It was a good day in Olympia yesterday as the state House of Representatives passed two bills that would lift working families and build a stronger middle class.  

HB 1356, a bill that would allow workers to earn paid sick leave to recover from an illness or take care of a sick child, passed out of the House on a vote of 51-46.

HB 1355, a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $12 per hour over the next four years, also passed 51-46.   

Both bills have been priorities for working families and are part of our Shared Prosperity agenda designed to expand the middle class through public policy that is good for workers, good for families, and good for communities. 

Thank you to all of the members who contacted their representatives to urge them to support the two bills.  Now it's time to turn our attention to the Senate.  

TAKE ACTION! Call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000 and tell your state Senator to support paid sick days legislation and an increase to the minimum wage!