Our Partners

Across the country, diverse coalitions are coming together to support paid sick leave, family leave insurance, and other policies that value families at work.  Below are partners who have participated in city and state campaigns.

Advocates Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services
Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS) is a statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs. CONNSACS works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy. CONNSACS fought for Connecticut’s paid sick days legislation to help give survivors of sexual assault some economic security at a time when they desperately need it.

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) promotes social change that transforms societal attitudes, practices and policies to prevent and eliminate domestic abuse. We achieve our mission and vision through public policy, advocacy, education and activities that increase the capacity of programs and communities to mobilize to end domestic violence. WCADV provided legal backing and testimonials during the Paid Sick Days Milwaukee successful legal fight and defense of the important component in the legislation: paid safe days for survivors of domestic violence. 

GA: Georgia Commission on Family Violence

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) was created in 1992 by the state legislature to develop a comprehensive state plan for ending family violence. GCFV works with communities and systems across the state to provide leadership in strengthening Georgia’s families by ending family violence. GCFV facilitates a coordinated community response – including judges, advocates, law enforcement, medical professionals, educators, and concerned citizens – to help end family violence.


Coalition Against Domestic Violence Connecticut
Coalition Against Domestic Violence Georgia
Coalition Against Domestic Violence Washington State
Coalition Against Domestic Violence Wisconsin
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services
Georgia Commission on Family Violence
KC Wagner- Institute for Workplace Issues, Cornell University
King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence
Milwaukee Family Peace Center
Sanctuary for Families
Springfield Partners for Community Action
Women Against Abuse
Women Organized Against Rape
Women’s Law Project

Permanent link to our Advocates Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault partners

Business Owners and Employers

ME: Maine Small Business Coalition

The Maine Small Business Coalition represents 2,500 small businesses across the state.  As small business owners, we advocate for policies that promote responsible economic development, environmental stewardship, and investment in community.  Good health and good business go hand-in-hand, so we are proud to support paid sick days in Maine.

MA: Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange imports, roasts and wholesales 6 million pounds of organic, fair trade coffee every year from family farmers and their cooperatives around the world.  We also import and sell tea, chocolate and olive oil on similar terms.  Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.  Equal Exchange supports paid sick days for all Massachusetts workers to help maintain a stable and productive workforce throughout the Commonwealth.


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 OR: Hawthorne Auto Clinic

Jim Houser is the co-owner – along with his wife Liz Dally – of Hawthorne Auto Clinic, an auto repair business in Portland, OR.  As a small business owner for 28 years, Jim knows a truly successful small business requires a focus on gaining and retaining the best staff. To compete with larger companies for the best employees, Jim and Liz invest heavily in educating and training staff, and in providing them with a good benefits program, including paid sick days.  Loyal, productive employees, in this economy, are the foundation of small business sustainability. Average employee tenure is 18 years.

7 Train Cafe
A.R. Stuart & Co. Winery
Addison Oaks Landscaping
AM760 Colorado’s Progressive Talk
Amallegory Inc.
Aztlan Itza
Bayaud Enterprises
Bier One
Blackwell Communications LLC
Blessingway Beads
Blue Sky Wellness Studio
Boulder Psychotherapists Guild, Inc.
Brave New World
Business and Professional Women Maine
Business and Professional Women’s Foundation
Byggmeister Incorporated
C&D Printing Inc.
Central Merchandising
Charles Group Consulting
Colors Restaurant
Columbia City Fitness
Crossfit Broadway
Dean’s Beans
Denver SEO Inc.
DL Cohen Information Services
Equal Exchange
Gate City Moving
Golden Leaf Clinic
Gracie’s LLC
Gravity Sports, Inc (Bicycle Dr and Edgeworks)
Grower’s Organic
Hanna Andersson
Hawthorne Auto Clinic
Heartspace Counseling
Herbs and Arts
Highland Smiles
IKON Public Affairs
Imaginary Landscape
Ineffectuals, LLC
Intracommunities Inc.
Jackson and Goldstine
Jada Management Systems
Johnston Associates
Jonathan Kantrowitz, Queue, Inc.
Kate Emory, Walker Systems Support
Kennedy’s Creative Awards
King & Greisen LLP
Kohl Construction
Korean Small Business Center
Lakeside Bicycles
Lazuli Flux
Lubner Law Office, LLC
Luis Lista, Pond House Cafe
Main Street Alliance
Main Street Alliance of Oregon
Main Street Alliance of Washington
Maine Small Business Coalition
Mainstreet Financial Services
Mamapreneurs, Inc.
Manitas Verdes Homekeeping Services
Mark Petonito, Petonito’s Pastry Shop
Mary’s Jeans
Meet Your Maker
Mercury Cafe
Metro Parent
Meyer Law Office, P.C.
Mi Bella Puebla
Mike Brown and Tessa Marquis, New Standard Institute
Milagros Boutique
Mutiny Now!
New Seasons Markets
Nickel and Reid, LLC
NURSES & Medical Staffing Inc
NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Oglethorpe Presbyterian Preschool
Orange Circle Films
Oxium Copy and Print Center
P&L Printing
Park Hill Project Management
Parkrose Veterinary Clinic
People’s Food Co-op
Preciva Incorporated
Progressive Promotions
Richard Wittschiebe Hand, Architectural Firm
Ripple Creek Business Solutions, Inc
Ron Tatum Horseshoeing
Rose City Mortgage
Scott McDonald, SPHR
Siegel Public Affairs
Sixth Sun Consulting
Small Business Congress
Small Business Majority
Small Businesses United
Sparkling Oregon! LLC
Sprout City Studios
Sunshine School
Superstar Deli
The Divine Cupcake
The Family Center
The Gartrell Group
The Mouse Factory
Tognar Toolworks
Toor Security Consulting
Train Star
Transformative Alliances, LLC
Trilogy Interactive
Twain Photo Shoptics, LLC
U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Unique 3D Digital
US Women’s Chamber of Commerce
USA Latino Chamber of Commerce
Vicki Golab, LAC
Voice for Oregon Innovation and Sustainability
Working Glass Art
Zenana Spas

Permanent link to our Business Owners and Employers partners

Civil Rights Leaders

ME: Maine People’s Alliance

With over 32,000 members, Maine People’s Alliance is the largest community action group in Maine.  We work to advance economic justice for all Mainers, and believe an explicit focus on racial justice to be a key strategy to achieve that goal.  As members of the Working Families Coalition, we are proud to support the passage of paid sick days in Maine.


