This year New York will implement one of the best Paid Family Leave programs in the country. But if the experience of other states is any indication, we have to do a lot of education to encourage people to use this benefit. Many people think paid family leave is solely maternity leave for new mothers, but it's so much more.
The New York Civil Liberties Union and Citizen Action of New York both provided important leadership in the New York campaign for Paid Family Leave. Now we are partnering again to provide 90-minute informational forums across the state.
Paid Family Leave can potentially have huge impacts on gender discrimination, child health, and the economic stability of families, but only if people are informed about how to use the benefit.
This event is free and open to the public.