Dear Congresswoman Adams & Representative Batch,
We want to say THANK YOU for your leadership and your powerful commitment to working families across the state.
Thank you for speaking up in support of working families and in support of policies that make our state stronger and healthier and strengthen our economy. We could not have been more proud or more thankful to have two North Carolinians leading this conversation.
As we mark the 27th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act we knew it was always meant to be a starting point, not the stopping point. While we are grateful that more than 20 million Americans are able to take unpaid leave under the FMLA every year, we recognize that it doesn’t cover all working people and the fact that it’s unpaid means millions who are eligible to for the benefit can’t take it because they can’t afford unpaid time away from work. In fact only, 19%, of working people, and just 12% of North Carolinians, have access to paid family leave through their employer right now and less than 40% have access to paid medical leave.
Thank you for fighting for a solution that meets the needs of all North Carolina families.
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