WI: Campaign Against Violence – The League of Young Voters

The League of Young Voters empowers young people in Milwaukee to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color.  The League was able to make political engagement relevant by meeting young people where they are, working on issues that affect their lives like paid sick days, and providing them with tools, training, and support to become serious catalysts for change in their communities. Young people in Milwaukee gathered signatures and got out the vote for paid sick days in 2008. 


OR: Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) is a community-driven, statewide advocacy and civic engagement group working to address the root causes of inequities that impact our community.  APANO brings together diverse communities to tell their story, build leadership, and work for change.  Their mission is to create an alliance that can mobilize the social, cultural and political strengths of Asian and Pacific Islander communities of Oregon to promote self-sufficiency in order to reach their full potential.


ACLU of Colorado
ACLU of New York
ACLU of Southern California:
ACLU of Wisconsin
African American United Fund
Asian Americans United
California Women’s Law Center
Campaign Against Violence- League of Young Voters
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Chicago Urban League
Disability Policy Consortium
Drum Major Institute for Public Policy
Greater Milwaukee Human Rights Network
Latino & Puerto Rican Affairs Commission
Maine People’s Alliance
National Black Aids Coalition
National Council of La Raza
Phillip Randolph Institute
Quad County Urban League
Rev. Al Sharpton
Rev. Lindsay Curtis, Grace Baptist Church, Norwalk
Rural Organizing Project
Seattle Human Rights Commission
Sisters of the Road
UAW Legal Aid Attorneys
Urban League of Portland
Urban Underground

Permanent link to our Civil Rights Leaders partners

Disability Rights Advocates

GA: The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities is a federally funded, independent state agency that serves as a leading catalyst for systems change for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities. Through public policy initiatives, advocacy programs and community building, GCDD promotes and creates opportunities to enable persons with disabilities to live, work, play and worship as an integral part of society.

NC: MS Society, Eastern North Carolina Chapter

The Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society represents an estimated 5,400 people with MS, their families, care partners, and health care professionals and is committed to expanding knowledge of MS, enhancing access to MS specialty medical care, and empowering people with MS to live as independently as possible.  The Chapter, along with its sister Chapters in NC has played a key role in the NC Families Care Coalition by bringing to bear the connections between workplace policies such as flexible scheduling and paid sick time for care partners and workers living with MS.  As an example of this collaboration, the Eastern NC Chapter recruited one of their members to testify in front of NC’s Joint Select Committee on Work and Family Balance on how essential it’s been to have flexible scheduling while working and living with MS.

WI: Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (WBPDD) was established to advocate on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities, foster welcoming and inclusive communities, and improve the disability service system. The Board’s mission is to help people with developmental disabilities become independent, productive, and included in all facets of community life. Insuring people with disabilities and their families have access to paid time off is important to their success. That’s why WBPDD has been had strong support in the Paid Sick Days Milwaukee Coalition.


Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness
Alliance for Disabled in Action
ALS Association of Oregon and SW Washington
ARC of Albany
ARC of Georgia
Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities
California Association of Caregiver Resource Centers
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Disability Law Center
Disability Rights Center of Maine
Disability Rights Wisconsin
Disabled in Action of Pennsylvania
Equip for Equality
Family Caregivers Alliance/National Center for Caregiving
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
Greater Boston Legal Services
Life Center for Independent Living, Savannah
Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
Monday Morning Project
MS Society-Eastern NC Chapter
People with Disabilities for Social and Economic Justice (AKA The Next Step)
PEPP, Inc. (Parents Educating Parents and Professionals)
Prax(us) (Human trafficking)
Sojourner Family Peace Center
Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

Permanent link to our Disability Rights Advocates partners

Economic Justice Groups

MA: New England United For Justice

New England United for Justice is a non-profit membership-based organization that represents diverse low and moderate income families who want to promote social justice and become more involved in improving their neighborhood, city and state.  Working like a union of community people, our members are able to address small and large issues that families care about that affect the quality of everyday life for the people in our city and state. We are a direct action based organization that uses the power of people and education to influence policy changes that affect low to moderate income neighborhoods. New England United for Justice has made the Paid Sick Days Act a top priority in successive legislative sessions.


CO: Colorado Progressive Coalition: Economic, Racial and Health Justice

Colorado Progressive Coalition is a statewide, member-driven organization that has engaged communities to advance economic and social justice since 1996. Organized around five program areas: Racial Justice & Civil Rights; Health Care for All; Economic Justice; Statewide Base Building; and Civic Engagement; CPC advocates at the local, state, and national levels on issues that affect people of color, low-income neighborhoods, immigrants, the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community, and young people. CPC sits on the Executive Committee of the Campaign for a Healthy Denver.

IL: Action Now

Action Now is a community organization of working families, organized to fight for racial, social and economic justice. Working in neighborhoods of Chicago and its suburbs, Action Now has been a leader in the fight to raise the minimum wage, find revenue to stop budget cutbacks, and joins Women Employed in the fight for paid sick days.

