When people are making the personal decision of starting a family or having another child, worry about losing their jobs shouldn’t be the first thing that comes to mind. In order to build a stronger society we need to support those that are raising the next generation.

I support paid family medical leave for 12 weeks for both parents after the birth of a child or adoption. We need to look at supporting families at all levels including providing options for people to work part-time without losing their benefits and allowing infants in more workplaces.

Children should spend as much of the first 2 years of their lives with their parents. Whenever that stops being possible it is on society to provide safe, high quality day care systems that are available to everyone.