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    Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on King County proposed paid parental leave program

    Testimony | November 17, 2015 | By Marilyn Watkins

    This morning, the Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee of the Martin Luther King County Council voted unanimously to forward an ordinance establishing a paid parental leave pilot program to the full Council. Chair Rod Dembowski, Joe McDermott, and Larry Phillips were the members present and votin

    “What more could my wife and I have done to deserve time with our new child?”

    Testimony | February 6, 2015

    Patrick Williams, a soon-to-be dad, has a pointed question for Washington state legislators about when they’ll finally take action on family and medical leave insurance (HB 1273): Full text: “Good morning. My name is Patrick Williams. My wife, Caitlin, and I are eagerly awaiting the birth of our first child.

    “Family leave should never be a matter of luck.”

    Testimony | January 30, 2015 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Marilyn Watkins, EOI’s Policy Director, makes the case for family and medical leave insurance (House Bill 1273) to Washington state legislators (Jan. 29, 2015): Full testimony: “Good morning. I’m Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute. It should never be a matter of luck whether a parent can af

    Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on HB 1273 – Family and Medical Leave Insurance

    Testimony | January 30, 2015 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Testimony of Marilyn Watkins before the Washington State House Labor Committee on HB 1273 – Implementing family and medical leave insurance, January 29, 2015. Good morning. I’m Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute. It should never be a matter of luck whether a parent can afford to spend the f

    Marilyn Watkins: Family and medical leave is more important now than ever

    Testimony | April 22, 2013 | By Marilyn Watkins

    Testimony of Marilyn Watkins before the Washington State House Appropriations Committee on HB 2044, April 22, 2013 Good morning, I’m Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute, also speaking also for the Washington Work and Family Coalition, which worked with members of this body to pass family and

    Evelin Bargas: In support of Family and Medical Leave Insurance

    Testimony | February 5, 2013

    My name is Evelin Bargas. I live and work in Bellevue. I took a vacation day from work to come here with my husband and son and testify in support of family and medical leave insurance. My dad has been sick since October. My sister and I kept urging him to go to the doctor, but he didn’t want to miss work and

    Sarah Francis: Moms need paid family and medical leave insurance

    Testimony | February 5, 2013

    Testimony of Sarah Francis, Campaign Director, MomsRising Washington House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development Hearing on House Bill 1457 Implementing Family and Medical Leave Insurance, Feb. 5, 2013   Good morning. My name is Sarah Francis and I’m a campaign director for MomsRising. On behalf

    Marilyn Watkins: The importance of family and medical leave insurance

    Testimony | February 5, 2013

    Testimony of Marilyn Watkins before the Washington State House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development on HB 1457 – Implementing family and medical leave insurance, February 5, 2013. Good morning. I’m Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute. I also represent the Washington Work and Family

    Frank Irigon: Why Family and Medical Leave is important for seniors

    Testimony | February 4, 2013

    Chair Sells and members of the Committee: Thank you for your time today as I testify in support of House Bill 1457. My name is Frank Irigon. I am here today as a senior citizen representing the Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action, an organization representing people across Washington state. I am also

    Don Orange: Why Family and Medical Leave would be good for my business

    Testimony | February 4, 2013

    Good morning. I’m Don Orange, owner of Hoesly Eco Automotive in Vancouver. I also chair the Main Street Alliance of Washington, which represents small businesses across the state. I’m here today to support Family and Medical Leave Insurance. This hearing is very timely. One of my 4 employees could use this pr

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