Sara Alcid is a feminist political organizer based in Washington, DC. As an Associate Campaign Director, she mobilizes MomsRising's one million members to take action on economic justice issues and shift public policy through storytelling and grassroots organizing. Prior to joining MomsRising, Sara served as a Programs and Policy Associate at the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, where she led the organization's work on the intersections of environmental and reproductive health, rights, and justice. Sara holds a BA in Political Science and Gender & Sexuality Studies from Bryn Mawr College and her writing and work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, Mic, Role Reboot, Jezebel, and others. She is also currently a member of the leadership team at FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. In her free time, she draws, paints, and goes on beach adventures with her partner and their dog, Blue.
Blog Post List
December 20, 2017
Today marks exactly one year since the DC Council voted to pass the Universal Paid Leave Act. I wish I could say we were still celebrating and preparing for its implementation, but instead we need to protect the law from being repealed and replaced with a weak and harmful alternative.
November 2, 2017
I’m going to tell you something that’s going to make you mad. And then I’m going to tell you something we can do about it. Here we go: Right now in the United States, Latinas earn just 54 cents for every dollar paid to a white man and Latina mothers earn just 46 cents for every dollar paid to white fathers. [1,2] This horrifying wage gap is why we are raising our voices today to mark Latina Equal Pay Day, the day signifying that Latinas in the United States have to work ALL of 2016 and until November 2nd of 2017 to finally earn as much as white men earned in 2016 alone. → We can’t end pay discrimination and close wage gaps if employers can hide the fact they are paying women and people of color less than white men.
September 28, 2017
Exciting things are afoot in Duluth. Spoiler alert: it’s something that’s a win-win-win for working families, businesses, and the Duluth economy. >>> I’m talking about earned sick and safe time for Duluth!
September 22, 2017
Exciting things are afoot in Portland, ME! Just this Monday, an earned paid sick days proposal was introduced to the City Council that would enable workers to earn up to six paid sick days each year. (Time for a major happy dance!) Earned sick days are a win-win-win for working families, businesses, and the Portland economy.
June 29, 2017
Do you hear that? Celebratory fireworks are going off early this year! And no, it's not your over-eager neighbors this time. On July 1st, *SIX* new paid sick days laws will go into effect!
June 27, 2017
The clock is ticking! We only have a handful of days left to make sure the Rhode Island state legislature passes the earned sick days bill!
March 20, 2017
U.S. Senator Murray and U.S. Representative DeLauro swooped in last week (Super Woman style) with the reintroduction of the Healthy Families Act, national paid sick days legislation, which is a true win-win-win for working families, businesses, and the economy!
Mayor Bowser & the DC Council must fund the Universal Paid Leave Act and REJECT any "Repeal & Replace" bills!March 13, 2017
We won the first time and we’ll win again by stomping out the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad bills introduced by Councilmembers Cheh, Evans, and Gray – and by ensuring that DC’s paid leave program receives its rightful start-up funding to get up and running for DC families.
February 10, 2017
The news out of Washington D.C. has been dark and disturbing over the last few weeks, but good things are still moving forward here in Rhode Island – and YOU have the power to help turboboost this important progress. This week, Rhode Island lawmakers introduced legislation that would enable working people to earn seven paid sick days each year. This is great news for RI families, businesses, and the state economy! Raise your voice for Rhode Island’s working families! ---> Ask your state lawmakers to SUPPORT earned sick days and pass this important bill! Urging your lawmakers to support...
families & the federal budget family economic security gun safety healthcare MomsRising momsvote paid family leave paid sick days politics & policyJanuary 13, 2017
Submit your very own thank-you note to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. We'll deliver it to the White House before they leave office!
November 23, 2016
The Universal Paid Leave Act is up for a vote on December 6th! Tell the DC Council to do right by the District's families and keep the bill strong & comprehensive for a vote!
October 17, 2016
This fall, more than just the leaves on DC trees are going to change. The leaves that working families take from work to fight cancer, take care of a newborn, or care for an aging parent are overdue for change – they need to be PAID! The DC Council is back in session, the clock is ticking, and we must make sure the Council does the right thing by passing the Universal Paid Leave Act.
September 18, 2016
In July, the DC Council recessed for the summer, leaving business unfinished on the Universal Paid Leave Act. At the time, the Washington Post's Aaron Davis reported that parents should "go ahead and have that baby — paid family leave isn’t coming to D.C. soon," a burdensome proposition when hundreds of thousands of hardworking people in the District lack access to the kind of lifeline supports paid family and medical leave programs provide when welcoming a new child or dealing with a serious medical condition. While legislative progress on paid leave was put on hold during recess, DC...
August 24, 2016
The St. Paul City Council is voting on earned sick time TODAY! This is our final chance to have an impact on the outcome of this important ordinance.
August 18, 2016
The Duluth City Council voted to create an earned sick time task force. Thank them for taking this important step & tell them that you support the introduction of an ordinance!
July 18, 2016
We 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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