Protect Our Jobs, Congress!

Equity for ALL Americans NOW!

 

ONE WEEK REMAINS 

 

Paid bereavement leave legislation is being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives. There is no bill number yet, but many are referring to it as the Build Back Better bill.

 

Right now, the U.S. House of Representatives is determining if our losses are important enough to deserve wage and job protections.

Today, millions of bereaved Americans have no job or wage protections.

 

This is unconscionable and unAmerican.

We want equal rights for ALL Americans.

 

 

We need to make it clear paid bereavement leave must stay and five days are required — and ALL Americans deserve equal access to leave benefits. 

 

 

Lawmakers will make this decision for everyone in America, based on what they think YOU want.

That’s why they need to hear from you today.

  • Here's how you can help!

1

Contact ALL 16 House lawmakers.

These lawmakers need to hear from Americans who care about protections for newly bereaved people: they need to hear YOUR stories. We made it easy for you to call House lawmakers. Just tap the photo and make the call. Of course, you can also contact them on their social media accounts or email them directly. (You don’t need to be in their district to share your views — they are writing legislation for ALL Americans.)

 

2

Tell them your story.

Your story has the power to change the world. When you reach each lawmaker’s office, tell them why bereavement leave is important to you. Did you have a caring employer and supportive co-workers, and you want that for everyone else, too? Maybe you lost your job or experienced workplace harassment on top of your grief. Let your lawmakers know what a difference this legislation would have made for you and your family. 

 

3

Tell them EQUAL rights of ALL Americans.

Today, the legislation does not allow for equal rights for all bereaved Americans. The legislation reads “may not exceed 3/5ths of the number of hours in the individual’s regular workweek.” Meaning, if you work for five total days, you would only receive three days of leave. If you worked more than five days per week, you’d be entitled to more. If you worked less than five days, you’d be entitled to less. As a nation we should stop perpetuating unequal laws. Our experiences and our loved ones matter equally.

 

4

Tell them working adults should receive FIVE days of paid leave, effective immediately.

Anything less than five days of paid leave is unacceptable. Bereavement leave is not just about providing time to attend a memorial – families need time to arrange care, tend to details surrounding the death, and begin the long process of helping their loved ones adjust. We need to reinvest in America’s families and values..

 

5

Tell them that NOW is the time to act.

As our nation’s death rate reaches an all-time high, remind your elected officials that millions of Americans are counting on them to make the right decision.

Time is of the essence.

  • Above all else, always be respectful.

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, NC

Tell Representative Adams to protect our jobs today. Call her D.C. office at 202-225-1510. Tell her why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty, Oh

Tell Representative Beatty to protect our jobs today. Call her D.C. office at (202)225-4324. Tell her why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, CA

Tell Representative Chu to protect our jobs and wages today. Call Representative Chu’s D.C. office at (202)225-5464. Tell her why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time. 

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, IL

Tell Representative Davis to protect our jobs today. Call his D.C. office at (202)225-5006. Tell him why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, CA

Tell Representative DeSaulnier to protect our jobs today. Call his D.C. office at (202)225-2095. Tell him why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, TX

Tell Representative Lloyd Doggett to protect our jobs and wages today. Call Rep. Doggett’s D.C. office at (202)225-4865.Tell him why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters so much to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, PA

Tell Representative Dwight Evans to protect our jobs and wages today. Call Rep. Evans’ D.C. office at (202)225-4001. Tell him why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters so much to you and no is the time!

U.S. Rep. Steven Horsford, NV

Tell Representative Horsford to protect our jobs today. Call his D.C. office at (202) 225-9894. Tell him why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, WA

Tell Representative Jayapal to protect our jobs today. Call her D.C. office at (202) 225-3106. Tell her why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Mondaire Jones, NY

Tell Representative Jones to protect our jobs today. Call his D.C. office at  (202) 225-6506. Tell him why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, GA

Tell Representative McBath to protect our jobs today. Call her D.C. office at (202) 225-4501. Tell her why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, WI

Tell Representative Moore to protect our jobs today. Call her D.C. office at (202) 225-4572. Tell her why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Richie Neal, MA

Tell Representative Neal to protect our jobs today. Call his D.C. office at (202) 225-5601. Tell him why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, MN

Tell Representative Omar to protect our jobs today. Call her D.C. office at (202) 225-4755. Tell her why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, VA

Tell Representative Scott to protect our jobs today. Call his D.C. office at (202) 225-8351.Tell him why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, AL

Tell Representative Sewell to protect our jobs today. Call her D.C. office at (202) 225-2665. Tell her why FIVE days of paid bereavement leave matters to you and now is the time.

ACT NOW!

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No one should be fired after losing a loved one.