Tell Congress not to block breastfeeding
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As a dad of three young kids, including an infant, I am thrilled that Senator Duckworth is now the first Senator to give birth while in office. We need leaders who understand the challenges of balancing work and starting a family.
One way Congress has helped many new parents, like my wife, is by requiring employers to accommodate breastfeeding. Yet under its own rules a parent in Congress can’t bring a new baby on to the Senate or House floor, even if it is for breastfeeding. Senator Duckworth could miss crucial votes because of this outdated rule.
Join me in asking Congress to fix this barrier. Congress should amend its rules so that an infant can accompany a parent in Congress on to the House or Senate floor.
More women than ever are running for Congress. That’s exciting. It is also a reminder that Congress must keep removing barriers to women participating fully in elected office.
Congress added restrooms for female members of Congress in the 1960s, co-ed gyms in the 1980s, and lactation areas in its office buildings in the 2000s.
Now is the time for Congress to enable Congresswomen to breastfeed on the House and Senate floors.
With your help, Senator Duckworth could bring her baby on to the floor as she keeps doing her job.
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