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Someone from Saint Johns, FL signed.
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Kristen B. from Bellingham, MA signed.
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Nancy R. from Crofton, MD signed.
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Jodi N. from Locust Grove, VA writes:
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The death of a child at any age should be covered under this Act, not just children 18 and under.
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Philip K. from Brookeville, MD signed.
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Marcia P. from Bradenton, FL signed.
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Nancy A. from Wyckoff, NJ signed.
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Someone from Washington, DC signed.
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Rebecca y. from Austin, TX signed.
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Karen P. from Mason, OH writes:
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I was lucky enough to work for a compassionate man who allowed me months off. There is no way to properly describe the state of mind after losing your child.
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Kim S. from Austin, TX signed.
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Kathleen F. from Mahwah, NJ signed.
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Tola M. from Westfield, NJ writes:
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Please support the Farley - Kluger Initiative to Amend the FMLA. THANK YOU!
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Deirdre W. from Mahwah, NJ writes:
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Make it happen now. Do your job! Understand. Be human and do the right thing!
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Someone from Flagstaff, AZ signed.
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Janet L. from Alexandria, VA signed.
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Ellen B. from Palm Beach Gardens, FL signed.
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Someone from Pittsford, NY signed.
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Harriet S. from Highland Park, IL writes:
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Please support this bill which underscores compassion and humanity.
4 days ago
Michele A. from Wayne, NJ signed.
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Julie C. from Henrico, VA signed.
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Betty D. from Wausau, WI writes:
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I believe that the Parental Bereavement Leave Act should include ANY child, including those over the age of 18. My child was older than that--and I was allowed three days leave. (My sister died the same day so was allowed two days for her funeral too.) When i returned to work the following Monday, I was unable to concentrate or sit at my desk without weeping. Yes, we need more compassion when it comes to allowing bereaved parents to spend more time dealing with the death of their child (and "children" can be all ages).
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Someone from Bethesda, MD signed.
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Someone from Hudson, WI writes:
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I add my support for this bereavement leave but should include a child of any age. I lost a child in 2015 and have one that is seriously ill. I am fortunate that I do not have to worry about the need for this bill and my husbands boss has been extremely supportive. Unfortunately many of the people I have meet since my daughters death have not had the same experience. Many lost jobs. I imagine PTSD feeling and emotions and fears are closer mirrored. Until you experience this kind of loss you will never understand what it is like and how it cuts more deeply than any other kind of loss.... (your pet, your best friend, your parent....nothing compares....not even close). I hope you never experience this kind of loss.
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Susan C. from Topeka, KS writes:
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I have experienced the death of a beloved child and I know and understand how difficult it is to have to return to work in those early days of bereavement. Grief is not an event, it is a process, and the process needs time.
4 days ago
Lou B. from Nantucket, MA signed.
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NANCI G. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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Ido support your bill. thank you for all your efforts.
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susan t. from Columbus, OH writes:
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this is 100% necessary for all parents suffering the grief and loss of a child.
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Marie A. from Wyckoff, NJ signed.
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Lisa A. from Arlington, VA signed.
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Julianne M. from Woodbridge, VA writes:
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I support this initiative. As a bereaved parent myself, I want to emphasize the importance that there should be no (child's) age qualifiers on this.
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Josette Y. from Mesa, AZ writes:
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This should be a no brainer, come on, this type of loss is one of the worst things that can happend to someone, if not the worst. We need to have this covered. No one will take advantage of this and it needs to be updated to cover the people in true need.
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Someone from Provo, UT signed.
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Debbie E. from Attleboro, MA signed.
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Mary V. from Scottsdale, AZ signed.
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Pam F. from Watervliet, NY signed.
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Someone from Pittsford, NY signed.
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Jane H. from San Mateo, CA writes:
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I can't imagine any reason why an employer would not provide bereavement leave to someone who has lost a child. It's not only a gesture of compassion and humanity, but also strengthens the bond between employee and the company. Do the right thing.
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Mary Ann F. from Phoenix, AZ signed.