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An Evening for Paid Family Leave

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The Riveter

1517 12th Avenue

#Suite 101

Seattle, WA 98122

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Join PL+US, The 30/30 Project and MomsRising at The Riveter on Friday, January 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm for a reception and lively discussion with the leaders of the paid family leave movement. Enjoy refreshments, spoken word by Youth Speaks Seattle, and a bonus sneak peek at the award-winning documentary Zero Weeks: America's Family Leave Crisis. This critically acclaimed film by director Ky Dickens explores the economic and societal consequences of America’s lack of paid family leave policies, the benefits it would deliver to families, businesses and the economy, and what politicians and leaders can do to guarantee American families do not have to choose between caring for a loved one or losing their job.

Katie Bethell, PL+US Founder and Executive Director, Teresa Hillis, Director of The 30/30 Project and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner of MomsRising will host an inspiring discussion on what we all can do to achieve paid leave policies in our workplaces and in state/federal legislatures.

Refreshments and childcare will be provided. Suggested donation $20-100. No one turned away for lack of funds. All tickets admit 2, so feel free to bring a friend!

Onsite childcare being provided by Care.com Please be sure to indicate if you need childcare when you RSVP.

Special thanks to our Host Committee: Erika Arthun, Thomas Bates, Rob Dolin, Danielle Henderson, Alani Kalfayan, Meena Kumar, Marty Loesch, Hope O'Brien, John Smart, Anna Steffeney and Brian Stout.

ZERO WEEKS is the fourth documentary by award-winning director, Ky Dickens - a female director, with a track record for creating poignant work shifting policy and public opinion. Dickens past films include Fish Out of Water and Sole Survivor. Dickens was inspired to make Zero Weeks after facing financial depletion and emotional turmoil after the birth of her first child due to the lack of paid leave and “not enough time” to connect and recover.

Why Paid Leave For All

Most Americans agree that family comes first. No matter where you work or what zip code you live in, you should be able to welcome a new child, to care for your mother when she has her knee replaced or to heal from cancer without facing financial disaster. And yet in 2016, only 14 percent of private sector workers in the U.S. reported having paid family leave through an employer; less than 40 percent have personal medical leave through an employer-provided temporary disability program.

The United States and Papua New Guinea are the only countries in the world without a paid leave law. Because 44 percent of American households don’t have enough savings to cover their basic expenses for three months, families are often forced to choose between taking time off to care for a partner or parent with an unexpected medical emergency or continuing to work so that they can keep their job and health insurance.

The crisis is just as bleak for new mothers. Nearly 1 in 4 mothers return to work within two weeks of having a baby. Without the protections of paid leave, new mothers are 40% more likely to need food stamps or public assistance.

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Seattle, WA 98122

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