For our Advocacy Project, Dagny, Erin, and I will be researching, discussing, and advocating for establishing a nationalized paid maternity leave for U.S. women. Currently, the United States has no standardized law for paid maternity leave, except in three states, whereas many other nations have extended amounts of paid maternity leave. But, that is not to say we do not have any form of paid maternity leave, rather it is left to the employer to determine how much a mother is paid and for how long when she is home with her child. For the project, we will begin by looking at current legislation in relation to maternity leave and will direct our attention to the “Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993,” along with its most recent amendments. From there our focus will shift to the legislation and programs here at Penn State. The medium through which we will advocate for our cause will most likely be some sort of flyer/poster or a pamphlet, so that our information can be easily disseminated and remembered.