Support newborns & mothers by mandating PAID maternity leave
  • Petitioning Kirsten Lodal

This petition will be delivered to:

CEO & Founder, LIFT
Kirsten Lodal
First Lady of the United States
Michele Obama
Deputy Cheif of Staff, Policy and Programs, US Dept of Education
Eric Waldo
Senior Advisor to the President (Generally Awesome Lady)
Valerie Jarrett
White House Council for Community Solutions
Michele Jolin
White House Director of Online Engagement
Kori Schulman
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
California-12
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Iowa
Sen. Tom Harkin

Support newborns & mothers by mandating PAID maternity leave

    1. L Britton
    2. Petition by

      L Britton

      Indianapolis, United States

The United States is one of 8 countries remaining in the world that does not require employers to provide any amount of paid leave to new mothers. With the number of children born to single parents on the rise, and more of the national population living in poverty than ever before, the power of a mother's income during the first year of a child's life can mean the difference between life and death; between success in education and development and the unfortunate continuation of cyclical poverty.

Paid maternity leave is not a partisan issue. It is not race, or class-based. Mothers and their children may come from different backgrounds, but they will always be the source of renewal and hope for families and society alike. As a nation, if we do not protect and support them as such in their most vulnerable times, we will surely never grow to our full potential. Please support this initiative for mandated paid maternity leave. Allow mothers the peace of mind and financial comfort of never having to choose between caring for their newborn and earning a paycheck.

By signing this petition, you allow untold stories of suffering mothers and children to be heard by the ears of decision makers. Your name elevates the issue of paid maternity leave to its appropriate focus at a national level among key players in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors who have the power and courage to stand up and create systemic change.

To:
Kirsten Lodal, CEO & Founder, LIFT
Michele Obama, First Lady of the United States
Eric Waldo, Deputy Cheif of Staff, Policy and Programs, US Dept of Education
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President (Generally Awesome Lady)
Michele Jolin, White House Council for Community Solutions
Kori Schulman, White House Director of Online Engagement
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California-12
Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa
Support newborns & mothers by mandating PAID maternity leave

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Elizabeth Odom WOODSTOCK, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 month ago

      US is disgracefully behind other world leading countries. We need to take care of our people!

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    • Sally Deskins OMAHA, NE
      • 2 months ago

      Equality, respect, too much to mention here.

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      • 4 months ago

      For ALL businesses - not just businesses with more than 50 employees.

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    • Lisa Stow SILVER SPRING, MD
      • 5 months ago

      I am a working mother, pregnant for my second and final time. I work for a small company that provides ZERO maternity leave. As the bread winner in the family, we will be severely impacted by this loss of wages.

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    • bryan deem TAMPA, FL
      • 7 months ago

      A friend sent this to me

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