Summer Walker Wants Federal FMLA Policy—Starts Her Own

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Summer Walker is doing her part to help families welcoming newborn babies get the support and stability they need—and sharing her own journey in the process.

On Tuesday (January 16), Walker announced the details of a partnership with Bobbie in a heartfelt post on Instagram. Coupled with photos of her own pregnancies, Walker presented data building a case in support of a federal bill that would enact financial benefits for the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FMLA).

“One in four women living in the US returns to work within two weeks of giving birth,” Walker wrote in part in the lengthy caption. “At two weeks I was just beginning to physically, mentally and emotionally heal from giving birth so to know that parents are going back to work in this fragile state is just devastating. It’s time for the government to pick up the slack.”

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Walker added a call-to-action to her fans to share their stories as she partners with Bobbie to help offer supplemented benefits identical to some of the base services the federal act would offer.

“84% of all Americans support federal paid leave, and yet 73% of private sector employees don’t have it,” she continued. “This is why I’m proud to partner with @bobbie to help put money in the pockets of families who need it: $580, to be exact—the minimum monthly benefit under the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, if passed. All you have to do is tell us your leave story and what $580 would mean to you. Link in our bio to apply. This is no way sponsored by Instagram. Applications are open until January 26, 2024. #parentspushharder #passpaidleave#bobbiepartner.”

Given the growing call for federal FMLA policy, the cause certainly hits home for Walker, who has given herself two years to produce three more babies.

“Hoping and praying I have twin boys again after tour,” she told her followers during a recent Instagram Live. “That would really make my life.” 

Comparing herself to mom of 11, Keke Wyatt, Walker also revealed she wants to add three more sons to her brood of three before turning 30 in 2026.

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