Come, bring family, friends, students. Join in the rally on Tuesday March 20 at 9 a.m. Various members of the community will offer their perspectives on what paid family leave means for Hawaii’s working families.
Stay and testify at the hearing for SB 2990.
Speakers will share the research that tells us the need is great but a solution is possible and affordable. Just $58 per year per worker through a state-run insurance plan.
Some will tell their stories about the challenge of juggling jobs, looking after newborns and kupuna, and trying to maintain financial health while doing so.
Deborah Zysman, Executive Director, Hawaii Children’s Action Network
Lisa Kimura, Executive Director, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
Kathleen Algire, Directly of Public Policy, YWCA Oahu
Khara Jabola-Carolus, Executive Director, Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women
Mitzie Higa, Leeward State Director, Hawaii State Teachers’ Association
Nationally, a state-run insurance plan to provide paid family leave has been embraced by both conservatives and progressives.
This is from the American Enterprise Institute: https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/DC-Testimony-Mathur-1.pdf
This is from the Chamber Review: http://chamberreview.org/6.1_paid_leave.html
Here’s a letter from business school professors in support of the national paid family leave bill http://worklife.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Final-Business-School-Professors-Letter-to-Congress-in-Support-of-the-FAMILY-Act-September-15-2015.pdf
And a comment from a Wharton professor, in the Harvard Business Review, about the above letter: https://hbr.org/2015/09/why-paid-leave-matters-for-the-future-of-business.html