No one should be forced to choose between keeping their job and caring for family.

In a state where more working people than ever before are caring for children and aging parents, and where families are on the front line of the opioid crisis, Paid Family and Medical Leave would provide critical coverage for West Virginians to keep their jobs and be present for the moments that matter most.

National coverage for critical paid leave policy will increase worker retention and help small businesses attract a more competitive and dedicated workforce. Passing paid leave will take the burden of coverage off of employers, strengthening small- and medium-size businesses and local communities.

Working West Virginians are caring for aging parents and caring for children. Working West Virginians are on the front line of an opioid crisis and a global pandemic. That’s why it is critical to safeguard West Virginia workers so they are able to keep their jobs and care for the ones who depend on them in times of need.

West Virginia’s population is aging, and the cost of care goes up every year. Older adults in West Virginia rely on their families for support. A paid family leave policy would mean that older adults have increased access to care and more support from their families.

For the sake of West Virginia’s workers, the people who depend on them, and the businesses that employ them, Senators Manchin and Capito must support Paid Family and Medical Leave Coverage today.

Paid Leave provides critical coverage for West Virginians to keep their jobs and be present for the moments that matter most.

Paid Leave increases retention and productivity and reduces turnover and hiring costs making it a win for businesses and a win for employees.

Paid Leave safeguards West Virginia workers so they can keep their jobs and care for those who depend on them in times of need.

Paid Leave allows working West Virginians to care for aging parents and keep their job.


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“My husband and I belong to different political parties. We both agree that there are times when families need support. We shouldn’t have to choose between being providers and caregivers in times of crisis.”

LaCrisha believes that asking for help does not imply that West Virginians are weak, or that they are trying to get a handout. She believes people ask for help because they wish to remain strong, and that sometimes everyone can use a helping hand—especially when it comes to caring for children. #PaidLeave would be the helping hand to WV families.

Read LaCrisha’s full story on Newsweek: www.newsweek.com/senator-manchin-your-constituents-are-hardworking-people-we-need-paid-leave-opin…
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“My husband and I belong to different political parties. We both agree that there are times when families need support. We shouldnt have to choose between being providers and caregivers in times of crisis.”

LaCrisha believes that asking for help does not imply that West Virginians are weak, or that they are trying to get a handout. She believes people ask for help because they wish to remain strong, and that sometimes everyone can use a helping hand—especially when it comes to caring for children. #PaidLeave would be the helping hand to WV families. 

Read LaCrishas full story on Newsweek: https://www.newsweek.com/senator-manchin-your-constituents-are-hardworking-people-we-need-paid-leave-opinion-1638698?fbclid=IwAR3ruNbHAb369ptdRDOQbbHzDTir8fgXZGJM1XqoUrZ1xX54hzYhd9tYxiE

Small businesses support paid leave because their employees don’t have to choose between keeping a job or starting a family.

Call @Sen_JoeManchin at (202) 224-3954 and @sencapito at (202) 224-6472 and ask them to support #PaidLeaveNOW.
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Small businesses support paid leave because their employees don’t have to choose between keeping a job or starting a family. 

Call @Sen_JoeManchin at (202) 224-3954 and @sencapito at (202) 224-6472 and ask them to support #PaidLeaveNOW.
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How does paid leave impact small businesses?

Listen in on a conversation with two WV small business owners who will talk about why paid leave policies are important to them and find out how guaranteeing paid leave for all of West Virginia’s workers can impact local economies.

Participating small business owners include Stephanie Woody of The Vandalia Company and Carling McManus of 84 Agency, moderated by Ric Candender of Charleston Main Streets, and hosted by Paid Leave Works for WV.
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Thank you so much Ric, Carling and Stephanie!

Check out our website – www.paidleaveworkswv.org/

Senator Manchin and Senator Capito are key votes to enact Paid Leave. You can contact send them a message via this link – www.votervoice.net/TeamWV/campaigns/88234/respond

Thanks everyone for joining us today. For those who want to learn more about Paid Leave and how it works for families, for workers, for older adults, for businesses, for active duty, for foster parents, and others, please visit our website at www.paidleaveworkswv.org/.

That is such a great point that a federal paid leave program would help with retaining current employees as well as bringing new employees on board who have had the chance to work in a role to cover for another employee who is on #PaidLeave caring for their family.

Thank you 84 Agency and The Vandalia Co. for sharing how #PaidLeave works for small businesses in WV!

Great points, Ric, Carling and Stephanie! Thank you for this awesome conversation about how paid leave would help West Virginia families and small businesses.

I think we will eventually have some sort of bill passed. We need to encourage someone in the GOP to help get this job done

As a minimum wage worker I've never been able to take time for sickness death reunion ECT.

WVPPC will be in DC the 13th pushing the BBB and voting rights join and amplify your voices.

If viewers have questions please put them in the comments and we’ll send to Carling and Stephanie!

This is why we need BBB now.

I work in health care as a cna . I got it from work and bring it home to my husband was so ill . I could not return after the 14 days . I have a 14 year old diabetic at home . My job gave me time off until dec 2020 I got 329 dollars a x that's it.. then my bos siad iwas getting covid pay when I was not .I when I could not return she ask me to separate from my job

Thank you for speaking up. WVPPC Standing with you

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