Advocating for Smart Policy for Working Parents & Children
We envision Utah being a state where paid leave and child care policy work towards eliminating the gender wage gap, promoting parent and infant well-being, and enhancing children's performance in school. We know that the investments made to support working parents will be returned by a stronger workforce that is able to earn a consistent income through the childrearing years.
Utah Working Parents Alliance brings together parents across Utah to amplify our voices and advocate for policies that make sense for our children and families. We know that working parents are the backbone of our economy and that investing in solutions that allow work and care responsibilities to coexist benefits everyone.
Our goal is to make sure that legislation addressing issues facing working parents is drafted and introduced each legislative session. The Utah legislative session occurs each winter and lasts 45 days.
When the legislature is not in session, we will work with local organizations and agencies to assess needs and draft legislation.
UWPA members can help by contacting their representatives in support of bills, providing input in the drafting phase, and by inviting a diverse group of working parents from across the state to join us.
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