A Better Balance
All Families Deserve a Chance Coalition
Anti-Poverty Network
Arise for Social Justice
Boston Tenant Coalition
Bread & Roses
California Employment Lawyers Association
California Partnership
Carsey Institute
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Center for Law and Social Policy
Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
Center for Working Families
Chicago Jobs Council
Citizen Action of Illinois
Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Citizens for Economic Opportunity
Coalition Against Poverty/Coalition for Social Justice
Colorado Jobs with Justice
Community Service Society
Connecticut Association for Basic Human Needs
Connecticut Association for Human Services
Connecticut Citizen Action Group
Connecticut Working Families
Constructing Hope Pre-Apprenticeship Program
Consumers for Civil Justice
East Parkside Resident Association
Economic Opportunity Institute
Economic Policy Institute
FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities
GEAR (Grassroots Empowerment Alliance of Rome)
Georgia Rural/Urban Summit
Georgia STAND UP
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger
Heartland Alliance
Impact Services Corporation
Innovative Housing, Inc.
Institute for the Advancement of Working Families
Institute for Wisconsin’s Future
JALSA – Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action
Jobs With Justice
Keystone Progress
Keystone Research Center
Leadership Center for the Common Good
Legal Momentum
Legal Services of New Jersey
Maine Association of Interdependent Neighborhoods
Maine Center for Economic Policy
Maine Equal Justice Partners
Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
Massachusetts Committee for Occupational Safety & Health
Media Mobilizing Project
Minority Executive Director’s Coalition of King County
Mothering Justice
National Employment Law Project
National Employment Law Project ( NELP)
National Partnership for Women and Families
Neighborhood Networks
New England United for Justice
New Jersey Citizen Action
New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health
New York Communities for Change
Oregon Center for Public Policy
Organization United for Reform Washington
Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart)
Our Oregon
Parents for Paid Leave
PathWays PA
People’s Alliance for Livability in the Santiam Valley (PALS)
Philadelphia Unemployment Project
Pierce County Human Services Coalition
Puget Sound Sage
Real Change News
Restaurant Opportunities Center – Chicago
Restaurant Opportunities Center – Philadelphia
Restaurant Opportunities Center – United
Restaurant Opportunities Center – Michigan
Richmond County Green Party
Save the Oregon Health Plan
Seattle Human Services Coalition
Statewide Poverty Action Network
Sugar Law
Take Back Your Time
The Campaign for Working Families
Washington CAN
Washington Community Action Network
Women’s Community Revitalization Project

Permanent link to our Economic Justice Groups partners

Educators and Children’s Advocates

GA: Georgia PTA

Georgia PTA represents 300,000 members at the state legislature, state board of education and other education and child-focused organizations; provides support and training for local PTAs through workshops and publications; coordinates special projects to promote the welfare of Georgia’s children and youth, and much more.

IL: Maternal and Child Health Coalition

Since 1988, the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition has been fighting to improve the health of all women, babies, young people and families in Illinois. As an organization, we bridge the gap between policy makers and those affected by their decisions. Through education, we empower people to make healthy choices that strengthen families and communities.

NJ: Statewide Parent Advocacy Network

The Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey (SPAN) is a statewide, parent-led organization that provides information, training, technical assistance, support, and leadership development for parents and advocates with parents to improve services and supports for children and families.  Our motto is Empowered Parents: Educated, Engaged, Effective!  SPAN has been an active member of New Jersey’s Time to Care Coalition since its inception.  SPAN provided advocacy training for parents, including parents of children with special needs, and helped connect trained parents to their legislators during the campaign to pass Family Leave Insurance in New Jersey.  We collected family stories about why family leave insurance was important to all New Jersey families, and shared these stories on our website, in our Action E-Alerts, and with policymakers.  SPAN continues to provide information to families about how to access Family Leave Insurance, and is now supporting the Time to Care Coalition’s efforts around paid sick days.


Action for Children
American Federation of Teachers, Local 1789
Association for Children of New Jersey
Center for Children’s Initiatives
Child Care Services of York County
Children First for Oregon
Children’s Alliance
Childspace CDI
Covenant House
Connecticut Parent Power
Connecticut School Nurses Association
Delaware Valley Associations for the Education of Young Children
Education Not Incarceration – Delaware Valley Chapter
Educators Network for Social Justice
Family Voices
Georgia Afterschool Investment Council
Georgia PTA
Georgia School Age Care Association
Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition
Maine Children’s Alliance
Maine Head Start Directors Association
March of Dimes, Greater Oregon Chapter
Milwaukee Board of School Directors
National Association of Social Workers, Georgia Chapter
National Association of Social Workers, Pennsylvania Chapter
NAYA Family Center
New Jersey Parent to Parent
New York Union Child Care Coalition
ONE VOICE for Child Care
Parent Voices
Public Citizens for Children and Youth
School Social Workers Association of Georgia
Stand for Children
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey
Support Center for Child Advocates
Teacher Action Group Philadelphia
The Center for the Next Generation
The Family Resource Network
UWM Children’s Environmental Health Sciences Core Center
Voices for America’s Children
Voices for Georgia’s Children
Voices for Illinois’ Children
Workplace Issues, ILR School, Cornell University
Youth Services, Inc.

Permanent link to our Educators and Children’s Advocates partners

Faith Leaders

IL: Arise Chicago

Arise Chicago builds partnerships between faith communities and workers to fight workplace injustice through education and organizing and advocating for public policy changes.

ME: Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland

The Catholic diocese comprises of the entire state of Maine. There are approximately 150 worship sites throughout the state and over 187,000 practicing Catholics. The bishop’s office through the auspices of the Office of Public Affairs lobbies on the state and national level on issues on topics impacting upon the common good that resonate with its calling to apply its biblical convictions to contemporary societal structures. Among its overriding priorities are the fair and equitable treatment of the worker and in particular those in low income jobs.

