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Together, we can make Washington the next state to pass paid family and medical leave! Will you join us?

December 16, 2016
We're building MOMentum in Washington on paid family and medical leave -- and we need YOU! Click here to RSVP to join our "Mom-In" in Olympia on January 10th to launch the 2017 campaign for paid family leave! What’s a “Mom In"!?! Well, it’s when moms, and anyone who has ever had a mom, come...
Maggie Humphreys's picture

It's time for the #FAMILYAct!

December 12, 2016
Today, December 12th, is the anniversary of the introduction of the FAMILY Act (a paid family leave insurance program). This is an important anniversary to mark because right now only 13% of U.S. workers--and only 5% of low-wage workers--have access to paid leave. We need better workplace policies...
Tina Sherman's picture

On Democracy and Paid Family and Medical Leave

December 12, 2016
“Mommy, you do…de-de-democracy.” That was my daughter’s recent assessment of my career. As a three-year old-her grasp of the term ‘democracy’ may be slightly tenuous, but her comment left me both amused and reflective. Does our work trying to improve the quality of jobs in the U.S. count as...
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A bright light amidst fear & outrage: a VOTE on DC Paid Leave!

November 23, 2016
The Universal Paid Leave Act is up for a vote on December 6th! Tell the DC Council to do right by the District's families and keep the bill strong & comprehensive for a vote!
Sara Alcid's picture

#MilitaryMonday: Family Leave builds stronger military families!

October 24, 2016
My son's birth wasn't an easy one. Luckily, I had my husband by my side the entire time. We are thankful that the military continues to expand their maternity and paternity leave policies.
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I’m A Freelancer—Where’s My Paid Family Leave?

October 25, 2016
October is National Work and Family Month. Working Mother Magazine identified 100 businesses that take their obligations employees seriously , first and foremost with paid family leave. These businesses are dragging the country toward something approximating a civilized social safety net, which is...
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Paid Family and Medical Leave is everywhere in #NH

October 24, 2016
Things are certainly changing different this election season. While there is a lot that is deeply disturbing, and a lot I will not want to remember after 2016 is said and done, but one thing that is worth acknowledging is that the discussion moved forward for families, and that Paid Family and...
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Music to our ears!

October 21, 2016
Earlier this week Spotify, the music streaming service, announced they’re endorsing Sen. Gillibrand’s FAMILY Act: a federal bill that would create an insurance program that would provide workers--including those who are self-employed and/or work part time--with much-needed income while they, or a...
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The High Cost of Being Poor in Your State

October 18, 2016
Partners in 13 states have been working with the Coalition on Human Needs to release reports on high cost of being poor and policies to reduce poverty. See what's happening in your state.
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Trick or Treat! #PaidLeave4DC

October 17, 2016
This fall, more than just the leaves on DC trees are going to change. The leaves that working families take from work to fight cancer, take care of a newborn, or care for an aging parent are overdue for change – they need to be PAID! The DC Council is back in session, the clock is ticking, and we must make sure the Council does the right thing by passing the Universal Paid Leave Act.
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