Take Action Thursday: Working Families

Take Action Thursday: Working Families

WANT TO DO SOMETHING REGARDING PAID LEAVE OR CHILD CARE?

Below are ways for you to TAKE ACTION and be a CHANGE regarding this issue!

 

1. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES:

Paid Leave is an issue that has to be addressed on a national level.  One of the most effective actions you can take is to contact your representative. You can find Your Representative Here.  You can use the script below for either emailing or calling them:

Hello, my name is _________________ and I live in  _________(town or zip code – they want to know you’re from their jurisdiction).  I am a constituent of Senator/Representative ___________, and I’m contacting you today because I am concerned about the issue of paid leave and/or child care in the U.S.

I am very much in support of (OR) against instituting a social system for paid leave or child care, allowing businesses to offer paid leave, or any of the issues/arguments you have read about this week agree/disagree with it because I feel (insert your reasons/feelings here – just say how you feel/what you think – feel free to use the information from this website to back you up – More Info Monday Two-Sided Tuesday or Worldview Wednesday).

I’m calling/emailing to see if Rep. _________ / Senator ___________ plans to publicly oppose/support these policies and what he/she plans to do about paid parent leave and/or child care.

(If you have additional concerns/reasons you can add them in)

Thank you for your time.


If you are looking to contact your representative to tell them to support paid parental leave, the National Partnership for Women & Families has made it very easy. Click their logo below to go to a pre-done letter, you just have to fill in your information.

 

2. SIGN THE PETITION: 
3. SUPPORT COMPANIES THAT OFFER PAID FAMILY LEAVE: 

Below is a list of companies that currently offer paid family leave here in the U.S.  Spend your money to support companies that support your views on this issue.  The number in parentheses is how many paid weeks employees are given.

  • Netflix (52)
  • Etsy (26)
  • Spotify (26)
  • Ebay (24)
  • Motorola (24)
  • Intel (21)
  • Microsoft (20)
  • Amazon (20)
  • American Express (20)
  • Google (20)
  • Stoneyfield Farm (20)
  • Twitter (20)
  • Bloomberg (18)
  • Capital One (18)
  • Johnson & Johnson (17)
  • Tesla (16)
  • Paypal (16)
  • L’Oreal (16)
  • Bank of America (16)
  • Barclays (16)
  • Facebook (16)
  • Deutsche Bank (16)
  • General Electric (16)
  • Ikea (16)
  • Morgan Stanley (16)
  • New York Times (16)
  • Proctor & Gamble (16)
  • Goldman Sachs (16)
  • The Honest Company (16)
  • Patagonia (16)
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev (16)
  • Apple (15)
  • Nestle (14)
  • Nike (14)
  • Williams Sonoma (14)

 

This is NOT a complete list.  Check out fairygodboss.com to see more companies who offer paid leave and additional information regarding paid leave at various companies.

 

Tomorrow we round out the week by taking a look at some famous working mothers on Feel Good Friday!

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