The paid leave bill in Rhode Island was reviewed last week by the Senate Finance Committee. Although no vote has been scheduled, Senator Goldin said “she is optimistic it will pass before lawmakers adjour for the year in a few weeks”. The bill also has a powerful supporter, its co-sponsor, Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed. Professor Barbara Silver at the University of Rhode Island who studies work-life balance stated that “too often we tend to think of children and caregiving as private choices rather than as a common good”. Read the full article about this bill here.
Advocacy groups like AARP and Kids Count are supporting this bill in Rhode Island. The new AARP report says that “Demographic, Family Caregiving Demands Call for Modernizing Leave for Caregivers”. An article published today by the AARP talks about this new report.The full report can be accessed here.
Have you watched the family testimony videos on paid family leave provided by the For Our Babies campaign? You can watch these heartfelt testimonies here. Have you signed our pledge to fight for our babies, including paid family leave? If not, please sign here and share it with your family, friends, and colleagues.