Many American mothers cannot afford to take unpaid family leave. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain have been fighting hard for women’s votes in these US presidential elections. McCain even selected Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska for his ticket. And Obama has made a point of addressing issues that are crucial to women voters. Click here to watch a video from We the People detailing state efforts to pass paid family leave legislation and the delicate balance between work and family.
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