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Colorado voters pass Paid Family and Medical Leave ballot measure by 9to5 Colorado 


“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.” 


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

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Colorado voters pass Paid Family and Medical Leave ballot measure by 9to5 Colorado 

On November 3, 2020, Colorado made history as the ninth state in the country to pass Paid Family and Medical Leave into law and the first state to ever secure Paid Family and Medical Leave through a ballot initiative. With this vote, Colorado has demonstrated for the rest of the nation that Paid Family and …

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“I did not receive any pay while I was on leave for recovery, and when I returned to work I was demoted to assistant teacher.” Mary Russell 

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic I lost my job as a substitute teacher and therefore my income. I was already on Medicaid, due to my low income. I am available to provide child care and tutoring, but because I am an independent teacher, with no affiliation to a school or licensed childcare facility, …

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Delayed Eligibility Harms Workers with Chronic Health Conditions 

Coloradans deserve a paid family and medical leave program, however, the proposal currently being introduced is not beneficial to the vast majority of workers.  I have chronic intermittent severe back pain, and it is impossible to predict when it will flare up. The mandatory waiting period to be eligible for paid benefits is alarming to …

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