National Partnership for Women & Families

A Watershed Moment

President Obama's historic White House Summit on Working Families.

 President Obama at White House Summit 2014

June 2014 — It was a sight to behold: an entire White House Summit focused on the workplace issues we have been advocating for — and advancing — for more than four decades.

And for the first time, President Obama called for paid family and medical leave for all Americans – an historic step that the National Partnership and its supporters had urged him to take.

“…21st-century families deserve 21st-century workplaces. ... And that means paid family leave... because all Americans should be able to afford to care for their families.”

This was a watershed moment, but we will continue fighting until the Family And Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act is law.

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