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 water down our program or deny start-up funding!
Our paid family and medical leave program will help the District care for the people we love, get well when we're seriously ill, and earn the money we need, when life happens.
We must keep the program 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. We also need to make sure the city moves ahead with the program now - we need full funding in the FY2018 budget or the program will be delayed longer.
DC already passed the law, now it's time to follow through! Our families can't wait.
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!