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.
Join Councilwoman Sneed for the 2018 District 13 town hall meeting, June 13th beginning at 6:30 pm at Henderson-Hopkins Elementary/Middle School. There will be a discussion about housing, public safety and sanitation. Please bring youth from the community! See you there!
Monday, February 12, 2018, at City Hall beginning at 5 p.m., the Labor committee will host a hearing on the Residency Requirements Bill 17-170. The bill is focused on requiring certain city officials who work in #BaltimoreCity to live in #BaltimoreCity. This will help keep residents and tax dollars in Baltimore which would support our schools, infrastructure and stronger neighborhoods. Please join us and spread the word to your neighbors!
If you cannot attend the hearing, you can watch it live here: http://charmtv.tv/
On April 24, I introduced legislation to make October 4th Henrietta Lacks Day in honor of her death on October 4th, 1951.
Ms. Henrietta Lacks was a black woman whose cervical cancer cells were taken without her consent or her family’s knowledge or consent, while being treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital here in Baltimore. Further, her family has not received compensation for her genetic material. Since then, her cells known as HeLA, have been used to further our understanding and have been able to produce treatments and cures for diseases such as polio, cancer and HIV/AIDS.
We must remember the debt that we owe to Ms. Henrietta Lacks, and we must remember that her cells, that have furthered medical progress, were taken without her knowledge or consent.