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Protect Paid Family Leave Fridays!

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

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Unfortunately, our law is still at a high risk of being repealed and replaced in the very near future, so the work isn’t over yet.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 June 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 Mayor Bowser to tell her we want the implementation of the Universal Paid Leave Act to start as soon as possible.

Phone number: (202) 727-2643

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 ask Mayor Bowser to begin the implementation process for the Universal Paid Leave Act as quickly as possible.

Working families advocated for years to pass this law. We need the program to be up and running as quickly as possible so benefits will not be delayed. It's time to move forward and start implementation on schedule. Thank you for taking my call."

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Remember to thank the staff who you talk to - they work hard and are fielding a lot of our calls!


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