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 Needless to say, it is outstandingly outdated!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: Carmina Tessitore

Why is paid family and medical leave important to you personally? My role as family law attorney and mediator, serving clients in New Haven and Fairfield counties in Connecticut from my small firm (The Law Offices of Carmina K. Tessitore, Esq., LLC http://www.ckt-law.com) is tremendously important to me.  My career success however is inextricably linked … Continue reading Interviews with Our Champions: Carmina Tessitore

Interviews with Our Champions: Merrill Gay

Why do you support paid family leave? As an advocate of early childhood issues I know the importance of the earliest years in a child’s life.  Establishing a strong bond between parents and their baby is critically important.  I find it inconceivable that we recognize that puppies shouldn’t be taken from their mothers before 8 … Continue reading Interviews with Our Champions: Merrill Gay