1,000 Days calls on Congress to guarantee all workers access to comprehensive paid family and medical leave and to protect the health of moms, babies and their families as our communities, states and nation respond to COVID-19.
1,000 Days is the leading organization advocating for the health and well-being of moms, infants, and young children during the 1,000-day window. Access to paid leave is critical to ensuring families have the resources and support they need during this critical time.
While the quick passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was an important and encouraging step, more action is needed to make paid sick days and comprehensive paid family and medical leave available to all workers and all families.
We urge Congress to ensure that all workers can have the time they need to keep themselves, their families, and their communities healthy, without jeopardizing their paycheck or their financial security. The health and well-being of moms, babies and their families is too important.