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Oh baby! This had to be the cutest Statehouse rally ever.

Parents, clergy and lawmakers participating in the "Think Babies" demonstration in Trenton spoke broadly about the need for more affordable child care and a more generous paid family leave law that would double time off from six weeks to 12 weeks after a child is born or adopted.

For more US parents, paid family leave becomes reality

With a growing sense that the US is being left behind by a lack of family-friendly policies, and as more evidence shows that there are advantages to families when such programs are in place, there's some movement at the federal and local levels, but states are driving change

Honor our mothers by giving them the paid family leave they deserve

The U.S. can't afford outdated policies that reduce the growth of the economy; working mothers can no longer accept a situation that creates stress and leads to lost income.

America can be a difficult place to be a mother

We are one of the few countries in the world where maternal mortality rates are rising, rather than falling, and black mothers die at three times the rate of white mothers. We are the only high-income country without any provision for paid family and medical leave.

Babies took over Capitol Hill to rally for paid family leave and affordable childcare

"We want to be the voice for babies that aren't able to speak for themselves," [Jessica] Tolbert said. Like many of the parents at the rally, Tolbert mentioned paid family leave, health care, and affordable childcare as some of the major reasons they had come to lobby members of Congress.

Sen. Duckworth's victory can mean big things for families, if Congress acts

As Americans, we like to think every opportunity should be available to everyone, no matter where you live or who you are. Unfortunately, that's not true when it comes to the supports our country provides for babies.

Lowell forum held on challenges for family caregivers

[National Alliance for Caregiving CEO Grace] Whiting outlined some public sector solutions, which include providing benefits to caregivers, expanding services to caregivers and allowing for paid family leave. Not only can the process of caregiving be an emotional burden, it also places a great financial strain on many.

Our Lack of Paid Leave Is a Public Health Crisis

After delivery, parents are torn between providing the best care for their child versus earning money to keep a roof over their head and food on the table. Mothers push through postpartum pain and ignore doctors' recommendations by returning to work too early.

The Republican plan for family leave would destroy your Social Security benefits

[D]elaying Social Security translates into a real financial loss; the authors [of the Urban Institute analysis] reckon that parents who took a single 12-week leave would lose about 3% of their future retirement benefits, and those who took four leaves would lose 10%.

Sheryl Sandberg Talks Paid Family Leave, Community Organizing, and Cambridge Analytica

The numbers are astounding: 37 million people get no sick days. And that applies to 6 in 10 lower-income workers. Only 14% of people have access to paid family leave at work. A third of working mothers don’t have access to any paid leave.

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