One more reminder that tomorrow’s the vote on S-2249, the bill to mandate paid family leave, which would include adoptive parents.
Need a quick primer? Scroll down a couple posts to get the full story and links to past essays detailing the bill.
And to make it even easier, I’m providing sample wording a colleague of mine used. Feel free to copy and paste the succinct language for use as your own — or simply as a base upon which to build. Either way, it’s imperative these folks here from you. Now.
I am writing to express my support for S-2249, which extends paid family leave benefits to adoptive parents, and is up for a vote in the Budget and Appropriations Committee tomorrow (Thursday, May 24).
I hope you share my belief that all families should be given the opportunity to take time to forge the necessary parent-child bonds free of financial worries related to missing work.
I urge you to support this piece of legislation. Thank you.
It’s that easy folks! Please take the time today! And remember: You don’t have to be a Jerseyan to show your support for paid family leave. California and New Jersey may serve as examples that push your state to act on this important issue.