July 18, 2016We can't afford any further delays on DC paid leave legislation. Tell the DC Council to prioritize the Universal Paid Leave Act when they reconvene in September!
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June 23, 2016Join us on Wednesday, June 29th at 2pm ET for a #WellnessWed Twitter Storm about LGBTQ Family Economic Security!
May 26, 2016GREAT NEWS: The Minneapolis City Council is voting on the earned sick time ordinance this week and they need to hear from YOU!
March 17, 2016Whether it’s walking pneumonia or the flu, germs happen and kids and parents get sick. It’s just a fact. This is why allowing people to earn paid sick days as they work is pure common sense! Join me in calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to move paid sick days forward for over 800,000 employees...
March 3, 2015MOMentum for paid sick days is rocketing forward! Now 17 cities and 3 states across the United States have paid sick days laws on the books. And…drum roll please…on February 12th, U.S. Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro introduced the Healthy Families Act, a nationwide paid sick days bill. But this isn’t a done deal yet. We need your help.
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October 18, 2016Partners in 13 states have been working with the Coalition on Human Needs to release reports on high cost of being poor and policies to reduce poverty. See what's happening in your state.
October 12, 2016My combined maternity leave through 4 different pregnancies is still far less than the 6 weeks that is suggested by our medical community for a new mom to take off to heal from just one delivery. My goal in life is to leave the world better for my children. That's why I wrote my state legislature, my U.S. Congressional members and the President. Of everyone I wrote, I never dreamed I would hear from the President.
October 7, 2016If you’ve been to a doctor’s office or pharmacy lately, you’ve seen the signs announcing that flu season is here, and urging you to get your flu shot now. Even if I do get the flu, I’ll count myself among the luckier ones, because my employer provides me with paid sick days. Not everyone is so lucky. The U.S. is one of only a few rich countries that doesn’t guarantee workers paid sick leave. Roughly 41 million workers in our country lack this basic protection to care for themselves or a sick family member. Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) took a step toward fixing this.