Family Values @ Work

Family Values @ Work Mourns Passing of Founding Board Member, Martha Baker

Family Values @ Work Mourns Passing of Founding Board Member, Martha Baker

September 18, 2017

Martha Baker was a founding board member of Family Values @ Work and a leader in the fight for paid sick days in NYC and paid leave in the state. She passed away on September 15. Martha will always be in our hearts.

Martha Baker, Still and Always

Martha Baker full of grace,
Her smile danced upon her face.

Martha Baker, full of sass,
She would not let injustice pass.

Martha Baker, full of rage.
She taught us that we must engage.

Martha Baker said, “We can.
No job is only for a man.”

Martha Baker said, “Let’s dare
to demand we all have time to care.”

Martha Baker, full of light.
She knew that love must lead this fight.

Martha Baker, a woman of will.
Her smile and sass are with us still
and always.

by Ellen Bravo

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