WI: MICAH (Milwaukee Interfaith Congregations Allied for Hope)


Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) is a multi-racial, interfaith organization committed to addressing justice issues that have an impact on the community and on the members of MICAH congregations. MICAH’s goal is to empower people to act together in pursuit of justice, and to organize so that people of many traditions can come together to speak with one voice for justice. MICAH deals with many issues. MICAH has been a constant partner with 9to5 in the Paid Sick Days Coalition, helping with labor in the pulpit and training members to share their paid sick days story.


American Friends Service Committee
Arise Chicago
B’nai Jeshurun
Black Ministers Council on New Jersey
Br. David Kieran Garner, O.S. B., Abbot, St. Dunstan’s Benedictine Abbey
Christ Missionary Crusade Fellowship Church
Church Council of Greater Seattle
Comunidad Liberación/Liberation Community
Conference, The United Methodist Church
Corbin Tobey-Davis, Associate Pastor , Parkview Congregational Church UCC
David Vita, Unitarian Church in Westport, Social Justice Council
Denver Urban Ministries
Ebenezer Temple Pentacostal Church
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Faith in Public Life
First Iconium Baptist Church
Interfaith Alliance of Colorado
Interfaith Children’s Network
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northwest Philadelphia
Interfaith Task Force
Interfaith Worker Justice
Interfaith Worker Justice Committee of Colorado
Islamic Society of Milwaukee
JERICHO, A Voice for Justice
Jewish Labor Committee
Krista Ullestad, M. Ed., Executive Director, Urban Servant Corps
Labor Religion Coalition of New York
Liberty Baptist Church
Lindsey Street Baptist Church
Living Water United Church of Christ
Lutheran Office of Government Ministry in NJ
Lutheran Public Policy Office of Washington
Maine Council of Churches
Massachusetts Interfaith Worker Justice Committee
Metropolitan Organization for People
MICAH (Milwaukee Interfaith Congregations Allied for Hope)
Mount Pisgah A. M. E. Church
National Council of Jewish Women, Illinois State Public Affairs Network
National Council of Jewish Women, Atlanta Chapter
National Council of Jewish Women, Colorado Chapter
Neighborhood Interfaith Movement
New Jersey Regional Coalition
New York Society for Ethical Culture
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Parents Alliance for Catholic Education
Pastor Kenneth G. Berve, Grant Avenue United Methodist Church
Pastor Paul Howard, Montclair United Methodist Church
Pennsylvania Council of Churches
Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, Presbyterian Church USA
Prof. Tink Tinker, Ph.D. (Wazhazhi / Osage Nation), Iliff School of Theology; traditional American Indian spiritual leader, Four Winds American Indian Council
Project IRENE
Protestants for the Common Good
Rabbi Brian Field, Judaism Your Way
Rabbi Evette Lutman, B’nai Havurah, Denver’s Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
Rabbi Joel Schwartzman, Leadership Team, Interfaith Worker Justice Committee of Colorado
Rabbi Michael Feinberg
Rev Bonita Bock, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Rev Jeffrey R Babb, Grace United Methodist Church
Rev. Amy Mendez, Pastor for Church Development and Multiracial Ministries, Presbytery of Denver
Rev. Andrew L. Simpson, Jr., Rocky Mountain District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Denver
Rev. Anne Dunlap, Pastor, Comunidad Liberación/Liberation Community
Rev. Bill Calhoun, Presbyterian minister, honorably retired
Rev. Bill Kirton, United Methodist Minister, Retired
Rev. Dale Morris Lee, University Park United Methodist Church
Rev. Daniel Klawitter, FRESC: Good Jobs/Strong Communities
Rev. Deborah Holder, Minister of Beloved Community Formation, Mountain Desert District of the Unitarian
Rev. Diana J. Flahive, Interfaith Minister, Community Minister for Capitol Hill United Ministries
Rev. Dr. Betty Bradford, Highlands United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Cathie Kelsey, Iliff School of Theology
Rev. Dr. Dana Wilbanks, Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics, Iliff School of Theology, Denver
Rev. Dr. James E. Fouther, Jr., Pastor, The United Church (UMC, UCC, PCUSA) of Montbello
Rev. Dr. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, Minister for Christian Faith Formation Research, United Church of Christ
Rev. Dr. Michael Dent, Senior Pastor, Trinity United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies, Iliff School of Theology,
Rev. Eric Strader, Crosspoints UMC Parish
Rev. Gregory Young, Christ Church United Methodist
Rev. Inga Oyen Longbrake, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
Rev. James R. Laurie, Presbyterian minister, honorably retired
Rev. Jessica Rooks, Pastor, Cameron United Methodist Church
Rev. Josh Pawelek, Greater Hartford Interfaith Coalition for Justice and Equality
Rev. Julie Todd, United Methodist, Iliff School of Theology
Rev. Kerry Greenhill, Associate Pastor, Highlands United Methodist Church
Rev. Linda C. Marshall, Minister of Nurture, Trinity United Methodist Church
Rev. Margaret Payne, New England Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Rev. Mariah Hayden, Warren United Methodist Church
Rev. Mark Meeks, Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church
Rev. Mary Ann Dimand, Church and Society Network Advocating for Peace with Justice, Rocky Mountain
Rev. Miriam H. Slejko, Minister of Discipleship, Trinity United Methodist Church
Rev. Nadia Boltz-Weber, Pastor, House For All Sinners and Saints
Rev. Nancy Bowen, District Executive , Mountain Desert District of Unitarian Universalist Congregations
Rev. Nancy Rosas, Washington Park United Church of Christ, El Centro Humanitario para los Trabajadores
Rev. Paul Carlson, Pastor, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Rev. Paul Kottke, Senior Pastor, University Park United Methodist Church
Rev. Ryan Canaday, Associate Pastor University Park United Methodist Church,
Rev. Tan Nguyen, Senior Pastor, Brentwood United Methodist Church
Rev. Todd Everhart, Elder, Rocky Mountain Conf. of the United Methodist Church
Rev. Linda Gertenbach, Peace with Justice Facilitator, Rocky Mountain Conference of The United Methodist Church
Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Student Social Action Committee, Iliff School of Theology
Superintendent Rev. Patrick. L. Demmer Jr., Graham Memorial Church of God in Christ
Take Back Your Time/Massachusetts Council of Churches
The Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Maly, St. Paul Church (ELCA)
The Rev. Rebecca Jones, Jubilee Officer, Episcopal Diocese of Colorado; deacon at the St. Francis Center, Denver
The Workmen’s Circle/Arbiters Ring – NJ Region
Tikkun Ha-ir
Universalist Association
University of Denver
UU Mass Action Network
Washington Association of Churches

