A mothers' group bucks business interests to go to bat for paid sick days.
By Maureen Turner
The Valley Advocate, Thursday, October 13, 2011
Thank you for your powerful article on the necessity of passing paid sick leave policy in our state to provide fair access to sick days for workers. We know that earned paid sick time will provide necessary supports to mothers and fathers who are often the primary bread winner and caregiver in their famlies.
We, at MotherWoman, want to clarify part of Ms. Turner's article in which she gave us credit for facilitating support groups throughout the region and specifically in the prison. We train professsionals and lay leaders in the MotherWoman Support Group Model and they, in turn, are able to use the training as one tool in their tool box as facilitators or to run groups through their own organizations and in the communities they serve. The support group for incarcerated moms at the women's correctional center in Chicopee is administered and run by the Prison Birth Project, not by MotherWoman.
The Prison Birth Project is doing extraordinary work on behalf of currently and formerly incarcerated women. We are thankful for the many contributions they make to the social and economic justice movements in Massachusetts. For more information about The Prison Birth Project go to www.theprisonbirthproject.org
We would greatly appreciate if you would print this correction in the next edition of the Valley Advocate.
Thank you very much .
Liz Friedman, Program Director
Beth Spong, Executive Director