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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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Getting Back on Track with Family Friendly Policies

Debra L. Ness | October 31, 2011

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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One of the delights of an early November election is volunteering for a campaign on Halloween.
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When I was packing my suitcase for Denver, I made sure to throw in a purple sweater.
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One of the biggest threats to the well-being of our nation's women and families is poverty.
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Hi, all. It’s Helen, work and family policy associate at the National Partnership.
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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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After 10 days of volunteering with the Campaign for a Healthy Denver, I am headed back to D.C.
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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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Hi, everyone! I’m Katie, a legal fellow at the National Partnership.
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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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Hi, everyone! I want to share a great letter published in the Denver Post this week.
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Over the weekend, Sara and I delivered lawn signs to nearly every corner of Denver.
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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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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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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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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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Dispatches from Denver

National Partnership Staff | October 13, 2011

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

Vicki Shabo | September 12, 2011

It is an exciting day for Seattle workers.
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