"Paid family leave is vitally important to building and maintaining healthy families and strong communities in DC."
That's the crux of a blog post by the DC Fiscal Policy Institute that came out today. DCFPI Executive Director Ed Lazere argues that a strong paid leave program will especially help low- and moderate-income DCers remain financially stable even when life circumstances are anything but.
This is especially important at a time DC residents without a college degree face high unemployment and low wages. This policy would help the most vulnerable working people maintain their employment, which will help the local economy overall.