Rally for the FAMLI Act!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 8, 2019

Join us for a rally to support the Colorado Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Act next Wednesday! Paid family and medical leave bolsters child and maternal health, child development, and involved parenting. In the first months of life, babies need time with parents and other caregivers to develop caring, consistent relationships that foster early brain connections, forming the foundation for all learning and relationships that follow. The FAMLI Act would provide a minimum of 12 weeks paid time off to welcome a new child, care for a sick loved one, or recover from a personal illness. This legislation will benefit millions of Colorado families. RSVP and find more information about the rally at bit.ly/FAMLIActRally.

Wednesday, March 13 at noon

Colorado State Capitol – West Steps

200 E Colfax Ave., Denver

Learn more about the ways that paid family leave will strengthen Colorado families with this factsheet from Raise Colorado, National Partnership for Women & Families, Think Babies,  and the FAMLI coalition. Hardworking Coloradans should not have to choose between a paycheck and caring for their families, yet 88 percent of Coloradans don’t have access to paid family and medical leave to care for a seriously ill family member, welcome a new baby, or recover from a personal illness. Without paid family leave families can lose thousands of dollars of critical income when they need it the most.  Now is the time for policymakers to secure the best beginnings for children and the best future for our state by supporting a paid family and medical leave act for Colorado.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.