Amy Wakeland (Michigan & Wadham 1993) steps up for family and medical leave

The wife of Mayor Eric Garcetti made her first policy appearance before the City Council on Wednesday as part of her effort to raise awareness about paid family leave benefits available to Californians.

Amy Elaine Wakeland’s public comments before the council came in response to a resolution introduced by Councilwoman Nury Martinez that advocates for the FAMILY Act, a federal bill that would “provide workers across the country partial income when taking leave from work.”

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