Democratic State Legislatures Pass Policies to Strengthen Families and the Economy

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WASHINGTON — In recognition of Women’s History Month, the DLCC is highlighting the continued work of Democratic state legislatures to support women and families by passing paid sick and family leave, affordable and accessible child care, and early education policies. Women often bear the brunt of caregiving responsibilities and must juggle work, family, and household responsibilities without proper support. These types of policies support the overall economy by getting parents back to work, filling open jobs, and lifting families out of poverty while simultaneously improving child outcomes

“State Democrats recognize that our social infrastructure lags behind other wealthy countries, draining our economy’s potential and putting an enormous burden on women who are often the primary caregivers,” said DLCC executive director Heather Williams. “Family-friendly policies like paid sick and family leave, affordable and accessible child care, and early education are smart investments that pay tremendous dividends in our future. Voters know that Democratic state legislatures are working to put families first and will continue to strengthen our economy without sacrificing the well-being of our loved ones.” 

Family-friendly policies passed by state Democrats:

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