All summer, folks from across DC have been coming together to learn about and lead on paid leave for all.
Yesterday, the Paid Family Leave Coalition hand-delivered the results of that hard work to the DC Council.
Campaign manager Joanna Blotner was joined by Melanie of Jews United for Justice and Travis and Katie of NARAL to drop off activism packets to every member of the DC Council. Each colorful folder contained:
- 137 handwritten letters from constituents
- A petition with nearly 2800 names
- And a coalition letter, signed by 63 diverse local businesses and community organizations.
On Tuesday, October 6, Councilmembers David Grosso and Elissa Silverman will co-introduce the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, landmark legislation that will extend paid family and medical leave benefits to all DC workers and residents. Before the Council takes up that piece of landmark legislation, we wanted them to know how their constituents feel: They're ready for DC to lead on leave.