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Statement: Michelle Wu on City of Boston Announcement of Paid Leave Expansion

Released on: March 19, 2021

Boston, MA — The following statement can be attributed to Boston City Councilor and Mayoral Candidate Michelle Wu:

“Six years ago, as a new City Councilor and a new mom, I was proud to introduce Boston’s first ever paid parental leave ordinance. Our legislation set a standard for government agencies and employers across the country to support working families and guarantee equity for families of all types. As a working mom with two young kids, I know the near-impossible juggle that so many of our Boston families are bearing, especially as so many have been further destabilized through the pandemic. Paid leave, childcare, and schools are critical infrastructure for our families and our economy. I’m running for Mayor to bring bold, urgent leadership in making Boston a city for everyone--the most family-friendly city in the country.”


City Council approves paid parental leave measure. Boston Globe, 4/29/15

City council president: Why I’m bringing my baby to work, Michelle Wu, CNN, 11/3/17

A bold plan to close the early education and childcare gap, Michelle Wu for Mayor Campaign, 3/2/21

Boston to double paid leave: Mayor Marty Walsh, Twitter, 2/19/21