Stand With Senator Duckworth

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Your DGB for today is to help out a sister in the senate.

Brace yourself for a shock, but the U.S. Senate, an institution crammed full of geriatric white men, is not exactly a workplace friendly to young mothers. One specific example of this nonsense has come to light because one of our favorite Senators/women/humans, Tammy Duckworth, is pregnant and about to give birth. According to Senate rules, if she takes maternity leave she will be barred from voting on or sponsoring legislation. Breastfeeding will also be quite difficult as babies are barred from the Senate floor. Keep in mind that being out on medical leave is something that affects men too and in this age of technology it seems fairly strange that a physical presence on the Senate floor is required for a vote.

Please help bring the Senate out of the 19th century and support Senator Duckworth as she attempts to juggle her duties in Congress and family. Here is a petition from Ultraviolet you can sign: https://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/duckworth_maternity/?source=uvfacebookadtest

And while you’re at it, contact your Senator and tell them it’s time for a change. https://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_correspond_senators.htm