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Parental Bereavement Leave (The Farley-Kluger Initiative to Amend the FMLA)

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I, the undersigned, support the need for a Parental Bereavement Leave Act as a way of extending coverage and existing benefits allowed by FMLA to employees that have experienced the death of a child. It is my strong opinion that the death of a child is one of the worst experiences that anyone can endure. I find it unacceptable that the death of a child is not included as a protected reason to qualify for the benefits that are set forth in the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993. As your constituent, I encourage you to give this issue serious consideration and support The Sarah Grace-Farley-Kluger Act/ The Parental Bereavement Act of 2019 (HR 983) in the House to make the necessary modification to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993. Since the existing FMLA defines a child as anyone under the age of 18, verbiage should be added to allow bereaved parents to qualify for these benefits. I support Kelly Farley and Barry Kluger in their efforts to make these necessary changes and allow the time needed to begin the healing process. The Farley-Kluger Initiative is proud to have the support of such organizations as the Polly Klaas Foundation, the National Association of Social Workers, American Counseling Association, the Elisabeth-Kubler Ross Foundation, Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA), First Candle, The Grief Recovery Institute Educational Foundation, Parents of Murdered Children (POMC), The MISS Foundation, Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc., The JED Foundation, Blue Star Families, Gold Star Mothers and Fathers, The Sarah Grace Foundation for Children with Cancer, The Children's Bereavement Center of Miami, National Students of AMF, American Academy of Grief Counseling, National Alliance for Grieving Children, Red Means Stop Traffic Safety Alliance and The American Institute for Health Care Professionals, to name a few.
Public Comments
Mar 12th, 2019
Someone from Salem, AL signed.
Mar 12th, 2019
Someone from Ben Lomond, CA writes:
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This is truly a must!
Mar 8th, 2019
Tammy C. from Panama City, FL writes:
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I lost a son at child birth. I promise you that you do not get over it.
Mar 8th, 2019
Someone from Mount Joy, PA signed.
Mar 8th, 2019
Shannon S. from Clayton, NC signed.
Mar 8th, 2019
Shannon S. from Clayton, NC signed.
Mar 2nd, 2019
Someone from Simi Valley, CA signed.
Feb 27th, 2019
Someone from O Fallon, MO signed.
Feb 27th, 2019
Someone from O Fallon, MO signed.
Feb 25th, 2019
Dana Y. from Belleville, IL writes:
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I lost my 21 year old son, my only child to cancer. There is not a word to describe the devastation. Signed Mark's mom forever
Feb 24th, 2019
Robin D. from Bainbridge, GA writes:
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There is nothing worse than losing part of your soul when your child passes over.....My son Lyle....Forever 20
Feb 23rd, 2019
Beth H. from Simi Valley, CA signed.
Feb 23rd, 2019
Breanne H. from Orange, CA writes:
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Signed!
Feb 23rd, 2019
Breanne H. from Orange, CA writes:
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Signed!
Feb 23rd, 2019
Matt K. from Newton, MA signed.
Feb 23rd, 2019
Matt K. from Newton, MA signed.
Feb 22nd, 2019
Dawn R. from Roanoke, VA writes:
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This is needed!!
Feb 16th, 2019
Cynthia G. from Tucson, AZ signed.
Feb 15th, 2019
Sheryl A. from New Albany, OH writes:
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This is so important!
Feb 14th, 2019
Someone from Seekonk, MA signed.
Feb 14th, 2019
Someone from Seekonk, MA signed.
Feb 14th, 2019
Lora S. from Indianapolis, IN signed.
Feb 14th, 2019
Someone from Janesville, WI writes:
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We need to support this. 6 weeks when a child is born and 3 days when that child dies.
Feb 14th, 2019
Kimber I. from Inwood, WV signed.
Feb 14th, 2019
Kimber I. from Inwood, WV signed.
Feb 14th, 2019
Crystal A. from West Monroe, LA writes:
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I know from experience how it is important forParent bereavement Act. Please pass this!
Feb 14th, 2019
Crystal A. from West Monroe, LA writes:
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I know from experience how it is important forParent bereavement Act. Please pass this!
Feb 14th, 2019
Crystal A. from West Monroe, LA writes:
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I know from experience how it is important forParent bereavement Act. Please pass this!
Feb 14th, 2019
Crystal A. from West Monroe, LA writes:
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I know from experience how it is important forParent bereavement Act. Please pass this!
Feb 14th, 2019
Deb H. from Conowingo, MD writes:
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I am so thankful that this Petition is happening and Legislation is hopefully being changed. My 13 y/o daughter was killed by a drunk driver in 2003 and I still grieve her loss today. NO amount of time is enough but at least this is a start. I am blessed to have the friends and employer that I do that have helped me over the years. Returning to work was very difficult for me because I work with children. My employer was requesting me to return after two weeks and I knew I was not ready. I pray no other bereaved parent would be placed in that situation.
Feb 14th, 2019
Karen P. from Mason, OH writes:
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As a bereaved parent I was lucky to have a compassionate boss qho allowed me the time I needed but I know parents who have lost their jobs because 3 days was just not enough. We need to do better.
Feb 14th, 2019
Denise S. from Plano, TX writes:
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Please support and pass this bill for grieving families who are faced with unbearable loss.
Feb 14th, 2019
Denise S. from Plano, TX writes:
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Please support and pass this bill for grieving families who are faced with unbearable loss.
Feb 14th, 2019
Denise S. from Plano, TX writes:
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Please support and pass this bill for grieving families who are faced with unbearable loss.
Feb 14th, 2019
Denise S. from Plano, TX writes:
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Please support and pass this bill for grieving families who are faced with unbearable loss.
Feb 14th, 2019
Denise S. from Plano, TX writes:
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Please support and pass this bill for grieving families who are faced with unbearable loss.
Feb 13th, 2019
Kate M. from Glendive, MT writes:
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Please support this bill. I pray none of you will ever have to endure losing your child. Thank you in advance for supporting this bill
Feb 13th, 2019
Kate M. from Glendive, MT writes:
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Please support this bill. I pray none of you will ever have to endure losing your child. Thank you in advance for supporting this bill
Feb 13th, 2019
Kate M. from Glendive, MT writes:
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Please support this bill. I pray none of you will ever have to endure losing your child. Thank you in advance for supporting this bill
Feb 13th, 2019
Kate M. from Glendive, MT writes:
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Please support this bill. I pray none of you will ever have to endure losing your child. Thank you in advance for supporting this bill

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