When you work hard in Maine, you should be able to care for yourself and your family when illness strikes. But nearly one out of every two full-time workers in Maine is denied even one single paid sick day. That number rises for the working poor. In fact, 3 out of 4 low-wage working families don\'t have coverage. If we believe in family values, it\'s time to value families.
Next year, Maine lawmakers will consider \"An Act to Care for Working Families.\" This legislation will guarantee a minimum number of paid sick days to use for yourself, or an ill child, parent, or spouse.
By signing this petition you will be adding your voice to a growing list of paid sick day supporters. Your name will be delivered to your legislator to ensure that they know their constituents support working families.
I support working families.
The Maine Women\'s Lobby, a membership organization, was formed in 1978 when a group of Maine delegates to the National Women\'s Conference met to discuss activities the delegation might undertake to promote the well-being of Maine women. After the defeat of their domestic violence bill in the Maine Legislature, due in large part to the lack of representation of Maine women as an \"interest group,\" they formed a not-for-profit corporation to bring the perspective of women to public policy in the state of Maine. Today, our goal is to ensure that women and girls in Maine can lead healthy and productive lives free from violence and discrimination. Education, public policy development, and advocacy around the core issues of economic security, health care and reproductive rights, civil rights, and freedom from violence have positioned the Maine Women\'s Lobby as the leader on some of the most important issues of our time. For more information about the Maine Women\'s Lobby go to www.mainewomen.org
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http://www.mainewomen.org to find more information about the Maine Women\'s Lobby and \"An Act to Care for Working Families.\" http://paidsickdays.org/ to find out more information about paid sick day campaigns throughout the country.
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