Raise your voice for the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act
Councilmembers’ and Mayor’s Contact Information
Councilmembers who voted YES:
Chairman Phil Mendelson, At-Large
Anita Bonds, At-Large
David Grosso, At-Large
Elissa Silverman, At-Large
Robert White, At-Large
Brianne Nadeau, Ward 1
Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3
Brandon Todd, Ward 4
Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5
Charles Allen, Ward 6
LaRuby May, Ward 8
Councilmembers who voted NO:
Jack Evans, Ward 2
Yvette Alexander, Ward 7
The Mayor, who does not support paid family leave, and could veto the bill: Mayor Bowser
The Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act passed its first vote of two!
The next vote is Tuesday, December 20th. A lot can happen between now and then. We cannot let up.
11 Councilmembers voted in favor of the bill, with 2 opposing. See list at left for details.
Take action now: Thank your Councilmember for supporting the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016!
- Send a quick email to your Councilmembers here
- Call your Councilmembers who voted yes - it is fast and we know they're keeping track of what people say. Find your ward here, call your Councilmember at left and simply share: "I support Paid Family Leave for DC and I am so grateful Councilmember _______ voted in favor."
- Make one more call to thank At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds and share the same message! Call her office at 202-724-8064
- Tweet your support of #PaidLeave4DC to Councilmembers
Amplify your voice!
If you want to learn more, check out our resources page, or brush up on some articles below:
Family and Medical Leave Insurance: A Basic Standard for Today’s Workforce By Heather Boushey and Alexandra Mitukiewicz
John Oliver Makes Our Case! By John Oliver, Last Week Tonight
Why my small business supports paid family leave By Fatima Nayir, Washington Post
Why We Need Universal Paid Leave By Ethel Taylor, AFRO
The Cost of Doing Nothing By US Department of Labor