September 3, 2021

Support Paid Leave for All with Virtual Labor Day Parade

The Women and Girls Foundation, and the Family Care Coalition, are hosting a virtual “Paid Leave for All” selfie photo booth for Labor Day weekend. You’re invited to take a selfie; choose from several pro-worker backgrounds, frames, and stickers; and then share it on social media using the hashtags #VirtualLaborDayParade and #PaidLeaveForAll to create a virtual Labor Day parade online!

Virtual Labor Day Parade

For a second year in a row, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused many Labor Day parades and other festivities across the country to be cancelled. The Paid Leave for All virtual parade offers participants the opportunity to join together to support workers.

Why Does It Matter?

Paid family leave policy has many benefits for children and families; yet, the United States is one of the only countries in the world without a national policy. Though early care and education  is at the center of Trying Together’s policy priorities, paid family leave and child care can work together to support families and early learning providers.

The prenatal to age three period is when babies’ brains develop the fastest and when their relationships with caregivers are most essential. Allowing caregivers time to bond during at least the first six weeks is critical to a child’s healthy development.

Paid family leave and high-quality child care work in tandem to support parents’ return to the workforce after the maternity or paternity leave period. Having access to paid leave while working and having access to high-quality child care is key for maintaining a robust and diverse workforce.

How to Support and Participate

To participate, visit to take a selfie or upload your own photo. Then, personalize it with the available pro-workers digital stickers.

The virtual selfie booth will be live from September  3  to  September 8, 2021.

More Information

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