Paid sick days will strengthen families.

Paid sick days will strengthen families.  Every family wants what’s best for their children, but without paid sick days, parents are often forced to choose between their family’s financial stability and their children’s health, and too many have no choice but to send a child to school sick or skip medical care.  This proposal would make it easier for workers to be good employees and good parents—and will let children lead healthier lives, be more successful in school and be better prepared for the future. Seniors will also benefit when adult children can afford to take them to the doctor or care for them during an illness.