On December 12, Representative Rosa DeLauro and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the introduction of the FAMILY Act, a national paid family and medical leave insurance program that would allow workers to take paid leave to care for a new baby, a seriously ill family member, or their own medical needs.
The FAMILY Act would be a crucial step in guaranteeing that working women can afford to care for their families in times of sickness.
Did you know that only 12% of workers in America have paid family leave through their employers?  Or that the U.S. is one of only seven countries in the world that doesn’t provide paid leave for new moms?
We can do better. Tell your policy-makers to support and co-sponsor the FAMILY Act today!
Being there for family is what matters. That’s why we need a law that guarantees you can be with your loved ones when they need you and not have to give up a paycheck while you do it.
 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2013, September). National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2013 (Tables 16 and 32).