Permanent link to our Faith Leaders partners

Immigrant’s Rights Groups

CO: Mi Familia Vota

Mi Familia Vota envisions a future in which the electorate is energized and empowered, and reflective of the growing diversity in the United States. We work with community based, educational, religious, labor, and other organizations that seek to build civically cognizant and active neighborhoods. As a Ya es Hora national partner, Mi Familia Vota is dynamically involved in increasing citizenship, census and Get Out the Vote efforts through the ¡Cuidadania!, ¡Hagase Contar!, and ¡Ve Y Vota! campaigns. Currently, Mi Familia Vota has offices in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and Texas. The Colorado office has been very active in the Campaign for a Healthy Denver.


 WI: Voces De La Frontera

Voces de la Frontera is Wisconsin’s leading immigrant rights group – a grassroots organization that believes power comes from below and that people can overcome injustice to build a better world. Their campaigns on civil rights and social justice issues have mobilized thousands to take collective action and become leaders in the community. Voces played a key role in the 2008 campaign victory for Paid Sick Days in Milwaukee and continues to make invaluable connections with immigrant workers and the need for labor standards for all. 

NY: Make the Road New York

Make the Road New York catalyzes change for low-income New Yorkers by using a multi-faceted approach to promoting justice by expanding civil rights and civic engagement, promoting health for all New Yorkers, improving housing and fostering environmental justice, winning justice in the workplace and promoting access, excellence and opportunity in education. They have been a leader in the movement for paid sick days in NYC.

Action NOW
Alliance for Immigration Reform AIR-Michigan
Asian Counseling & Referral Service
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon
Asian Task Force
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Casa Latina
Chinese Progressive Association
City Life/Vida Urbana
Coloradans for Immigrant Rights, a project of the American Friends Service Committee
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
Core El Centro
Domestic Workers United
El Centro de la Raza
El Centro Humanitario
Hispanic Federation, Inc.
La Fuente- NY and LI Civic Participation Projects- (NYCPP & LICPP)
Latino Political Action Committee of Washington
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
Make the Road NY
Mi Familia Vota
New World Association
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Advisory Board
Unidad Latina en Accion
Voces De La Frontera

Permanent link to our Immigrant’s Rights Groups partners



With more than 4,000 Connecticut members, SEIU 32BJ is the largest property services workers in the state. 32BJ played an instrumental role in advocating for families needing paid sick days in the legislative fight in Connecticut.

CO, MI, PA, WI: Working America

Working America is the fastest-growing organization in the country for working people who don’t have the benefit of a union on the job. We mobilize our members 365 days a year to fight for good jobs and a just economy.  Two out of three people we talk to at the doors join Working America. We currently have more than three million members. Our organizers reach out to thousands of people every night at their homes to talk about economic issues they care about and ways to take action. Working America sits on the Executive Committee of the Campaign for a Healthy Denver.


UFCW 21 is the largest private-sector union in Washington, representing over 35,000 workers in grocery stores, retail, health care, and other industry jobs.  UFCW works at a grassroots level, empowering its members to improve working conditions for all workers in Washington.  Fighting for working families, UFCW has been an active partner in the movement to bring paid sick days to Seattle.


