State of the Union 2015

The Center for American Progress believes in pragmatic solutions that create opportunity for all Americans. CAP has developed bold ideas that champion the common good and push for effective governance. In anticipation of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, here are some of the policies and related CAP work that could be highlighted in Tuesday's speech.

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Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families Fact Sheet
Lori Latch with her husband Chad; son Marcus, right rear; son Eric, front left; and daughter Ruby at their home in North Little Rock, Arkansas. (AP/Brian Chilson)

Key Features of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program that Meets the Needs of Working Families

To update the nation’s public policies to effectively meet the needs of workers and their families, the United States should adopt a paid family and medical leave policy that covers all workers and is comprehensive, affordable, accessible, and inclusive.

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