Tacoma City Council, Can You Hear Us?
On September 9th the Healthy Tacoma Coalition attended Tacoma City Council’s Citizen’s Forum, with approximately 60 people in attendance! We came out strong with our ‘fans’ of paid sick days, and testimony in favor of passing an ordinance for Tacoma.
In the crowd were State Representative Laurie Jinkins, Pastor Banks of East Side Baptist Church, Pastor Christopher with Shiloh Baptist, Union Representatives from UFCW 367, Teamsters 117, and Unite Here Local 8, members from WACAN and WA Work & Family Coalition, Pierce County Young Democrats, and a number of outstanding community members!
The Coalition is continuing to gather letters of support from local businesses, non-profits, labor leaders, religious groups and community leaders in hopes of showing City Council that paid sick days is an important issue for everyone.
Thank you to all who attended and a huge thanks to all who gave testimony, we appreciate your hard work and dedication to this cause!