It saddens me about the violence that is taking place within our community. WE have to do better as a people! The violence that is taking place is not normal and our babies should not grow up thinking it is.
I always encourage residents to attend the Community Relations Council meetings that are held every month by each police district.
Eastern District meets every 4th Tuesday at 1620 Edison Hwy at 7pm
Northeastern District meets every 3rd Wednesday at 1900 Argonne Dr. at 7pm
Southeastern District meets every 1st Monday at 5710 Eastern Ave. at 7pm
I understand this is not just a law enforcement issue but a public health issue. This is why we have to continue to work for access to resources, equitable funding for schools and workforce development programs. As a community, we have to be attentive, receptive and communicate with each other.
Residents of District 13, check out our new resource cards! This guide is intended to connect residents with resources from different departments and organizations, working to help Baltimore City residents!
I am very grateful to have been awarded the Women Empowerment- Lactation Rights Award from the Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights. The Lactation Accommodation bill was introduced in August, in hopes of providing new mothers with lactation rights to help them transition back to work after giving birth.
I have introduced the Lactation Accommodation Bill, a bill that will help remove barriers between new mothers and their careers.
This bill would allow employees to request additional time to express breast milk, outside of lunch breaks, which may be unpaid. The legislation also outlines higher standards for a lactation space to include: a private room with a door that can be locked from the inside, a surface to place a breast pump and other personal items, comfortable seating, at least one electrical outlet, a sink with running hot water and a refrigerator to store breast milk. Lastly, this legislation requires all employers and worksites to provide lactation accommodations to all employees if requested.
The Lactation Accommodation Bill will provide new mothers with lactation accommodations and help them transition back to work after giving birth.