We have an opportunity to ensure that no Oregonian has to choose between caring for a loved one and a paycheck with the Paid Family and Medical Leave bill (HB3031).
Join the Family Forward Action Team to help take action and let our legislators know we want Paid Family and Medical Leave now.
March 25 is our opportunity to make our voices heard!
As they age and require more support, many older Oregonians are going without the high-quality care they need, are enduring personal challenges alone, or are being placed into costly, institutionalized care — all of which add to the financial and emotional strain that caregiving relatives may already be experiencing. Paid family and medical leave will allow more Oregonians to support aging loved ones and be there during a significant life event, like the end of a parents’ life.
In most families, it’s women who do most of the unpaid caregiving, whether it’s for children, other adults, or both. Paid family and medical leave will make it easier for women to stay in the workforce and continue bringing home the paychecks their families rely on. This will improve women’s ability to stay financially afloat, and ultimately, help narrow the gap between what men and women are paid.
We can’t afford to keep women out of the workforce. Oregon can do better. Support HB3031 for Oregon Families.
- Our hearing date has be set as Monday March 25th, from 6-8pm in Salem: register to testify at hearing http://www.timefororegon.org/register/
- Submit written testimony: http://www.timefororegon.org/share-your-story/
- Call your own state Representative and state Senator
- Speak out on social media
- Write a Letter to the Editor
Here is supporting documentation:
- Full text of HB3031
- Contact Shani Harris-Bagwell at for more details
Not sure what to say?
Let your Representative and Senator know that when employees take care of their family in a time of need, their career and finances should not be on the chopping block. By providing paid family leave, experienced employees can return to work, which avoids costly retraining for their employers.