By Samantha Savvidou We’re more than halfway through the 2017 legislative session! We are so grateful to have a strong network of paid leave advocates and supporters to help push this legislation through. This legislative session, Connecticut lawmakers introduced two paid family and medical leave bills: Senate Bill No. 1 and House Bill No. 6212: … Continue reading ICYMI: Updates from the Campaign
When I was a sophomore in high school, my dad had a fall in the middle of the night. He was conscious, said he was fine, he would just take the day to rest. By the late afternoon when my mom checked on him, his pupils were dilated and he couldn’t squeeze her hands. We … Continue reading Economic Peril Without Paid Leave
The United States is the only industrialized nation without paid family leave. In 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed by President Clinton. In 1993, I was also four years old. Needless to say, it is outstandingly outdated! Since then, the workforce, economy, and what is meant by the term “family” have … Continue reading Our Societal Values: Do Actions Align with Priorities?
By: Samantha Savvidou Millennials like me are witnessing the highest levels of income inequality since the Great Depression and feel the impact on working families- our own families.During the Great Recession, we saw our parents, aunts, and uncles struggle financially after being laid off. Like most other middle class families, when I was a child, … Continue reading Millennials Need Paid Leave. Now.
Why do you support paid family and medical leave? Because being able to take care of one’s own health or other family member’s health or a new baby while not having to worry about financial security, and doing so through one’s own contribution, makes a lot of sense. It is not a matter of if … Continue reading Interviews with Our Champions: Daniela Giordano