Protect Paid Family Leave Fridays!

Join #PaidLeave4DC call-in days happening EVERY Friday to stop Council’s #AttackonDCPaidLeave

Good news!! The Universal Paid Leave Act received full funding to create the infrastructure to set up the paid leave social insurance program!

Unfortunately, our law is still at a high risk of being repealed and replaced in the next few months, so our work isn’t over yet.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 and fight against all alternative bills. 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’re calling Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie:

(202) 724-8028

Here's a sample script:

"Hi, my name is _________ and I live/work in Washington, DC.

Note: The staffer might ask if you live/work in Ward 5. It’s ok to tell the truth if you don’t, but say something to the effect of “I’m calling because he is the chair of the business and economic development committee"

I'm calling today to remind the Councilmember that a year ago, his vote in favor of the Universal Paid Leave Act helped lead the fight to pass a groundbreaking paid family and medical leave policy in the District. I've been really frustrated watching the Chairman’s attempts to repeal the Universal Paid Leave Act and want to see his colleagues, like Councilmember McDuffie, stop the attack on paid leave.I have worked with other District residents and voters, and many in Ward 5, to ensure Paid Leave become a reality for all DC's employees, and I will keep up my advocacy until the Council hears us. Thank you so much for your time."

[feel free to include a personal story about why employer control of paid leave benefits is scary for you]


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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