1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
A. Phillip Randolph Institute
A. Phillip Randolph Institute – Denver Chapter
AFL-CIO – Georgia
AFL-CIO – Illinois
AFL-CIO – Maine
AFL-CIO – Massachusetts
AFL-CIO – New Jersey
AFL-CIO – Oregon
AFL-CIO – Pennsylvania
AFL-CIO – Philadelphia Council
AFL-CIO – Washington State Labor Council
AFL-CIO – Wisconsin
AFSCME – Oregon
AFSCME Council 1
AFSCME Council 31
AFSCME Council 4
AFSCME Council 47
AFSCME Council 48 Milwaukee District
AFSCME Council 93
AFSCME Council 93 Maine
AFSME Council 48
AFT – Boston
AFT – Connecticut
AFT – Council of New Jersey State College Locals
AFT – Local 2026
AFT – Local 212
AFT – Local 212
AFT – MGAA 2169
AFT – New Jersey
AFT – Newark Teachers Union
AFT – Oregon
AFT – Union of Rutgers Administrators
Amalgamated Transit Union
Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587
American Teachers’ Union Local 998
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
Atlanta Teachers’ Union
Atlanta/North Georgia Labor Council
Bergen Trades and Labor Council
BLET Local Division 57
Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association
California Federation of Teachers
Camden County #10
Central Oregon Jobs with Justice
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Coalition of Labor Union Women – Atlanta
Colorado Young Worker Project
Connecticut Employees Union Independent
CSEA SEIU Local 2001
CWA – District 9
CWA – Local 1032
CWA – Local 1037
CWA – Local 1058
CWA – Local 1298
CWA – Local 16
CWA – Local 17083
CWA – Local 3204
CWA – Local 37074
CWA – Local 7777
CWA – Local 7901
Denver Area Labor Federation
Denver Classroom Teachers Association
District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund
Eastern Oregon Labor Council
Eugene Springfield Solidarity Network / Jobs with Justice
Federation of College Clerical and Technical Personnel – Local 1708
Food and Medicine
Georgia Association of Educators
Greater Boston Labor Council
Greater New Haven Central Labor Council
Greater Southeastern Massachsetts Central Labor Council
Hampshire Franklin Central Labor Council
Health Professionals and Allied Employees
Health Professionals and Allied Employees, Local 5106 Temple/Episcopal
IBEW Local 21
IFPTE Local 194
IFPTE Local 195
Illinois Federation of Teachers
ILWU – Local 26
ILWU – Oregon Area District Council
International Alliance Of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 15
International Association of Machinists, Local 47
International Union of Operating Engineers Local, 286
Jobs with Justice
Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
Labor Project for Working Families
Laborers’ International Union of North America
Maine Education Association
Maine State Employees Association / SEIU
Maine State Nurses Association
Marine Engineers Beneficial Association
Martin Luther King County Labor Council
Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council
Mid Willamette Valley Jobs with Justice
Milwaukee County Labor Council
Milwaukee Teachers Education Association
National Association for Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter
National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 82
“National Nurses
Organizing Committee”
National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME, District 1199J
New Jersey Education Association
New Jersey State Industrial Union Council
New York City Central Labor Council
New York Union Childcare Coalition
Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, Local 1794
North Shore Labor Council
OPCMIA-Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 577
OPEIU Local 8
Orange County Labor Federation
Oregon Nurses Association
Oregon School Employees Association
Organization of Dekalb Educators
Painters & Allied Trades District Council No. 7
Painters District Council 35
Philadelphia Jewish Labor Council
Philadelphia Security Officers Union
Philadelphia Student Union
Pioneer Valley Central Labor Council
Plymouth Bristol Central Labor Council
Portland Jobs with Justice
Public Service Employees Local 1239
Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters
Seattle Fire Fighters Union, IAFF Local 27
SEIU – Healthcare Illinois and Indiana
SEIU – Healthcare Pennsylvania
SEIU – Healthcare Wisconsin
SEIU – Illinois Council
SEIU – Local 1
SEIU – Local 1021
SEIU – Local 105
SEIU – Local 1199
SEIU – Local 1199 New Jersey
SEIU – Local 121RN
SEIU – Local 49
SEIU – Local 503
SEIU – Local 509
SEIU – Local 6
SEIU – Local 615
SEIU – Local 775
SEIU – Local 888
SEIU – Massachusetts State Council
South Central Federation of Labor
Southern Maine Labor Council
Southern Oregon Central Labor Council
Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice
Taxi Workers Alliance for Pennsylvania
Teamsters Joint Council No. 28
Teamsters Local 117
Teamsters Local 122
TWU Local 234
UAW (United Auto Workers)
UAW Local 1596
UAW Local 2320
UAW Local 2322
UAW Local 2865
UAW Massachusetts CAP Council
UAW Region 9
UAW Region 9A
UE Western Region
UFCW – Local 1358, HealthCare Division
UFCW – Local 1360
UFCW – Local 141
UFCW – Local 1445
UFCW – Local 1500
UFCW – Local 1776
UFCW – Local 1996
UFCW – Local 21
UFCW – Local 371
UFCW – Local 5
UFCW – Local 770
UFCW – Local 791
UFCW – Local 881
Union Leadership Academy
Unite Here
Unite Here – Connecticut
Unite Here – Joint Board
Unite Here – Local 1
Unite Here – Local 450
Unite Here – Local 54
Unite Here – Local 8
Unite Here – Local 96
United Steel Workers 10-1
United Steelworkers International Union
United Steelworkers Local 4-149
Washington State Labor Council
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Care Professionals
Workers United Local 122
Workers United Union
Working America

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LGBT Advocates

MA:  MassEquality

MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We do this by partnering across issues, identities and communities to build a broad, inclusive and politically powerful movement that changes hearts and minds and achieves policy and electoral victories .  MassEquality has made the Earned Sick Days Act a top legislative priority. http://www.massequality.org/


NY: The Gay Men’s Health Crisis

The Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, they understand the reality of HIV/ AIDs and empower a healthy life for all. GMHC’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected. GMHC has been a vocal supporter of the desperate need for paid sick days for all New Yorkers, particularly those combating HIV/AIDS. 

PA: Philadelphia Family Pride

Philadelphia Family Pride is a non-profit, volunteer run, membership organization for LGBT parents, prospective parents and their children in the greater Philadelphia region. They serve over 200 families by creating community through family centered events, educational events, and advocacy work.  Their diverse membership includes families created through adoption, surrogacy, donor insemination, fostering and heterosexual relationships. They also support those considering parenthood.


Ana Oliveira-New York Women’s Foundation
Basic Rights Oregon
C. Virginia Fields- National Black Leadership Committee on AIDS
Daniel Hayes, Transitioning and Loving Life
El Comité
Equal Rights Advocates
Equality Maine
Equality Michigan
Equality Wisconsin
Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center
Marjorie Hill- Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Mazzoni Center
One Colorado Education Fund
Philadelphia Family Pride
Philadelphia FIGHT
Pride at Work – CA
Pride At Work, Martin Luther King County Chapter
Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Commission

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Public Health

CT: National Physicians Alliance

The National Physicians Alliance creates research and education programs that promote active engagement of physicians with their communities to achieve high quality, affordable health care for all.  The NPA offers a professional home to physicians across medical specialties who share a commitment to professional integrity, health justice and advocacy. Fighting for equal access to health care, NPA supported Connecticut’s paid sick days legislation to give worker’s the time to care for their health and the health of their families.

