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Protect Paid Family Leave Fridays!

Join #PaidLeave4DC call-in days happening EVERY Friday in July

Good news!! Full funding for the Universal Paid Leave Act is in the DC budget, and it passed through the final budget vote in the DC Council!

Unfortunately, our law is still at a high risk of being repealed and replaced in the very near future, so the work isn’t over yet. We also need to make sure the implementation of the Universal Paid Leave Act starts immediately. In July we will continue to make calls to elected officials to ask them to protect the Universal Paid Leave Act. Each week we think strategically about who we will call - so stay tuned every Friday - the call script is below!

Please sign up for a regular time to call an elected official, so pick a time that will be relatively consistent for you. Each call takes about 2 minutes. We will also send you a reminder text a few minutes before your scheduled call.


This week we are calling Councilmember Anita Bonds (At-Large).

Phone number: (202) 724-8064

Here's a sample script when you make your call or leave a message:

"Hi, my name is _________ and I live/work in Washington, DC. I am calling to express my support for DC's Universal Paid Leave Act and also to let you know about my opposition to any efforts to repeal and replace our law.

Councilmember Bonds has been a champion of Paid Family Leave, and I am also hoping she'll be a champion for protecting the current law. Working families advocated for years to pass the Universal Paid Leave Act. Now, it's under threat of being replaced by corporate-controlled legislation. This proposed alternative legislation would negatively impact employees throughout the District, especially the most vulnerable.

Would Councilmember Bonds be open to make a public statement supporting the Universal Paid Family Leave Act and criticizing the attempts to sabotage it?

Thank you for taking my call."

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You can also ask the staff member to follow up with you by providing your phone number and email address. Remember to thank the staff who you talk to - they work hard and are fielding a lot of our calls!


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