The Make It Work Pledge
I believe, in America, we should all be able to make it work.
We should all get paid enough to have a bright future. That means employers should pay women and men the same for equal work, and I should be able to earn enough to put food on the table for my family and still be home in time to eat it with them.
When I’m sick, I should be able to stay home without worrying about losing my paycheck, or worse, my job. When I have a new baby or someone I love is sick, I should be able to take time off to care for them.
We should be able to afford quality care for kids and other family members so we know they’re safe and happy when we’re not there.
I urge public officials and leaders to support solutions to these issues that help all of us “make it work” :
- Equal pay for equal work
- Affordable child care and elder care for families who need it
- Paid time off when I’m sick or need to care for a family member
- A living wage
Hardworking people like me deserve more than a decent living — we deserve a decent life.