District 36

Position: Rep 1

Rep. Noel Christina Frame

Party (1): D
Email: manager@noelframe.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Yes
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes
Q3: Optional additional statement:
Passing paid family and medical leave is a high priority for me as a new legislator, but also as a younger woman. I think it is ludicrous that our nation doesn’t have this yet, and that we lag behind so many other industrialized nations. The private sector has started to step up, recognizing how much of a priority this is for Millennial workers (and for many generations before them). Now it is time for the public sector to step up so ALL workers have this options, and small business that want to do right by their employees have a way to help them. There is no better place than Washington State – a leader state in many regards – to blaze the trail for the rest of the nation. I will do my part within our House Democratic Caucus to make this a priority in 2017.

Position: Rep 2

Rep. Gael Tarleton

Party (1): D
Email: gael@gaeltarleton.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Yes, I believe a family and medical leave insurance program is one of the essential components of a healthy workplace and I will continue to support legislative actions that make family and medical leave insurance affordable and accessible for working families.
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Yes, it is a priority together with paid sick leave and equal pay legislation
Q3: Optional additional statement:
I support giving families a chance to take paid time off to take care of their families without suffering financial hardship that unpaid time off creates. Moreover, these workers deserve to have confidence they will have a job when they return. Moreover, I have co-sponsored every piece of legislation introduced to mandate paid sick leave. I also am the first legislator in the nation to prime sponsor legislation mandating paid vacation leave, which I have introduced every year since 2014. We need to keep fighting for a fair and healthy workplace. I will be advocating this year for a “Healthy Workplace Act”, where every worker – regardless of number of hours worked – must earn paid sick, vacation, and family leave. It is indefensible that we expect workers to hold a job, never get sick, and never get to take a break to spend time with their families and re-charge their energy for the job. And there are no workers I know who can afford to take unpaid leave from their job. It’s obscene that the workplace has become this rat race.
Prev. cosponsor (2): Yes

Position: Senate

Sen. Reuven Carlyle

Party (1): D
Email: mail@reuvencarlyle.com
Q1: Do you favor establishing a family and medical leave insurance program for Washington, funded through payroll premiums (estimated to total $3.00 per week for a typical worker)?
Did not respond
Q2: Will you prioritize passing family and medical leave insurance in 2017?
Did not respond