In Colorado, MomsRising is supporting efforts to achieve paid family and medical leave for all Coloradans, close the wage gap, and keep legislators accountable for advancing policies that support CO parents and families.
We're watching, and we expect ALL of our legislators to stand with their constituents and support the FAMLI Act next year!
Can you believe that in Colorado, less than 15% of workers--and only 5% of low-wage workers--have access to paid leave?
Working families in CO need a robust paid family and medical leave policy that checks ALL the boxes: It needs to be ACCESSIBLE to all workers, offer a MEANINGFUL length of leave, be AFFORDABLE for workers, employers and the government, INCLUSIVE in defining family, and offer job PROTECTION. The Colorado FAMLI Act (Family and Medical Leave Insurance) checks all of those boxes!
It is time to make paid leave a reality for everyone. Whether it’s to care for a newborn you swear already smiles, a mom who is ill, or a spouse battling cancer, being there for family is what matters. You shouldn't have to give up a paycheck to do it.