Child care is essential to families, and the services it provides are a cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant economy. The COVID-19 pandemic is now placing these essential services in impossible [...]
Earlier this month, the DC Government released the final proposed rules that will govern the District’s forthcoming paid family and medical leave program, set to go into effect in July.
Tell DC that everyone should have access to Paid Family Leave.
DC’s whirlwind budget season is winding down, and thanks to sustained advocacy and courageous community leadership there’s a lot to celebrate! JUFJ fought for a budget that will #PutPeopleFirst, [...]
As a young woman with two incurable autoimmune diseases, my life is already pretty hard. This year alone, I have endured one hospitalization, two biopsies, two colonoscopies, and five IV drug [...]
#FamilyFirstFridays: First I mourned, then I testified. Now I’m fighting for DC to put families first.
Last year I wrote in an op-ed in the Afro, “[w]hen I hear about D.C. [elected officials] who are trying to destroy our paid leave law, I imagine they must be lucky that they haven’t yet had to [...]
There is a lot at stake in how DOES designs the fine print details of paid leave benefit administration and the agency needs to hear directly from DC workers about these details that are 'make it [...]