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Dispatches From Denver

October 14, 2011
This year, we have achieved significant victories in our work to ensure more working people have the right to earn paid sick days. From Seattle to Connecticut, paid sick days standards have gained support and momentum. Now, one state and three cities guarantee workers this basic right. This...
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UPDATED: Hey Denver! Vote YES for Healthy Schools and Workplaces- and Read This Blog-A-Thon!

October 13, 2011
UPDATE: 10/26/2011- We're adding new posts to the blog-a-thon below all the time! Scroll way down to check them out. Don't miss the great writing-- and if you're a blogger in support of Denver paid sick days and want to be included, drop us a note in the comment! *** Great news! The time has come...
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The Real Agenda Behind Voter Suppression

October 13, 2011
The boldest attack on the Denver Paid Sick Leave Voter Initiative isn’t from the Chamber of Commerce. With large majorities supporting the November 2011 ballot measure, opponents know they have to do more than simply argue against the common sense notion that people shouldn’t go to work sick. They...
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Mommies, Daddies and Kids Speak Out In Favor of Initiative 300

October 13, 2011
Denver mommies and daddies with their babies, toddlers and preschool-aged children expressed their outrage that businesses don’t provide paid sick days to workers who interact with the public as they spoke out in favor of Initiative 300 at Hirshorn Park playground today. The parents pointed out...

Yes on Initiative 300 for a Healthy Denver

October 13, 2011
Voting moms will have an opportunity to make Denver a healthier place to live by voting yes on the Paid Sick and Safe Time Initiative 300, a measure that will protect our city’s health, support our families and strengthen our economy. This is a very important issues for moms, dads and kids because...

Paid Sick Days Are Critical for Working Mothers

October 12, 2011
Photo is of PCSW's Executive Director (at podium) surrounded by Connecticut legislators in support of paid sick days. This year Connecticut became the very first state to mandate that employers must provide a minimum standard of paid sick days for their employees. It seems that there is a wide-...
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Tear Down the “Maternal Wall!” FMLA Protects Women in the Workplace

September 28, 2011
By Ariela Migdal, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU’s Women Rights Project More than 30 years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still engage in two kinds of pregnancy-related sex discrimination. First, they discriminate outright against workers who get pregnant — firing...
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Hope Center Early Learning Center To Receive Campaign for a Healthy Denver Award:Paid sick days has child health and education impacts

September 27, 2011
I'm so happy to report that the Campaign for a Healthy Denver will present the Hope Center, a Northeast Denver childcare center and preschool, with the Model Denver Healthy Business Award on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. on the playground with young children playing in the background...

MomsRising Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month – ¡Con Mucho Gusto!

September 21, 2011
On the occasion of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, MomsRising is celebrating Latina mothers across the United States, ¡Con Mucho Gusto! (With great pleasure.) With a population of 50 million in the United States (1), Latinos have and will continue to contribute to our country...
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Contagion: Not Just a Movie

September 15, 2011
What’s most frightening about the movie Contagion is that it’s NOT science fiction. Flu epidemics are real, and they can spread quickly – especially in the United States, where 44 million people without paid sick days are forced to choose between their financial security and their health when they...
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