Petition: Support a statewide paid family & medical leave program The United States remains one of the only countries in the world that does not guarantee paid family and medical leave to its citizens, and only 11% of U.S. workers are provided paid leave through their employers. Yet we know that this causes enormous health and financial stresses on ourselves and our families; over 40% of bankruptcies in the U.S. result from lost income when an employee or their family member becomes ill. VPIRG and the VT FaMLI Coalition support a statewide family and medical leave insurance program that would: Give all Vermonters paid time off care for a new child or loved one; Promote economic security for women & families; Level the playing field for Vermont’s small businesses; and Help address Vermont’s shortage of regulated child care for infants. Help us guarantee paid family and medical leave in Vermont by signing on to our campaign! We, the undersigned, support a statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program. ------------------------------ Paid leave has been shown to:- Increase benefits to infant and child health;- Increase benefits to maternal physical and mental health;- Increase economic and work security for women and families; and- Increase the ability of small employers to attract and retain quality employees in Vermont.We hope you will support H.107, an act relating to paid family leave. Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Enter Your Contact Info Below *Required fields * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI AB BC MB NB NL NS NT NU ON PE QC SK YT None * ZIP / Postal Code: If you take action and have not already registered, you will receive periodic updates and communications from Vermont Public Interest Research Group.