October 1, 2015 - #GrassrootsChange Movement Building Twitter Chat on October 14
Over the past five years, a number of cities and states have passed paid (or “earned”) sick days requirements for workers. These victories were hard-won by a passionate and effective grassroots movement.

Join us on October 14th, 2-3pm ET/1-2pm CT/11am-12pm PT for a #GrassrootsChange Twitter Chat about the national Paid Sick Days movement. We will hear directly from three key leaders of the Paid Sick Days movement about how they were able to build their movement and overcome powerful & wealthy opponents. They will share lessons from their movement strategies and the benefits of building an authentic grassroots movement for policy change.

Featured speakers:
Ellen Bravo, Executive Director, Family Values @ Work, @FmlyValuesWork, @Ellen_Bravo

Melissa Josephs, Director of Equal Opportunity Policy, Women Employed, @WomenEmployed, @MelissaJosephs

Vicki Shabo, Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families, @PaidSickDays@NPWF
Join the chat on October 14: #GrassrootsChange, @GCpublichealth
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                            Mark Pertschuk                                                Casey Tran                               
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Grassroots Change supports grassroots public health and safety movements. We’re joined together by a shared belief in the power of grassroots movements and a commitment to improving the lives of all Americans – whether that means access to healthy foods, violence prevention, paid sick days, or reconnecting children with nature. Preemption Watch is a project of Grassroots Change.
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