Every day, thousands of working people in Washington are welcoming a new child, fighting cancer or other serious illnesses, or caring for an aging parent. But most face an impossible choice: return to work, sacrificing family health and well-being – or give up economic security.
Washington’s legislature approved the beginnings of FMLI in 2007, but did not fund it. Now, we’re working on an exciting new proposal to fund FMLI and ensure benefits are available to those caring for sick family members and for taking care of oneself when stricken with cancer or another serious health condition. But we need your help.
From now through the November election, legislative and gubernatorial candidates are participating in candidate forums across the state. We need your help! Please attend a candidate forum near you. Tell your local candidate that FMLI is important to you, and ask if they will prioritize getting FMLI started. If elected, they will decide whether FMLI can move forward.
We’ve made it easy. We put together a fact sheet with sample questions and information about forums in your local area. Please download it here and help us build economic security for Washington’s working people and families.