January 11, 2016

In December 2014, we posted “New Messaging Toolkit Helps Advocates Counter Preemption,” introducing the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF)’s research to help advocates counter state preemption by providing effective messaging for the public, media, and policymakers. RFF just released an updated toolkit, developed from brand-new research, entitled “Protecting Local Control: A …

October 20, 2015

On October 14, Grassroots Change hosted a Twitter chat to capture and share lessons and strategies from the successful national movement for paid sick days. The chat featured three key leaders from the movement: Ellen Bravo of Family Values @ Work, Melissa Josephs of Women Employed, and Vicki Shabo of …

May 26, 2015

The national movement for paid sick days started in 2003, when a small group of advocates for low-wage women wanted to build on the nation’s first paid family leave law, passed in California in 2002. But the group knew it also needed to promote protections for routine, short-term sicknesses for …

March 9, 2015

by Ellen Bravo, executive director of Family Values @ Work We’ve all seen a toddler who realizes they’re losing the game and knocks all the pieces to the floor. It doesn’t change the outcome – that kid still loses. But the other players realize there’ll be an unfair delay of …