Join the Maryland Campaign for Paid Sick Days

Join the Maryland Campaign for Paid Sick Days

    1. Sponsored by

      Moving Maryland Forward

Everyone gets sick and everyone deserves the opportunity to recover without risking income or job loss. More than 700,000 Maryland workers cannot earn paid sick days and often go to work sick, send sick children to school or daycare, or in the worst situations, lose their job because they cannot come to work.

In jurisdictions where state and local standards allow workers to earn paid sick days, surveys show workers' lives improved and businesses succeeded.

Having shown national leadership on marriage equality and fair treatment of immigrant children, Maryland has the opportunity to turn its attention to the plight of workers who are unable to earn paid sick days. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 17,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • kimberly argueta BALTIMORE, MD
      • about 1 month ago

      It is important to me because I believe we do not choose to get sick and miss out of work. Itis not our fault. We should get paid for the days we are out of work for being sick!!

    • Randall Goldberg OWINGS MILLS, MD
      • 5 months ago

      It makes sense to me.

    • Matthew Patasnik BOYNTON BEACH, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      People who are sick need to be able to stay home without loosing their jobs. It is good for the worker and for the production.

    • Ruth Gray PARKVILLE, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      If you want healthy workers they must get health care when they are sick. If a worker does not get help they may work until they are so sick that they are out of work so long they get fired. It is the "use them up and throw them away" philosophy which is dangerous to a caring society.

    • Andrew Kujan WESTMINSTER, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      We all get sick, so we all deserve the right to recover with paid sick days.


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