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Emergency Petition to the Oregonian: stop trying to kill Earned Sick Days

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Emergency Petition to the Oregonian: stop trying to kill Earned Sick Days

To be delivered to The Oregon Editorial Board

Petition Statement

Oregon Editorial Board: The proposed Earned Sick Days ordinance in Portland will benefit thousands of working people, but you have decided to only give voice to the big-money interests who are fighting this common sense policy. We call on you to exercise journalistic integrity by providing balanced coverage to citizen advocates of the proposed Earned Sick Days ordinance.
There are currently 726 signatures. NEW goal - We need 750 signatures!

Petition Background

The Oregonian has launched an editorial page campaign against the citizen effort to pass a sick days ordinance that would allow the 80% of low wage working Portlanders to take time off when they or a loved one is ill. Thousands of Portland citizens--and numerous prominent small businesses--have spoken out in support of this ordinance, but you wouldn't know it by reading the Oregonian editorial page lately. In an editorial on January 23rd they quote ONLY the head of the large chain restaurant association as the voice for small business, despite the fact that numerous prominent Portland businesses such as Pine State Biscuits, Neil Kelly, Milagros Boutique and the Hawthorne Auto Clinic have spoken out in support of Earned Sick Days.

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