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I am absolutely in support of Senate bill 966. And I am someone who is done growing my family. Too often, I think people focus on the aspect of htis bill that provides support for new families. I support it for what it provides to existing families.
Almost every Oregonian has family - parents, grandparents, siblings, partner, or children. And for many, tragedy will strike in the form of an unplanned illness. Whether it is a heart atttack or childhood leukemia, we need to be able to assist in the healing of those most important in our lives without fear of not being able to pay the mortgage or keep on the power. The poverty that can arise from these unplanned absences from employment can be devestating beyond the stresses already being experienced.
As young professional who has children and aging parents, I urge all Oregonians to encourage their senators to support this bill.
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