"Paid Leave Would Help DC Families"

"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.

Read the rest of Ed's analysis here.