About Us

At some point, nearly all of us need time away from work to recover from a serious illness or medical condition, get treatment or care for a sick loved one or new child.

But the majority of working people in the United States cannot take time to be with their families or get the care they need without risking their jobs and economic security.

That's why there's a growing movement of organizations and businesses calling for a national paid leave law, like the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act.

The FAMILY Act was first introduced in Congress in December 2013. The proposal has the support of a growing list of employers and a diverse coalition of more than 430 organizations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Our Coalition

A broad and diverse range of organizations representing women and men, older adults, people with disabilities, maternal and child health, workers, communities of color, the LGBT community, and people of many religious faiths are united behind the call for a strong and comprehensive national paid family and medical leave standard and similar state paid leave laws.

The following national paid leave coalition members signed a letter to the 114th Congress urging passage of the FAMILY Act. The broad, diverse support for the bill yielded an unprecedented number of congressional co-sponsors in 2016.

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National

  • 9to5, National Association for Working Women
  • A Better Balance
  • Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community
  • Advocates for Youth
  • African American Ministers in Action
  • African American Ministers Leadership Council (AAMLC)
  • African American Religious Affairs (AARA)
  • Alliance for Children and Families
  • Alliance for Justice
  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • American Medical Women's Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Association of Flight Attendants - CWA
  • Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP)
  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Baby Cafe USA, Inc.
  • Baby-Friendly USA, Inc.
  • Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
  • Black Women's Roundtable of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
  • Breastfeeding USA
  • Caring Across Generations
  • Caring Economy Campaign, Center for Partnership Studies
  • Catalyst
  • Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Center for Community Change Action
  • Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
  • Center for Parental Leave Leadership
  • Center for Popular Democracy
  • Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Center for the Study of Social Policy
  • Center for Working Families
  • Center for Women Policy Studies
  • Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS)
  • Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)
  • Coalition on Human Needs
  • Commission on Social Action on Reform Judaism
  • Common Sense Kids Action
  • Communications Workers of America
  • Communications Workers of America, National Women's Committee
  • Demos
  • Evangelicals for Social Action
  • Faith in Public Life
  • Family Equality Council
  • Family Values @ Work
  • Feminist Majority
  • First Focus Campaign for Children
  • Food Chain Workers Alliance Girls, Inc.
  • Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
  • HealthConnect One
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Institute for Science and Human Values, Inc.
  • Interfaith Worker Justice
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • Jewish Council for Public Affairs
  • Jewish Women International
  • Jobs With Justice
  • Justice and Witness Ministries of the United Church of Christ
  • League of United Latin American Citizens
  • Legal Momentum
  • Main Street Alliance
  • Make it Work Campaign
  • Mi Familia Vota
  • Mom-mentum
  • MomsRising
  • Ms. Foundation for Women
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
  • National Alliance for Caregiving
  • National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • National Congress of Black Women
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • National Employment Law Project
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • National Hispanic Council on Aging
  • National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
  • National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund
  • National Network of Abortion Funds
  • National Organization for Women (NOW)
  • National Partnership for Women & Families
  • National Respite Coalition
  • National Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Association
  • National Women's Law Center
  • NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
  • OUR Walmart
  • OWL-The Voice of Women 40+
  • People For the American Way
  • PHI - Quality Care through Quality Jobs
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
  • Restaurant Opportunities Center United
  • RESULTS
  • Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
  • UltraViolet
  • Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation
  • United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC)
  • United States Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • United Steelworkers
  • UniteWomen
  • URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
  • Voter Participation Center
  • Wellstart International
  • Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW)
  • Women Employed
  • Women's Information Network
  • Women's Media Center
  • Working America
  • Working Families Organization
  • Young Invincibles
  • YWCA USA
  • ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

States

  • Alabama

    • UniteWomen Alabama
  • Alaska

    • Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition
    • UniteWomen Alaska
  • Arizona

    • UniteWomen Arizona
  • Arkansas

    • UniteWomen Arkansas
  • California

    • 9to5 California
    • Before and After Baby
    • BreastfeedLA
    • California Breastfeeding Coalition
    • California Women's Law Center
    • Equal Rights Advocates
    • Hearthstone Midwifery & Lactation Services
    • Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center
    • National Council of Jewish Women, California State Policy Advocacy Network
    • Parent Voices
    • Restaurant Opportunities Center of Los Angeles
    • Restaurant Opportunities Center of the Bay Area
    • UniteWomen California
    • YWCA of Watsonville
  • Colorado

