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Congress: Extend the time period for a women's absence of leave due to childbirth.

Mothers should have at least a whole year to spend with their newborn. Right now in the United States mothers are only given one month after childbirth to spend with their child, and then have to go back to work. They should not have to put their two month old child in daycare and miss spending that first year. The first year of a child's life is so important. They begin to walk with adult help, crawl very well, triple in birth weight, and even say a few of their first words. No mother should ever have to miss these things. Please sign my petition to help all the new mothers in our country have that amazing first year.

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    Valerie Pate started this petition with a single signature, and now has 29 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.