Monday, July 23, 2018

Paid Family Leave

“I’m a bereaved mother from a deep red state who is a proud conservative and advocate for paid family leave. I came to this place in life after my infant son, Shepard, died in his sleep at a state-licensed day care facility in Oklahoma when he was just 11 weeks old. Unfortunately, the manner of Shepard’s death happens too frequently in America. … Of the 3,500 infant sleep deaths that occur annually, 20 percent of those occur outside of a parents care.”
Ali Dodd

This is not a call for paid day care. Day care would continue to facilitate both parents of young children being outside the home. This is a call for paid family leave which would facilitate a parent staying in the home with young children.

The Senate Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy held a hearing on Examining the Importance of Paid Family Leave for American Working Families Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

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