To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate
Tell Congress: It's time for Paid Family Leave—pass the FAMILY Act!
Please co-sponsor the FAMILY Act and do everything in your power to make sure paid family leave becomes a much-needed national workplace standard.
Why is this important?
Right now in the United States only 13% of U.S. workers have access to paid family leave—and the U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world without this critical policy. It's past time for this to change. I ask that you sign on to co-sponsor the FAMILY Act, a social insurance program that would provide workers—including those who are self-employed and/or work part-time—with much-needed income while they, or a family member, deal with the arrival of a new baby or a serious health issue. The new, self-sustaining fund would be created through very small, shared costs to employees and employers.
Support for paid family (maternity/paternity) and medical leave is huge: 81% of Americans agree that paid leave is good for our nation!
We've got the public support, and now we need Congress to act on it.