Tell Congress to Support the State Paid Leave Fund

The fact that only 11 percent of employees in the United States are provided any kind of paid family leave by their employers makes me angry (like the cat in this picture). 

We can change this! 

For the first time ever, the United States Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a budget bill that includes $5 million to help states develop paid leave programs. But we can’t celebrate just yet: The full U.S. Senate and House of Representatives still need to vote to keep the State Paid Leave Fund in the budget bill.

Help get us closer to the finish line by urging your members of Congress to include the State Paid Leave Fund in the federal budget.

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Dear Members of Congress:

The United States Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a budget bill that includes $5 million to help states develop paid leave programs and we urge you to keep that money in the final budget. 

Paid family leave is good for families and good for the economy. Recent research shows that access to paid family leave is linked to "greater labor force attachment and increased wages for women as well as to reduced spending by businesses in the form of employee replacement costs, and by governments in the form of public assistance.” [1]

Please ensure that the State Paid Leave Fund is included in the budget.

[1]  Linda Houser, PhD  “Pay Matters: The Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave for Families, Businesses and the Public,”  A Report for the Center for Women and Work, January 2012


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