Sara Alcid is a queer feminist political organizer based in Buffalo, NY. As a Senior 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. In her free time, she draws, paints, and goes on beach adventures with her wife and their dog, Blue.
Blog Post List
January 22, 2019
Have you seen all the “New Year, New Me” memes? I’ve got a better one: New Congress, New Chance for equal pay! That’s right — this new 116th Congress, the most diverse in history, is the best shot we’ve had in years to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. And the time to get your members of Congress on board is now, because we want as many co-sponsors of the Paycheck Fairness Act as possible before the bill is introduced on January 30th. → TELL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS: Co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act! *** The more co-sponsors the bill has before introduction, the stronger its chance of...
October 4, 2018
Forget Wonder Woman’s lasso, ignore Black Widow’s fighting skills, and never mind Storm’s ability to control lightning… it’s time to talk about YOUR super powers. You might be thinking, "Who, me?!" Yes: YOU! You have secret super powers to turn out the vote! Click here to activate them! ***It turns out that handwritten notes by YOU have super powers! Research shows that handwritten notes are one of the most powerful ways to get an infrequent voter to the polls on Election Day.  And here’s the really exciting thing: We’re not just activating voters to elect lawmakers — we’re also activating...
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October 3, 2018
Did you hear the news?! Michigan lawmakers passed a paid sick time law! That may seem like good news at first, but the truth is that it’s not that simple and we can’t totally celebrate...yet. Here’s the scoop: The MI Time to Care coalition collected nearly 400,000 signatures for a strong paid sick time initiative to be on Michigan’s November ballot (yahoo!) because they know that when voters get a say, they support paid sick time. But here’s the twist: Rather than letting the people of Michigan vote for paid sick days on November 6th, opponents of paid sick days did a devious end run and...
July 17, 2018
Urge the Portland City Council to pass a universal earned sick days ordinance that doesn't leave out certain workers or families!
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March 28, 2018
Women’s wages fuel our businesses, economy, and most importantly -- working families. That’s why we teamed up with Main Street Alliance to mark equal pay day with a fun and high-impact gimmick. Over thirty coffee shops and other small businesses will be using our custom coffee sleeves and napkins on April 10th -- Equal Pay Day, the day when ALL women’s wages catch up with what men made in the twelve months of 2017 alone.
March 14, 2018
Overwhelmed by the sheer number of issues in our nation that you wish you could change? I’m right there with you –– and this is why I’m so excited about an amazing opportunity to spark major change right here in New Jersey. With so many disheartening and outrageous decisions coming out of our nation’s capital these days, taking action in our own backyard is the perfect antidote. When they go low, we go local! RSVP to join MomsRising and the entire NJ Time to Care Coalition at a fun and powerful lobby day for equal pay and paid sick days at the New Jersey State House in Trenton. LOBBY DAY FOR...
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!
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!