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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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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 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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Contagion: Not Just a Movie

Vicki Shabo | 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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Victory in Seattle!

Vicki Shabo | September 12, 2011

It is an exciting day for Seattle workers.
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Paid Sick Days Vital for Grandparents

Vicki Shabo | September 11, 2011

Grandparents provide a critical support system for families — especially in tough times. As caregivers and workers, they are the glue that holds many families together.
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Connecticut Poll: Paid Sick Days are a Voting Issue

Vicki Shabo | September 1, 2011

Connecticut recently became the first state to pass a law offering many workers the right to earn paid sick days.
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A Back to School Call to Action

Vicki Shabo | August 24, 2011

Fall can be a challenging time for any working parent. Summer is over. Kids are headed back to school — and flu season is around the corner.
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Denver, Seattle Make Headlines on Paid Sick Days

Vicki Shabo | August 12, 2011

Advocates throughout the country are keeping up the drumbeat for paid sick days this summer! Already this month, campaigns in Denver and Seattle have made exciting progress.
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The busy 2011 legislative season continues with paid sick days activity and excitement on both coasts and in the nation’s capital.
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It has been an exciting month in the fight for paid sick days!
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Connecticut Makes History

Debra L. Ness | June 4, 2011

Today is a great day for workers in Connecticut, and a day that offers hope to tens of millions of workers throughout the country who cannot now earn paid sick time, no matter how long they hold a job or how solid their work record is.
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Moments ago, the state Senate in Connecticut passed the state’s paid sick days bill, putting an exciting conclusion to debate in the chamber. Connecticut is now poised to become the first state in the nation to establish a paid sick days standard.
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Philadelphia’s workers are hoping the city will soon take a critical step toward changing the way workplaces honor families.
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