Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Contact Your Elected Officials in Harrisburg and Remind Them "Paid Sick Days are Important"!

HB1796, a bill that would help survivors of domestic violence, is currently being used as a vehicle to preempt local governments from passing any type of paid leave policies such as paid family leave and paid sick days.

The bill is currently in the State Senate now contains language that would not permit local governments the opportunity to adopt ordinances allowing those same survivors to access much needed time to meet with authorities or care for themselves or their family members.

It is important that our elected officials know if you support survivors of domestic violence and HB1796, but only if language not allowing local government to allow paid leave policies is removed.

Issues as important as these, which have majority local support is most counties in Pennsylvania deserve to have the opportunity to be discussed with local officials who are responsible for their communities.

To find out who your legislator is, and to contact them, please click here!

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