Paid Family Leave
Resolved, That the Executive Council, meeting in Salt Lake City from February 13-15, 2020, affirms the teaching that the birth or adoption of a child is a cause of celebration for parents, family and the entire community and that an entire community has responsibility for supporting a family in raising a child; and be it further
Resolved, That we recognize the federal government has a responsibility to establish minimum standards of living for all people, including access to food, housing, and healthcare; and be it further
Resolved, That we call on the federal government to establish and provide a funding mechanism for new parents to take parental leave to care for their child, recognizing the benefits to the child, parents, and community; and be it further
Resolved, That we call on the Office of Government Relations to advocate to the Congress for the establishment of a paid family leave program, in particular for workers who do not have access to paid leave from their employers.