Paid Leave: Better Luck Next Time, Sincerely Olympia Snowe

Remember that time I got upset about parental (maternity) leave? Well, I did actually write to my senators and try to get them to do something about it. I received this letter (to the left) back from Senator Olympia Snowe, which made me feel like kind of a big deal. (Yes, I know it’s just a form letter.) Don’t get too excited though…You probably can’t read the fine print, so I’ll summarize it for you: Don’t call us, we’ll call you. The important item of note in her reply to me was the following: “I noted your support for the funding of Family and Medical Leave Insurance programs, specifically the State Paid Leave Fund, under the President’s budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.  As you ... Read the full post.