After 10 days of volunteering with the Campaign for a Healthy Denver, I am headed back to D.C. Working on the ground to help pass paid sick days in Denver has been a great experience, filled with wonderful, passionate workers and advocates who are committed to ensuring Denverites have the right to earn the time they need to care for their health and protect the health of their communities.
As I leave, I feel the urgency and need for Initiative 300 more than ever. Knocking on doors and making phone calls to talk directly with workers and individuals who would benefit from the law has given me a window into lives of Denver’s hardworking families, and the challenges workers face when they don’t have access to paid sick days.
As I depart, I leave my responsibilities in the capable hands of my National Partnership colleagues, Katie and Helen. I am excited that they will be working alongside the other fantastic volunteers for the Campaign for a Healthy Denver. Snow is in the forecast, so stay warm and bundle up, you two, as you continue to spread the word about the importance of voting YES on Initiative 300. And keep an eye out for those funny prairie dogs!