Maryland ‘Superheroes’ to Urge Lawmakers to Pass Earned Sick Days Bill
January 31, 2017
Parents and Children to Don Superhero Capes, Ask State Legislators to Use Super Powers to Pass Healthy Working Families Act
This Thursday, moms, dads and kids from across Maryland will dress in superhero gear and visit the Maryland State House to urge lawmakers to support a bill for earned sick days:
Thursday, February 2nd
9:30am – 12:30pm
Room Miller West 2
Miller Senate Building
Wearing superhero t-shirts and capes, the group will deliver books of stories that highlight the importance of earned sick days for working families and call on legislators to vote for the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, which would allow full time employees to earn up to seven paid sick days a year. Currently, more than 700,000 Maryland workers cannot earn even a single paid sick day.
The delivery is being organized by MomsRising, an online and on-the-ground grassroots organization with more than a million members nationwide who support policies that ensure family economic security, and part of the Working Matters coalition.
The Maryland Senate will hold a hearing on the Healthy Working Families Act on Thursday, February 9th, where MomsRising member Ericka Farrell will testify about her experience lacking paid sick days.
MEDIA NOTE: MomsRising National Director of Workplace Equality Policies & Campaigns Ruth Martin will be available for interviews.
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Working Matters is a coalition of more than 150 organizations committed to advancing the Maryland Campaign for Paid Sick Days. Members include business owners, faith communities, and labor unions, as well as advocates for women, minorities, children, seniors, and low-wage workers.