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114 million Americans have no paid family leave.

Corporate America can be part of the solution.

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The majority of top US companies have inadequate and discriminatory policies that often leave out dads, adoptive parents, and low-wage workers.

Our baby was born with a tumor the size of a golf ball in her throat and had to be airlifted to a NICU in another city. Living in a country that doesn't offer maternity or paternity leave is one of the greatest anxieties I've ever encountered.

Gina, Nevada

When I was 7 months pregnant, I was forced into a leave of absence because I was a "liability." I eventually had to re-apply to get my job back, and as a single mother managing my family's expenses without paid maternity leave was a struggle.

Kaya, former McDonald's employee, Michigan

I went back to work 4 weeks after I had my baby because I couldn't afford to stay home any longer. Even though my baby was in the NICU for a week and needed me, I had no choice but to go back to work.

Jenny, Lowe's

I was able to take all the time I needed - 12 weeks paid, and the option of 12 weeks unpaid bonding - to be with my daughter. This time allowed me to heal properly and bond with my baby. Everyone should have access to these types of benefits.

Marissa, Bank of America, Texas

I didn't have any paid parental leave when my child was born, so I took time off without a paycheck, which was a struggle for me. I had to rely on state help to feed my family.

Amanda, McDonald's, Illinois

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