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 Needless to say, it is outstandingly outdated!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?
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
I work as a trainer at a local gym. I suffer from autoimmune arthritis and a chronic condition has caused degenerative disk disease that can be remedied only by surgery. Like so many other Connecticut residents, if I don't work, I don't get paid. I can't afford to take any unpaid time off, so a … Continue reading Stories from Connecticut Voters: Holly