One of the most powerful ways that you can take action to support proactive policies for women and families is to tell your personal story. Our Story Bank showcases the stories of real Ohioans, sharing how they have benefited from access to pro-woman, pro-family legislation or how they been negatively impacted by lack of access to such policies.

Have you been forced to choose between a paycheck and caring for a loved one because you’re one of the millions of Americans without access to paid family leave?  Have you faced barriers in accessing reproductive healthcare services due to legislative restrictions that put lawmakers between women and their doctors?  Are you one of the many retail workers struggling to balance responsibilities at home and work because of unpredictable, just-in-time scheduling practices?

We want to hear from you, and highlight your story to make a difference in the policy landscape in Ohio.  Help us fight for commonsense, family-friendly legislation by adding your voice to our Story Bank.  

Fill out the form below to share your story:

I've needed the following types of leave:

Parental leavePersonal medical leaveCaregiving leave

How would paid family leave change your life?

Tell us your paid family leave story.

(Optional) Upload a photo of yourself

*By submitting your story to the Story Bank, you are agreeing to allow us to publish your story on our website, social media, and during our discussions with partners and legislators.  If you prefer to have your story published anonymously, please indicate that in your answer above regarding publicly sharing your name with your story.

Thank you for joining in our efforts to advance proactive policies for women and families.  Your voice makes a difference in the movement!