On January 29, 2019, Paid Family Leave Campaign Manager Joanna Blotner testified at an oversight hearing about why we need to stay on track to implement universal paid family leave. Here's what [...]
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 [...]
Ensuring all DC workers are eligible for paid family and medical leave makes the District’s program more fair and robust, and works to the benefit of DC residents and their employers.
I bet when you hear about paid family leave, the first image in your mind is of excited (and probably exhausted) new parents taking time off from work to bond with their infant children. That’s [...]
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 [...]
The Department of Employment Services (DOES), the agency responsible for implementing DC's new paid family and medical leave program, has released a second set of proposed regulations outline [...]
After two years of hard work by the DC Paid Family Leave Campaign — a campaign comprising hundreds of coalition partners and thousands of individual supporters and community leaders — the DC [...]