Sending Office: Honorable Debra A. Haaland
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*Deadline for original cosponsors: COB TODAY*

Original cosponsors:

Nydia Velázquez, Grace Napolitano, José E. Serrano, Donald M. Payne, Nanette Diaz Barragán, André Carson, Julia

Dear Colleague, 

Please join me as an original co-sponsor on the Honoring Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, to promote a healthier work-life balance for hard-working families across the country. As a single Mom, I know the challenges that working parents face every
day, and the federal government needs to do more to promote positive changes in our workplaces. 

The bill, introduced in the Senate by Senator Duckworth, creates a Department of Labor certification program that recognizes exemplary family-friendly businesses by promoting best practices, incentivising businesses to adapt to the realities of
working parents lives, and helping employees to evaluate potential employers. 

The certification program is similar to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program (that helps consumers identify energy-efficient products) and evaluates businesses on a number of policies, including:

  • Paid sick days for workers;
  • Child care subsidies;
  • Lactation support, 
  • reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers, 
  • assistance paying for or referring workers to fertility adoption services, 
  • paid family leave of at least 12 weeks per year and flexible hours once parents return to work after a birth, adoption, or foster care placement. 

By promoting progressive workplace reform, the bill helps to advance the rights of women, improves the well-being of children and families, and aids businesses in getting the most out of their employees. 

I hope you’ll join me in supporting this commonsense program to improve the lives of working families across America. 

Deadline to join as an original co-sponsor is noon on Wednesday, July 17th. To sign-on, and if you have any questions, email Mary Nugent in my office:


Deb Haaland

Member of Congress

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