“This year, more than ever, I’ve realized how important it is to spend time with my family.

If it weren’t for benefits like paid sick leave, I wouldn’t be able to take the time off to care for my family or myself. Especially as a toddler mom, there’s always something that can come up. Only by having that time, can I be at my best both in my personal and professional life.

I truly believe that healthy employees are productive employees. Here in Virginia, Paid Leave is not accessible to millions of workers. This is something that, if changed, could have a positive impact on our fellow VA workers.

Do you have paid leave of any kind at your job? How important is this to you?”