Annapolis – Following the Maryland Senate’s passage of the Healthy Working Families Act through 2nd reader, the Working Matters Coalition for Earned Sick Days released the following statement:
“The Healthy Working Families Act cleared a critical hurdle today and now heads to the Senate floor for a final vote. We thank our sponsor Chairman Mac Middleton and our co-sponsors in the Senate, who are championing this effort to put a stop to the impossible choices Maryland families are forced to make every day.
“It is clear that Maryland can no longer afford the status quo. This year, hundreds of thousands of Maryland parents will be forced to choose between staying home to care for their sick child or sending them to school with a fever – all because they couldn’t afford to take a day off.
“We are now closer than ever to making earned paid sick days a reality for hundreds of thousands of Maryland families. We urge every member of the Maryland Senate to do the right thing and vote yes on SB230, which is supported by 80% of Marylanders — Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike.”
For press inquiries, questions or more information, contact Liz Richards, 302-290-3939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Matters is a coalition of 160 organizations committed to advancing the Maryland campaign for earned sick days. Members include business owners, faith communities, labor unions, and public health organizations, as well as advocates for women, minorities, children, seniors, and low-wage workers.