Skip to main content
Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez's picture

I am deeply touched and inspired by the stories submitted by Illinois residents regarding the need to ensure that all workers have access to paid sick leave.  I could not agree more with the MomsRising Member who wrote, 'paid sick days are not a choice - they are a necessity.'

Paid sick leave not only allows families to make medical decisions without concern for losing time on the job,  it also gives much needed peace of mind to parents who already have so much to worry about.  I am proud to be an original co-sponsor of the Healthy Families Act which addresses this serious public and family health issue.

The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of strongly encourages our readers to post comments in response to blog posts. We value diversity of opinions and perspectives. Our goals for this space are to be educational, thought-provoking, and respectful. So we actively moderate comments and we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that undermine these goals. Thanks!