University of Wisconsin–Madison

Judith Lichtman and the Family & Medical Leave Act

Judith Lichtman with then-First Lady Hilary Clinton

As director of the National Partnership for Women and Families, Judith Lichtman ’65 played a crucial role in the drafting and passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act, signed into law by President Bill Clinton. She reported: “President Clinton made it the first bill he signed into law, when he was barely three weeks in office. … [He] often tells people that the act was among the very best things he accomplished in office.”

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