Growing up in a household where a missed day of work meant bills were not paid, Jaime has lived through the stress that confronts many South Carolina families. Today, Jaime and his wife, Marie, are two working parents of two young children so Jaime understands the importance of paid family leave. No parent should have to choose between their job and caring for their child, and no person should miss valuable moments with their loved ones because of work. With all the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, policies such as paid sick leave are critical—not only for individual workers but also for public health and the economy.
As Senator, Jaime will champion paid family and sick leave as well as tax credits for child care because he understands that what is good for South Carolina families is good for our economy.