ACORN pushing for paid sick time

During the period of time while we were waiting for Sen. Clinton to arrive, the national President of ACORN continually called different regional representatives up to tell their stories. This story was told by a woman from Philadelphia, who joined ACORN to work for paid sick time.

“I’ve been a health care worker for 19 years and I would work sick. I would put a mask over my face and keep seeing my patients. One day, I knew my daughter was sick but I couldn’t afford to take the time off. I gave her some Tylenol and sent her to school. The nurse called and by the time I picked her up, she was feverish and chilled. My daughter said, ‘you love your job more than you love me.’ No parent should have to choose her child over her paycheck.”

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