Renewed Call for Federal Paid Leave on the Heels of the FMLA’s 24th Anniversary

As advocates, paid leave supporters and members of Congress celebrated the 24th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) this week, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (Conn.) renewed their call for a strong federal paid family and medical leave program by reintroducing the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. Below is a sampling of this week’s efforts to recognize the FMLA and call for a comprehensive and affordable paid leave program like the FAMILY Act.

FAMILY Act Reintroduction

Thanks to the dedication and diligence of Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. DeLauro, and many National Work and Family Coalition partners (nearly 50 went on the record in support of the bill), the FAMILY Act was introduced with more than 130 congressional co-sponsors — a record number. This is a testament to continued and growing support for the bill.

Select Press Statements from Members of Congress

Select Press Statements from Advocates and Partners

#FMLA24 and the Call for Paid Leave

On Feb. 7, members of Congress and advocates used #FMLA24 to commemorate the positive impact of the FMLA and call for the next step: paid family and medical leave. Hundreds participated, reaching millions of Twitter users.

Select Blog Posts from Paid Leave Supporters and Advocates

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