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
(202) 724-8032

Anita Bonds, At-Large
(202) 724-8064

David Grosso, At-Large
(202) 724-8105

Elissa Silverman, At-Large
(202) 724-7772

Robert White, At-Large
(202) 724-8174

Brianne Nadeau, Ward 1
(202) 724-8181

Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3
(202) 724-8062

Brandon Todd, Ward 4
(202) 724-8052

Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5
(202) 724-8028

Charles Allen, Ward 6
(202) 724-8072

LaRuby May, Ward 8
(202) 724-8045


Councilmembers who voted NO: 

Jack Evans, Ward 2
(202) 724-8058

Yvette Alexander, Ward 7
(202) 724-8068


The Mayor, who does not support paid family leave, and could veto the bill: Mayor Bowser
(202) 727-2643




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