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Paid Family Leave Gains Momentum In States As Bipartisan Support Grows
National Public Radio

In New Hampshire, there’s no requirement that employers offer paid leave to workers who are caring for newborns or taking care of elderly parents.

Wendy Chase campaigned last fall for a seat in the state House promising to change that — and won.

“This is my first term, and I’m not a politician. I’m just a mom on a mission,” she says. That mission started when her daughter, Erin Pappas, was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer at age 2. For over three decades, Chase accompanied Pappas to an endless series of surgeries, chemotherapy sessions, and doctor and emergency room visits.