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I’m Every Woman: Sick-time advocates send Mother’s Day video to Gov. Rick Scott appealing for pre-emption veto

May 10, 2013


In the spirit of Mother’s Day (which is this Sunday, deadbeats), the sick-time advocates behind a current petition effort aimed at getting Gov. Rick Scott to veto HB 655 – the anti-local-control, anti-sick-time measure passed by the Florida House and Senate last week – have put together a YouTube video of their own iteration of Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman.” It’s mostly mother’s pleading for a veto in lieu of flowers, but there are some cute kids, too. The petition, it should be noted, already has more than 8,600 signatures (more than double the number a similar petition that resulted in the governor vetoing a contentious alimony bill last week), and, not surprisingly, some of those signatures are coming from Republicans. SMALL GOVERNMENT! Anyway, the group hopes to send more than 10,000 signatures to the governor’s desk (You can sign here).

Here’s the video.

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  • Amanda

    I’m so sorry you lost your Mom, Governor Scott. There is a meaning to our lives that we can recover. Most of us must find it again in our lives even when we lose a parent.

    Mom always taught me to stand up against someone that acts like a bully. 50,000 signatures that gives Orange County a legal right cannot be ignored. We have had our say. But there will always be a Bully out there. Now we need to actually have our lawgivers follow the law. Sometimes that takes a stroke of the pen that does not sign but vetos. In this case by a governor who just -may- want something we all used to think was mundane- a little teeny bit of, dare I say it- democracy? Gov Scott, thank you for considering me and all mothers today by making us feel that deep down we matter- to this state and to you. We just ask to get this present- to let this see the light of day. Allowing us to follow the process and follow through on Florida law must be confirmed so we can continue on to a vote. As governor, you have the freedom to do that. This is something that honors us and makes us all feel there are those who were raised by a Mom who cares. It could well be that it only takes a few- maybe just one now grown up “good boy” who was fully appreciated by a Mom.