“Beth Fauteaux, a member of the Coalition for Social Justice, said she was pregnant with her son in 2013 and after giving birth found herself going back to work three weeks after undergoing a caesarean section.

‘It was either that or be homeless. At the time, it felt like nobody cared, that I didn’t pull myself up by my bootstraps enough,” she said. “But it turns out that a lot of people did care. And when Coalition for Social Justice came through and gathered signatures and got this policy through, it made me realize that I am the 99 percent, I’m not alone.'”