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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) launched #HFAnow: Share Your Story a new tool to hear from workers and business owners in Washington state and across the country on why paid sick days are so important. This effort is the latest in Senator Murray’s fight to get more Senate support for the Healthy Families Act, her legislation that would expand access to paid sick days to millions of workers.

“No worker should have to sacrifice a day’s pay, or their job altogether, just to take care of themselves or their sick child,” said Senator Murray. “I’m looking forward to hearing from workers and business owners in Washington state and across the country on what they think about increasing access to earned paid sick days, and what it would mean for them and their families. I am going to make sure these voices are heard as I work with my colleagues to get the Healthy Families Act passed.”

Last month, 61 Senators, including 15 Republicans, agreed that Congress should allow workers to earn paid sick days when they voted in favor of a nonbinding amendment to the Senate budget resolution. 

Visit the #HFAnow: Share Your Story page here.