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Capitol Wellness Expo – February 7, 2013

Capitol Wellness Expo

Exhibits, Speakers, Networking

February 7, 2013

10:00a to 5:30p, Cannon House Office Building, Rooms 121 and 122.

Free Admission. All are welcome.

Please take a moment to forward this flyer to your Representative and Senators. Ask them to send someone from their offices, and to post the flyer.

Click here to find contact information for your Representative and Senators.

 

February 6, 2013  6:30-9pm  Program Opening and Citizen Healer Orientation & Dinner

February 7, 2013  10am-5:30pm  Capitol Wellness Expo 2013 – agenda

February 8, 2013  12noon-5pm  HEALTH on the Hill – Technology Healing Education Fair – more info

The Expo is in tandem with the February 6-8 HOPE on the Hill sponsored by Voice for HOPE.  More at HOPE programs on the Hill

The most convenient hotel is the Capitol Hill Hotel at 200 C Street SE, Washington, DC, 202-543-6000.  See also HOPE accommodations BLOG.

Sign the Petition Supporting a Healthier Workplace!

Dear Citizen for Health,

As the Consumer Voice of the Natural Health Community we are committed to preserving and expanding your health freedoms and ensuring that you have access to the resources you need to make informed decisions about maintaining your health and wellness.

It is from that perspective that we bring to your attention this article: The Case for a Four-Day Work Week, by respected technology entrepreneur, Jay Love, based on his personal experience with his company. Hardly a new idea, the “work four 10-hour days with Friday off” model has been implemented in a variety of workplace environments with overwhelmingly positive results.

Workplace stress and dissatisfaction drops while productivity soars; employees have the opportunity each week to deal with domestic responsibilities that couldn’t be addressed during a non-business day; one day less to commute means money and energy saved; and people have three days to spend in the company of family, making it easier to schedule meaningful activities as a group.

Naturally, all these benefits contribute to a happier, more balanced lifestyle and greater overall health.

We at CFH put on our thinking caps and Senior Policy Advisor James Gormley took the idea one step further: “But getting home after dinner and as the children are being put to bed on four days does not compensate for one free day…It should be a 32-hour work-week…It’s all about being rested, having time for family, feeling appreciated, and achieving better work-life balance. A four-day 9-5 (or 10-6) schedule with Friday off would revolutionize the American workplace.”

Indeed it would! That’s why we created a petition to both Congressional Committees on Health Labor and Pensions suggesting a feasibility study by the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office (GAO). We’re urging that the GAO, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Labor, work to ascertain the  benefits to American workers that would result from officially creating an alternative definition of the U.S. work week based on four  days and 32 hours – 8 hours a day with time for lunch – in addition to the  current 40-hour, five-day definition.

If you agree with the available data and believe that everyone would benefit from more time with family, more time to tackle personal responsibilities, and more time to rest and rejuvenate for the week ahead, sign our petition now! 

Sincerely,

Frank Herd, Program Coordinator, CFH