State, county, and local elected officials to release letters urging Albany to pass paid family leave this session
(Long Island, NY) On Friday, March 4th, elected officials from all levels of government from across Long Island will come to Hempstead to help launch “Long Islanders for Paid Family Leave,” a campaign to urge the state to pass paid family leave this year.
With 6.3 million New Yorkers lacking access to paid leave, these officials will urge Albany to stand with Long Island families and pass landmark paid family leave legislation this year so that no New Yorker has to choose between paying their bills and caring for a newborn child or a loved one.
The event will be hosted at Planned Parenthood of Nassau County (located at 540 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY), an organization that has long fought for women’s health issues, including paid family leave.
Co-sponsoring organizations include: NY Working Families, Planned Parenthood of Nassau County, 1108CWA, 1199SEIU, 32BJSEIU, 338 RWDSU/UFCW, Long Island Progressive Coalition, National Institute for Reproductive Health, New York Civil Liberties Union, and New York Communities for Change.
Attending this event will be:
- Assemblymember Kimberley Jean-Pierre
- Assemblymember Michaele Solages
- Assemblymember Michelle Schimmel
- Assemblymember Todd Kaminsky
- Assemblymember Charles Lavine
- Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature DuWayne Gregory
- Minority Leader of the Nassau County Legislature Kevan Abrahams
- Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran
- Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum
- Long Beach City Councilmember Anissa D. Moore
- Vice President of Long Beach City Council Anthony Eramo
- North Hempstead Town Councilmember Anna Kaplan
- North Hempstead Town Councilmember Vivianna Russell
- Adam Haber, Candidate for New York State Senate (7th District)
- Brookhaven Town Councilmember Valerie Cartright
- Hempstead Town Councilmember Dorothy Goosby
- Village of Freeport Trustee Carmen Pineyro
- JoAnn D. Smith, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Nassau County