Katie Baker
For Immediate Release

In Maryland Family Network Forum, Gansler Vows to Push Aggressively for Paid Family Leave Bill

In a forum with Maryland Family Network, former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, a Democrat running for governor on his proven record of taking bold action to deliver real results for the people of Maryland, vowed to advocate aggressively for the General Assembly to pass a paid family leave bill to ensure no Maryland has to choose between their family’s health and a paycheck.

“Anything that needs to get done in terms of helping families with childcare issues, with sick parents, with child birth issues and making sure that we have statutorily based, codified paid family leave, I’m going to be 100 percent for … They always [say], ‘Well I’ll sign that bill.’

I will be advocating aggressively for that bill.”

Legislation known as the Time to Care Act to establish a paid family and medical leave program was introduced in 2021 but did not advance.

Gansler also discussed his vision for paying childcare providers competitively and instituting universal childcare and universal pre-K for Maryland families. WATCH the full forum HERE.


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