On Monday, Sen. Tammy Duckworth gave birth to a healthy baby girl and became the first woman in history to have a baby while serving in the Senate!
We’re sending Sen. Duckworth two baby gifts from the WomenCount community — matching T-shirts for Maile and mom (and big sister Abigail too), and the hope of a blue Senate with more women who will join her crusade to change the Senate rules so she can do her job and still care for her newborn.
Donate now to each of the 5 women who need to win this year so Democrats can take back the Senate. We will include a list of all donors to our “Take Back the Senate” slate in our package to Sen. Duckworth.
This isn’t a new issue for Sen. Duckworth. For years, she has championed bills that would make life easier for new parents, including bills mandating paid parental leave for federal employees and airports equipped with lactation rooms.
The fact is, parental policies change for the better when women have decision-making power, whether they’re in the C-suite, the boss’s chair, or Congress.
We have a historic opportunity to wield that power in the US Senate. With the swearing in of GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, the Senate now has a historic number of women, all of whom are committed to standing behind Sen. Duckworth when she goes onto the Senate floor with her newborn daughter—a move that’s currently prohibited.
That’s why we have to protect our vulnerable incumbent Democrats—Sens. Tammy Baldwin (WI), Heidi Heitkamp (ND) and Claire McCaskill (MO)—and help Reps. Kirsten Sinema (AZ) and Jacky Rosen (NV) win their Senate races.