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UltraViolet on the Senate Rules Change Allowing New Parents to Bring Their Children on the Senate Floor

WASHINGTON - Statement from Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, a leading national women’s advocacy organization:

"We are simultaneously thrilled that Senator Duckworth will be able to use her powerful voice on the Senate floor while she cares for her newborn daughter, and stunned that it took the Senate this long to overcome resistance to this basic change that meets the needs of working parents. This baby step is a move in the right direction, but the Senate has a long way to go before it can call itself a welcoming workplace for modern parents and especially new mothers. The Senate should be a leader in the effort to modernize workplaces across our country - and we hope this is just the beginning of Congress’ efforts to protect all new parents from discrimination and ensure new parents can do their jobs in a supportive family-friendly environment.”



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