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5/26/15 7:06 P

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Thank you so much for sharing this! DH and I both signed. I have high hopes that there will be some better standards in place by the time we have kids... *sigh*

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5/20/15 2:30 P

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Signed! Since I'm currently the breadwinner, my husband and I would take a HUGE hit if I didn't get any paid maternity leave (and didn't have a savings "slush fund" to supplement). There are only so many days of sick/vacation companies allow you to "roll over" from one year to the next, and some don't allow rollover days at all. I think they attempted to pass a mandate for the federal employees to be guaranteed parental leave, but the majority of folks aren't federally employed, so that really did nothing for the general population of employed women.

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5/19/15 6:26 P

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I will sign it too. We don't get any paid leave. We have to use our sick days or use disability.

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5/19/15 3:01 P

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Thanks for sharing- I signed! I had to copy and then paste it for it to work.

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5/19/15 11:05 A

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Thanks for sharing! The link didn't work for me, but I will try it again later. It really is a shame how little, if any time, we get for leave in the US!

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5/18/15 1:36 P

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Thanks for sharing! I will definitely sign!

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5/18/15 9:59 A

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On petitions.whitehouse.gov, there is currently an open petition for mandating paid family leave in the US. I know a lot of people are frustrated with how little their employers provide in terms of amount of leave, and pay while on leave. Take a look at the petition, sign it if you agree, then pass it on.

Thought you ladies (in the US) might have a higher stake in this than most!

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