The Long Island Exchange’s article Elected Officials to Launch “Long Islanders for Paid Family Leave”
State, county, and local elected officials to release letters urging Albany to pass paid family leave this session
(Long Island, NY) On Friday, March 4th, elected officials from all levels of government from across Long Island will come to Hempstead to help launch “Long Islanders for Paid Family Leave,” a campaign to urge the state to pass paid family leave this year.
With 6.3 million New Yorkers lacking access to paid leave, these officials will urge Albany to stand with Long Island families and pass landmark paid family leave legislation this year so that no New Yorker has to choose between paying their bills and caring for a newborn child or a loved one.
The event will be hosted at Planned Parenthood of Nassau County (located at 540 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY), an organization that has long fought for women’s health issues, including paid family leave.
Co-sponsoring organizations include: NY Working Families, Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, 1108CWA, 1199SEIU, 32BJSEIU, 338 RWDSU/UFCW, Long Island Progressive Coalition, National Institute for Reproductive Health, New York Civil Liberties Union, and New York Communities for Change.