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Protect Paid Family Leave Fridays!

Join #PaidLeave4DC call-in days happening EVERY Friday until the hearing

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Unfortunately, our law is still at a high risk of being repealed and replaced in the next few months, so the work isn’t over yet. We also need to make sure the implementation of the Universal Paid Leave Act starts immediately. 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 At Large Councilmember Anita Bonds.

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. First, I wanted to say welcome back from recess! I also want to tell Councilmember Bonds that I am concerned about the threats to the Universal Paid Leave Act. Her support of the program in the past has meant a lot to me and to DC's families, and I hope she'll continue to voice her support. I also want to ask her to come to the entire hearing on October 10th to get a better picture of why this repeal and replace effort is so problematic and hurtful to DC residents.

Optional: An accessible paid leave program is important to me because...[your story here].

Thank you so much for your time! I hope that Councilmember Bonds will continue to be an advocate for a paid leave program that puts workers before corporate interests."

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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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