Send a Letter to the Editor in support of Paid Leave and Sick Days
Have you heard the good news? Bills that would provide access to paid family and medical leave insurance and the ability to earn paid sick days have been filed in the North Carolina legislature. Your voice can make a difference in moving them forward!
Can you believe that only 12% of workers in NC have access to paid leave through their employers? And 1.6 million NC working people – 38% of our state's workforce – don't have the right to earn even a single paid sick day?
**Help us make some noise that will be heard all the way to the NC General Assembly by writing a Letter to the Editor that urges your state lawmakers to support paid family and medical leave and paid sick days.
Just fill in the form on the right and click "NEXT" to see our sample letter and talking points.**
Here's how to send your letter:
1) Fill in your name and contact information on this page in the form on the right-hand side and click NEXT. Important note: We ask for your phone number because papers require this info with all letters, but your phone will NOT be published or shared!
2) When you get to the next screen, choose a newspaper for your letter—and then click on the Sample, Letter, and Talking Points buttons to write your letter. If you want to use part, or all of that sample letter, just copy and paste the text into the small empty box to the right on that page. It's easy!
3) Click send and watch for your letter to be published!