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FAMILY Act Introduced Today

December 12, 2013

Image via the National Partnership for Women and Families

Were you aware that the United States is the only industrialized nation to not have a federal law providing access to workers with paid maternity leave? Well, we have great news!

The Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act was introduced today by Congresswoman DeLauro (CT) and Senator Gillibrand (NY). The purpose of the bill is to pass the first-ever national paid family and medical leave insurance program. To name a few reasons as to why this is important..

  • 12% of private sector workers have employer-provided paid family leave
  • Just 50% of new mothers take even a few paid days off after giving birth
  • Millions of Americans simply cannot afford to take unpaid leave.

It’s time to take a stand for working families! Show your support by signing here and sending a letter to members of Congress encouraging them to sign on in support of the FAMILY Act. Then check out this awesome article on the economic benefits of the FAMILY Act.

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