Tell Congress to Pass Paid Family Leave

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This week, the Family And Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act) was introduced in the House and Senate. The FAMILY Act (S. 337/H.R.947) would create a comprehensive national program that helps meet the needs of new mothers and fathers and people with serious personal or family health. The bill would create a shared fund that makes paid leave affordable for employers of all sizes and for workers and their families. This week we are asking you to call your House members to ask them to support the Family Act. A list of current House cosponsors can be found here.

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For cosponsors:

I would like to thank Representative ____ for cosponsoring the FAMILY Act.

For members who have not sponsored:

I am calling to urge Representative ____ to support the FAMILY Act.

For everyone:

I am a physician in Representative ____'s district and I know how important paid medical leave is for the health of patients and the well-being of their families. Paid leave contributes to improved newborn and child health. Paid leave also allows ill or injured adults to get critical care and take needed recovery time, and it enables caregivers to help ill parents, spouses and children fulfill treatment plans and avoid complications and hospital readmissions. Please prioritize paid family leave and pass the FAMILY Act.