Thank you, to all of you – 2014 has been an outstanding year. From birth to retirement, EOI has been a leader at the local, state and national levels pushing for policy changes to support working families.
- We’ve seen outrageous success across the country on paid sick days, with a record seven new cities and two states adopting legislation this year, for a grand total of 13 cities and 3 states with paid sick day policies.
- Pay It Forward, EOI’s answer to the untenable costs of higher education, has seen legislation move in seven states as well as in Congress this year, marking a total of 25 states that have heard legislation on this innovative policy solution.
- We hosted six Women’s Economic Security Forums across the state, attended the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, D.C., and participated in Seattle’s first Town Hall on Gender Pay Equity.
EOI has an ambitious agenda to help make 2015 a prosperous year for all families. Some of the policies we will promote include: the passage of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act to ensure women can more effectively advocate for fair pay in the workplace; supporting statewide legislation for a minimum wage increase to $12; and a statewide Paid Sick and Safe Leave bill so no worker will have to choose between taking care of a sick child (or themselves!) and their paycheck. And of course, EOI will continue to champion our Washington Work and Family Agenda.
Please consider donating to the Economic Opportunity Institute this holiday season! Building a movement for broad economic fairness takes each of us – and we can’t do it without you. Thank you for all of your tremendous support in 2014. If you would still like to donate to EOI for the 2014 fiscal year, it’s not too late! Every gift helps to push forward public policies that truly build an economy that works for everyone. Click here to donate.
Our office will be closed for the remainder of the year. We return on Monday, January 5th. We are excited to work with you towards a prosperous economy for all families in the new year.
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