Sara Alcid is a feminist political organizer based in Washington, DC. As a 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
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!
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...
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January 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!
June 1, 2016
We're on the cusp of a victory and, together, we can make sure that the DC council passes 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave this month! We can't afford to wait any longer for this important legislation.
May 26, 2016
GREAT NEWS: The Minneapolis City Council is voting on the earned sick time ordinance this week and they need to hear from YOU!
May 24, 2016
When I think about my future, I think about the children that my partner and I hope to foster and adopt, but I also worry about the discriminatory barriers that LGBTQ couples can face in the fostering and adoption process. Right now, there are still states across the country that continue to propose and pass legislation allowing child welfare service providers to refuse to work with LGBTQ parents. If that wasn’t bad enough, horrifyingly, some federally-funded state and private child welfare providers are also using our tax dollars to discriminate against LGBTQ foster youth in their care! This...
May 24, 2016
When I think about my future, I think about the children that my partner and I hope to foster and adopt, but I also worry about the discriminatory barriers that LGBTQ couples can face in the fostering and adoption process. Right now, there are still states across the country that continue to propose and pass legislation allowing child welfare service providers to refuse to work with LGBTQ parents . If that wasn’t bad enough, horrifyingly, some federally-funded state and private child welfare providers are also using our tax dollars to discriminate against LGBTQ foster youth in their care!...
March 17, 2016
Whether 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 of federal contractors! We’re so unbelievably close to making this happen. Last September, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring companies that contract with the Federal Government to enable their employees to earn paid sick days. It means that over 400,000 working people who were...