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Sign the Petition: for universal paid sick time

As a working mom, I know the value of paid sick time. It’s absolutely indispensable. When your child is too sick to go to school, you often have no choice but to stay home with them. It’s not a choice at all -- it’s your obligation as a parent.

Yet, for too many working families living paycheck-to-paycheck, a sudden illness or accident could spell financial disaster. It means lost wages, or even a lost job. It could mean coming up short on your rent payment, and even eviction.

Oregon workers shouldn’t have to choose between paying the bills and staying home when they or their child gets sick. That’s why I introduced legislation to make paid sick time a reality for workers across Oregon.

Sign the petition: tell the Oregon Legislature to make paid sick time a reality for all Oregonians!

Our universal paid sick time proposal is making progress. To make sure that we end up with a policy that benefits as many working Oregonians as possible, your voice is absolutely critical. Add your name right now and tell Salem it’s time to pass paid sick time for all Oregon workers!

Thank you for taking a stand!


Posted on May 28, 2015.

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I am a mother, a business professional, a progressive Democrat, a proud resident of East Portland, and the first Latina elected to the Oregon House of Representatives.

As Multnomah County Commissioner I’ve fought to make sure every member of our community has what they need to succeed. I want to make Multnomah County an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. I'm ready to get to work and I hope you'll join us!

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