Business voices for building a care infrastructure!
Small businesses are irreplaceable cornerstones in our communities and constitute the true backbone of our economy.
We're looking for small business owners to sign the letter to Congress below in support of building a national CARE infrastructure that will help businesses safely rehire and rebuild! You have a highly-valued constituent voice among Congressional lawmakers currently making budget reconciliation decisions that could make or break building historic programs that will help small businesses rehire and rebuild, as well as build a care infrastructure, while also preventing tax increases for 97% of small businesses.  Please sign on today!
LETTER OF SUPPORT:
As Congress considers major investments in our nation’s infrastructure, a growing list of business owners and operators - large and small, across the country, from a range of industries - have added their names to the urgent call for a care infrastructure, comprised of a comprehensive paid family and medical leave program, universal child care, a permanently expanded Child Tax Credit, home and community-based services, plus living wages and a path to citizenship for essential workers and care workers.
We urge Congress to meet the moment by passing a comprehensive care infrastructure that provides long-term health benefits and economic security to all American families and contributes to the vitality and sustainability of our businesses.
We need a federal paid family and medical leave policy that is inclusive and that protects all workers equally, regardless of what kind of work they do, where they live, or whom they love. An equitable and comprehensive paid family and medical leave program must include time to welcome a newly arrived child, time to care for a seriously ill family member, and time to care for one’s own serious illness. With an equal paid leave policy in place, we can help stem the historic tide of women leaving the workforce and ensure that low-wage earners and people of color have the time they need to care for themselves and their families.
A care infrastructure that includes universal access to child care, paid leave, and other services also leads to better retention, personal health, and improved morale, which contributes to greater stability and viability for our businesses, ultimately helping our bottom line. In short, care infrastructure investments are good for business.
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