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2011 was a historic year in the effort to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days.
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This year, we have seen incredible momentum in the fight for paid sick days laws.
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When President Obama proclaimed November National Family Caregivers Month this year, he described family caregiving as “heroic work… often done while caregivers balance other commitments to their families, jobs, and communities.”
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A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that various racial and ethnic groups were at greater risk of exposure to H1N1 during the pandemic because they didn’t have access to paid sick days.
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Paid Sick Days and Health: Cost Savings from Reduced Emergency Room Visits finds that, regardless of workers' access to health insurance, there are undeniable connections between the ways in which private sector workers use the health care system and whether they have access to paid sick days.
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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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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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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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