National Partnership for Women & Families

ACTION: Maryland needs paid sick days!

ACTION: Maryland needs paid sick days!

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Sign the Healthy Working Families Act!

Dear Governor Hogan,

Right now, 750,000 working people in Maryland cannot earn a single paid sick day.

Our public health is put at risk every day because 80 percent of restaurant and food preparation workers can't earn a single paid sick day. And when working people get sick or a family member -- like a sick child -- needs care, they risk losing pay or even their jobs. Missing just a few days of work can compromise families' entire monthly grocery budgets, their ability to heat their homes or pay their rent.

It's time for Maryland's public policies to catch up with the realities facing working families. Vetoing the Healthy Working Families Act would mean workers, their families and the health of Maryland's communities will pay the price.

The Healthy Working Families Act would allow more than 512,000 Marylanders to earn paid sick days for the first time, and provide job protection to another 216,000 who live in fear they could lose their jobs if they get sick.

Please sign the Healthy Working Families Act into law.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]