Lawmaker turns to YouTube to sway vote

06/5/2009 | Washington Post, The

A congressman launched a YouTube campaign to try to impede a parental-leave bill that gives federal employees four weeks off after having a child. The YouTube video pairs images of the bill's sponsor, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), with leaders from North Korea, Iran, Venezuela and Cuba, pointing out that they, too, have guaranteed parental leave. The tactic didn't succeed: The measure passed 258-154.

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