VICTORY: Paid Sick Time Act brought to New York City Council

Paid sick days reduce health care costs, reduce the spread of contagion, protect people’s jobs and financial security and boost businesses’ productivity. The NYC Paid Sick Time Act would guarantee that all workers in New York City could earn up to five paid sick days per year and would also allow all workers to use these days when a child is ill. The bill had the support of 83 percent of New Yorkers and a veto-proof majority of votes in the City Council, but Speaker Christine Quinn had yet to sign on and allow the bill to be brought before the New York City Council for a vote.

Thanks to activism that included 1,300 CREDO signatures, the New York City Paid Sick Time Act was brought to a vote and ultimately passed.

VICTORY: Sen. Fischer votes for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act

Support VAWA written over image of the Capital

Victims of domestic violence have been without help since the last VAWA expired in 2011, all because of Congress’s political games. Since VAWA was first passed in 1994, domestic violence incidents have dropped by 60 percent, but the rates are still dangerously high. One in four women experiences domestic violence. 

After 1,100 petition signatures and more grassroots activism, Sen. Fischer voted for VAWA’s reauthorization.