Urge your senator to pass paid sick leave—TODAY

04.05.16

Maryland's paid sick leave bill passed 84-54 in the House of Delegates today. Next it moves to the Senate, where we cannot assume it will pass. We need everybody's help: Contact your senator ASAP to pass this bill. For more than 700,000 working Marylanders, it could be the difference between staying employed and housed in times of illness and crisis, and losing their incomes and homes. 

Everyone gets sick, and everyone needs the ability to take time off from work without risking their job or the ability to meet their basic needs. Health Care for the Homeless strongly supports The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (HB580/SB472). And we urge you to, too. 

To become law, the paid sick leave bill must advance to the Senate for a vote, get passed by the Senate by April 11, the final day of Maryland's 2016 legislative session, and be signed into law by the governor. 

Paid sick leave has passed in the House, but it still must pass the Senate. Let's make sure it does. 

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