Paid Sick Days
Paid sick days are a matter of economic security. No mother should have to choose between her job and taking care of a sick child. We are working to make earned paid sick days a right for all.
Just as families need support the most, monthly Child Tax Credit payments ended in December because Joe Manchin and the Republican Senators refused to pass Build Back Better. With Omicron raging, it's more important than ever to pass BBB to make child care and elder care affordable, guarantee paid family and medical leave, lower the cost of insulin and other prescription drugs, make healthcare more affordable, and more.
Congress needs to act now and reinstate paid sick days and paid family leave for all working families.
The historic, much-needed investments in the Build Back Better package, including paid family / medical leave, childcare, home- and community-based services, the Child Tax Credit, addressing equity in maternal health, healthcare, and immigration reform, will be transformative for moms, women, and families.
Paid leave is the key to our long-term health, stability, and prosperity. Paid leave saves jobs. Paid leave saves lives. We can and we must pass it now.