Today, our Legislative Counsel Michael Porcello attended the introduction event for the Healthy Families Act. The legislation, introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), aims to establish a national standard for paid sick days. Currently, at least 43 million private sector workers in this country are unable to earn paid sick days. Without this basic support, workers are forced to choose between their health or their children’s health and a paycheck or even their jobs.
Family Equality Council supports the Healthy Families Act and urges you to take action TODAY! Contact your Members of Congress and tell them no family should have to choose between their work and their health!
Photo Left: Representative Rosa DeLauro & Family Equality Council Legislative Council Michael Porcello (l to r)
Photo Right Center: Staffer for Senator Catherine Pugh, Representative Rosa DeLauro and Senator Catherine Pugh