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October 19, 2011

CA, IL, MI, NY, PA: Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC)

Restaurant Opportunities Center represents and organizes restaurant workers across the country.  ROC helps restaurant workers address injustice on the job, builds campaigns to encourage restaurant owners to take the ‘high road’ to profitability and engages in research that supports positive policy outcomes for restaurant workers.  ROC also organizes and involves members in direct involvement in advocacy work around policy changes like paid sick days and expansion of paid leave laws.  Paid sick days is a priority for ROC members and they are engaged in various local and statewide campaigns because of this.

NJ: New Jersey Policy Perspective

New Jersey Policy Perspective is a respected, nonpartisan think tank that has been conducting research and analysis of fiscal policy in New Jersey since 1997. NJPP’s focus is on tax and budget policy as well as fiscal policy as it relates to working families. Among the successful efforts to advocate for progressive solutions to fiscal issues was NJPP’s support for an increase in the minimum wage to exceed the federal minimum wage in 2006. NJPP has also been active in working with the NJ Time to Care Coalition in supporting the successful effort to make New Jersey only the second state with a paid family leave law, and NJPP continues to study the effectiveness of the program and to advocate for its expansion. NJPP is also actively involved in the coalition’s work on paid sick days. 


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Americans for Democratic Action of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Bell Policy Center
Center for American Progress
Center for Community Change
Center for Progressive Leadership
Center for Women and Work
Coalition for a Livable Future
Colorado Center on Law and Policy
Colorado Progressive Coalition
Community Action
Community Action Agency of Somerville
Community Coalition for Environmental Justice
Community Legal Aid
Community Shares Milwaukee
Consumers for Affordable Healthcare
Dignity Housing
Donor Collaborative of Wisconsin
Drum Major Institute for Public Policy
Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey
Fairness Alliance
Fairness Initiative on Low-wage Work
Fiscal Policy Institute
Free Speech TV (Media)
FUSE Washington
Got Green
Human Rights Watch
Human Services Coalition of Oregon
Impact NW
King County Democratic Central Committee
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League of Young Voters
Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center
Let Us Rise
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Massachusetts Nurses’ Association
Massachusetts School Nurse Organization
MetroWest Legal Services
Michigan Forward
Mid-Columbia Community Action Council
National Association of Social Workers Colorado Chapter
National Association of Social Workers Maine Chapter
National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter
National Association of Social Workers Oregon Chapter
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Lawyers Guild, Philadelphia Chapter
Neighborhood Legal Services
New Era Colorado
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New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
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NEWSED Development Corporation
One Massachusetts
One Wisconsin Now
Oregon Consumer League
Oregon Hunger Task Force
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Paterson Task Force for Community Action
People’s Emergency Center
Philly for Change
Playground Legends
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Project H.O.M.E
Public Policy Institute
R.B.T. Tours
Reconstruction, Inc
Robin Kniech, Denver City Council Member At-Large
Senator Irene Aguilar, Senate District 32, Denver
Sierra Club of Wisconsin
South Coastal Counties Legal Services
State Representative Beth McCann, House District 8, Denver
State Representative Daniel Kagan, House District 3, Denver
State Representative Jeanne Labuda, House District 1, Denver
State Representative Joe Miklosi, House District 9, Denver
Susan Shepherd, Denver City Council Member, District 1
Sustainable Seattle
Take Back Your Time
Take Care Net
Training for Change
United Nations Association, USA-New Jersey Division
Washington Bus
Washington Fair Trade Coalition
Washington Family Leave Coalition
Wisconsin Apprentice Organizers Project
Wisconsin Voices
WisCosh, Inc.
Witnesses to Hunger
Working Families Party
Working Group for Grassroots Movement



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