Letters to POTUS

Job security in a life or death situation

Dear President Obama, I am a working mother and I strongly urge you to support legislation that would give all working parents access to paid sick days. My husband, son and I live in San Francisco (Hunter’s Point). We both

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I had to resign my position of 17 years to help take care of my sister

Dear President Obama, Our lives changed forever when my sister, Joanne, was unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal, late stage gynecologic cancer. We were devastated by the news and needed to make plans for Joanne’s care as her health deteriorated quickly. In

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Students kept from school to assist parents who don’t have paid sick time

Dear President Obama, When I get sick, I don’t even have to think about it. I call in, and my job is waiting for me when I return. Oh sure, I have to cancel appointments and ask others in my

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A healthy employee at one business is a healthy customer at another

Dear Mr. President, My name is Larry Kenny and I, along with my partner, Mik Harris, own Sweet Retreat Boutique – a specialty cupcake shop in Newark, New Jersey. We would like to thank you for the support that you

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Choosing my children’s health care needs over a paycheck

Dear President Obama: On May 12, 2014, I had the pleasure of attending the White House Summit on Working Families Regional Forum in New York City. There, Valerie Jarrett shared a story of a mother who took her child to

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Never got the opportunity to deeply bond with his dad

Dear President Obama, What’s supposed to be one of the happiest moments in a woman’s life can also be one of the scariest. The birth or adoption of a child brings about all kinds of emotions and decisions to be

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I need my income to take care of my children

Dear President Obama, My name is DeLonda, I am a 31 year old mother of 2. For the three months, I’ve been blessed to be able to take care of my mother full time as a home care provider. My

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Luckily, my employer was very kind

Dear President Obama, My name is Shannon and I live in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. When I started my job as a sign language interpreter for the Two Rivers Public School District (TRPSD) I had no idea that I would be

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She struggled through 2 heart attacks

Dear Mr. President: My name is Nancy and I am a member of 9to5 Wisconsin. I would first like to take this time to thank you for your commitment to serve this great nation. And with that service, I would

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I worry now that one of my kids will get sick this winter

Dear President Obama My name is Evelin. I live in Bellevue Washington with my husband and 2 children, and work at a social service agency. I am writing to you to share my family’s story with lack of paid leave

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