Jul 22, 2020 09:10AM Lumpie wrote:Tell Congress to Expand Paid Leave for People With Chronic Heath Conditions
"Do I lose my salaried job that I love, which gives me the health benefits I need as a cancer survivor, or do I keep my job and risk contracting COVID-19, which could kill me?" asks Veronika, a cancer survivor.
Use the links below to call or email your Members of Congress, or contact Lindsay Houff and we are happy to help you.
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Below is a brief script to use when calling Congressional offices to support paid leave.
My name is _________ and I am a constituent of yours from _________. I am calling to ask that you expand eligibility for the paid family and medical leave to include people with chronic conditions, like cancer, and working members of their households. This will help ensure that the health and well-being of cancer survivors like me (or my loved one), who are considered high risk for COVID-19, are protected and can remain home if their job would put their health at risk.
For more tips on how to tell your story and relate them to talking points about expanding paid leave, download this helpful worksheet.
This action is sponsored by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.
You can go here for more resources and instructions: https://www.canceradvocacy.org/nccs-news/advocacy-alert-tell-congress-to-expand-paid-leave-eligibility-to-cancer-survivors/?mc_cid=a69a16e1ef&mc_eid=12d673e585