In 1993, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) granted many working people across the United States access to job-protected, but unpaid, time off from work to address serious health and caregiving needs for themselves and their families. But 26 years later, time off from work is out of reach for the 62 percent of working people who are ineligible for leave under the FMLA, or who can’t afford to take unpaid leave.
The Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, would help close this gap by creating an affordable, comprehensive national paid family and medical leave insurance program. Read more about the FAMILY Act here.
Call your MoC today and ask them to co-sponsor the FAMILY Act if they haven't already done so.
Note: If your MoC is on the Ways & Means Committee (check the membership of that committee here) ask them to push for quick and thorough committee consideration of the FAMILY Act.