Innovative states protecting domestic violence survivors using paid “safe days” – Washington can be next!

Kami Reep of Sonoma County, California was let go from work twice last year—not because she wasn’t able to perform her duties as a bookkeeper or because she did her job poorly, but because she needed to take time off when her ex-husband and abuser took two of their three young children from an afterschoolContinue reading “Innovative states protecting domestic violence survivors using paid “safe days” – Washington can be next!”

You Decide: Will Washington be next to pass paid sick leave?

Now YOU get to make the decisions! After all the ads and negativity of this campaign season, now is your chance to vote for healthier families and stronger communities. Make Washington the 6th state to pass paid sick days: YES on Initiative 1433 Initiative 1433 assures every worker in Washington has the opportunity to earnContinue reading “You Decide: Will Washington be next to pass paid sick leave?”

Latina Equal Pay Day: Not a day to celebrate

For the past six years of my life I’ve dedicated my professional life to women’s equity issues. I was an instrumental part of a team that helped develop and eventually pass a paid sick days ordinance in Seattle in 2011. Currently, it’s been all about getting a paid family and medical leave bill passed atContinue reading “Latina Equal Pay Day: Not a day to celebrate”