Constituents Deliver Baby Onesie to Sen. Duckworth’s Chicago Office Celebrating Her Milestone as the First Woman To Give Birth While Serving in the US Senate
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 1:30 PM (local time)
WED 1:30 PM: Constituents Deliver Baby Onesie to Sen. Duckworth’s Chicago Office Celebrating Her Milestone as the First Woman To Give Birth While Serving in the US Senate
CHICAGO — On Wednesday, April 4th, local members of UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization, in collaboration with members of MomsRising, will deliver a baby onesie to Senator Tammy Duckworth’s office, celebrating her as the first woman ever to give birth while serving in the US Senate. The baby onesie will read “Let My Momma Vote.”
Despite her barrier-breaking pregnancy, Senate rules currently bar children from the floor and require that all Senators be physically present to cast a vote. Duckworth is currently leading the effort to change the archaic Senate rules that would bar her and her child from the Senate floor.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 4th. 1:30pm CT
FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://act.weareultraviolet.
LOCAL CONTACT: Susan Hildebrand, UltraViolet Field Director, (515) 835-2400
“Senator Duckworth will be the first woman to give birth while serving in the US Senate. This is an important milestone for women and mothers everywhere—and we’re proud to celebrate her for both breaking this barrier and for fighting to change Senate rules to be more welcoming of new parents,” explained Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet.
Last month, UltraViolet launched a campaign calling on the Senate to modernize its rules to allow new mothers and parents to vote while caring for their children. More than 80,000 people signed UltraViolet’s petition.
VIEW THE PETITION HERE: https://act.weareultraviolet.
For more information, or for interview with an UltraViolet spokesperson, please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at email@example.com.
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UltraViolet is an online community of over 1,000,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. Find out more at weareultraviolet.org