Published: February 2019

The time is now for a FAMILY bill to be passed

There’s never been more national and state-level attention to America’s need for paid family and medical leave. A record number of members of Congress have voiced support for a shared vision for what a real national paid leave plan looks like–one that covers parental, family care, personal medical and military families’ needs with adequate, sustainable funding and meaningful legislation.

All working people need access to paid family and medical leave, no matter where they live or work or the kind of job they hold. The Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (H.R.1185 and S.463) would create an affordable, comprehensive national paid family and medical leave insurance program that would provide all workers with access to paid leave to care for a new child or seriously ill or injured family member, or to address their own serious health issue or circumstances related to a service member’s deployment.

Lead Organization

National Partnership for Women and Families

Other Organizations

1,000 Days | 2020 Mom | 9to5, National Association of Working Women | A Better Balance | AFL-CIO | American Academy of Nursing | American Association of People with Disabilities | American Association of University Women (AAUW) | American Civil Liberties Union | American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO | American Medical Student Association | American Medical Women's Association | American Psychological Association | American Public Health Association | American Society on Aging | American Sustainable Business Council | A. Philip Randolph Institute | Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO | Association of Flight Attendants-CWA | Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) | Association of University Centers on Disabilities | Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses | Autistic Self Advocacy Network | Bend the Arc Jewish Action | Black Women's Health Imperative | Black Women's Roundtable Bread for the World | Caregiver Action Network | Caring Across Generations | Catalyst | Center for American Progress Action Fund | Center for Community Change Action | Center for Popular Democracy Action | CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers | ChangeLab Solutions | CLASP | Coalition of Labor Union Women | Coalition on Human Needs | Communications Workers of America (CWA) | Community Access National Network | Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, US Provinces | Consumer Action | Demos | Ecumenical Poverty Initiative | Equal Pay Today!| Every Child Matters | Faith in Public Life | Family Equality Council | Family Values @ Work | Family Voices | First Focus Campaign for Children | Food & Water Watch | Friends Committee on National Legislation | Futures Without Violence | Generations United | The Gerontological Society of America | Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. | HealthConnect One | HEAR US Inc. | Hispanic Federation | Human Rights Campaign | Human Rights Watch

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For more information, please visit NPWC.

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