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 Minnesota
• AFSCME Council 5
• AFSCME Council 65
• Alzheimer’s Association
• American Academy of Pediatrics, MN Chapter
• American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
• American Heart Association
• Awood
• Center for Economic Inclusion
• Children’s Defense Fund
• Committee to Protect Health Care
• CTUL
• CWA
• DFL
• East Central Area Labor Council
• Education Minnesota
• Elders for Infants
• Faith in Minnesota
• Family Tree Clinic
• Gender Justice
• Greater Minnesota Worker Center
• Hispanic Solutions Group
• Impact Project
• ISAIAH
• Jewish Community Action
• Rainbow Health
• Land Stewardship Project
• Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
• Local Progress MN
• Main Street Alliance
• MAPE
• Midwest Doulas

• Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation
• Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition
• Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
• Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity
• Minnesota Prenatal to 3 Coalition
• Minnesota Public Health Association
• Minnesota AFL-CIO
• MN Doctors for Health Equity
• Minnesota Nurses Association
• National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Minnesota
• North East Area Labor Council
• North Star Prosperity
• Open Access Connections
• OutFront Minnesota
• Saint Paul Regional Labor Federation
• SEIU State Council
• Southeast MN Area Labor Council
• Simpson Housing
• Superior Small Batch
• TakeAction Minnesota
• Thriver LLC
• UFCW 1155
• UFCW 1189
• UFCW 663
• UNITE HERE Local 17
• Violence Free MN
• Vital Aging Network
• West Area Labor Council
• Women’s Foundation of Minnesota
• Workutopia Consulting
• Working America
• YWCA Minneapolis