It’s a new year, and that means we’re gearing up for a new fight for Washington workers and families.

In our last newsletter, we promised to make paid family and medical leave our top legislative priority for the upcoming session.

And we’re going all-in next Tuesday, January 10 when our coalition of workers, business owners, parents and community organizations will meet in Olympia to kick off our new campaign to pass paid family and medical leave.

A new baby, a cancer diagnosis, or an ailing parent – at some point in their life, everyone needs to take and extended time away from work to care for themselves or a loved one. But without access to extended paid leave, Washington workers have to put their health or the health of their families aside to keep their jobs.

The most important thing we can do is show our coalition’s strength, and tell lawmakers that this is a top priority for Washington’s workers and families.

Will you consider joining us at 12:30 p.m. next Tuesday, January 10 in the rotunda of the capitol building in Olympia? If you can, please RSVP here.

If you can’t make it next Tuesday but have an experience to share about how paid family and medical leave would make a difference for you or your family, please share it with us here!

It’s more important now than ever that we get ready to champion issues that help Washington workers and families, and we hope you can join us.

Washington Work and Family Coalition

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    • VideoPortal

      The United States is the only developed nation in the world with no guaranteed paid leave of any kind. Supporting families isn’t a luxury—it’s an economic necessity. It’s past time for our policies to catch up to the way families live and work today.


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