The Importance of Paid Family and Medical Leave: Shelby’s Story

April 24, 2014 | Economic Opportunity Institute

One woman’s story about losing her wages and nearly losing her home when she had to take a short leave to care for her daughter and her dad.

Shelby Ramirez – a mother of two, caregiver, full-time worker and student in Denver, Colorado – talks about the sacrifices she’s had to make without paid leave.

Like Shelby, paid family leave is not an option for millions of parents. Family and Medical Leave Insurance would change that for everyone. The Washington Work and Family Coalition is fighting to pass FMLI in 2015. Join our fight at www.waworkandfamily.org.

Read more about Shelby’s story and the national movement to secure paid family leave for all here.

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