MI: Universal Health Care Access Network


Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MichUHCAN) is a state-wide network that promotes comprehensive health care for all and improved health outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health through education, strategy development and advocacy. MichUCHAN was on the frontline of the healthcare reform conversation in Michigan and continues to be THE trusted voice in the healthcare access and availability conversation.

 MA: Boston Public Health Commission

Our mission is to protect, promote, and preserve the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable.  We strive to fulfill our mission through a wide range of health initiatives that target preventable disease and injury. Through the years, public health has made great strides when it comes to infant mortality, childhood immunization, cancer, heart disease, and tuberculosis, to name a few.  Paid Sick Days are a basic right that should be provided to all workers.


Action AIDS
Adler School of Professional Psychology
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
AIDS Survival Project
Alzheimers’ Association, Georgia
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics, Connecticut Chapter
American Academy of Pediatrics, WA State Chapter
Autism Society of Colorado
Bebashi: Transition to Hope
Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin
Boston Public Health Commission
Breastfeeding Task Force of Greater Los Angeles
Bruce Gould, Connecticut State Medical Society
Caregivers of New Jersey
Cedar River Clinics
Chicago Women’s AIDS Project
Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance
Colorado Public Health Association
Colorado School Nurses Association
Community Health Center Association of Connecticut
Docs for Tots New York
Easter Seals of Southwest Georgia
Family Planning Association of Maine
Family Practice & Counseling Network
Food and Water Watch
Georgia Association of School Nurses
Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention/GCAPP
Greater Illinois Chapter
Harm Reduction Action Center
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group
Health Care for All Philadelphia
Health Federation of Philadelphia
Health Students Taking Action Together
Healthcare NOW
Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies of Georgia
Hispanic Health Council
Howard Minkoff, MD, Distinguished Professor Ob/Gyn SUNY Downstate, Chair Ob/Gyn Maimonides Medical Center
Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
Illinois Nurses Association
Illinois Public Health Association
Interim House
International Community Health Services
“Karen Nelson, MD, MPH, CEO/Medical Director, UNITE HERE Health Center

Latina Health Coalition
Linda Creed Cancer Center
Louis Z. Cooper, MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Columbia University
Mabel Wadsworth Health Center
Maine Public Health Association
Marianne C. Fahs, PhD, MPH, Professor of Urban Public Health
Mary Pappas, RN, School Nurse at St Francis Preparatory School who identified first cases of H1N1 flu in NYC schools
Maxine Golub, MPH, Senior Vice President, Institute for Family Health
Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network
National Association of Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer, Savannah Coalition
National Association of Mothers’ Centers
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Georgia Chapter
National Association of Social Workers
National Center on Caregiving, Family Caregiver Alliance
National Family Caregivers Association
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
National Nursing Centers Consortium
Neil Calman, MD, President and CEO, Institute for Family Health, New York, NY
Nicholas Freudenberg, Dr PH, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Director of CUNY Doctor of Public Health Program, Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY
Oregon Public Health Association
Pennsylvania AIDS Law Project
Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Partners
Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility
Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc, Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chairman, Department of Community & Preventive Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Children’s Environmental Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
Planned Parenthood of Georgia
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Professional Nursing Alliance
Public Health Association of New York City
Public Health Nurses Association of Colorado
Rose Dobrof, DSW, Co-Director and Research Director, Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging & Longevity, Hunter College, City University of New York
Shawn Lang, Connecticut AIDS Resource Center
St. John’s Well Child and Family Center
Steve Smith, National Physician’s Alliance
Steven Markowitz, MD, Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College, City University of New York
The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter
Victor W. Sidel, MD., Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Wendy Chavkin, MD, MPH, Professor of Public Health and Obstetrics-Gynecology, Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University

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Senior Advocates

CA: The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center (LACRC)

The Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center serves family caregivers of brain impaired or frail, older adults in LA County. LACRC is a nonprofit organization under the umbrella of Partners in Care Foundation and part of a statewide system of 11 Caregiver Resource Centers that serve the state of California.  The issues of paid sick days and paid family leave are very important to family caregivers as 1 in 6 workers are also caregivers.  The LACRC brings expertise and a diverse constituency to statewide campaign for paid sick days and expanded family leave rights.

NC: AARP North Carolina

AARP’s North Carolina state office exists to advance the mission and priorities of AARP, a national non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that helps people age 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole.  With more than 1 million members in the state and a deep interest in the state of caregivers, AARP North Carolina has been a core partner in the NC Families Care Campaign, including testifying at the NC General Assembly and co-organizing Town Halls on paid sick days.

WA: Puget Sound Alliance for Retired Americans

Older but bolder PSARA members actively engage in campaigns for justice and dignity for all generations. PSARA supported establishing a state Family and Medical Leave Insurance program and was among the first members of the Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce. PSARA members attended every rally and public hearing, and responded to every request to contact Seattle City Council members, becoming a key contributor to the Seattle paid sick days victory.


