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Paid family and medical leave terms and definitions:

Download the FAMLI glossary.

Oppose HB20-1193

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Latest News

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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.” 

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

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

Our Stories

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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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Under the current paid leave proposal, public school teachers could be effectively denied if they cannot afford insurance on their own 

I am a public school teacher, and my family has faced hardship because of a lack of paid family and medical leave – but I do not believe that an employer mandate is a solution to this need.  I had my son, Olly, in 2017 after a difficult pregnancy and a healthy birth. I was …

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