Paul Ryan has a new job: Speaker of the House. When Paul Ryan first considered running for Speaker of the House, he gave the following ultimatum: “I cannot and will not give up my family time."
Requesting that his colleagues respect his work-life balance is entirely reasonable. What is entirely unreasonable is that newly-elected Speaker Ryan does not believe this right should extend to all Americans.
Ryan has consistently fought policies to help hardworking Americans care for their families, voting against paid paternity leave and proposing cuts to child care subsidies for low-income parents.
As chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, he wouldn’t even bring a bill to establish a paid family and medical leave program up for a vote.
Speaker Ryan demands more time with his family while refusing to protect the same rights for others.
The United States is the only developed nation in the world that does not provide mandatory paid family leave, and only 13% of Americans have it through their employer. This has to change.
If Paul Ryan is entitled to this right, so are all hardworking Americans.
Join Congressman Keith Ellison and Democracy for America and demand action on Paid Family Leave now.