Miranda July is a filmmaker, writer, and artist living in Los Angeles.
REASON 90: Obama expanded the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act to include leave for domestic violence and sexual assault.Let’s say your boyfriend beats you up. And you’re desperate-feeling and you think everything is your fault and you keep saying sorry all the time and your body actually hurts and you’re gonna lose your job for missing work and that CAN’T HAPPEN because you have a kid. Does this sound like you? I really hope not. But if it does, Obama has made it so you can do the most important thing first—get help—without having to worry about losing your job. He expanded the 1993 Family and Medical Leave Act to include leave for domestic violence and sexual assault.
Los Angeles, California
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