By Farheen Qurashi
“As a physician and mother, I am thrilled that Gov. Wes Moore is making investments in Maryland’s paid family and medical leave program a priority. This plan will help Marylanders of all incomes have the financial security to take time off work to care for sick family members, bond with a new adopted child, or support mother and child bonding and breastfeeding if that is what is right for their family. As a physician, I have seen firsthand the hardship families suffer without financial backing for them to stay home as caregivers. As a mother, I know personally the benefits of spending time at home with a newborn those first crucial weeks. All Marylanders, regardless of socioeconomic status, should have that opportunity. The sooner Maryland fully funds and implements this important program, the more we can help improve the lives of employees and families in our state.”
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