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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin

It's time for Paid Family Medical Leave

At some point, nearly everyone will need to take time away from work to deal with a serious personal or family illness, or to care for a new child, yet only 15% of workers in the U.S. have access to paid leave through their employers. 

The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not provide workers with paid family leave.

That’s why, Rep. Sondy Pope and Sen. Janis Ringhand announced the Paid Family Medical Leave Insurance Act. This bill would allow working people in Wisconsin to take paid leave from work when they are caring for a new child, for a seriously ill family member, or recovering from their own serious illness.

Contact your legislators to tell them no one should have to choose between their job and caring for their family.

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We work to ensure that family planning and reproductive health care services are available and accessible to everyone who wants and needs them. Check back often for legislative updates, hearing dates, vote tallies, and fact sheets.

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Paid Family Leave 101

Woohoo! Sen. Janis Ringhand and Rep. Sondy Pope recently announced the Wisconsin Family Medical Leave Insurance Act. If passed, this bill would allow Wisconsinites to both care and provide for their families.

Nov. 4, 2019

National Voter Registration Day

If the most wonderful day of the year seems daunting to you – have no fear! Registering to vote is quick and easy if you just follow these simple steps.

Sept. 23, 2019

Call Your Legislators to Expand Medicaid

Medicaid expansion is the centerpiece of Governor Evers’ proposed state budget. Expanding Medicaid would mean more health access for more Wisconsinites. But Republicans in the Legislature have vowed to remove it from the budget.  

May 14, 2019

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