Every day, workers across the country are forced to make impossible choices as they struggle to protect their health, care for their children and other loved ones, and stay afloat economically. Our nation’s longstanding care crisis has been sharply exacerbated by the pandemic and the resulting economic recession.
Paid leave is a public health imperative and an urgent matter of economic recovery. Millions of women have been pushed out of the workplace since the beginning of the pandemic without an adequate infrastructure of support for caregiving, and women of color in frontline jobs have been affected particularly harshly. We must never allow this to happen again. We must enact a permanent paid family and medical leave program that covers all workers and families.
Join us in urging Congress and the Biden Administration to work together to pass the truly inclusive, comprehensive paid leave for all we need! We must not delay in finally guaranteeing the paid leave workers need to care for themselves and their families, during the current crisis and beyond.