From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):
In the coming weeks, the Senate will consider putting $5 million toward a new State Paid Leave Fund, which President Obama has proposed in his last three budgets. The Fund would help states that want to start paid leave insurance programs for workers and their families.
Five million dollars might not sound like a lot – especially when you consider the size of our multi-trillion-dollar federal budget – but these funds are critically important and could really help build momentum in the states.
We all know how important it is for families to have access to paid leave when illness strikes or babies come, and that’s why we need you to contact your senators today.
Please urge your Senators to contact their colleagues on the Labor-HHS Appropriations subcommittee and voice their support for the State Paid Leave Fund at https://secure2.convio.net/npwf/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=763.
From our friends at the National Partnership for Women and Families (http://www.nationalpartnership.org/site/PageServer).