Press Conference Today: Time Off for Democracy

Employers Urged to Adopt Time-Off for Democracy Policies on Election Day

Contact:  Barbara Burgos DiTullio, 215-928-9801 x207

Press Conference Announcing Support of Time-Off for Democracy Policies in the Workplace!

Date:  TODAY, October 15, 2008

Time:  11:00 am

Place:  Mayor’s Reception Room, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

On October 15th, WomenVote PA will be joined by Drexel University, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and the Committee of Seventy at the Mayor’s Reception Room in City Hall to invite other employers to adopt Time-Off for Democracy policies in the workplace.

Drexel University will take this opportunity to announce its recent adoption of a Time-Off for Democracy Policy, giving employees up to 1 hour of paid time off to vote on Election Day. WomenVote PA is encouraging all employers to consider creating Time-Off policies that permit flexible work schedules on Election Day.  At the press conference, employers and organizations that support Time-Off for Democracy will be asked to sign a pledge.  For more information contact:

Barbara Burgos DiTullio
Project Manager, WomenVote PA
Women’s Law Project
125 S. 9th Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA  19107
bditullio [at] womenslawproject [dot] org
215-928-9801 x207

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