In collaboration with the Social Work Productive Aging Grand Challenge, the Network
developed a letter in support of paid family leave to be sent to the U.S. Congress. We have 15 signatures from prominent academic researchers. If you would like to add your signature please email
your name, degree, title(s), affiliation, city, and state.
Please note that signatories to this letter are expressing their personal views and not representing the views of the institutions with which they are affiliated.
The following is the introductory paragraph of the letter; the full letter can be found
"We, the undersigned researchers of aging, work and family issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives and institutions across the country, write this letter in support of making paid family and medical leave available to all working families.
After a careful review of the evidence, we strongly urge the adoption of a United States national paid family and medical leave policy, specifically, the elements of the FAMILY Act (S.337 / HR 947) and similar legislative proposals. We ask that you cosponsor the bill in your respective legislative body."