For Immediate Release
October 26, 2018
EMILYs List Statement on Chris Sununu Calling Paid Family Leave “Vacation”…Again
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu recently called paid family leave “vacation” while speaking to the Concord Monitor editorial board. This is the second time he's let his true views shine through in such a transparent way. Julie McClain Downey, senior director of campaign communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Chris Sununu has such antipathy for paid family leave, a critical necessity for working families, that he can't help but keep blurting out that he thinks families dealing with a crisis needing time off is a 'vacation.' It's not a vacation, and Molly Kelly knows that, which is why she is the right choice for Granite State women and families.”
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