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Katie Bethell is the executive director of PL+US, a national organization advocating for paid family and medical leave for everyone in the United States The views expressed are her own.
(CNN)Donald Trump's announcement of a paid maternity leave policy this week--and Ivanka Trump's refusal to go into details in an interview with Cosmopolitan yesterday -- brought the issue into the national political spotlight. It also marks the first time a Republican presidential nominee has addressed the growing public demand for paid family leave policy--even as Trump's proposal is drawing tough and important questions about what American families really need.