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  • Caitlin DeLuca

BREAKING: Maine is getting Paid Family and Medical Leave!

It's official: Today, Governor Janet Mills announced in the Portland Press Herald that she'll sign Paid Family & Medical Leave (LD 1964) into law, making Maine the 13th state to pass a PFML policy. This announcement marks a life-changing victory for working people and families across Maine.

Whether recovering from a serious illness, welcoming a new child, or caring for an ailing family member, working Mainers will soon have the peace of mind of knowing they won’t have to sacrifice their livelihoods to care for themselves or a loved one.

"I’m thrilled to see Governor Mills stand up for Maine’s working families and small business owners by supporting a statewide paid family and medical leave program,” said Evan LeBrun, Executive Director at Mainers for Working Families. “She saw firsthand the years of work that bill sponsors Senator Mattie Daughtry and Representative Kristen Cloutier spent on this policy, meeting with hundreds of small business owners, families, advocates, and experts in Maine to craft a program built for our state’s unique needs. Thanks to the Governor’s support, thousands of working Mainers will finally have the freedom to prioritize what matters most, taking care of the ones they love."

You stood at the forefront of the 93% of Mainers who understood the necessity of PFML, and your tireless dedication helped us carry this years-in-the-making victory past the finish line.

Thank you for all your work and support. Maine couldn’t have achieved this without you.

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C.l. Mills
C.l. Mills
Jul 28, 2023

Brook-lyn this is what i was telling you about...

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