I’ll get right to the point:
We have an emergency. The U.S. House and Senate will be voting soon, in a matter of hours, on the next COVID-19 package, and we need them to know we need *permanent* paid sick days and paid family and medical leave in the package.
We need paid sick days, and paid family and medical leave, for all of us to get through this crisis, and we need them for good. Both are essential during times of pandemics, but we also need these benefits permanently in place to support working families.
There’s no time to waste! Families are already in crisis. Tell your members of Congress in the House and Senate to BOOST AND MAKE PERMANENT paid sick days and paid family and medical leave in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
→ Add your name to our urgent letter to Congress! Now more than ever, we must remind elected officials that it is essential that everyone can care for themselves or a loved one during times of crisis. It's non-negotiable, and it's the right thing to do!
And when you do, please share a comment about why these measures mean so much to you. We know that stories have a profound impact on our legislators. It doesn’t have to be a long comment! Here’s an example of a story from one MomsRising member: “I am a dental hygienist. My colleagues and I are in a high risk profession. We are unable to work for at least 3 weeks. We are not sure how to navigate this. I can’t afford to be without a source of income.”
It's go time, friends.
THANK YOU for all you're doing. Please keep taking care of yourself and your loved ones. And remember we WILL get through this, together.