Creating a Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program
At some point, nearly everyone needs to take time away from work to deal with a serious personal or family illness, or to care for a new child. But too often, working people are forced to lose the income they depend on to make ends meet in order to provide care for themselves or a family member. New Hampshire needs a strong workforce to keep our economy growing. Caregiving duties are one of the biggest barriers keeping qualified workers out of the labor market.
Advocating for Livable Wages
For the past 40 years, Granite Staters have been working harder than ever. Productivity has increased, but for most families, wages are flat and have not kept up with rising costs.
Guaranteeing Earned, Paid Sick Days
Changing policies for earned leave will ensure working people can recover or seek preventive care when they or their children are sick. Currently, too many Granite State workers are forced to choose between a paycheck and caring for themselves or their families when they’re sick.
Ensuring Access to Quality, Affordable Child Care
Skyrocketing prices are putting quality child care out of reach for too many New Hampshire families. As a result, thousands of Granite Staters are forced to choose between taking care of their children and staying in the workforce.
Together, we can build a healthier, more affordable New Hampshire.