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Everybody’s Got the Right to Live, continued...

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by Julian Medrano

Another critical pillar in improving lives and creating a just economy is ensuring that working people have access to paid sick days and paid family leave. The passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was a powerful step forward and provided millions with the right to take time to nurture their newborns, care for their loved ones, and care for their own health without fear of losing their jobs. But it has been 25 years since it was passed...

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Everybody's Got the Right to Live: Poor People's Campaign Week 5

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by Julian Medrano

Across the country, people of faith and goodwill kicked off week five of the Poor People’s Campaign to draw attention to systemic poverty, jobs, income & housing. We join them in asserting: Everybody’s got the right to live!

This week’s focus on living wages, good jobs, and the fight to protect the inherent rights and dignity of working families gets to the very heart of IWJ’s mission...

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