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Sponsored by: The Breast Cancer Site

Whether they are facing a serious medical crisis such as breast cancer, caring for a sick parent, or simply taking the necessary time off after the birth of a child, most women in the U.S. must choose between taking unpaid leave, trying to combine work with family duties, or quitting the workforce.

Only 12 percent of workers get paid time off to care for a baby or a sick parent, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Less than 40 percent of the workforce has personal medical leave via an employer-provided disability program.

Sponsored by Rep. Rosa De Lauro (D--Conn.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D--N.Y.), the FAMILY Act would ensure hard working citizens would receive some income during family or medical leave. Tell Congress to stand with Lauro and Gillibrand and support passage of this critical legislation.

The U.S. is one of the few remaining countries that does not support the health of its hard-working citizens in this manner. The time to act is now.

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Dear Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Majority Leader John Boehner:

The United States is one of a handful of countries in the world that doesn't offer paid leave to new mothers. That needs to change.

Over the course of our lives, we all may need time off to care for a new baby or deal with a serious medical problem. The Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act is a national paid family and medical leave insurance program that would provide workers with up to 12 weeks of paid leave.

I encourage you to join your colleagues Rep. Rosa De Lauro (D--Conn.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D--N.Y.), in supporting passage of the FAMILY Act.

Petition Signatures

Apr 19, 2018 Nancy Seay
Apr 16, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Apr 14, 2018 Janice Maiolatesi
Apr 11, 2018 Casey Jo Remy
Apr 10, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Apr 10, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Apr 10, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Apr 10, 2018 Helen Smylie
Apr 10, 2018 Richard Rheder
Apr 8, 2018 Lesley Adamson Family health insurance is essential.
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 3, 2018 Rosanne Anderson
Apr 2, 2018 Lucia Lazar
Apr 2, 2018 Marilena Zlate
Mar 30, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Mar 29, 2018 laura mcmullen
Mar 28, 2018 Leah Helmer
Mar 28, 2018 Alyssa Krabill
Mar 28, 2018 Caryl Johnson
Mar 28, 2018 Robert New
Mar 22, 2018 Diana Rich
Mar 21, 2018 Janie Anderson
Mar 21, 2018 Pamela Viera
Mar 17, 2018 Linda Butler
Mar 14, 2018 Tara Schuneman
Mar 11, 2018 Denise Grimm
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Mar 4, 2018 Chris Sterry
Mar 2, 2018 Jason Saville
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Feb 22, 2018 Lily Dayan Cimadoro
Feb 22, 2018 Susan Hinckley-Porter
Feb 13, 2018 Bonnie Steiger
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Feb 12, 2018 Myrna Alvarado
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Feb 4, 2018 Carla Compton
Jan 31, 2018 Brian Gibbons
Jan 31, 2018 Brandon Woodward
Jan 31, 2018 Ruth McGalliard
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Jan 25, 2018 Kevin Dahl
Jan 24, 2018 Andrea Spiece
Jan 12, 2018 Debbie Drong
Jan 11, 2018 Tanja Stanfield
Jan 7, 2018 Rosemary Rannes
Jan 7, 2018 Rosemary Rannes
Jan 4, 2018 Tara Spires
Jan 3, 2018 Janet & Burrows
Jan 3, 2018 Henry Mobley

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