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February 2, 2016
"I want to say that today, in the Assembly, we stand to do the right thing. Paid family leave is the right thing to do. It's not a progressive thing to do, it is the right thing to do. I am a mother, I am daughter, I am a sister and if something should happen to one of my family members, I don't want to have to choose between keeping my job and caring for a family member," said Assemblymember Richardson, speaking in support of paid family leave in New York.