A message from Working Washington:
We have a real chance to pass paid family leave in Washington State this year. We have momentum — but we need your help.
A strong paid family leave proposal (HB 1116) has already passed out of the House Labor committee and the House Appropriations committee. The next step is to secure majority support for the bill so it can pass on the floor of the House.
It takes 50 votes to get a majority in the State House, and we’re not there yet. Help us get it done: contact your State Representatives and ask them to support statewide paid family leave by passing HB 1116.
Then when you hear back from your representatives, tell us what they say, and we'll add it to our public vote count. We're going to track where every member of the State House stands on paid family leave, because we think every voter should know where their representatives stand on this issue — and every representative should know they’re accountable for their vote.
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY
It takes 50 votes in the State House to get a majority. Here’s where the votes stand right now:
39 members of the house have either voted YES for paid family leave in committee, or have added their names to the bill as co-sponsors.
17 voted NO in committee.
42 have not taken a public position on the issue (that we know about).
We need to secure 11 more Yes votes to get a majority. Click here to ask your representatives for their support. When you hear back from them, let us know what they said.
We’ll be keeping track with a live public vote count as we push to get to 50.
We have a chance to make huge progress for Washington workers this year. But to get it done we’re going to need to chase every vote and keep careful track of where our legislators stand.
And that’s where you come in. Click here to tell your State Reps to support HB 1116 for paid family leave — and then tell us what they tell you.
We only need 11 more votes to get a majority. We can do this.
And then it’s on to the State Senate!
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