New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign Reacts to President Obama’s Announcement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Contact: Emma Woods, emma@berlinrosen.com, 646-200-5303

New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign Reacts to President Obama’s Announcement

Albany, NY – Following President Obama’s announcement of a series of moves in support of paid sick days and paid family leave insurance programs, the New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign released the following statement.

“President Obama’s historic call to implement paid family leave policies across the country represents a major victory for working families — including those here in New York. Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature should support the President’s plan, which would provide funding directly to states like ours that want to create paid family leave policies that strengthen our families and our economy. We look forward to the reintroduction of the Paid Family Leave Insurance Bill in the coming weeks, so that New York can rightfully lead the way on this crucial work-family issue,” said Eric Williams, Campaign Director, New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign.

The New York Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign consists of a diverse group of women’s organizations, children’s advocates, labor and public health leaders, advocates for seniors and those with chronic disease, and community and faith-based organizations.

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