It’s Time for Paid Family & Medical Leave

Advocates across the state are demanding that legislators pass a statewide paid family and medical leave legislation. This legislation is the product of intensive work by our Time to Care Oregon coalition – a group of community advocacy groups, labor organizations, public health organizations, senior groups, children’s groups, and more.

If passed, the legislation will create a statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program that ensures every working Oregonian will have paid time away from work to welcome a new child, to recover from a serious illness, or to care for a loved one who is recovering from a serious illness. Caring for a family is important work, and shouldn’t mean losing wages or compromising our economic security. That’s why we need this in Oregon.

Whether it’s the birth of a child, the serious illness of a spouse, or the end-of-life for a parent – we all need time to care for our families. Caring for a family is important work, and shouldn’t mean losing wages or compromising our economic security. That’s why we need the FAMLI Equity Act to pass.

Will you take a moment to call or email your legislator to ask them to support a statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program? Take action today here.