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EVERYONE NEEDS
PAID SICK DAYS

Whether you need time to take care of a sick child or recover from the flu, paid sick days are important for working families, public health, and Virginia's economy.

WHO WE ARE

Virginians for Paid Sick Days is a coalition of organizations fighting to establish a paid sick day standard that keeps Virginians healthy and keeps our economy running. 

 

Virginians need to be able to stay home when they’re sick - but more than 1.2 million Virginians do not have a paid sick day policy, including a majority of essential workers during the Coronavirus crisis. Paid sick days will allow Virginians to care for their own health needs or those of a family member including going to the doctor and getting tested for Coronavirus. We believe it’s time for Virginia to pass a paid sick days policy that keeps Virginians healthy, saves Virginia money, and keeps our businesses open and safe. 

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Virginia works to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881.

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Virginia is a private, non-profit organization that promotes civil liberties and civil rights for everyone in the Commonwealth through public education, litigation and advocacy with the goal of securing freedom and equality for all.

The American Federation of Teachers Virginia is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities.

Birth in Color RVA is a birth, policy, and advocacy collective focused on providing culturally-centered support to pregnant families and the birth community. They aim to support and educate families of color so that we can help meet their pregnancy and parenthood needs.

Care in Action represents the interests of more than 2.5 million domestic workers across the country.

CASA Virginia is a group of passionate, community-conscious people working to organize, advocate for, and expand opportunities for Latinx, indigenous, immigrant, and low-income people in Virginia.

The Catholic Labor Network is a place for Catholics to come together to exchange information about the Church and social justice and to support working people in their struggles. We promote the cause of workers and Catholic social teaching in our labor unions, parishes and other organizations.

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The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis provides credible, independent and accessible information and analyses of fiscal and economic issues with particular attention to the impacts on low- and moderate-income persons.

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters represents about 42,500 members in DE, DC, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV and 10 NC counties.

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Freedom Virginia envisions a Commonwealth where all Virginia families have the freedom to thrive. We are working to advance common-sense solutions that will ensure all Virginians - not just the well-connected - have access to good-paying jobs, quality and affordable healthcare, and excellent educational opportunities.

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The Legal Aid Justice Center partners with communities and clients to achieve justice by dismantling systems that create and perpetuate poverty. Justice means racial justice, social justice, and economic justice.

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RISE for Youth is a nonpartisan campaign committed to dismantling the youth prison model by promoting the creation of community-based alternatives to youth incarceration.

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SALT (Social Action Linking Together) is a network of persons in Virginia embracing the principle that “The justice of a society can be measured by how the most vulnerable members of that society are faring and being treated.”

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SEIU Virginia 512 is a union of county employees and home care providers fighting for quality jobs and quality public services for all Virginians.

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Small Business Majority is a national small business organization that empowers America's diverse entrepreneurs to build a thriving and inclusive economy. 

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The Virginia AFL-CIO represents over 300,000 union members and their families across the Commonwealth. Virginia AFL-CIO takes action at the local, county, and state level to help make important, progressive, and beneficial legislation that affects all working Virginians.

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Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation is a statewide, Richmond-based nonprofit committed to the eradication of breast cancer through education and advocacy.

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The Virginia Education Association is a union of more than 40,000 teachers and school support professionals working for the betterment of public education in the Commonwealth.

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The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy advocates economic, social, and environmental justice in Virginia’s policies and practices through education, prayer, and action. VICPP is a non-partisan coalition of more than 700 faith communities working for a more just society.

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Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. 

Virginia Poverty Law Center is committed to breaking down systemic barriers that keep low-income Virginians in the cycle of poverty through advocacy, education, and litigation.

Virginia Conference United Methodist Women is the women's ministry of the United Methodist Church.

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Voices for Virginia's Children is the Commonwealth’s only independent, multi-issue child policy and advocacy organization. They are particularly focused on children whose needs are often overlooked, concentrating our efforts on policies in the areas of early childhood, foster care and adoption, health and mental health, and family economic security.

Virginia Main Street Alliance is leveling the playing field so small businesses can be the creators of good jobs in our communities.

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