Saturday, November 10, 2007

An Appeal to Mrs. Tsongas

We are looking forward to a visit to the district office of Democrat Niki Tsongas, the newly elected member of the House of Representatives from the Fifth Congressional District. We are appealing to her not only to support H.R. 3158, the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act, with her vote, but also to be a leader on issues of parenting and parental leave for her congressional delegation.

We are proud that she will carry on the legacy of her husband, Paul, as well as her predecessors in the district, especially Edith Nourse Rogers. As the first female member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation in over three decades, we believe she is uniquely positioned to make an invaluable contribution to the national discussion on family rights and social responsibilities. We are confident she can make a difference for the most vulnerable among us -- our newborns and their proud but needy parents.

Our appointment is Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 14, in Lowell.

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