Angela & Ryan's Story

What does SB 63 mean to you?  Over the next few weeks, we will be posting stories from people whose lives have been impacted by Paid Family Leave legislation.  Thanks Ree Ree Li and YWCA - San Francisco & Marin for recording these! Continue reading

September Newsletter

Save the Date: The Annual Statewide Meeting will be Wednesday, November 15 in Oakland - RSVP Now!   Continue reading

July Newsletter

Defending Our Local Laws & Advancing Parental Leave   Continue reading

"We believe in fighting for equity for all" - Reflections from Work & Family Lobby Day

Tony and Tanya Reyes pose with their one-year-old baby in front of their representative Asm. Laura Friedman’s office during Work and Family CA Lobby Day on May 22, 2017. Tanya is a Los Angeles teacher and member of the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) and Breastfeed LA. Continue reading

May Newsletter

Great news! Coalition priority bill, SB 63, the New Parent Leave Act, passed out of the state Senate on May 29. Thanks to Coalition members for your hard work and advocacy in support of family health, well-being, and economic security. Onto the Assembly! Continue reading

April Newsletter

LA Train-the-Trainer & Regional Meeting The Coalition led two big events in Los Angeles last month: A California Family Leave Rights Train-the-Trainer, hosted at St. John's Well Child & Family Center, and a Coalition Regional Meeting hosted by ACLU SoCal. We had a great turnout of community leaders, advocates, and legal experts interested in gaining the  Continue reading

The Necessity of Bonding Leave: "It's a Vital Part of Raising Children"

As the Coalition continues to organize for policy changes that expand equity and economic security for all working families, we are also collecting stories from parents and caregivers who benefitted (or could not benefit) from taking paid family leave (PFL) to bond with a new, adopted, or foster child, or to take care of a seriously ill family member. Meet Michael Levy, who kindly shared his story about welcoming his son, Auden, into his family while working for a small business with less than 20 employees. Continue reading

March 2017 Newsletter

Exciting news! We got a matching grant of $10,000 at the end of last year to help kick start our grassroots campaign to win job protection for parents and caregivers when they take time to bond or care for loved ones. Coalition members are working together to engage people across the state in train the trainer events, district visits with local representatives, regional meetings and a lobby day in May. The funds we raise now will help us mobilize and allow diverse parents, caregivers and organizations to take the lead in winning family friendly workplaces for all. Please donate today to help us reach our goal: Continue reading