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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

Despite Hard-Fought Campaign, Disappointing News from Denver

November 2, 2011

Despite months of passionate and dedicated work by the Campaign for Healthy Denver and its allies in support of a citywide paid sick days standard, Initiative 300 did not pass.

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New Poll: Young People Need Paid Sick Days Too

November 2, 2011

Demos and Young Invincibles released a timely new report today on the barriers to economic success facing young adults in the United States.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Getting Back on Track with Family Friendly Policies

October 31, 2011 | Work and Family > Paid Sick Days

As National Work and Family Month drew to a close this time last year, working families were hopeful that the upcoming election would mean that the economy would turn around, families would regain control of their finances and economic security, and the country would finally get back on track after a crippling recession.

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Helen Luryi, Work and Family Policy Associate

Dispatch from Denver: A Haunting Thought

October 31, 2011

One of the delights of an early November election is volunteering for a campaign on Halloween.

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Helen Luryi, Work and Family Policy Associate

Dispatch from Denver: Purple Thursday

October 29, 2011

When I was packing my suitcase for Denver, I made sure to throw in a purple sweater.

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Vicki Shabo, Vice President

From the desk of ... Vicki Shabo

Workplace Support a Critical Step Toward Eliminating Poverty

October 28, 2011 | Work and Family

One of the biggest threats to the well-being of our nation's women and families is poverty.

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From the desk of ... Debra L. Ness

Welcome Progress, But the Final Verdict on ACOs Is Yet to Come

October 28, 2011 | Health Care
Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may have done what once seemed impossible. Its final rule on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) seems to have put an end to the rancor and bitter debate on this particular issue, shaping a framework that just about all parties can accept.

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Helen Luryi, Work and Family Policy Associate

Dispatch from Denver: Winter Wonderland

October 27, 2011

Hi, all. It’s Helen, work and family policy associate at the National Partnership.

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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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