Bus tour advocating for federal paid family and medical leave stops in Norfolk on Thursday


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A national campaign of organizations advocating for paid family and medical leave for all working Americans made a stop in Norfolk on Thursday as part of its national bus tour.

Paid Leave for All held the event at 10 a.m. at Harbor Park, with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-3rd District) speaking.

Scott backs President Joe Biden’s $1.8 trillion American Families Plan proposal, which would create a new national program for family and medical leave, among many other initiatives such as universal preschool and two years of free community college.

During the event, Scott called on lawmakers to approve the American Families Plan proposal.

Norfolk Councilwoman Andria McClellan, Kristina Hagen of The Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy, local advocates Chrischa Ives and Brent McKenzie and Paid Leave for All Director Dawn Huckelbridge also were at the event.

The tour also made a stop in Richmond on Thursday.

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