AARP Illinois
Advocacy Coalition of Seniors and People with Disabilities
Alliance for Retired Americans Georgia
Alliance for Retired Americans Oregon
Alliance for Retired Americans Puget Sound
Alliance for Retired Americans Wisconsin
Alzheimer’s Association
American Association for Retired Persons, CT Chapter
Association of Retired Americans
Caring Across Generations
Coalition of Advocates for Georgia’s Elderly
Colorado Alliance for Retired Americans
Direct Care Alliance
DuPage Older Women’s League
Eastern Mass OWL:  The Voice for Midlife and Older Women
Elders in Action Commission
Georgia Council on Aging
Governor’s Commission on Senior Services
Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans
Institute for Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly
Legal Services for the Elderly
Maine Council of Senior Citizens
Massachusetts Senior Action
National Hispanic Council on Aging
New York Citizens Committee for Aging
Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens
Save Oregon Seniors
SeniorLAW Center
United Seniors for Oregon

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Women’s Groups

NC: North Carolina MomsRising

North Carolina MomsRising is the first state chapter of MomsRising.org, working to bring together millions of people who want a more family-friendly America. Beginning in 2007, local members began connecting and organizing around MomsRising’s national policy priorities. The local energy soon translated to the launch of a chapter that’s been instrumental in advancing a number of MomsRising’s priorities within North Carolina.  With over 22,000 members in all 100 counties of the state, North Carolina MomsRising has launched thousands of emails, co-hosted trainings, and spearheaded many a press conference for the NC Families Care Campaign.

WA: Legal Voice 

Legal Voice secures and protects women’s legal rights. The organization makes substantive, lasting changes to improve the lives of women through legislation, self-help resources and litigation. Legal Voice has been a key partner in the Washington Family Leave Coalition and the Seattle paid sick days campaign, helping to draft legislation and analyze the potential impacts of policy proposals on women’s lives.

NY: The Women of Color Policy Network

The Women of Color Policy Network conducts research and collects data on policies impacting women of color in the areas of employment, poverty, welfare, incarceration and health. They use their data to educate community-based groups to hold policy-makers more accountable as well as work with policy-makers to provide them with data to improve their decision-making. They have made passage of the Paid Sick Time bill a top priority and have hosted a policy forum on “Quality Jobs in A New Economy: Paid Sick Leave in Communities of Color”.


9to5 Atlanta
9to5 Colorado
9to5 Milwaukee
9to5 National Association of Working Women
AAUW, Georgia Chapter
Adelante Mujeres
American Association of University Women of Denver
American Association of University Women of Maine
American Association of University Women of New York
American Association of University Women of Oregon
American Association of University Women of Washington State
Boston Women’s Commission
Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon
Brooklyn Young Mothers Collective
California Commission on the Status of Women
Chicago Foundation for Women
Chicago Women in Trades
Coalition of 100 Black Women
Coalition of Labor Women
COLOR – Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights
Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund
CWEE – Center for Work Education and Employment
Denver Women’s Commission
EMERGE/Women Leaders for a Democratic Future
Family Planning Council
Georgia Women for a Change
Girls, Inc.
Illinois NOW
League of Women Voters
League of Women Voters of Georgia
League of Women Voters of Oregon
League of Women Voters of Washington State
Legal Voice
Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community
Maine Women’s Lobby
Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association
Maternity Care Coalition
Mothers and More – New Jersey
Moxie Women
Ms. Foundation for Women
Nancy Kolben Center for Children’s Initiatives
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado
NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut
National Asian Pacific American Woman’s Forum, Seattle Chapter
National Association of Commissions for Women
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of Jewish Women – Greater Philadelphia Section
National Council of Negro Women
National Council of Women’s Organizations
National Counsel of Jewish Women- Oregon Section
National Dominican Women’s Caucus
National Organiation for Women Chicago
National Organization for Women
National Organization for Women Massachsetts
National Organization for Women of Alice Paul
National Organization for Women of Connecticut
National Organization for Women of New Jersey
National Organization for Women of New Jersey – Essex County Chapter
National Organization for Women of New Jersey – Morris County Chapter
National Organization for Women of New Jersey – Northern New Jersey Chapter
National Organization for Women of New York City
National Organization for Women of North/Northwest Suburban
National Organization for Women of Pennsylvania
National Organization for Women of Philadelphia
National Organization for Women of Washington
National Partnership for Women and Families
National Women’s Law Center
National Women’s Political Caucus, State Chapter
New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition
New Jersey Chapter of AAUW
New Jersey League of Women Voters
Nursing Mothers Counsel of Oregon
Older Women’s League (OWL)
Our Bodies, Ourselves
Permanent Commission on the Status of Women
Planned Parenthood of New York City
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Planned Parenthood of Washington
Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington
Project WISE
Puget Sound Chapter, Coalition of Labor Union Women
Radical Women – Seattle Chapter
Seattle Women’s Commission
Somerville Commission on the Status of Women
The White House Project
Trinity College Women & Gender Resource Action Center
UWM Center for Women’s Studies
Vienna, GA Women’s Club
Wider Opportunities for Women
Winnie Stachelberg Center for American Progress
Women Employed
Women of Color Policy Network
Women Vote PA
Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND), Georgia Chapter
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
Women’s City Club of New York
Women’s Collaborative for Colorado
Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
Women’s Lobby of Colorado
Young Women’s Leadership Program
Younger Women’s Task Force Chicago Chapter
Younger Women’s Task Force, Metro Atlanta Chapter
YWCA Alton
YWCA Aurora
YWCA Canton
YWCA Decatur
YWCA Elgin
YWCA Evanston/North Shore
YWCA Greater Milwaukee
YWCA Kankakee
YWCA Lake County
YWCA McLean County
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
YWCA Pekin
YWCA Peoria
YWCA Quincy
YWCA Rockford
YWCA Sauk Valley
YWCA Springfield
YWCA University of Illinois

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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. 


A Better Balance
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
Klamath & Lake Community Action
League of Young Voters
Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center
Let Us Rise
Maine Fair Trade Campaign
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
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
New Jersey Policy Perspective
New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
New Jersey Work Environment Council
New Jersey Working Families Alliance
NEWSED Development Corporation
One Massachusetts
One Wisconsin Now
Oregon Consumer League
Oregon Hunger Task Force
Oregon Law Center
Oregon Working Families Party
Paterson Task Force for Community Action
People’s Emergency Center
Philly for Change
Playground Legends
Progressive States Network
ProgressNow Colorado
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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