The Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act has passed -
now help us protect it!
Thanks to the JUFJ community, the DC Paid Family Leave Coalition, and every person, family, business, and organization who lent time, energy, passion, and creativity to the campaign, the DC Council passed a precedent-setting policy in December, 2016 - and it became law on April 7.
The campaign isn’t over yet: now we need to make sure the city doesn't water down our program or deny start-up funding! Within just a few months, the program is already under attack from big business.
We must ensure that the program isn’t replaced by a watered-down version that leaves out DC’s most marginalized communities. Big industry lobbyists are gunning for the replacement, but we have the people power to push back and win –– again.
Unfortunately, our law is still at a high risk of being repealed and replaced. Some time in September or October, there will be a hearing to debate replacement legislation, and we want to keep the pressure up to protect the Universal Paid Leave Act. You can sign up to testify in this upcoming hearing! Please sign up here or share this link with anyone you know who might want to: http://bit.ly/LetsProtectUPLA.
Our paid family and medical leave program will help the District care for the people we love, get well when we're seriously ill, and earn the money we need, when life happens.
Sign up here to get involved in these final, crucial steps!
JUFJ is a lead partner with the DC Paid Family Leave Coalition, a diverse collection of local businesses, community institutions, service providers, and advocacy organizations.