Eighty-six percent of American voters say they believe it's important for lawmakers and the White House to consider new laws that call for paid sick days and paid family and medical leave insurance, says a National Partnership for Women & Families survey. Currently, more than 40% of private-sector employees do not get paid sick leave. Nearly three-quarters of respondents said they would face financial hardship in the face of a family illness or the birth of a child.

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