At Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition (PAFCO) we spend every day working for a more just and thriving state where all Arizonans have the chance to realize their potential. We believe raising the state’s minimum wage and giving all workers the chance to earn time off brings us closer to fulfilling that vision.
A majority of minimum wage workers have families – and more and more of those families are struggling to make ends meet. And with few minimum wage positions providing time off, many parents find it hard to stay home with a sick child or family member.
Proposition 206 directly addresses these concerns by letting workers earn up to five sick days per year and raising the minimum wage up to $12 by 2020.
It will strengthen families and help employers by reducing turnover. In short, it is a win-win for our state.
For stronger communities and healthier families, vote “Yes” on Proposition 206.
Samuel Richard is executive director of the Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition.
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