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August 31, 2021

Organizers Gather in Morgantown (West Virginia) to Advocate for Stronger Paid Leave Access for Medical, Child Care

WV News – Advocates and community members gathered at Krepps Park Pavilion in Morgantown on Monday to discuss the need for a federal policy to ensure that all workers have access to paid family and medical leave for the care of a new child, one’s own illness, or caregiving responsibilities for a seriously ill family member. Read the full article.

“This past year and a half has made it abundantly clear how important it is to have access to policies like paid leave,” Alisa Clements, director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, said in a release. “These policies are vital to caring for ourselves, our families, and our communities. As a state with already limited resources and access to health care, we must fight for policies that make care a reality for West Virginians.”

In the coming weeks, Congress will consider companion legislation to the bipartisan infrastructure package that would address paid leave issues. It is referred to as the “Build Back Better” recovery legislation.

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