At EOI, we always believed that caring for your health or that of a loved one is a right, not a privilege. We began fighting for this right in 1998, and we didn’t stop until we won.
This is what we do at EOI. We search for pragmatic policy solutions to lift up our community members at their most vulnerable times. We build solidarity. We unite coalitions. We listen to those most impacted by the issues. We pursue bold strategies to build a more equitable state, and most importantly, we persist.
Since the passage of Paid Family and Medical Leave in 2017, I have shared what we’ve learned about making paid leave equitable and inclusive with groups across the country who are fighting to establish programs in their states.