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Quick Facts on Paid Family and Medical Leave Article
A COVID-19 patient, trying to recover at home, grabs fresh air on the front stoop of her home in Brooklyn, New York, on November 20, 2020. (Getty/Andrew Lichtenstein)

Quick Facts on Paid Family and Medical Leave

The United States urgently needs a comprehensive paid family and medical leave program that will boost the health and economic well-being of American workers and families.

Diana Boesch

The Disability Community Needs Paid Family and Medical Leave Article
A 10-year-old holds her younger brother, who has cerebral palsy, in their family's three-bedroom house in the Kenilworth neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C., December 2019. (Getty/The Washington Post/Sarah L. Voisin)

The Disability Community Needs Paid Family and Medical Leave

Paid family and medical leave is a disability rights issue and helps provide people with disabilities the economic security they need to manage their health, care for loved ones, or receive care from their family.

Diana Boesch, Rebecca Cokley

The Rising Cost of Inaction on Work-Family Policies Article
Two women who have been living in homeless shelters after struggling to find jobs that would cover the cost of child care wait with their children for the bus in Atlanta, December 2015. (Getty/Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

The Rising Cost of Inaction on Work-Family Policies

Continued inaction from Congress on work-family policies, including the current lack of access to affordable child care and comprehensive paid family and medical leave, costs workers $31.9 billion in lost wages annually.

Sarah Jane Glynn

Veterans and Military Families Need Comprehensive Paid Leave Solutions Article
A U.S. Marine looks at his daughter for the first time with his wife during a homecoming at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, December 2016. (Getty/Sandy Huffaker)

Veterans and Military Families Need Comprehensive Paid Leave Solutions

Military service members, veterans, and their families have many reasons they need leave, and, along with all Americans, need comprehensive paid family and medical leave policies.

Diana Boesch

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