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Congress: Support Paid Sick Days. Co-Sponsor the Healthy Families Act!
Dear [Decision Maker],
On behalf of more than 40 million working people without paid sick days, I urge you to support the Healthy Families Act. This important legislation would allow workers to earn up to seven paid sick days per year to recover from their own illness or care for a sick family member.
Working people shouldn't be forced to risk their jobs to take care of themselves or their families. Yet, nearly four in ten private sector workers -- and nearly eight in ten of the lowest income workers -- do not have a single paid sick day to care for themselves or a family member when they are ill. When workers get sick -- or need to take care of ill children, or take elderly parents to medical appointments -- millions lose pay or even risk losing their jobs. Without paid sick days, working people have no choice but to go to work sick, risking the spread of illness. Paid sick days are important to me, and the health and well-being of my workplace, my family and my community. Currently, no federal law requires employers to allow workers to earn paid sick days -- and only San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle and Connecticut provide paid sick days at the local and state levels. I support updating our labor laws so that they reflect the realities of today's working families.
Please support the Healthy Families Act today.
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