Bernie Sanders has urged Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton to back his proposal for paid family leave.
At a roundtable discussion with family caregivers in Iowa on Sunday, Sanders spoke out in favor of paid family leave for new parents, and called on Hillary Clinton to back his proposal.
“When parents have a baby they should not be forcibly separated from that baby because they cannot afford to stay at home with their child,” Sanders said during the discussion at the Central Presbyterian Church.
“The United States remains one of the only major countries in the world that does not guarantee paid family and medical leave to its people,” he added. “It is unconscionable that millions of new parents in this country are forced back to work because they don’t have the income to stay home with their newborn babies.”