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Move forward on paid leave! Show working people in America that Congress cares.
Dear Member of Congress,
As your constituent, I urge you to co-sponsor the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (H.R. 1185/S. 463). No one should have to risk their job or face financial ruin when they need to welcome a new child, care for a family member with a serious health condition or address their own medical issue. Today, the vast majority of workers in the United States do not have access to paid family and medical leave through their jobs. Many are struggling to make ends meet. When major health and caregiving needs arise, too many workers are forced to make the impossible decision between earning a paycheck and caring for themselves or a family member. When you add it all up, the lack of adequate paid leave costs families up to $20.6 billion in lost wages. The FAMILY Act is a common sense, comprehensive and inclusive plan that would allow all working people to take time away from their job to care for themselves or a loved one. This bill is modeled after successful state programs that provide paid time to care for all workers -- including self-employed and contract workers, workers in the gig economy and higher-, middle- and lower-income workers. It is a national paid leave policy that can work for everyone. I urge you to co-sponsor this important bill and push for swift passage of the bill in Congress.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]