    • 13th Moon Midwifery
    • 9to5 Colorado
    • Boulder County Breastfeeding Coalition
    • Colorado American College of Nurse Midwives
    • Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition
    • Colorado Center on Law and Policy
    • Colorado Fiscal Institute
    • Colorado Lactation Consultant Association
    • Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)
    • Colorado Progressive Coalition
    • UniteWomen Colorado
  • Connecticut

    • Connecticut Breastfeeding Coalition
    • Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women
    • Connecticut Working Families Party
    • UniteWomen Connecticut
    • YWCA Hartford Region
  • Delaware

    • Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware
    • UniteWomen Delaware
  • District of Columbia

    • DC Working Families
    • District of Columbia Breastfeeding Coalition
    • District of Columbia Employment Justice Center
    • Restaurant Opportunities Center of Washington, D.C.
    • UniteWomen District of Columbia
  • Florida

    • Central Florida Jobs with Justice
    • Communications Workers of America Local 3108
    • Farmworker Association of Florida
    • Florida Consumer Action Network
    • Florida Institute for Reform and Empowerment
    • Florida Main Street Alliance
    • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Central Florida
    • Mi Familia Vota Education Fund - Florida
    • National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Miami Section
    • Organize Now
    • Palm Beach County Chapter, National Organization for Women
    • Restaurant Opportunities Center of Florida
    • South Florida Voices for Working Families
    • United Faculty of Florida - New College of Florida Chapter
    • United Faculty of Florida - Florida International University Chapter
    • UniteWomen Florida
  • Georgia

    • 9to5 Georgia
    • Georgia Rural Urban Summit
    • Southeastern Lactation Consultants Association (SELCA)
    • UniteWomen Georgia
  • Hawaii

    • Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women
    • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii
    • UniteWomen Hawaii
    • YWCA Of Oahu
  • Idaho

    • UniteWomen Idaho
    • United Action for Idaho
  • Illinois

    • AIDS Foundation of Chicago
    • Arise Chicago
    • Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.
    • Citizen Action Illinois
    • EverThrive Illinois
    • National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago North Shore Section
    • ParentsWork
    • Project IRENE
    • Restaurant Opportunities Center of Chicago
    • UniteWomen Illinois
    • YWCA McLean County
    • YWCA of the University of Illinois
  • Indiana

    • Indiana Institute for Working Families
    • UniteWomen Indiana
  • Iowa

    • Iowa American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL- CIO)
    • Iowa Citizen Action Network
    • Iowa Council 61, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
    • Iowa Main Street Alliance
    • UniteWomen Iowa
    • YWCA Ames-ISU
  • Kansas

    • Communities Creating Opportunity Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc.
    • UniteWomen Kansas
  • Kentucky

    • East Kentucky Women's Care Collective
    • Eastern Kentucky Breastfeeding Coalition
    • UniteWomen Kentucky
  • Louisiana

    • Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition
    • National Council of Jewish Women Greater New Orleans Section
    • Restaurant Opportunities Center of New Orleans
    • UniteWomen Louisiana
  • Maine

    • Maine People's Alliance
    • Maine Women's Lobby
    • UniteWomen Maine
  • Maryland

    • Job Opportunities Task Force
    • Maryland Working Families
    • Progressive Maryland
    • Public Justice Center
    • UniteWomen Maryland
  • Massachusetts

    • Coalition for Social Justice
    • Greater Boston Legal Services
    • Jewish Alliance for Law & Social Action
    • Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition
    • Massachusetts Paid Leave Coalition
    • New England United For Justice
    • Restaurant Opportunities Center of New England
    • UniteWomen Massachusetts
  • Michigan

    • Michigan Citizen Action
    • Michigan Council of YWCA's
    • Michigan League for Public Policy
    • Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan
    • UniteWomen Michigan
  • Minnesota

    • TakeAction Minnesota
    • UniteWomen Minnesota
  • Mississippi

    • UniteWomen Mississippi
  • Missouri

    • National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis Section
    • Parents as Teachers
    • St. Louis Breastfeeding Coalition
    • UniteWomen Missouri
  • Montana

