Take action by urging your California senator to pass SB 616, which was referred to committees on February 22, 2023. 

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Sample call / email script:

Hello. My name is [YOUR NAME], and I am calling to urge State Senator [NAME] to support SB 616. As a member of the Jewish Center for Justice community, we know it is our moral obligation to fight for every Californian’s right to prioritize their health. If passed, SB 616 will increase the amount of protected paid sick leave from three to seven days. We must do our part to ensure workers can prioritize their health without fear of repercussions from their employers. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

The Jewish Center for Justice has long been committed to our partners in the Work and Family Coalition of California.  Together we bring to the table a diverse community dedicated to ensuring that California is a leader for paid family leave, paid sick leave and caregiver rights.  JCJ is helping mobilize faith communities behind this bill which would: 

  • Increase protected paid sick leave from three to seven days. 

As a Jewish community, we are guided by our long standing belief and support in anti-discrimination laws.  From civil rights to work rights, we must ensure that at the local, state and national level our laws progress just as society progresses.  Our Jewish tradition inspires us time and again to protect the work, to care for the vulnerable and to live each day with care and compassion. 

Take ACTION by contacting your State Senator to urge them to support this important piece of legislation.

Background Info:

Action alert compiled by the Micah D. Bycel Fellows.