About Us

Minnesotans believe in caring for one another. Yet the vast majority of Minnesotans don’t have access to paid family & medical leave benefits. This means every day, Minnesotans face impossible choices between losing a paycheck or caring for a new child, an aging loved one, or themselves.

It’s time for a common-sense solution. Our current system is costly to workers, families, businesses, and our economy. Paid Family and Medical Leave is overwhelmingly popular across party lines and has already passed in seven other states. By passing Paid Family and Medical Leave we can begin to solve our caregiving crisis while leveling the playing field for all Minnesotans.


Coalition Chairs and Members

Minnesotans for Paid Family Leave is co-chaired by Children’s Defense Fund-Minnesota, ISAIAH, and the Minnesota AFL-CIO.

Organizational Members:

  • AARP

  • AFSCME Council 5

  • AFSCME Council 65

  • Awood

  • Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha

  • Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota

  • Communications Workers of America State Council

  • Education Minnesota

  • Elders for Infants

  • Family Tree Clinic

  • Gender Justice

  • Greater Minnesota Worker Center

  • Hispanic Solutions Group


  • Jewish Community Action

  • JustUsHealth

  • Land Stewardship Project

  • Main Street Alliance of Minnesota

  • MAPE

  • Midwest Doulas

  • Minnesota AFL-CIO

  • Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition

  • Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
  • Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity

  • Minnesota Nurses Association

  • Minnesota Public Health Association

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Minnesota

  • Northstar Policy Institute

  • Open Access Connections

  • OutFront Minnesota

  • Planned Parenthood

  • Prenatal to Three Coalition

  • SEIU-Minnesota

  • Simpson Housing Services

  • Superior Small Batch

  • Take Action – Minnesota

  • Thriver LLC

  • UFCW Local 6

  • UFCW Local 663

  • UFCW Local 1189


  • Vital Aging Network

  • Working America

  • Workutopia Consulting LLC

Join the coalition! Fill out our coalition sign-up form.