Advocates of “paid go away for all” collect over the weekend

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (WCAX) – Advocates of paid family and sick leave gathered at Camp Meade in Middlesex on Sunday, calling on state and federal lawmakers to grant paid leave to all.

Hosted by the Vermont FaMLI (Family and Medical Leave Insurance) Coalition and the Main Street Alliance of Vermont, the event featured a wide variety of speakers, including some state lawmakers.

Their goal – to push lawmakers nationwide towards paid vacation for families and individuals.

“The goals of this campaign are to raise public awareness of efforts nationally to adopt a robust and equitable solution to paid family and sick leave,” said Morgan Nichols, state director, Main Street Alliance of Vermont. “We want to raise public awareness and awareness, collect lots of stories and show just as strong support here in Vermont to help our federal delegation in their work to get this across the finish line.”

The Biden administration’s American Families Plan includes a program that provides 12 weeks of vacation time and up to $ 4,000 per month for employees.

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