The Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act has passed -
Now help us protect it!
Last December the DC Council voted in favor of paid family and medical leave for all. Within just a few months, the program is already under attack from big business. The campaign isn’t over yet: now we need to make sure the District doesn't repeal and replace our program with loopholes that harm vulnerable workers! There is a lot at stake and we need your support to hold the Council accountable. Join us for these upcoming actions to talk to Councilmembers and neighbors about the importance of a universal and equitable paid leave program for DC:
You can also help defend the Universal Paid Leave Act by signing our petition, joining our weekly lobby days, and making phone calls to members of the DC Council. And take action now with click to tweet!
We must keep the Universal Paid Leave Act law from being replaced by a watered-down version that leaves out DC’s most struggling families. Big industry lobbyists are gunning for the replacement, but we have the people power to push back and win –– again.
DC already passed the law and allocated the necessary start-up funds in next year's budget , now it's time to protect our law from being repealed and replaced! Thank you for taking action.
No one should be forced to make impossible choices between caring for the people we love and earning the money we need. With a paid family and medical leave program in DC we can improve workplace standards and ensure that families have the financial stability they need when life happens!
Being there when your loved ones need you — or when you need you — is not negotiable!