ Day, designed to celebrate and strengthen our families and honor the outstanding parents from our communities. All nominated couples will receive a special recognition certificate and are invited to attend the statewide celebration taking place Saturday, July 25, 2009 at the Hershey Country, Hershey, PA. You may nominate your parents or someone you know online at www.parentsday.com or call our office for a form to be sent to you at 570 842 3205. All nominated couples will attend the dinner as special guests.
Why Parent’s Day?
In every culture and time period, the family has stood as the most fundamental human institution. Family is the starting point of life, the sustainer of well-being, and the school of love. Commitment to family has always been a core value. Tragically, however, what was often held as a common value, recognized as common sense, even understood as self-evident in the past, is sometimes not so today.
Parents’ Day provides an opportunity to recognize and promote parenting as a central vocation for our families and communities. "More than just a time to celebrate, it is an occasion to make a statement about what is important in our society’ stated Mr. Subodh Sharma, chairman of the Parents Day Program. "It is a chance to create a positive tradition based on a core axiom – that the role of parents is crucial in the nurturing and development of children, and thus requires investment, focus, and commitment."
For more information, please contact our office.
Pennsylvania Family Coalition
1352 Lake Rd. RR1 Gouldsboro, PA 18424 • Tel: 570 842 3205 Fax 570 842
Harrisburg Office – Michael Hunter, Director, Family Mentorship Program
The Time for a Pennsylvania Right to Work Law is Now!
By Susan Staub, President, Pennsylvanians for Right to Work, Inc.
In this sluggish, lack-luster economy, the time could not be more right for a Right to Work law for Pennsylvania!
Consider these statistics from the National Institute for Labor Relations Research:
• Private sector jobs in the 22 Right to Work states increased by an aggregate 9.1% between 2003 and 2008.
• Among the eight states with the biggest gain in private-sector employment over the past five years, seven – Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Texas, and North Dakota – have Right to Work laws.
• Seven states had private-sector job growth of less than 2%. All seven – Indiana, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont – are forced-dues states like Pennsylvania, which had 3.82% job growth.
• If private-sector employment in forced-unionism states had grown from 2003-2008 as much as it did in Right to Work states (9.1%), there would be an additional 3.7 million Americans employed in the private sector today!
• Right to Work law protect the freedom of both private and public sector employees to keep and hold a job without handing over dues or fees to a union recognized as their exclusive bargaining agent.
• Almost ever economic indicator shows that forced union dues inhibit job growth.
Please join with Pennsylvanians for Right to Work now as we work to advance Right to Work law legislation in both the Pennsylvania Senate and Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Senator Mary Jo White (R-21) and Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-12) are both circulating for co-sponsors for their respective Right to Work Law legislation.
The list of current co-sponsors is published here. If your state senator and/or representative is not a co-sponsor, please contact them and urge them to be a co-sponsor. If they are a co-sponsor, please thank them for being a true statesman – for standing up for the liberty and individual rights of Pennsylvania’s citizens. You can find your state legislator’s contact information here, as well as finding out who your state senator and representative are if you do not have that information.
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