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
Our Societal Values: Do Actions Align with Priorities?
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 Needless to say, it is outstandingly outdated!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?
Interviews with Our Champions: Rep. Kim Rose
Why do you support paid family leave? Because everyone should be able to take care for a sick family member or take care of themselves in the event of an illness without the added stress of a financial hardship. How did you become aware of paid family leave? The Working Families Party and the Campaign … Continue reading Interviews with Our Champions: Rep. Kim Rose