A hearing has been scheduled on 2/16 for House Bill 375, legislation that would establish a Family & Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program to be administered under the supervision of the Department of Labor’s Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division. The Maryland Chamber is very concerned that the implementation of this legislation will result in additional costs and administrative burden to employers, especially small businesses and non-profits, at a time when they can least afford it.
As people of faith committed to justice, we are called to be educated on issues, especially those that impact the most vulnerable in our society, and to then engage in civic life and advocate for just policies. Join us for Ignatian Family Advocacy Month where we will come together to advocate for more humane immigration and environmental policies.
There are a few legislators that we are focusing on since their decisions directly affect the progression of the bill. Please reach out to them even if you are not their constituent and please reach out to your specific representatives even if they are not ‘focused’ on. With the focus appropriately on COVID, we are asking our legislature to not sideline this important immigrant based bill and have it languish and fall between the cracks this session.
On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, members of the Immigration Subcommittee from the St. Ignatius Justice & Peace Committee, joined with the Ignatian Solidarity Network in the first ever Jesuit Parish Advocacy Day on Migration.