    • The Arc Montana
    • UniteWomen Montana
  • Nebraska

    • UniteWomen Nebraska
    • Voices for Children in Nebraska
  • Nevada

    • UniteWomen Nevada
  • New Hampshire

    • New Hampshire Citizens Alliance
    • UniteWomen New Hampshire
  • New Jersey

    • American Federation of Teachers New Jersey
    • Family Voices New Jersey
    • La Casa de Don Pedro
    • National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section
    • National Council of Jewish Women, New Jersey State Policy Advocacy Network
    • National Council of Jewish Women, Union County NJ Section
    • New Jersey Chapter, National Organization of Women
    • New Jersey Citizen Action
    • New Jersey Policy Perspective
    • New Jersey State Industrial Union Council
    • New Jersey Tenants Organization
    • New Jersey Working Families Alliance
    • Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
    • UniteWomen New Jersey
  • New Mexico

    • Restaurant Opportunities Center of Albuquerque
    • UniteWomen New Mexico
  • New York

    • ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York
    • Brooklyn Postpartum
    • Citizen Action of New York
    • Community Service Society of New York
    • ECE PolicyWorks
    • Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
    • ImmerseNYC
    • National Council of Jewish Women, New York State Policy Advocacy Network
    • National Council of Jewish Women, Peninsula section
    • New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign
    • New York Paid Leave Coalition
    • New York Working Families Party
    • Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York
    • UniteWomen New York
    • Worksites for Wellness, Inc.
    • YWCA of Binghamton and Broome County
    • YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County
  • North Carolina

    • AAUW North Carolina
    • Action NC
    • National Association of Social Workers, NC Chapter
    • NC Women United
    • North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute, Inc.
    • North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition
    • North Carolina Council of Churches
    • North Carolina Justice Center
    • North Carolina Working America
    • UniteWomen North Carolina
    • Women AdvaNCe
  • North Dakota

    • North Dakota Women's Network
    • UniteWomen North Dakota
  • Ohio

    • Innovation Ohio
    • Ohio Main Street Alliance
    • Progress Ohio
    • UniteWomen Ohio
    • YWCA Steubenville
    • YWCA Warren
  • Oklahoma

    • UniteWomen Oklahoma
  • Oregon

    • Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon
    • Family Forward Oregon
    • Oregon Action
    • UniteWomen Oregon
  • Pennsylvania

    • Beaver Valley NOW
    • Keystone Progress
    • National Council of Jewish Women - Pennsylvania Policy Advocate
    • PathWays PA
    • Pennsylvania Breastfeeding Coalition
    • Pennsylvania Working Families
    • Restaurant Opportunities Center of Philadelphia
    • Southwestern Pennsylvania Coalition of Labor Union Women
    • The Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania
    • UniteWomen Pennsylvania
    • Women's Law Project
  • Rhode Island

    • UniteWomen Rhode Island
  • South Carolina

    • YWCA Of the Upper Lowlands, Inc.
    • UniteWomen South Carolina
  • South Dakota

    • UniteWomen South Dakota
  • Tennessee

    • National Council of Jewish Women, Tennessee State Policy Advocacy Network
    • Tennessee Citizen Action
    • UniteWomen Tennessee
  • Texas

    • National Council of Jewish Women, Texas State Policy Advocacy Network
    • Realize Our Potential
    • Texas Breastfeeding Coalition
    • UniteWomen Texas
  • Utah

    • The Utah Breastfeeding Coalition
    • UniteWomen Utah
  • Vermont

    • Community of Vermont Elders
    • Hunger Free Vermont
    • UniteWomen Vermont
    • Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, Local 5221
    • Vermont Peace & Justice Center
    • Voices for Vermont's Children
  • Virginia

    • UniteWomen Virginia
    • Virginia Breastfeeding Task Force
    • Virginia Organizing
  • Washington

    • Legal Voice
    • UniteWomen Washington
    • Washington Community Action Network
    • Washington State Labor Council, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
    • YWCA of Spokane
  • West Virginia

    • UniteWomen West Virginia
    • West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance
    • West Virginia Citizen Action Group
  • Wisconsin

    • 9to5 Wisconsin
    • Citizen Action of Wisconsin
    • Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups
    • Mid-Day Women's Alliance
    • Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition
    • UniteWomen Wisconsin
    • Urban Underground
    • Wisconsin Jobs Now
    • Wisconsin Working Families Party
  • Wyoming

    • UniteWomen Wyoming

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