Tell Governor Brown to Support SB 63 - The New Parent Leave Act

What is SB 63?

All new parents should have access to bonding leave for the health and well-being of children. SB 63 would ensure 12 weeks of job protection to new parents in businesses with 20 or more employees. Currently, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) only extends job protection to workers in businesses with 50 or more employees. SB 63 would ensure more new parents could take leave to bond with their children without fear of losing their jobs.

Why should I sign this petition?

Your signature lets Governor Brown know that job-protected leave to bond with a new child should not be a privilege for the few, but an equal right for all families. Study after study has shown that not only does parental leave benefit infant and maternal health, it also benefits businesses. As more Californian parents juggle work and parenting responsibilities, we need to make family-friendly workplaces the norm, not the exception.

Dear Governor,

I urge you to sign SB 63 (Jackson), the New Parent Leave Act. SB 63 will ensure that more parents can take leave to care for a new child without fear of losing their jobs. This is crucial to the health and development of babies and children and the well-being and financial security of families 

Please sign this important bill. California families are counting on you!

Who's signing

Daniela Ortiz
Dagny SanMiguel
Rebecca Gonzales
Janess Slaby
Lisa Gardiner
Kristeen Singh
Nelson Motto
Heather Taylor
Miguel Paredes
Haley Potiker
Melisa Acoba
Samantha Olivieri
Shannon Robson
Sandro Olivieri
Semira Rahemtulla
Taylor Robinson
Orli Cotel
Katrina Connolly
Kerry OConnor
Ray Gaer
Judy Goff Roveda
Arissa Palmer
Wendy Sosa
Karen Keeslar
Megan Abell
Leah Cowan
Erica Glinsky
Christine Smith
81 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Daniela Ortiz
    signed via 2017-09-24 15:15:15 -0700
  • Dagny SanMiguel
    signed via 2017-09-23 13:36:15 -0700
  • Rebecca Gonzales
    signed 2017-09-22 17:30:32 -0700
  • Janess Slaby
    signed 2017-09-22 16:18:10 -0700
  • Lisa Gardiner
    signed 2017-09-22 14:59:14 -0700
  • Kristeen Singh
    signed 2017-09-21 17:37:23 -0700
  • Nelson Motto
    signed via 2017-09-21 16:56:18 -0700
  • Heather Taylor
    signed via 2017-09-21 16:42:15 -0700
  • Miguel Paredes
    signed via 2017-09-21 16:35:32 -0700
    Protect Working Families!
  • Haley Potiker
    signed via 2017-09-21 16:24:01 -0700
  • Melisa Acoba
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-21 12:50:42 -0700
    Sign the petition: Tell Governor Brown to Support SB 63 - The New Parent Leave Act
  • Melisa Acoba
    signed 2017-09-21 12:50:17 -0700
  • Samantha Olivieri
    signed 2017-09-20 15:22:15 -0700
  • Shannon Robson
    signed 2017-09-20 14:58:33 -0700
  • Sandro Olivieri
    signed 2017-09-20 14:24:47 -0700
  • Semira Rahemtulla
    signed 2017-09-20 14:08:47 -0700
  • Taylor Robinson
    signed 2017-09-20 13:48:24 -0700
    Taylor Robinson: Paid Family Leave is SOOOOO important. I am sorry my husband and I are too old to get it now, but my brother in law’s family benefited greatly from him being home, and not leaving all the childcare burden to his wife.
  • Orli Cotel
    signed 2017-09-20 13:42:22 -0700
  • Katrina Connolly
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-20 12:14:26 -0700
    Sign the petition: Tell Governor Brown to Support SB 63 - The New Parent Leave Act
  • Katrina Connolly
    signed 2017-09-20 12:13:17 -0700
    It is an embarrassment that our society is so behind on this matter. Help us start to catch up by protecting more parents from job loss.
  • Kerry OConnor
    signed 2017-09-20 12:04:23 -0700
  • Ray Gaer
    signed 2017-09-20 10:08:17 -0700
  • Judy Goff Roveda
    signed 2017-09-19 22:38:22 -0700
    It’s so important to so many parents.
  • Arissa Palmer
    signed 2017-09-19 18:27:01 -0700
  • Wendy Sosa
    signed 2017-09-19 16:09:32 -0700
  • Karen Keeslar
    signed 2017-09-19 15:45:01 -0700
  • Megan Abell
    signed via 2017-09-19 15:16:49 -0700
    My family owns a small business. My father is an architect and my family runs a small firm. For much of my childhood, my mother managed the office, covering reception, keeping the books balanced, and making sure everyone got paid on time. Like many small companies, my mom acted as the Receptionist, Accountant, HR Manager, and Office Manager, all in one.

    When I was a baby, my mother took time off from work at the architecture firm after giving birth to bond with me. My mom, of course, had the security of knowing she wouldn’t be fired by her husband from the family business, and she knew the job would be there for her when she returned. Too many parents don’t have that piece of mind.

    Not long after returning to work from maternity leave, I contracted a case of Valley Fever. For those of you that don’t know, Valley Fever is a fungal infection that affects the lungs, it’s carried in the soil. It’s common in arid climates like the Central Valley and Arizona, where dust storms carry the fungus across the community. The fungal infection can spread to the eyes and cause blindness, spread to the brain causing meningitis, lung failure, and even death. Anyone can contract Valley Fever, but it’s particularly hard for infants and the elderly. Sometimes treatment of the infection and resulting complications can last months.

    She took time off again to care for me, monitor my breathing, take me to the doctor, and administer my treatment. The sad reality is, that if it weren’t our family’s business, my mom might not have had a job waiting for her when she returned. She might have been denied taking leave that second time around. She might not have requested it for fear of losing her job. She might have been fired, and if my family, like many families, rely on one parent and their job to provide insurance, we might have lost our medical insurance in the middle of my treatment.

    My brother and I are incredibly lucky that my parents are business owners and that their office was just a few blocks away from our home. Both of my parents had amazing flexibility to be there when my brother and I needed it, but so many parents and families in California aren’t so fortunate. But, it shouldn’t be a matter of being fortunate. All parents should have the right to equal access to paid parental leave. That’s why I support Senate Bill 63.
  • Leah Cowan
    signed 2017-09-19 15:07:49 -0700
  • Erica Glinsky
    signed 2017-09-19 12:11:52 -0700
  • Christine Smith
    signed 2017-09-19 10:49:08 -0700