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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.” 


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


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

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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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Coloradans deserve a paid family and medical leave program that benefits all of us 

The current paid family and medical leave proposal, a for-profit model that involves private insurance companies, does not give workers the protections that we need.  Throughout my 20 year career, I have taken multiple leaves of absence due to my son's chronic illness and need a paid family and medical leave program that is portable …

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