To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

It's Time for Paid Maternal Leave

Pass legislation which requires employers to pay women on maternity leave 100% of their salary for at least 12 weeks.

Why is this important?

The United States is the only industrialized country in the world that does not require employers to provide paid maternity leave. Even a woman in Afghanistan is entitled to her full salary for 12 weeks after the birth of a child. We're calling on congress to ensure American women have maternity leave policies at least as good as Afghan women.