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“A program designed to remove as many barriers as possible for people who have the most obstacles to paid family leave will make the system work better for everyone.”

The Colorado Children’s Campaign strongly believes that paid family and medical leave is critical to support infant and maternal health and family economic security. A young child’s early relationships, especially with parents, shape the architecture of the developing brain, forming the foundation for all learning and relationships that follow. Paid leave also helps ensure that …

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Letters to the Capitol: “This year’s proposal is not strong enough to help people like me.”

I have been fighting for paid family and medical leave in Colorado since day one. As someone who has been personally impacted by our lack of paid family and medical leave and who has fought to change this for seven years, I understand the frustration of this fight and the urgency to pass a policy. …

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Women’s Lobby of Colorado Statement on Recent Paid Leave Proposal

February 27, 2020 Dear State Leader, Sadly, we are seeing the possibility for an equitable paid family leave bill implode. The most recent proposal is not the bill we have supported for five years. This new bill is an untested and shallow version of the paid family leave program all Coloradans need and deserve. None …

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PRESS RELEASE: FAMLI Coalition Steering Committee Statement on Paid Family & Medical Leave Legislation

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 24, 2020Contact: Olga Robak (303.229.9447) Denver, CO – Debra Brown, Executive Director of Good Business Colorado, and Ashley Panelli, co-director of 9to5 Colorado, issued the following statement on behalf of the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Coalition Steering Committee. “The FAMLI Coalition has worked with legislators in good faith since last session to draft …

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Press Release: Proponents of Paid Family & Medical Leave File Initiatives

Coalition reacts to two initiatives submitted for 2020 ballot, independent of current legislative efforts For Immediate Release – January 22, 2020 – Contact: Olga Robak (olgar AT strategies360 DOT com) Denver, CO – The Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Coalition Co-Chairs Debra Brown of Good Business Colorado and Ashley Panelli of 9to5 Colorado issued the following statement after two …

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Press Release: FAMLI Coalition Applauds Governor for His Work On Behalf of Colorado Families

Governor Polis Calls For Family Leave Program That Fits the Needs of Colorado Workers For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 9, 2020Contact: Olga Robak  Denver, CO – In his second State of the State address, Governor Polis continued to show support for a strong paid family and medical leave program for Colorado. FAMLI Coalition Co-Chairs Judith Marquez of 9to5 …

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Press Release: FAMLI Task Force Report Shows Strong, State-Run Paid Family and Medical Leave Is Good Policy for Colorado

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 7, 2020Contact: Olga Robak (303.229.9447) Denver, CO – The Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Task Force issued its final report today, making recommendations for a strong, state-run Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program for Colorado. The Task Force reached broad consensus on 14 of the 16 elements, resulting in 21 recommendations, among …

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