“I can wholeheartedly say that in 2020, my worst nightmare is hearing a sniffle from one of my kids. 🤧 It’s such a crazy time. If you sneeze in the grocery store everyone backs up a few feet. Having been both a working mom and also a small business owner, I know firsthand how important paid sick leave is. Especially in the middle of a pandemic, that has very strict conditions for school attendance. It’s essential that parents have the time needed to make sure that we aren’t spreading unnecessary viruses and germs, simply because we have to make ends meet.

In the state of Virginia both employees and small business owners are not guaranteed paid sick leave. I want both my Virginian followers and the Commonwealth to know that paid sick leave is critical to Virginia’s residents. To both slow the spread now, and make future positive impacts on my children, so that they never have to be put in that hard spot, of choosing between going to work sick, or not being paid that day.”