Expand Paid Parental Leave

Read my post on the value of paid parental leave:

Better for Kids, Better for Parents, Better for our Economy: Why LA Should Lead the Country in Providing Paid Family Leave

  • California offers programs which can add up to 18 weeks for some mothers, but it only covers 60–70% pay. This means the economically privileged take this time, while the poor cannot afford to.

  • One study concluded mothers are 93% more likely to be in the workforce 12 months after childbirth when they are provided with and take adequate leave, versus those who do not.