Please call the Governor by Friday and urge her to support paid sick leave!
About half of all workers in New Mexico lack paid sick leave. They have to either go to work sick or lose wages or risk losing their jobs to care for themselves or a loved one.
HB 20 is being heard today in its final House committee before it moves to the House floor.
The Governor has stated that paid sick leave might be premature this year. We know New Mexicans need paid sick leave now, especially during a pandemic!
You could share a personal story about why you and other workers need paid time off when you are sick. You could also say or write something like this: “I urge Governor Lujan Grishamto support HB20 for paid sick leave. No one should have to choose between their health and their paycheck, but for the roughly half of all New Mexico workers who lack paid sick leave, this is the reality.”
You can leave her a message via this form: https://secure.everyaction.com/LRhT0gD3g0q0_9f90xoM2Q2
After you fill it out, her office will immediately call you back and ask you to leave a message. It is an automated call and not a live person on the phone.