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Connecticut Poll: Paid Sick Days are a Voting Issue

Connecticut recently became the first state to pass a law offering many workers the right to earn paid sick days. Now new poll results released by the National Partnership for Women & Families for Labor Day reveal that a majority of the state's voters look favorably upon the law - and the lawmakers who voted for it:

"[T]he issue of paid sick days brings together a consensus coalition of voters from across the political spectrum," Hart Research concluded [ ]. "An overwhelming share of voters believes that paid sick days laws protect working families and balance the needs of employees and employers. Moreover, the survey results show that paid sick days has significant potential as a mobilizing issue during campaigns and elections, and particularly energizes hard-to-reach constituencies."

Learn more about the poll results in our news release.


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