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ADVISORY: CAP President Neera Tanden to Join Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. DeLauro for an Event Introducing the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: CAP President Neera Tanden to Join Sen. Gillibrand and Rep. DeLauro for an Event Introducing the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act

Press Contacts

  • Madeline Meth

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, December 12, CAP President Neera Tanden will join Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) at an event to mark the introduction of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act. The FAMILY Act would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program that would give millions of workers and families much-needed income when they need it.

People across the country are working hard to make ends meet and provide for their families, yet they lack the basic support they need to manage job and family—and that businesses and the economy need to thrive. Just 12 percent of the workforce has paid family leave through their employers, and less than 40 percent has personal medical leave through an employer-provided disability program. A national paid family and medical leave insurance program would benefit workers, their families, businesses, and our economy.

WHO:

  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
  • Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
  • Debra Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Annette Bonilla, Director of Human Resources, Environmental Science Associates
  • Tom Nides, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley
  • James Musson, photography business owner and father from Georgia

WHEN:

Thursday, December 12, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Dirksen Senate Office Building
SD-G11 (ground floor)

RSVP:

Click here to RSVP
For more information, please contact Madeline Meth at mmeth@americanprogress.org.

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