I am a Policy Manager with the CT Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF), one of the oldest women's rights organizations in the country. CWEALF leads the Campaign for Paid Family Leave, a coalition advocating for the passage of an accessible and affordable paid family and medical leave policy here in CT.
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May 10, 2017
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re well aware that the United States is the only industrialized nation without a national paid parental leave program. Across the country, 88 percent of working women do not have access to even a single day of paid maternity leave. In the absence of paid leave, nearly 1 in 4 women return to work within just two weeks of giving birth. I repeat: nearly 1 in 4 new moms return to work within just two weeks of giving birth. Women who return to work after paid leave are less likely to receive public assistance in the year following the birth of a child. Paid...