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An Important First Step for Philly

October 27, 2011

In a significant victory for workers in Philadelphia, the City Council voted 15-2 to pass a provision providing workers at businesses that contract with or receive financial support from the city to the right to earn paid sick days.

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Sara Sloyer, Work/Family and Fairness Program Assistant

Dispatch from Denver: Back to D.C.

October 26, 2011

After 10 days of volunteering with the Campaign for a Healthy Denver, I am headed back to D.C.

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Dispatch from Denver: David v. Goliath

October 25, 2011

We are just one week away from the deadline for Denver voters to turn in their ballots — and vote YES on Initiative 300.

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Dispatch from Denver: Sick Rick Goes Viral

October 24, 2011

Hi, everyone! I’m Katie, a legal fellow at the National Partnership.

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Rachel Lyons, Work and Family Government Affairs Manager

Dispatch from Denver: "Where are We Going to Eat?"

October 20, 2011

One of the first questions I asked when I hit the ground here in Denver was “Where are we going to eat?”

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Sara Sloyer, Work/Family and Fairness Program Assistant

Dispatch from Denver: A Letter from Patricia Schroeder

October 19, 2011

Hi, everyone! I want to share a great letter published in the Denver Post this week.

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Rachel Lyons, Work and Family Government Affairs Manager

Dispatch from Denver: We’re on TV!

October 18, 2011

Hello again! I wanted to send a quick note to let you know that the Campaign for a Healthy Denver is on TV!

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Rachel Lyons, Work and Family Government Affairs Manager

Dispatch from Denver: Eddy and Maria

October 18, 2011

Over the weekend, Sara and I delivered lawn signs to nearly every corner of Denver.

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Sara Sloyer, Work/Family and Fairness Program Assistant

Dispatch from Denver: Phonebanking

October 18, 2011

In a place this picturesque, it is hard to believe that some working families are facing grim challenges every day because they don’t have basic paid sick days.

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Rachel Lyons, Work and Family Government Affairs Manager

Dispatch from Denver: Krista’s Story

October 17, 2011

Hello from the Mile High City! This is Rachel Lyons, work and family government affairs manager at the National Partnership, reporting live from Denver — home of the Broncos, the unsinkable Molly Brown and, hopefully, the fourth citywide paid sick days law.

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Sara Sloyer, Work/Family and Fairness Program Assistant

Dispatch from Denver: “Sick Rick”

October 14, 2011

Hello, PaidSickDays.org! I’m Sara, an intern at the National Partnership for Women & Families and a proud volunteer with the Campaign for a Healthy Denver.

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National Partnership Staff

From the desk of ... National Partnership Staff

Dispatches from Denver

October 13, 2011 | Work and Family > Paid Sick Days

This year, we have achieved significant victories in our work to ensure more working people have the right to earn paid sick days.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Realizing the Full Potential of Health Reform

When it passed, we recognized the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the greatest advance for women's health in a generation.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

On the Right Track: Institute of Medicine's Essential Benefits Report

October 7, 2011 | Health Care | Reproductive Health
America's women and families want and need confidence that when they buy health insurance, it will cover comprehensive benefits that meet their needs. Thanks to health reform, we may soon get that.

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Sarah Crawford, Director of Workplace Fairness

From the desk of ... Sarah Crawford

State Workers Deserve FMLA Protections

September 29, 2011 | Work and Family | Workplace Fairness
This term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Daniel Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals - a case that could erode the right of millions of women and men to work free from discrimination and to take job-protected, unpaid leave for serious medical conditions.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

America's Working Parents Deserve Paid Leave - Take Action Today!

September 26, 2011 | Work and Family
The arrival of a new child should be a time of pure celebration. Sadly, for millions of working parents without paid leave in this country, the joyous occasion can be short-lived.

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Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor

From the desk of ... Judith L. Lichtman

Remembering a Major Step toward Equality in the Courts

September 25, 2011 | Judges and Supreme Court
Thirty years ago today, women and girls in every corner of the country watched with pride as Sandra Day O'Connor raised her right hand, took an oath and became the first woman justice on the Supreme Court.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

It’s Official – Seattle Will Guarantee Paid Sick Days!

September 23, 2011

With the stroke of a pen today, Mayor Mike McGinn secured a groundbreaking victory for the people of Seattle.

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Christine Bechtel, Vice President

From the desk of ... Christine Bechtel, Health IT

In the Works: New Patient Rights

Patients and families may soon have a great opportunity to have more control over - and make improvements in - the health care they receive.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Contagion: Not Just a Movie

September 12, 2011

On the heels of the release of the new blockbuster Contagion — a frightening film about a global flu pandemic — our coalition partner Family Values @ Work has compiled real-life stories about how the flu and other illnesses can spread, particularly when more than 44 million workers in the United States have no paid sick days to use when they become ill or injured.

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