We have an exciting update: Full funding for the Universal Paid Leave Act is in the DC budget, and it passed through the first budget vote today in the DC Council! There will be a second vote in two weeks, and after that the mayor will approve/veto the entire budget. In each of these subsequent steps, it becomes less and less likely that the money is under threat.
Unfortunately, our law is still at a high risk of being repealed and replaced. The work isn’t over yet, but we have great momentum to take us over the finish line. Some time in June or July, there will be a hearing to debate replacement legislation, and we want to keep the pressure up to protect the Universal Paid Leave Act. You can sign up to testify! Please sign up here or share this link with anyone you know who might want to: http://bit.ly/LetsProtectUPLA.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Alli@DCpaidfamilyleave.org.