Behind the Polls: Why Voters Want Time to Care

Hila Ritter and her husband in Portland, OR, both work-full time. Yet neither job includes any paid leave. So Hila worked while ill during her pregnancy to hold on to her sick days and saved up her vacation days. Still, most of her maternity leave came without pay. For this couple, the joy of aContinue reading “Behind the Polls: Why Voters Want Time to Care”

Vote for an opportunity economy

You got your ballot in the mail. Now what? Vote!  Our votes up and down the ballot will help shape our state and nation for decades into the future. Among the many important issues and candidates, Initiative 1433 and the Sound Transit measure allow us to directly boost economic opportunity and vitality in our communities.Continue reading “Vote for an opportunity economy”

Now Hiring: Communications Manager, Paid Family and Medical Leave Campaign

Communications Manager, Paid Family and Medical Leave Campaign Reports to: Policy Director Location: Seattle, Washington; Olympia, Washington General Description The Economic Opportunity Institute is seeking a temporary communications manager to plan and oversee all aspects of communications for the Washington Work and Family Coalition’s upcoming legislative campaign to pass Paid Family and Medical Leave inContinue reading “Now Hiring: Communications Manager, Paid Family and Medical Leave Campaign”