In a heartwarming video, dads share what paid family leave would mean to them

In a heartwarming video, dads share what paid family leave would mean to them ...

Dads deserve time with their kids as moms do, yet the United States is one of the only countries in the world without a national paid leave policy. The campaign Fathers Day demonstrates how important it is for fathers and all working people to have paid family and medical leave to care for their loved ones.

Members of the video say they can not be there for a first smile, but they cant be there to care and bond with their own kids. Every parent deserves time away from work to take care of their families, or themselves, without risking a job or a paycheck. Paid leave allows us to be better dads.

The full video below is available for viewing.

Paid Leave for All is a national initiative backed by organizations leading the fight for paid family and medical leave. It received the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in 1993, supported paid leave victories across the country with bipartisan and business support, led the field with bold ideas and sector-defining research, and mobilized workers and small businesses who are often excluded from policy decisions.

The campaign''s new video, which was also shared on Twitter on June 17, focuses on paternity leave. According to a survey, only one in 20 fathers in professional employment took more than two weeks off following their most recent child was born, and three out of four took one week or less.

Only 23% of all employees have access to paid family leave through an employer, and only 13% of private sector workers are employed at workites that offer paid paternity leave to all male employees. How are dads supposed to develop a strong bond with their kids and grow in childcare duties without the help they need?

On Twitter, this Fathers Day allows dads to have time to care and bond with their children. Lets give the gift of #PaidLeaveForAll.

Do what you can to assist dads by contacting your senators and representatives and then by requesting them to sign a permanent family and medical leave today. Dads deserve it.

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